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Iben Hjejle

Iben Hjejle

Highest Rated: 91% High Fidelity (2000)

Lowest Rated: 51% Chéri (2009)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1971

Birthplace: København, Denmark

Iben Hjejle was born and raised in Denmark's capital Copenhagen and managed to work her way into the Danish entertainment world in her early 20s. At the age of 25, she starred in the crime drama "Portland" (1996), a movie that went on to appear in the Berlin International Film Festival. After that, she was officially "in" the world of Danish cinema, regularly appearing in movies over the next few years with "Mifune's Last Song" (1999) being her acting breakout, receiving critical acclaim and even a limited theatrical run in America. That helped Hjejle land a role opposite John Cusack in the Stephen Frears-directed "High Fidelity" (2000). Her American debut wasn't the Hollywood kickstarter initially anticipated, though, and Hjejle kept working in Europe, appearing in movies such as "Flickering Lights" (2000), the Italian dramedy "The Emperor's New Clothes" (2001), and action comedy "Old Men in New Cars" (2002). She also appeared in the final seasons of beloved Danish sitcom "Langt fra Las Vegas" (2001-03). While Hjejle kept busy in her homeland in the mid-2000s, she only had a brief brush with a return to America in the Daniel Craig-starring "Defiance" (2008). She would go on to star in the crime drama "Dicte" (2012-16), which after airing in Denmark was brought to Netflix after the show's initial run. The success of "Dicte" on Netflix led to Hjejle starring in a Netflix-backed show, the Danish post-apocalyptic drama "The Rain" (Netflix 2018- ).

Highest rated movies

91% High Fidelity
76% The Eclipse
74% Clown
74% The Boss of It All
74% Mifune
73% The Emperor's New Clothes
70% Flickering Lights
59% Defiance

Photos

SKAGERRAK, Iben Hjejle, 2003 EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, 2002 (c) Paramount SKAGERRAK, Iben Hjejle, Martin Henderson, 2003 SKAGERRAK, Iben Hjejle, Bronagh Gallagher, 2003 HIGH FIDELITY, Iben Hjejle, John Cusack, 2000, (c) Buena Vista HIGH FIDELITY, John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, 2000, carrying record albums SKAGERRAK, Martin Henderson, Iben Hjejle, 2003 SKAGERRAK, Iben Hjejle, 2003 EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, 2002 (c) Paramount HIGH FIDELITY, Iben Hjejle, John Cusack, 2000, (c) Buena Vista MIFUNE, (aka MIFUNES SIDSTE SANG, aka MIFUNE'S LAST SONG, aka DOGME 3), Iben Hjejle, 1999. ©Sony Pictures Classics THE BOSS OF IT ALL, (aka DIREKTOREN FOR DEN HELE), Benedikt Erlingsson (left of center), Casper Christensen (second from right), Iben Hjejle (right), 2006. ©Nordisk Film Biografdistribution THE BOSS OF IT ALL, (aka DIREKTOREN FOR DEN HELE), Jens Albinus (top), Iben Hjejle (bottom), 2006. ©Nordisk Film Biografdistribution THE ECLIPSE, Ciaran Hinds (left of center), Iben Hjejle (right of center), 2009.©Magnolia Pictures THE ECLIPSE, from left: Ciaran Hinds, Iben Hjejle, 2009. ©Magnolia Pictures THE ECLIPSE, from left: Aidan Quinn, Iben Hjejle, 2009. ©Magnolia Pictures THE ECLIPSE, Iben Hjejle, 2009. ©Magnolia Pictures THE ECLIPSE, Iben Hjejle, 2009. ©Magnolia Pictures THE ECLIPSE, from left: Iben Hjejle, Ciaran Hinds, 2009. ©Magnolia Pictures

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Beautiful Curse Angel 2 (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Street Party Kirsten (Voice) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Pains Birte (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eskil & Trinidad Mette (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 56% Stockholm East Anna (Character) - 2011
74% 69% Clown Iben (Character) $28.0K 2010
No Score Yet 50% Rosa Morena Christine (Character) - 2010
76% 48% The Eclipse Lena Morelle (Character) $132.4K 2009
51% 40% Chéri Marie-Laure (Character) $2.7M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Escape Rikke Lungvig (Character) - 2009
59% 72% Defiance Bella (Character) $28.6M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to Saturn Susanne Mortensen (Voice) - 2008
74% 70% The Boss of It All Lise (Character) $51.3K 2006
No Score Yet 59% Monsterthursday Sara (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Collector Laura (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Cop Louise (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 57% Skagerrak Marie (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bouncer Lizzie (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 51% Cuba Libre Julia (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 83% Old Men in New Cars Mille (Character) - 2002
73% 64% The Emperor's New Clothes Pumpkin (Character) $569.4K 2001
70% 90% Flickering Lights Therese (Character) - 2000
91% 90% High Fidelity Laura (Character) $27.3M 2000
74% 84% Mifune Liva Psilander (Character) $61.7K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portland Eva (Character) - 1996

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 48% The Rain Ellen (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wallander Kim Kristensen (Character) 2010