Great German Actorsby donegal72 | created - 23 Jul 2011 | updated - 21 Dec 2017 | Public
Only living Actors or recently deceased.
List in no particular order.
Actor | Django Unchained
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his work with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he won...
4. Axel Prahl
Actor | Tatort
Axel Prahl was born on March 26, 1960 in Eutin, Schleswig-Holstein, West Germany as Axel Ferdinand Konstantin Prahl. He is an actor and composer, known for Tatort (1970), Die Patin - Kein Weg zurück (2008) and Grill Point (2002). He has been married to Silja since 2014. He was previously ...
Actor | Tatort
Jan Josef Liefers was born on August 8, 1964 in Dresden, East Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Tatort (1970), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) and Baron on the Cannonball (2012). He has been married to Anna Loos since August 5, 2004. They have two children. He was previously married...
Actress | Der goldene Handschuh
Victoria Trauttmansdorff was born on September 8, 1960 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for The Golden Glove (2019), Counterparts (2007) and Mostly Martha (2001). She is married to Wolf-Dietrich Sprenger. They have two children.
8. Mario Adorf
Actor | Der große Bellheim
Mario Adorf, a tell-tale name indeed. Mario calls to mind the actor's Italian roots (his father was a Calabrian surgeon) whereas Adorf reveals his German origins (his mother was a radiologist from the German region Eifel). As for the full name Mario Adorf it echoes to perfection the international ...
Actor | Stalingrad
Dominique Horwitz was born on April 23, 1957 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Stalingrad (1993), Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001) and Trickser (1997). He has been married to Anna Wittig since 2007. He was previously married to Patricia Horwitz.
13. Moritz Bleibtreu
Actor | Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Moritz Bleibtreu is a German actor born on August 13, 1971 in Munich growing up in Hamburg. He first appears in children's television series Neues aus Uhlenbusch (1977) at the age of six. His breakthrough was the role called "Abdul" in the movie Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997). He also became ...
Actress | Im Meer der Lügen
Ann-Kathrin Kramer was born on April 4, 1966 in Wuppertal, Germany. She is an actress and writer, known for Sea of Lies (2008), Callboys - Jede Lust hat ihren Preis (1999) and Heaven & A Thing Called Love (2005). She has been married to Harald Krassnitzer since July 7, 2009. She was previously ...
20. Lisa Martinek
Actress | Härtetest
Lisa Martinek studied acting at the Hamburg University for Music and Theatre from 1993 to 1997. During that time she also performed at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and acted in several TV and film productions. From 1997 to 2001 she was a member of the Schauspielhaus Leipzig, engagements with ...
21. Charlotte Schwab
Actress | Alarm für Cobra 11 - Einsatz für Team 2
Charlotte Schwab was born on December 17, 1952 in Basel, Switzerland. She is an actress and publicist, known for Alarm für Cobra 11 - Einsatz für Team 2 (2003), Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (1996) and Kreuzfahrt ins Glück (2007). She is married to Sven-Eric Bechtolf....
22. Peter Prager
Actor | Nord bei Nordwest
Peter Prager was born on March 18, 1952 in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic. He is an actor, known for Nord bei Nordwest (2014), Die Stadt und die Macht (2016) and Klemperer - Ein Leben in Deutschland (1999). He is married to Suse. He was previously married to Cornelia.
23. Daniel Brühl
Actor | Rush
Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain. His father was German TV director Hanno Brühl (1937-2010), who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His Spanish mother was a teacher. He also has a brother and a sister, Oliver and Miriam. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he ...
24. Sylvester Groth
Actor | Inglourious Basterds
Sylvester Groth was born in Jerichow, German Democratic Republic on March 31st, 1958. He is an actor with an extensive television and theater career, well known for portraying Goebbels in Inglourious Basterds (2009), Clausen in Dark (2019) and starring in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Stalingrad ...
26. Natalia Wörner
Actress | The Pillars of the Earth
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Natalia Wörner studied acting at the Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio in New York and began her stage career in Hamburg upon her return to Germany, She made her film debut in 1992, appearing in the feature film LENI as a young Jewish woman escaping Germany during the ...
Actress | Der Untergang
Born on 12 November 1978 in Bucharest, Romania, Alexandra Maria Lara fled to Germany with her parents when she was four and half years old. After graduating at the French High School, she studied acting at the Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg from 1997 and 2000, but had already played leading ...
30. Martina Gedeck
Actress | Das Leben der Anderen
Martina Gedeck was born in Munich. After spending a year in the US, she studied drama at the Berlin University of the Arts. Martina's film career began while she was still at drama school. Her filmography covers practically all genres of film.
Gedeck has won a total of 23 major cinema and TV awards....
32. Edgar Selge
Actor | Polizeiruf 110
Edgar Selge was born on March 27, 1948 in Brilon, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Polizeiruf 110 (1971), The Experiment (2001) and Three Chinamen with a Double Bass (2000). He has been married to Franziska Walser since 1985. They have two children.
33. Ulrich Mühe
Actor | Das Leben der Anderen
Ulrich Mühe was born on June 20, 1953 in Grimma, East Germany as Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe. He was an actor and director, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Funny Games (1997) and Der letzte Zeuge (1998). He was married to Susanne Lothar, Jenny Gröllmann and Annegret Hahn. He died on July 22, ...
34. Ulrich Tukur
Actor | Das Leben der Anderen
Ulrich Tukur was born on July 29, 1957 in Viernheim, Hesse, Germany as Ulrich Scheurlen. He is an actor and writer, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Solaris (2002) and John Rabe (2009). He has been married to Katharina John since October 2003. He was previously married to Amber Wood.
