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Yangzom Brauen Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Switzerland
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Yangzom was born and raised in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. Completing her studies in Europe's prestigious University of Theater and Music in Bern, she started working in independent theater projects in Switzerland and Germany. Shortly thereafter, she was cast and guest-starred in a well-known Swiss sitcom 'Manne Zimmer' for National Swiss Television Network. Yangzom's career would take off establishing her as a well-known actress starring in many Swiss and German TV Shows as well as Films. She received her Hollywood breakthrough when she won the role of "Inari" in the Sci Fi film, Aeon Flux, starring Charlize Theron.

In 2008 she wrote her first book, which became an instant bestseller in Germany and Switzerland 2009-10. 'Across Many Mountains' is a memoir about three generations of Tibetan women: Yangzom's grandmother, her mother and her own story. The book has sold over 500,000 copies in Germany and Switzerland alone, and was on Europe's Spiegel Bestseller list for over 40 weeks. 'Across Many Mountains' got published in March 2011 in England and Australia with Random House UK. The North American publishers of the book are St.Martin's Press in New York and in France, Press de la cite. The book has been published in 11 languages so far.

Her short film "Born in Battle" about child soldiers received the well known CICT-UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award as well as the UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the Fribourg Film Festival. "Born in Battle" was shown during the UN committee meeting in Geneva with UN Special representative on children and armed conflict. The Short won the audience award at the prestigious Max Ophüls Preis 2016, a leading festival in the European film festival world for new emerging talents.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Blue Chair Media Inc.

Trivia (2)

Her father Martin Brauen is a Swiss/French anthropologist, her mother Sonam Dolma Brauen is a Tibetan artist and her grandmother Kunsang Wangmo is a Tibetan nun.
Speaks English, French, Tibetan, German and Swiss-German.

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