Sidse Babett Knudsen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 May, 2018
Facts of Sidse Babett Knudsen
Date of Birth: 1968 , November-22
Age: 53 years old
Birth Nation: Denmark
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Sidse Knudsen
Father Ebbe Knudsen
Mother Susanne Andersen
Nationality Danish
Ethnicity Germanic
Profession Acting
Famous for Let's Get Lost, Villa Paranoia, Inferno, and Borgen
Affair with Louis Ray Knudsen
Girlfriend Louis Ray Knudsen
Awards Robert Award, Bodil Award, and International Emmy Award
Movies Let's Get Lost, Villa Paranoia, and Inferno
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Born and raised in Copenhagen, Sidse Babett Knudsen established herself as one of the successful film and television actress in the Hollywood industry.  She first gained international fame following her lead role in the Danish TV series Borgen. She gained further praise for her performance in the HBO science fiction-Western television series Westworld. For her role in the movie Courted, she also won the Caser Award under the category Best Supporting Actress.  

Early Life And Education Of Sidse Babett Knudsen

Sidse Babett Knudsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 22 November 1968 to Ebbe Knudsen, a photographer, and Susanne Andersen, a school teacher. She holds Danish nationality and regarding her ethnicity, she is Germanic. She grew up in her hometown Copenhagen along with two brothers named Lasse Knudsen and Niclas Knudsen

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Knudsen took acting lessons from 1987 to 1990 at the Theatre de l'Ombre in Paris. Upon coming back to Denmark, she worked for the experimental theatre OVINE 302. She also performed at the Betty Nansen and Royal Danish Theatres in Copenhagen. 

Sidse Babett Knudsen's Professional Career 

Sidse Babett Knudsen landed her first role in 1997 appearing in Jonas Elmer's slice-of-life comedy Let's Get Lost.  For her breakout performance in the movie, she went on to win several accolades such as Robert Award and the Bodil Award for Best Actress. 

Knudsen gained widespread popularity following her role in a 1999 movie Den Eneste Ene, which became one of the decade's biggest box-office hits in Denmark. She gained international recognition after she portrayed the lead role Birgitte Nyborg in the hit television series Borgen from 2010-13. For her performance in the series, she won International Emmy Award. 

In 2016 and 17, she featured in Westworld and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams respectively.  

Some of her successful television series are listed below.

TV series  Role  IMDb Rating  Cast Members  
Proof (2004)  Nina Kutpreka 7 Finbar Lynch
Orla Brady
Charlotte Bradley
Borgen (2010-13)  Birgitte Nyborg 8.5  Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Pilou Asbæk
Electric Dreams (2017)  Jill  7.3

Steve Buscemi 
Timothy Spall

Sidse Babett Knudsen's Net Worth 

Sidse Babett Knudsen has collected a large amount of money from her acting career which is believed to be more than $1 million, as per some online sources. She appeared in the movie Inferno in 2016 which turned out to be commercially successful as it grossed $220 million against a production budget of $75 million. 

The actress also spent money traveling to new places and buying branded clothes.  

Sidse Babett Knudsen's Personal Life 

Sidse Babett Knudsen is yet to be married but she has a son Louis Ray Knudsen, born in 2005. Nonetheless, she has not disclosed the child's father. It seems the actress wants to keep her personal life far away from the limelight.


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She is also less expressive on social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram.