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Noomi Rapace

Birth Name: 
Noomi Norén
Birthday: 
Friday, December 28, 1979
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Birth Place: 
Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden
Height: 
5'4"

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is the daughter of actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for three years. When she was eight, she was cast in a small role in the Icelandic film, 'Í skugga hrafnsins', and this sparked her love of acting. At the age of 15, she left home and joined the Stockholm Theatre School.

Rapace went on to win the recurring role of Lucinda Gonzales in the Swedish TV series "Tre kronor" (1994), and also became a respected stage performer. She won critical acclaim for playing the leading role in 2007's Daisy Diamond (2007). In 2009, Rapace came to the attention of international audiences for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). Her performance was widely praised, and she won the Best Actress prize at Sweden's prestigious Guldbagge Awards. She went on to reprise the role in the sequels, The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009).

Rapace made her English language film debut in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), alongside Robert Downey Jr. She was also cast as Elizabeth Shaw in Ridley Scott's Prometheus (2012).

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Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace in Talks for 'Child 44'

Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are in negotiations to team up to star in Child 44, a Soviet-era thriller being produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan via the Scott Free banner.... Read more
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Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace to Star in 'Dragon Tattoo' Director's Revenge Thriller

Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace will star in Dead Man Down, a mob drama to be directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which starred Rapace.... Read more
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Noomi Rapace Heads For Hollywood

Fresh from her head-turning success as hacker-savant Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, Noomi Rapace is making a lot of friends in Hollywood.... Read more
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Reviews

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (BLU-RAY)

Sherlock Holmes is back (Robert Downey Jr.; The Avengers) along with his sidekick Watson (Jude Law; A.I.) complete with wife in tow (Kelly Reilly; Pride and Prejudice).... Read more
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Prometheus

The Alien movies make up one of my favorite sci-fi series and two of the films (Alien & Aliens) are in my top all-time flicks of any genre.... Read more
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The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition (BLU-RAY)

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series has taken the world by storm these past few years. The trilogy consists of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest; all three of which have been made into feature films in Sweden.... Read more
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been regarded as one of the best detectives in Europe, despite his compulsive and eccentric nature.... Read more
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The Girl Who Played with Fire

There is an inevitable air of unfinished business hanging over Lisbeth Salander. At the end of the prequel we witnessed Lisbeth leaving Sweden.... Read more
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Videos

The Drop (Rocco The Dog Featurette)

The Drop (Rocco The Dog Featurette)

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The Drop (You Know What You're Gonna Do?)

The Drop (You Know What You're Gonna Do?)

The Drop - You Know What You're Gonna Do? Clip ... Read more
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The Drop (International Trailer)

The Drop (International Trailer)

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Dead Man Down (Red Band)

Dead Man Down (Red Band)

Dead Man Down Red Band Trailer starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper ... Read more
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Dead Man Down: Close TV SPOT

Dead Man Down: Close TV SPOT

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