35. Sebastian Koch
Actor | Das Leben der Anderen
On stage, television or the movie theatre screen Sebastian Koch is undeniably one of Germany s most multi-faceted and successful actors. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, May 31, 1962, he spent his childhood and youth in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany. He planned to become a musician, but in the late ...
39. Michael Degen
Actor | Hannah Arendt
Managed to survive the Nazi terror regime together with his mother. While his father was deported to a concentration camp and died shortly after World War II, they were hidden by friends in Berlin.
Published his critically acclaimed autobiography "Nicht alle waren Mörder - Eine Kindheit in Berlin" (...
40. Bernhard Schir
Actor | Vorstadtweiber
Bernhard Schir was born on January 24, 1963 in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. He is an actor, known for Vorstadtweiber (2015), Tatort (1970) and OP ruft Dr. Bruckner - Die besten Ärzte Deutschlands (1996).
52. Samuel Finzi
Actor | Der Hauptmann
Samuel Itzhak Finzi was born on January 20, 1966 in Plovdiv. He graduated acting in National Academy for Theatre and Film Art, Sofia, Bulgaria in the class of Professor Dimitrina Gyurova (1992). He specializes in "Lee Strasberg Theater Institute", New York (1994). He debuted in the role of Leopold ...
55. Helmut Zierl
Actor | Wie gut, daß es Maria gibt
Helmut Zierl was born on October 6, 1954 in Meldorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He is an actor, known for Wie gut, daß es Maria gibt (1990), Nesthocker - Familie zu verschenken (1999) and The Country Doctor (1987). He was previously married to Dolly Dollar.
60. Jeanette Hain
Actress | The Reader
Jeanette Hain was born in Munich. While studying directing at the School of Television and Film in Munich, the by chance meeting with director Sherry Hormann made her childhood dream come true by resulting in her first leading part in "Die Cellistin - Liebe und Verhängnis". Since then she has been ...
63. Heino Ferch
Actor | Der Untergang
Heino Ferch was born on August 18, 1963 in Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany. He is an actor, known for Downfall (2004), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) and Allmen (2016). He has been married to Marie-Jeanette Steinle since August 10, 2005. They have three children.
66. Diana Amft
Actress | Im weißen Rössl - Wehe Du singst!
Diana Amft was born on November 7, 1975 in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She is an actress, known for Im weißen Rössl - Wehe Du singst! (2013), Doctor's Diary (2008) and Josephine Klick - Allein unter Cops (2014). She has been married to Arne Regul since 2011. They ...
Actor | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Hans Werner Meyer was born on April 14, 1964 in Hamburg, Germany. He is an actor, known for The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Adieu Paris (2013) and Ich will laufen! Der Fall Dieter Baumann (2004). He is married to Jacqueline Macaulay. They have three children.
Actor | Eastern Promises
Armin Mueller-Stahl is a German actor with a relatively long film career. He was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as an abusive father in the biographical drama "Shine" (1996).
In 1930, Mueller-Stahl was born in Tilsit, East Prussia. The town developed ...
74. Sophie Rois
Actress | 3
Sophie Rois was born on 1 June 1961 in Ottensheim, Austria and studied acting at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna from 1982 to 1985. In the following years, she played at several theaters in Berlin, since 1992 she has been ensemble member at the city's Freie Volksbühne. Appearing also on ...
Actress | Dark
Born 9 November 1965 in Stuttgart, Germany, she attended well-renowned Folkwang theater school in Essen from 1986 to 1989. She made her début at famous Schaubühne theater, Berlin in 1989, then moved to Schauspielhaus Bochum until 1992, then came back to the Schaubühne until 1995. Since then, she ...
Christian Kohlund was born on August 17, 1950 in Basel, Switzerland. He is an actor and director, known for Anna Maria - Eine Frau geht ihren Weg (1994), L'homme de Suez (1983) and La nouvelle malle des Indes (1981). He has been married to Elke Best since 1982. They have two children. He was ...
83. Franka Potente
Actress | Lola rennt
Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German city of Münster, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher, and raised in the nearby town of Dülmen. After her graduation in 1994, she went to the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon broke off to ...
84. August Zirner
Actor | A Sound of Thunder
Born in the USA. His father, a Jewish immigrant, was head of the Opera Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Illinois. The Zirners lived on Burlison Drive in Urbana, Illinois. Back in Europe Zirner studied at the "Max-Reinhardt-Seminar". Lives with his spouse, actress ...
87. Ken Duken
Actor | Max Manus
Ken Duken was born on the 17th of April 1979 as a son of an actress and a doctor in Heidelberg / Germany. He started to learn acting from his stage actress mother Christina Loeb. Later he took courses by James Reynolds and Bruce McDonald but he never attended drama school.
Before starting his career...
Actor | Toni Erdmann
Peter Simonischek was born on August 6, 1946 in Graz, Austria. He is an actor, known for Toni Erdmann (2016), The Interpreter (2018) and Hierankl (2003). He has been married to Brigitte Karner since August 26, 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Charlotte Schwab.
96. Julia Jentsch
Actress | Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage
Julia Jentsch was born on February 20, 1978 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), The Edukators (2004) and 24 Weeks (2016). She has been married to Christian Hablützel since 2012. They have one child.
98. Lisa Wagner
Actress | Tatort
Lisa Wagner was born on April 22, 1979 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She is an actress, known for Tatort (1970), Letzte Ausfahrt Gera - Acht Stunden mit Beate Zschäpe (2016) and Vorstadtrocker (2015).