- Father was a car dealer; mother worked at the local town hall in Denmark.
- Planned on studying law after high school, but decided acting was his passion after landing a role in a summer theater production of West Side Story.
- Worked as a pizza delivery man in Beverly Hills after he moved to the U.S.
- In 1994, made his film debut in Nightwatch, a psychological thriller about a college-student who takes a job as a night watchman at a local mortuary.
- Won a Bodil Award (the Danish equivalent to an Academy Award) for Best Actor in 1999 for The Celebration.
- Fluent in Danish, German and English.
- 2005, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
- Cathrine Ekehed — Wife
- Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance, Copenhagen, Denmark (1993)
- Birth Name: Ulrich Thomsen
- Birth Place: Fyn, Denmark
- Birthday: December 6, 1963, Sagittarius
- Profession: Actor
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