Connie Nielson & Lars Ulrich Expecting

Connie Nielson

Gladiator actress Connie Nielsen and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich are expecting their first child together.

“They are ecstatic,” Connie’s rep, Joy Limanon, tells People magazine. The baby is due in the early summer.

This year, the Danish-born, New York-based Connie, 42, appeared as Detective Dani Beck on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She costarred with Russell Crowe in 2000’s Gladiator and will next be seen playing a journalist in Iraq in the February drama The Situation.

She and Lars, also 42 and a Denmark native, have been dating for about two years.

Connie has a 16-year-old son, Sebastian, from a previous marriage; Lars is the father of sons Myles, 8, and Layne, 5, also from a previous marriage.

Last year, Connie told People magazine that dating Lars hadn’t upped her rock credibility with her son. “He’s not impressed whatsoever,” she said. “It’d be better if (Lars) was a guy struggling to sell CDs out of a suitcase at Grand Central Station. But Metallica? Not impressed.”

Best wishes!



  1. MissyMama says

    Where have I been…I didn’t even know they were together! I think maybe he is sitting down….

    I agree, he looks totally weird in this picture, what’s with the mouth??

  2. Nicki says

    He has that same “duck mouth pout” thing as Fed-Ex. Yukkkk.
    I loved Metallica sine the 1981. Lars looks totally weird here, and it’s not the suit.
    Best of luck with the new addition to your families. Please,,,, loose the FedEx lip pout NOW!!!!

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