Sofie Cappelen

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Sofie Stange Cappelen (born February 2, 1982) is a Norwegian-born actress.

She is the daughter of writer Anders Cappelen, the granddaughter of playwright Peder Wright Cappelen (1931–1992) and she is a part of the Publisher branch of the Cappelen family. She first appeared on screen six years old in the Norwegian Christmas show The Golden Tail. She was a member of the Jorunn Kirkenær Children Ballet, and was cast as a dancer and actor in several TV shows growing up. Eleven years old she made her stage debut at The National Theatre of Norway (Nationaltheateret) as one of the child actors in Sverre Brandt's The travel to the Christmas Star (in Norwegian: Reisen til Julestjernen).

Thirteen years old she landed her first lead in a feature film, Goodbye 13! (Aldri mer 13!) directed by Sirin Eide. Cappelen received great reviews for her interpretation of Rikke Eriksen, and the movie won several international prizes; (Winner of Lucas, Germany, 1996, Winner of The European youth film festival of Flanders, Belgium, 1996, Winner of the International film festival for children & youth, Czech Republic, 1996) From 1996 to 1997 she was one of the youth actors on NRK's cult show Middle of the Egg (Midt i Smørøyet).

At 16 she became the youngest cast member of Norway's first daily prime time series Hotel Cæsar. She played the part of Victoria Lunde, from 1998 to 2001 and from 2002 to 2003 when she left the show. In 2003 she played Inga, the female lead in the Israeli comedy Hallelujah, which won in the International Film Festival of Haifa, 2003. From 2004 to 2006 She studied Method Acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. In 2006 she married the American menswear designer Brendon Babenzien. In 2009 she did a comeback in Hotel Cesar.


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