Birth Place Matching "Zurich, Switzerland" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Sandra Hess

Actress | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Sandra Hess was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She began modeling and working on television commercials when she was just 15. After completing high school, she entered the University of Zurich to study law but quickly decided it wasn't the right direction for her. She came alone to the US to pursue ...

2. Sofia Milos

Actress | CSI: Miami

Sofia Milos has over 237 hours of television on the air, as well as on film. She starred opposite David Caruso on the international hit show CSI: Miami as, Yelina Salas, sister-in-law and impossible love of Horatio Caine, from season 1 to season 8 (2003-2010).

Starred as Homeland Security Agent ...

3. Bruno Ganz

Actor | Der Untergang

Bruno Ganz was an acclaimed Swiss actor who was a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).

Ganz was born in Zürich, to a Swiss mechanic father and a ...

4. Jake Canuso

Actor | The Dark Knight Rises

Jake Canuso was born in 1970 in Zurich, Switzerland as Carmine Canuso. He is an actor, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Nine (2009) and Flyboys (2006).

5. Oliver Tobias

Actor | King Arthur, the Young Warlord

A remote and rather prevailing sullenness has only enhanced the mystique and charisma found in dashingly handsome Oliver Tobias, who has enjoyed over a three decade-long career on stage, screen and TV. Born Oliver Tobias Freitag in Zurich, Switzerland on August 6, 1947, he was the son of Swiss ...

6. 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 ...

7. Anatole Taubman

Actor | Captain America: The First Avenger

Anatole Taubman was born in Zurich, Switzerland and is of Russian-Polish-Slovakian-Austrian-and-former-East-Prussian blood. In 1991 he made his baccalauréat at the renowned Gymnasium of the Benedictine boarding school of the monastery Einsiedeln and in 1994 he graduated from the reputable ...

8. Joel Basman

Actor | Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.

Joel Basman was born on January 23, 1990 in Zürich, Switzerland. He is an actor and producer, known for We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014), Land of Mine (2015) and The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch (2018).

9. Pasquale Aleardi

Actor | Resident Evil

Pasquale Aleardi was born in 1971 in Switzerland. After graduating high school he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts between 1992 and 1995. During that time he was cast for his first lead in the feature film "Jazz" (1993, directed by Daniel Helfer). Since 1995 Pasquale Aleardi has been ...

10. Lia Beldam

Actress | The Shining

Lia Beldam was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for The Shining (1980).

11. Lisa Brühlmann

Director | Blue My Mind

Lisa Brühlmann is a director, writer and actor, best known for Blue My Mind (2017) and Killing Eve (2018). She was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. Before becoming a director, she was acting in numerous film and TV productions. Brühlmann has been nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy for her work ...

12. Panos Mouzourakis

Actor | Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Panos Mouzourakis is a professional singer and actor, born in Zurich, Switzerland, of Greek heritage.

In 2005 he participated in the theatrical play "Acharnis" directed by Dionisis Savopoulos, which toured around Greece, Cyprus, Vienna and the International Forum in Tokyo.

His first appearance in a ...

13. Evelyne Kraft

Actress | Tegeran-43

Strikingly lovely, sexy, and shapely Swiss blonde bombshell Evelyne Kraft was born on September 22, 1951 in Switzerland. The statuesque stunner made her film debut as Eleonora in the enjoyable Italian giallo "The French Sex Murders." Evelyne achieved her greatest enduring cult cinema popularity ...

14. Urs Althaus

Actor | Der Name der Rose

Actor, writer Urs Althaus wrote his biography "Ich der Neger in 2009 and it became a Bestseller in Switzerland. Urs wanted to become a professional soccer player and played professionaly with F.C.Z until an accident and eventually, the cruel verdict: Urs Althaus, forget a career as a professional ...

15. Julian Schaffner

Actor | Singularity

Julian Schaffner was born in Zurich, Switzerland to Janet Bako Schaffner and Beat Schaffner. He has one sibling, Jil Schaffner, who is older. His parents are both Swiss, although his mother has Iraqi-Assyrian roots. When Julian was six years old, his parents sent him to acting classes in Aventura ...

