Basic Information About Noomi Rapace
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1979-12-28 (43 years old)|
|Place of birth||Hudiksvall|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Often plays emotionally and physically abused or scarred women.|
Often takes roles in action films
|Spouse||Ola Rapace - (2001 - 2011) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Noomi Rapace win?
Noomi Rapace awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Saturn Award - Best Actress||Nominee||Män som hatar kvinnor||2011|
|COFCA Award - Breakthrough Film Artist||Nominee||Män som hatar kvinnor||2011|
|Empire Award - Best Actress||Winner||Män som hatar kvinnor||2011|
|Jupiter Award - Best International Actress||Winner||Män som hatar kvinnor||2010|
|ALFS Award - Actress of the Year||Nominee||Män som hatar kvinnor||2011|
|NYFCO Award - Breakthrough Performance||Winner||Män som hatar kvinnor||2010|
|Satellite Award - Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama||Winner||Män som hatar kvinnor||2010|
|SLFCA Award - Best Actress||Nominee||Män som hatar kvinnor||2010|
|Jupiter Award - Best International Actress||Nominee||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||2012|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Breakout||Nominee||Prometheus||2012|
|COFCA Award - Breakthrough Film Artist||Nominee||Luftslottet som sprängdes||2011|
|NYFCO Award - Breakthrough Performance||Winner||Luftslottet som sprängdes||2010|
|COFCA Award - Breakthrough Film Artist||Nominee||Flickan som lekte med elden||2011|
|NYFCO Award - Breakthrough Performance||Winner||Flickan som lekte med elden||2010|
Noomi Rapace roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Män som hatar kvinnor||Lisbeth Salander|
|Luftslottet som sprängdes||Lisbeth Salander|
|Flickan som lekte med elden||Lisbeth Salander|
|What Happened to Monday||The Settman Siblings|
|Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||Madam Simza Heron|
|Alien: Covenant||Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (uncredited)|
|The Secrets We Keep||Maja|
|Child 44||Raisa Demidov|
|Angel of Mine||Lizzie|
|Dead Man Down||Beatrice|
|Tre kronor||Lucinda Gonzales 12 episodes, 1997|
|Jack Ryan||Harriet Baumann 8 episodes, 2019|
|Made in Hollywood||Self 5 episodes, 2012-2020|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2019|
|Conan||Self - Guest 2 episodes, 2017|
Noomi Rapace's Quotes
- I'm interested in people's darker side, the ones that aren't easy and well balanced. The cracks.
- We need more extreme movies in Sweden, personal projects that aren't necessarily made for a bigger audience. I think it creates a creative block to always have the audience as a goal.
- I hate when you see a film and after one scene you know what's going to happen and you can predict the whole story. I hate that. I think it's very boring.
- [on doing fight scenes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)] I tried to do as much as they allowed me to do. You get bruised, and your body aches, and you hurt yourself, but that's kind of part of it. I am very self-critical, and I don't like to pretend.
- [on how she got the role as Lisbeth Salander] At first, he(Niels Arden Oplev) said no, it may even have been that he thought I was too good-looking. I looked feminine and soft, maybe a bit too girlie, too cute. And of course, Lisbeth had to be more of a tomboy. I said, if you trust me, I'll do anything you want me to do to become her. And he finally agreed.
Who is Noomi Rapace?
Noomi Rapace is a Swedish actress born on December 28, 1979 in Hudiksvall, Sweden. Her mother, Nina Noren, is also a Swedish actress, while her father, Rogelio Duran, was a Spanish Flamenco singer from Badajoz.
Early Life and Education
At the age of five, Noomi and her mother moved to Iceland with her stepfather. Her first film debut was at the age of seven when she played a small role in the movie ‘In the Shadow of the Raven.’
Her passion for acting led her to enroll in a theatre school in Stockholm at the age of 15 and continued her studies at the Skara Skolscen from 1998 to 1999.
Noomi started taking on various theatre roles in Orioteatern, Teater Galeasen, Stockholms stadsteater, and the Royal Dramatic Theatre, all in Stockholm.
In 2007, Noomi starred as a teenage mother in the Danish film “Daisy Diamond,” which received much recognition for her role. In 2009, she landed the leading role of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish-produced film adaptation of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ based on Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel. This role brought her international fame and recognition, and she won several awards worldwide. Aside from this huge success, Noomi continued landing other successful film roles, including “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” with Robert Downey Jr., “Prometheus” with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, and “Dead Man Down” with Colin Farrell.
The character Lisbeth Salander is based on Steig Larsso’s ‘Millennium’ books and the film adaptations were first released in Swedish and later adapted in English, starring Rooney Mara. Noomi Rapace’s portrayal of the character definitely put her on the map.
