Paprika Steen

/B. 1964

Born 1964, Denmark. Graduate from Odense Theatre's Drama Academy, 1992. Stage, television and film actress. Made her debut as a feature film director in 2004. Has played roles in some 20 Danish feature films since 1988, among them, the children's film "Hannibal & Jerry" (1997), "Festen"/"The Celebration" (1998), "Idioterne"/"The Idiots" (1998), "Elsker dig for evigt"/"Open Hearts" (2002), and "Applause" (2009).

Steen received the People's Choice Award nomination at the European Film Academy, 2002, and in 2003, the Danish Film Academy Robert award for Best Actress ("Okay") and Best Supporting Actress ("Open Hearts"). Well received by the critics, Steen's directorial debut "Lad de små børn"/"Aftermath" (2004) was a winner at Karlovy Vary, Kiev and Lübeck. In 2007 Steen saw the release of her second feature film "Til døden os skiller"/"With Your Permission". In 2009, Steen received yet another major award at Karlovy Vary, Best Actress for her extraordinary performance in "Applause" (Martin Pieter Zandvliet feature film debut).

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
Below the Surface 2017 Naja Toft TV series
Antboy 3 2016 Alicia Dufort DK/Feature
Undercover 2016 Hanne DK/Feature
Silent Heart 2014 Heidi DK/Feature
Kolbøttefabrikken 2014 Acacia DK/Feature
Partiets mand 2014 Kirsten Hækkerup TV series
Weekend Dad 2013 Helle DK/Short fiction
Love Is All You Need 2012 Benedikte DK/Feature
Keep the Lights On 2012 Karen Feature
A Funny Man 2011 Translation consultant DK/Feature
Superclásico 2011 Anna DK/Feature
Everything Will Be Fine 2010 Siri DK/Feature
Sammy's adventures: The secret passage 2010 Voice Feature
Applause 2009 Thea DK/Feature
Fear Me Not 2008 Sigrid DK/Feature
Mikkel og guldkortet 2008 Birgitte TV series
The Substitute 2007 Ulla Harms DK/Feature
With Your Permission 2007 Direction DK/Feature
Meet the Robinsons 2007 Voice Feature
Der Kommissar und das Meer 2007 Appearance TV series
Snart kommer tiden 2006 Rebekka DK/Short fiction
Adam's Apples 2005 Sarah DK/Feature
Tilbageblik på Festen 2005 Appearance DK/Documentary
Det danske dogmeri 2005 Appearance DK/Documentary
Aftermath 2004 Direction DK/Feature
The boy who wanted to be a bear 2003 Voice DK/Feature
Stealing Rembrandt 2003 Charlotte DK/Feature
Forsvar 2003 Pernille Karmark TV series
Okay 2002 Nete DK/Feature
Open Hearts 2002 Marie DK/Feature
Stuart Little 2 2002 Voice Feature
Prop & Berta 2001 Voice DK/Feature
Max 2000 Zeborah DK/Feature
Dancer in the Dark 2000 Kvinde på nattevagt DK/Feature
Help! I'm a fish 2000 Voice DK/Feature
The Spider 2000 Helga Krogh TV series
Den vægelsindede 2000 Lucretia TV film
Find dig selv 2000 Karina DK/Short fiction
The Little Knight 1999 Voice DK/Short fiction
The One and Only 1999 Stella DK/Feature
Mifune 1999 Pernille DK/Feature
Stuart Little 1999 Voice Feature
When the sun goes down 1999 Appearance DK/Short fiction
Skybrud 1999 Appearance TV film
En verdensomsejling under bordet 1999 Katrine TV film
Festen 1998 Helene DK/Feature
The idiots 1998 Fin dame DK/Feature
The Humiliated 1998 Sig selv/Overklassekvinde DK/Documentary
Kirikou et la sorcière 1998 Voice Feature
Fyrtårnet 1998 Souci TV film
Hannibal & Jerry 1997 Mor DK/Feature
Den store kul-tur 1996 Elisabeth TV film
The Greatest Heroes 1996 Lisbeth, Louises mor DK/Feature
Kvinde kat værst 1996 Appearance DK/Short fiction
Jeg ville ønske for dig... 1995 Vibse Mortensen TV series
Fæhår & Harzen 1995 Lajla TV series
Just a girl 1995 Rapkæftet syerske DK/Feature
Juletestamentet 1995 Mie, Huberts kone TV series
Fearless Frida 1994 Lonni DK/Feature
Frihedens skygge 1994 Appearance TV series
Black Harvest 1993 Pige på Ravnsholt DK/Feature
Tre små historier 1993 A baby baboon DK/Short fiction
Last round 1993 Voice DK/Short fiction
Rami and Juliet 1988 Appearance DK/Feature
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Bodil, Best Supporting Actress:
Paprika Steen
2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012 Superclásico
Best Actress:
Paprika Steen
2010 Pune International Film Festival India 2010 Applause
Best Actress:
Paprika Steen
2010 Nashville Film Festival 2010 Applause
Best Actress:
Paprika Steen
2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009 Applause
Special Jury Award for Outstanding Achievement:
Paprika Steen
2009 Hamptons Film Festival 2009 Applause
Best Actress:
Paprika Steen
2009 Mumbai Film Festival 2009 Applause
Robert, Best Female Leading Actor:
Sofie Gråbøl
2005 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2005 Aftermath
Best Actress:
Karen-Lise Mynster
2004 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2004 Aftermath
Audience Award:
Paprika Steen
2004 Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 2004 Aftermath
Special Mention 2004 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2004 Aftermath