16. Philippe Reinhardt

Actor | Stalingrad

His first roles were for German television-series, but quickly followed by movie offers such as the German comedy 1½ Knights - In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde along star Til Schweiger. The same year he also starred in the Swiss film Champions. This was followed by a role in the ...

17. Jeannine Michèle Wacker

Actress | Singularity

Jeannine Wacker is Swiss by birth but as of November 2017 resides in Berlin. She is multi-lingual, speaking German, French and English. She has studied in several places including the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York which she attended under an international scholarship. She also ...

18. Melanie Winiger

Actress | Achtung, fertig, Charlie!

For her first role in the motion picture "Achtung fertig Charlie!" (Director: Mike Eschmann) in 2003 Melanie Winiger reaped a great deal of credit. With more than 550'000 tickets sold, this comedy remains one of the most successful motion pictures in Switzerland. After that she settled in Los ...

19. Thomas Hardmeier

Cinematographer | The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Thomas was born in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1986 until 1994, he worked as a First Assistant Camera. Since 1994 he works as a cinematographer mostly in France and internationally, in dramas and in commercials.He speaks French, German, and English, and has Swiss and French Citizenship. Lives in ...

20. Ueli Steiger

Cinematographer | The Day After Tomorrow

Ueli Steiger was born in Switzerland and attended the University in Zurich where he pursued English literature, linguistics and art history. After the Universitiy he turned to cinematography and studied that craft at the London International Film School.

21. Remo Vinzens

Actor | Senior Torres

Remo was born in East Switzerland on December 22, 1975. At the age of 20 he began studying acting in Cologne and Zurich. During four years of training Remo confronted himself with all different kinds of acting techniques. Every single one had its benefit and Remo tried to combine all of them at his...

22. Philipp von Schulthess

Actor | Valkyrie

Philipp von Schulthess was born on March 23, 1973 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. He is an actor, known for Valkyrie (2008), A Case for Two (1981) and Der Kriminalist (2006).

23. Roeland Wiesnekker

Actor | Blackout - Die Erinnerung ist tödlich

Roeland Wiesnekker was born on November 25, 1967 in Zürich, Switzerland. He is an actor, known for Blackout - Die Erinnerung ist tödlich (2006), Strähl (2004) and Der Fürsorger (2009).

24. Suneil Anand

Actor | Master

Suneil was born on June 30th 1956 in the Bombay-based Punjabi-speaking family of Dev and Mona Anand. His father is the legendary 'evergreen' Dev Anand, and his actress mom's screen name was Kalpana Kartik. He is nephew to Vijay and Chetan Anand. He has three cousins named Shekhar, Neelu, and Aruna ...

25. Jarreth J. Merz

Actor | Titans

Jarreth J. Merz was born on May 1, 1970 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is an actor and director, known for Titans (2018), Six (2017) and The Passion of the Christ (2004).

26. Claudia Jurt

Actress | The Handmaid's Tale

Claudia Jurt was born on December 12, 1977 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is known for her work on The Handmaid's Tale (2017), The Bold Type (2017) and The Wild Hunt (2009).

27. Carl Eduard von Bismarck

Self | Unsere Besten

Carl Eduard von Bismarck was born on February 16, 1961 in Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland. He was previously married to Laura Harring.

28. Dominik Scherrer

Composer | The Serpent

Dominik Scherrer was born in 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is known for his work on The Serpent (2021), The Missing (2014) and Ripper Street (2012).

29. Stephanie Japp

Actress | Private Banking

Stephanie Japp was born on May 23, 1972 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress and writer, known for Private Banking (2017), Das Programm (2016) and Tatort (1970).

30. Yannis Tsimitselis

Actor | Eho ena mystiko...

Yannis Tsimitselis was born on July 27, 1981 in Zürich, Switzerland. He is an actor and writer, known for Eho ena mystiko... (2008), Sirens in the Aegean (2005) and The Policeman of the 16th Precinct (2008). He was previously married to Vaso Laskaraki.

31. Nikolaus Paryla

Actor | Lena Rais

Nikolaus Paryla was born on November 19, 1939 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is an actor, known for Lena Rais (1979), Kehraus (1983) and Mit Leib und Seele (1989). He is married to Undine Brixner. He was previously married to Mona Seefried.

