Noomi Rapace

Noomi Rapace captured the attention of filmgoers with a gripping and explosive performance in the Swedish film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2009). The actress played a gutsy and troubled computer hacker named ... Read more »
Born: 12/28/1979 in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län [SE-21], SE

Filmography

Actor (19)

Alien: Covenant 2017 (Movie)

Elizabeth Shaw (Actor)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

Raisa Demidov (Actor)

Unlocked 2015 (Movie)

Alice Racine (Actor)

Alive Alone 2014 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Brilliance 2014 (Movie)

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The Drop 2014 (Movie)

Nadia (Actor)

Dead Man Down 2013 (Movie)

Beatrice (Actor)

Passion 2013 (Movie)

Isabelle (Actor)

Prometheus 2012 (Movie)

Elizabeth Shaw (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

Madam Simza Heron (Actor)

The Monitor 2011 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Beyond 2010 (Movie)

Leena (Actor)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 2010 (Movie)

Lisbeth Salander (Actor)

The Girl Who Played with Fire 2010 (Movie)

Lisbeth Salander (Actor)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2010 (Movie)

Lisbeth Salander (Actor)

Daisy Diamond 2007 (Movie)

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Cappricciosa 2003 (Movie)

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Beyond (Movie)

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Biography

Noomi Rapace captured the attention of filmgoers with a gripping and explosive performance in the Swedish film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2009). The actress played a gutsy and troubled computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander, a character based on Stieg Larsson's 2005 best-selling novel of the same name. Rapace's performance resonated among critics and audiences who loved to watch a strong yet complex female character on screen. Rapace reprised her breakout role in two other films from Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" (2005-07) - "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" - both released in 2009. Even though she was not cast in the American film version, Rapace capitalized on her popularity and landed featured parts in mainstream Hollywood projects. Still, it was the commitment and passion she threw into the physically and emotionally demanding role in the original "Dragon Tattoo" that catapulted Rapace from an independent film ingénue into an internationally renowned star.

Relationships

Rogelio Durán

Father
Spanish; Rapace has said she saw her father only occasionally before his 2007 death

Nina Norén

Mother
Swedish

Særún Norén

Sister

Ola Rapace Actor

Husband
Married 2001 Reportedly filed for divorce September 2010 Divorced 2011

Lev Rapace

Son
Born 2003; father, Ola Rapace

EDUCATION

National Academy of Mime and Acting

Stockholm
Enrolled in the school at age 15

Milestones

2013

Co-starred with Colin Farrell in neo-noir crime thriller "Dead Man Down"

2012

Co-starred as an archaeologist who leads a space mission in "Prometheus," directed by Ridley Scott

2011

Made English-language debut opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"

2009

Reprised role of Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl Who Played with Fire"

2009

Once again reprised role of Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest"

2009

Landed breakthrough role as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

2007

Earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of a troubled teen mother in Danish film "Daisy Diamond"

1996

Made TV debut playing the part of Lucinda Gonzales on Swedish series "Tre kronor"

1988

Landed first acting role at age seven, a non-speaking role in "Í skugga hrafnsins"

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