Aside from the worldwide fame that she received for this role, she earned the Guldbagge Award, Sweden’s top film award, and earned British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) and the European Film Awards nominations as well. This role also earned her the International Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Other Film Success
After her success with the Millennium series, Noomi continued to make a name for herself with many other successful international films. Among them were “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” in which she played Madame Simza Heron; “Prometheus,” in which she played Dr. Elizabeth Shaw; and “Dead Man Down,” where she starred alongside Colin Farrell as Beatrice.
She also made her appearance in music videos — in this case, “Doom and Gloom” by The Rolling Stones. Besides, Noomi appeared on magazines covers for the likes of Vogue Russia, Elle France, and others, demonstrating her stylish and confident nature.
Noomi was married to Ola Rapace, with whom she had a son in 2003. The couple parted ways in 2011, and Noomi started dating Swedish trainer Benke Rydman two years after.
What is Noomi Rapace’s Net Worth?
As of 2021, Noomi Rapace’s net worth is an impressive $20 million, which makes sense considering the success of her career. The Swedish actress’s career continues to blossom, and she has become a household name worldwide thanks to her presence in numerous successful films.
Noomi’s incredible portrayal of Lisabeth Salander in the Millennium series made her a star overnight. Additionally, for her work on “Daisy Diamond,” she garnered the Bodil and Robert Prizes in Denmark for Best Actress which is a significant accomplishment. Noomi’s hard work has been widely acknowledged with numerous accolades and award nominations worldwide.
Overall, Noomi Rapace may have started out earning small roles in Swedish films, but her sheer talent and unwavering commitment to her craft have propelled her on the global stage.
Interesting Facts about Noomi Rapace
- She used the holes of her old piercings when she was a young punk rocker in her role as Lisbeth Salander in Män som hatar kvinnor (2009).
- She has one sister, Særún Norén, who is a photographer.
- Is half Spanish, half Swedish. Her mother, Nina Norén, is a Swedish actress. Her father, Rogelio de Badajoz (1953-2007), was a Spanish cantador (a Flamenco singer) from Badajoz. Rogelio may have had Romani ancestry.
- Used some of her husband (Ola Rapace)'s clothing for her wardrobe in the Millennium (2010) film series.
- Spoke very little English at the time she finished the Lisbeth Salander trilogy. In a determined attempt to master English as quickly as possible, Noomi watched numerous English language movies with native language subtitles disabled, along with hours of television channels such as BBC, CNN, and miscellaneous TV talk shows.
- Insists on doing her own stunts whenever possible and to the absolute extreme extent a given production will safely permit her to do so.
- Admires strong women roles such as Anne Parillaud as the indomitable Nikita (1990) and Patricia Arquette's feisty Alabama in True Romance (1993). She was particularly moved by the bloody motel fight scene between Arquette and James Gandolfini, after having watched the movie numerous times.
- To date, counts her role in Daisy Diamond (2007) as her greatest emotional stretch as an actress. 
- During her early teens, Noomi went through a period where she aspired to being a punk rocker in the vein of the late Nancy Spungen, one-time girlfriend of Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious.
- Still speaks fluent Icelandic after having lived in Iceland for only a few years as a child. When she attended the premier of Män som hatar kvinnor (2009) in Iceland, she carried out all her interviews in pitch perfect Icelandic. Also speaks some Spanish and has recently been adding English to the list.
- Prague, Czech Republic: Filming Child 44. [July 2013]
- Her all-time favorite films are: True Romance (1993), Raging Bull (1980), Nil by Mouth (1997), Frances (1982) and Rundskop (2011).
- Rapace speaks Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, and English in addition to her native Swedish.
- In 1996, she made her television debut playing the part of Lucinda Gonzales in the long-running soap series Tre kronor (1994).
- Left home at the age of 15 to move to Stockholm, Sweden to start her acting career.
- At the age of five she moved to Iceland with her mother and her stepfather.
- At the age of seven she got one non-speaking role in an Icelandic movie, then she decided to be an actress.
- Starred in two movies with Tom Hardy: The Drop (2014) and Child 44 (2015). In both movies they played each other's love interest.
- Fractured her nose in January 2015 when an elbow accidentally hit her face while filming Unlocked (2017). However, she didn't realize the extent of the injury until much later, so, after a brief blackout, she insisted on carrying on with the scene. As of April 2015, the fracture had healed in a broken state (meaning it would need to be re-broken in order to fix it).
- Upon marrying, both she and ex-husband Ola Rapace (born Pär Ola Norell) chose to take the surname "Rapace", instead of one spouse taking the name of the other as it is more common. They agreed upon the surname which means "Bird of Prey". The couple has a son, Lev (born 2003).