Grand Prix for Best Film:
Paprika Steen
2004 Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2004 Aftermath
Baltic Film Prize 2004 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004 Aftermath
Special Prize 2004 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004 Aftermath
Bodil, Best Supporting Actress:
Paprika Steen
2000 Danske Filmkritikere bodil 2000 The One and Only
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Denver International Film Festival 01-11-2012 Superclásico
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 10-07-2012 Superclásico
Transilvania International Film Festival 01-06-2012 Superclásico
Seattle International Film Festival 17-05-2012 Superclásico
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 10-05-2012 Superclásico
Panama International Film Festival of Panama 26-04-2012 Superclásico
Skojpe Film Festival Macedonia 19-04-2012 Superclásico
Sarasota Film Festival 13-04-2012 Superclásico
Washington DC International Film Festival 12-04-2012 Superclásico
Zürich Film Club Xenix 02-04-2012 Applause
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 31-03-2012 Superclásico
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 19-03-2012 Superclásico
Sofia International Film Festival 09-03-2012 Superclásico
Guadalajara Film Festival 02-03-2012 Superclásico
Miami International Film festival 02-03-2012 Superclásico
Glasgow Film Festival 16-02-2012 Superclásico
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 16-02-2012 Superclásico
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2012 Superclásico
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 06-01-2012 Superclásico
Palm Springs International Film Festival 05-01-2012 Superclásico
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 15-12-2011 Superclásico
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 18-11-2011 Superclásico
Beirut EU-Film Festival 10-11-2011 Applause
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 10-11-2011 Superclásico
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 04-11-2011 Superclásico
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 02-11-2011 Superclásico
Los Angeles, Oscar Academy 01-11-2011 Superclásico
Valladolid International Film Festival 22-10-2011 Superclásico
Warsaw International Film Festival 07-10-2011 Superclásico
Busan International Film Festival 06-10-2011 Superclásico
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 06-10-2011 Superclásico
Reykjavik Film Festival 22-09-2011 Superclásico
Toronto International Film Festival 08-09-2011 Superclásico
Mexico City Internacional Festival de Cine en la Ciudad de México (FICCMÉXICO) 04-02-2011 Applause
Les Arcs European Film Festival 11-12-2010 Applause
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 03-12-2010 The One and Only
Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 10-11-2010 Applause
Damascus Int. Film Festival 07-11-2010 Applause
Helsinki Film Festival 16-09-2010 Applause
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 10-09-2010 Applause
VOICES Festival, Vologda 04-07-2010 Applause
Novi Sad Cinema City International Film and New Media Festival 05-06-2010 Applause
Transilvania International Film Festival 28-05-2010 Applause
Lecce European Cinema Festival Italy 13-04-2010 Applause
Nashville Film Festival 11-04-2010 Applause
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 07-04-2010 Applause
Cleveland International Film Festival 18-03-2010 Applause
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 10-03-2010 Applause
San Jose Cinequest Film Festival 23-02-2010 Applause
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 18-02-2010 Applause
Glasgow Film Festival 18-02-2010 Applause
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010 Applause
Angers Premiers Plans 22-01-2010 Applause
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 08-01-2010 Applause
Pune International Film Festival India 07-01-2010 Applause
SAGA NORDICA Paris Cine Nordica 16-12-2009 Applause
Chennai International Film Festival 16-12-2009 Applause
Jakarta International Film Festival 04-12-2009 Applause
Torun, Camerimage 28-11-2009 Applause
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 27-11-2009 Applause
Denver International Film Festival 12-11-2009 Applause
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 06-11-2009 Applause
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 05-11-2009 Applause
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 05-11-2009 Applause
Mumbai Film Festival 29-10-2009 Applause
London Film Festival 14-10-2009 Applause
Hamptons Film Festival 08-10-2009 Applause
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 06-10-2009 Applause
Haifa International Film Festival 03-10-2009 Applause
Vancouver International Film Festival 01-10-2009 Applause
