Noomi Rapace is a Swedish actress who has been acting since the age of seven, but is only just making the transition to Hollywood cinema now. Rapace got her start in a non-speaking part in the film Í skugga hrafnsins by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, and it was this experience that made her want to become a professional actress. At fifteen, she enrolled in a Stockholm theatre school and made her TV debut in 1996 as Lucinda Gonzales in the series Tre kronor. After this role, Rapace began acting mostly on the stage until she gained much acclaim for her role in the Danish film Daisy Diamond in 2007, but it was 2009 that really thrust Rapace into the public eye when she played the role of Lisbeth Salander in the trilogy of films based on Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novels. After finding international fame through the role of Salander, Rapace began acting in English-language films starting with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and the upcoming Alien prequel titled Prometheus. Rapace turns 32 today.