Paprika Steen

About Paprika Steen

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack, Director
Birth Day: November 03, 1964
Birth Place:  Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Actress, director
Years active: 1988–present
Spouse(s): Mikael Rieks

Paprika Steen Net Worth

Paprika Steen was bornon November 03, 1964 in  Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark, is Actress, Soundtrack, Director. In Okay (2002), director and actress Paprika Steen shows off her multi- faceted acting talent as the loud-mouth control-freak Nete. It is Paprika Steen's first major part for which she has already been nominated for The Best Actress Award from the European Film Academy. The actress has won the Danish Academy Award for her supporting role in the mega-hit Den eneste ene (The One and Only, 1999).These nominations attest to Paprika Steen's strong performances given in a number of smaller, but memorable parts, for example as an upper-class snob in Idioterne (1998) (The Idiots), a touchingly nerdy beautician in Den eneste ene (1999) (The Only One) and as a strong, slightly neurotic sister in the mega-hit, Festen (1998) (The Celebration).Steen's considerable dramatic talent and potential is reinforced by a strong sense of humor that shines through in her work. While audiences may laugh hard, Steen remains sympathetic to the characters she portrays. The web of intertwined character flaws and potential is revealed with a light touch. It is the empathy that she evokes for her characters that makes her work memorable.
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💰 Net worth: $250,000

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Steen was born on 3 November 1964 in Frederiksberg, Denmark, the daughter of musician and Conductor Niels Jørgen Steen and the Actress Avi Sagild. She is the sister of musician and actor Nikolaj Steen. Steen applied to the Acting School of Odense Theatre 13 times before being accepted and attending from 1988 to 1992. Steen performed on stage in Dr. Dante productions and been associated with the Royal Danish Theatre since 1997. In 1997 she wrote and performed in the satirical television series Lex og Klatten. In 1998, Steen became an active participant in the Dogme 95 film movement as the only performer to appear in the first three movies: Lars Von Trier's The Idiots, Festen by Thomas Vinterberg, and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's Mifune's Last Song.


Steen won her first Bodil Award as the Best Supporting Actress in 2000 for Den eneste ene (The One and Only). In 2002, Steen won the Bodil Award, Robert Award and American Film Institute's Grand Jury Prize for her leading role as the controlling loudmouth Nete in Okay. The same year she also won both the Bodil and Robert awards as Best Supporting Actress in Elsker dig for evigt (Open Hearts).


Steen made her directorial debut in with the 2004 tragedy-drama Lad de små børn... (Aftermath) about the emotional trauma of a young couple after the death of their daughter. The film received awards at several film festivals including the Lübeck Nordic Film Days and the Film by the Sea International Festival. In 2007, Steen directed her second feature, the comedy film With Your Permission (Til døden os skiller).