32. Deborah Meister

Actress | Pure Genius

Deborah Meister was born in 1990 in Zurich, Switzerland. She is an actress and writer, known for Pure Genius (2016), The Middle (2009) and Top Five (2014).

33. Raoul Meyer

Self | La talpa

Raoul Meyer Ortolani has been married to Brigitte Nielsen from 1993 to date. He has two sons with her, Douglas (b. 1993) and Raoul jr. Ayrton (b. 1995) in memory of his friend Ayrton Senna. He works for a Big Society in Switzerland where he lives with his family. Meyer his also a great sportsman, ...

34. Riva Krymalowski

Actress | Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl

Riva Krymalowski was born in 2008 in Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (2019), Babylon Berlin (2017) and Familie! (2016).

35. Robert Frank

Director | Me and My Brother

Robert Frank was born on November 9, 1924 in Zurich, Switzerland as Robert Louis Frank. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Me and My Brother (1969), Candy Mountain (1987) and The Present (1996). He was married to June Leaf and Mary Frank. He died on September 9, 2019 in Inverness, ...

36. Pinkas Braun

Actor | Les brigades du Tigre

This lean, incisive, basso-voiced Swiss actor with the unsettling mephistophelean countenance was the son of a Galician-Jewish merchant. Pinkas Braun began his chosen vocation at the age of eighteen as an extra with the Zürcher Schauspielhaus (embracing what he considered the 'order and discipline'...

37. Morgane Ferru

Actress | Tatort

Morgane Ferru was born in 1991 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for Tatort (1970), Berlin Syndrome (2017) and My Brother, My Love (2018).

38. Alain de Botton

Writer | My Last Five Girlfriends

Alain de Botton was born on 20 December 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is the only son of Gilbert de Botton and Jacqueline Burgauer. He has one sister named Miel. Alain spent his childhood in Switzerland, where he learned to speak French and German. In 1981, Alain and his family moved to London, ...

39. Alain Gsponer

Director | Jugend ohne Gott

Alain Gsponer was born on March 10, 1976 in Zürich, Switzerland. He is a director and writer, known for Godless Youth (2017), Heidi (2015) and Akte Grüninger (2014).

40. Lucy Wirth

Actress | Schwarzer Panther

Lucy Wirth was born on December 2, 1984 in Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress and writer, known for Black Panther (2014), Drei Stunden (2012) and Hinter diesen Bergen (2010).

41. Alex Scarlis

Actor | Smallville

Alex Scarlis was born on March 6, 1978 in Zurich, Switzerland as Alexander George Scarlis. He is an actor and writer, known for Smallville (2001), The Young and the Restless (1973) and American Heiress (2007).

42. Chandra Ruegg

Casting Department | Outside the Wire

Chandra Ruegg was born on September 26, 1984 in Zurich, Switzerland. She is known for her work on Outside the Wire (2021), Chalet Girl (2011) and Misfits (2009).

43. Al Dubin

Music Department | Dames

Prolific Academy Award-winning songwriter Al Dubin ("Lullaby of Broadway" [1935]) came to the US in 1893 and was educated at the Perkiomen Seminary in Pennsylvania. He joined the staff of several New York music publishing companies. He enlisted in the US Army in World War I and served in the 77th ...

44. Melodie Wakivuamina

Actress | Über die Grenze

Melodie Wakivuamina was born in 1996 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for Über die Grenze (2017), Der Lehrer (2009) and Das Traumschiff (1981).

45. Eric Kress

Cinematographer | Män som hatar kvinnor

Eric Kress was born on March 25, 1962 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is known for his work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013) and Colossal (2016).

46. Florian Froschmayer

Director | Verliebt in Amsterdam

"Faster. Louder. Younger," marveled the Swiss newspaper "Blick" in 1999 about Florian Froschmayers directorial debut "Exklusiv". At the time the movie accomplished the seemingly impossible - a Swiss film became a box office smash. Realized without any public funds, just with the director's ...

47. Filip Zumbrunn

Cinematographer | Strähl

50. Markus Imhoof

Writer | Das Boot ist voll

Markus Imhoof was born on September 19, 1941 in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland. He is a writer and director, known for The Boat Is Full (1981), More Than Honey (2012) and Eldorado (2018).


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