Zürich Film Festival 24-09-2009 Applause
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 24-09-2009 Applause
Sudbury Cinéfest International Film Festival 19-09-2009 Applause
Reykjavik Film Festival 17-09-2009 Applause
Toronto International Film Festival 10-09-2009 Applause
Distributørvisning APPLAUS New York 07-08-2009 Applause
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 03-07-2009 Applause
Atlanta Danish Film Festival 18-01-2009 With Your Permission
Reykjavik Film Festival 25-09-2008 With Your Permission
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 12-09-2008 Aftermath
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 12-09-2008 Aftermath
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 19-08-2008 With Your Permission
Brussels Film Festival 28-06-2008 With Your Permission
Munich International Film Festival 20-06-2008 With Your Permission
Washington DC International Film Festival 24-04-2008 With Your Permission
Winston-Salem RiverRun International Film Festival 23-04-2008 With Your Permission
Bratislava Ambassadørvisning 10-04-2008 The One and Only
Sarasota Film Festival 04-04-2008 With Your Permission
Vilnius International Film Festival 03-04-2008 With Your Permission
Wien Ambassadørvisning 01-04-2008 The One and Only
Bologna Cinetaca "Cinema of the Arctic Circle" 01-02-2008 The One and Only
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 05-01-2008 With Your Permission
Bahamas International Film Festival 06-12-2007 With Your Permission
Stockholm International Film Festival 15-11-2007 With Your Permission
London Distributørvisning 2007 07-11-2007 The One and Only
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 01-11-2007 With Your Permission
American Film Market (AFM) 31-10-2007 With Your Permission
London Film Festival 17-10-2007 With Your Permission
New York Scandinavian House 19-09-2007 Aftermath
New York Scandinavian House 19-09-2007 Aftermath
Toronto International Film Festival 06-09-2007 With Your Permission
Bologna Cinetaca "Cinema of the Arctic Circle" 09-02-2007 Aftermath
Bologna Cinetaca "Cinema of the Arctic Circle" 09-02-2007 Aftermath
Graz Diagonnale Austrian Film Festival 21-03-2006 Aftermath
Graz Diagonnale Austrian Film Festival 21-03-2006 Aftermath
Newcastle Northern Lights Film Festival 17-11-2005 Aftermath
Newcastle Northern Lights Film Festival 17-11-2005 Aftermath
Haifa International Film Festival 18-10-2005 Aftermath
Haifa International Film Festival 18-10-2005 Aftermath
Dublin - Scandinavian Film Festival 14-10-2005 Aftermath
Dublin - Scandinavian Film Festival 14-10-2005 Aftermath
Singapore EU-Film Festival 05-10-2005 Aftermath
Singapore EU-Film Festival 05-10-2005 Aftermath
Santo Domingo International Film Festival 07-09-2005 Aftermath
Santo Domingo International Film Festival 07-09-2005 Aftermath
Bangkok EU Film Festival 01-06-2005 Aftermath
Bangkok EU Film Festival 01-06-2005 Aftermath
Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City EU Film Festival 01-05-2005 Aftermath
Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City EU Film Festival 01-05-2005 Aftermath
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 12-04-2005 Aftermath
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 12-04-2005 Aftermath
Vilnius International Film Festival 01-04-2005 Aftermath
Vilnius International Film Festival 01-04-2005 Aftermath
Cleveland International Film Festival 10-03-2005 Aftermath
Budapest Danish Film Week 10-03-2005 Aftermath
Cleveland International Film Festival 10-03-2005 Aftermath
Budapest Danish Film Week 10-03-2005 Aftermath
Sofia International Film Festival 04-03-2005 Aftermath
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 04-03-2005 Aftermath
Sofia International Film Festival 04-03-2005 Aftermath
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 04-03-2005 Aftermath
Khanty-Mansiisk, Spirit of Fire FF 25-02-2005 Aftermath
Belgrade International Film Festival 25-02-2005 Aftermath
Khanty-Mansiisk, Spirit of Fire FF 25-02-2005 Aftermath
Belgrade International Film Festival 25-02-2005 Aftermath
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 11-02-2005 Aftermath
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 11-02-2005 Aftermath
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 14-01-2005 Aftermath
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 14-01-2005 Aftermath
Havana International FF of New Latin Cinema 07-12-2004 Aftermath
Havana International FF of New Latin Cinema 07-12-2004 Aftermath
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 27-11-2004 Aftermath
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 27-11-2004 Aftermath
Stockholm International Film Festival 18-11-2004 Aftermath
Stockholm International Film Festival 18-11-2004 Aftermath
Sevilla Cinema and Sport Film Festival 06-11-2004 Aftermath
