Connie Nielsen

2018 YBCA 100 Honoree

Connie Nielsen is a Danish actor committed to serving the environment and alleviating poverty around the world. After filming Lost in Africa in Kibera, a slum in Kenya, she cofounded Human Needs Project in June 2010, which provides clean water and empowerment services to residents there. She continues her work in film alongside her full-time commitment to the project and her Road to Freedom Scholarships program for children in slums.