Sevilla Cinema and Sport Film Festival 06-11-2004 Aftermath
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2004 Aftermath
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 04-11-2004 Aftermath
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2004 Aftermath
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 04-11-2004 Aftermath
Canberra International Film Festival 28-10-2004 Aftermath
Canberra International Film Festival 28-10-2004 Aftermath
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 23-10-2004 Aftermath
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 23-10-2004 Aftermath
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 22-10-2004 Aftermath
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 22-10-2004 Aftermath
London Film Festival 20-10-2004 Aftermath
London Film Festival 20-10-2004 Aftermath
New York Scandinavian House 12-10-2004 The One and Only
Busan International Film Festival 07-10-2004 Aftermath
Busan International Film Festival 07-10-2004 Aftermath
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 05-10-2004 Aftermath
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 05-10-2004 Aftermath
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 23-09-2004 Aftermath
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 23-09-2004 Aftermath
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 10-09-2004 Aftermath
Athens International Film Festival 10-09-2004 Aftermath
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 10-09-2004 Aftermath
Athens International Film Festival 10-09-2004 Aftermath
Montreal World Film Festival 26-08-2004 Aftermath
Montreal World Film Festival 26-08-2004 Aftermath
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 20-08-2004 Aftermath
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 20-08-2004 Aftermath
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 02-07-2004 Aftermath
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 02-07-2004 Aftermath
Beijing European Film Week 01-11-2003 The One and Only
Sofia Nordisk Film Festival 30-05-2003 The One and Only
Rom, Filmstudio 80 28-03-2003 The One and Only
Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City EU Film Festival 09-05-2001 The One and Only
Torshavn Scandinavian Film Society 07-05-2001 The One and Only
Skopje International Film Festival 16-03-2001 The One and Only
Faces of Love (Moscow) 13-01-2001 The One and Only
Rome Scandinavian Film Week 12-12-2000 The One and Only
Daar Es Salaam EU Film Festival 15-11-2000 The One and Only
Beirut EU-Film Festival 10-11-2000 The One and Only
Zagreb EU-Film Festival 01-11-2000 The One and Only
Jyväskylä Arctic & Fabulous Film Tour 30-10-2000 The One and Only
Kuala Lumpur EU Film Festival 30-10-2000 The One and Only
Singapore EU-Film Festival 14-10-2000 The One and Only
Nairobi EU Film Festival 12-10-2000 The One and Only
Ghent Danish Focus 10-10-2000 The One and Only
Rovaniemi Focus on Greenland 01-10-2000 The One and Only
Bangkok International Film Festival 21-09-2000 The One and Only
Aichi International Women's Film Festival 06-09-2000 The One and Only
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 13-07-2000 The One and Only
Tallinn 10 Years Anniversary for the Culture Institute 01-07-2000 The One and Only
Brasilia EU Film Festival 20-06-2000 The One and Only
Brussells SHAPE Danish National Day 13-06-2000 The One and Only
Melbourne Church In Australia 07-06-2000 The One and Only
Kiev EU Film Festival 05-06-2000 The One and Only
Helsinki Seventh Heaven Film Year 26-05-2000 The One and Only
Tallinn Film Evening 18-04-2000 The One and Only
Las Palmas International Film Festival 08-04-2000 The One and Only
Moscow EU Film Festival 03-04-2000 The One and Only
Singapore Danish Film Festival 01-04-2000 The One and Only
Brussels Dogma - Non Dogma 23-03-2000 The One and Only
Bologna New Danish Cinema 22-03-2000 The One and Only
Seattle Nordic Film Festival 18-03-2000 The One and Only
Chicago EU-Filmfestival 10-02-2000 The One and Only
Palm Beach International Film Festival 04-02-2000 The One and Only
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 06-12-1999 The One and Only
Stockholm International Film Festival 12-11-1999 The One and Only
London Film Festival 01-11-1999 The One and Only
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 29-10-1999 The One and Only
European Film High School, Susanne Bier 29-10-1999 The One and Only
Milan MIFED 17-10-1999 The One and Only
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 21-08-1999 The One and Only
Cologne NRW Film Congress 11-06-1999 The One and Only
Cannes, Festival de 12-05-1999 The One and Only
Nuuk Nordic Film Festival 14-04-1999 The One and Only
Copenhagen Night Film Festival 19-02-1999 The One and Only
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