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 works 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 ...
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, 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 married to Andra ...
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 Madagascar (2005). He has been married to Anna Loos since August 5, 2004. They have two children. He was previously married to ...
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 | Das Experiment
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 ...
Actor | Sophie's Choice
Günther Maria Halmer was born on January 5, 1943 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany. He is an actor, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), Gandhi (1982) and Münchner Geschichten (1974). He has been married to Claudia Halmer since 1976. They have two children.
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, 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. They have one...
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 | Good Bye Lenin!
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 ...
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 prestigious Max-Reinhardt-Seminar at the Berlin University of the Arts. Martinas film career began while she was still at drama school. Her filmography covers practically all genres of film.
Gedeck has won a...
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, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Solaris (2002) and City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009). He has been married to Katharina John since October 2003. He was previously married to Amber ...
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), OP ruft Dr. Bruckner - Die besten Ärzte Deutschlands (1996) and Berlin, Berlin (2002).
52. Samuel Finzi
Actor | Worst Case Scenario
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), Ein Mann steht seine Frau (1997) and The Country Doctor (1987). He was previously married to Christine Zierl.
60. Jeanette Hain
Actress | The Reader
Jeanette Hain was born in Munich. While studying 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 not only ...
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 The Tunnel (2001). He has been married to Marie-Jeanette Steinle since August 10, 2005. They have two children.
72. Rolf Hoppe
Actor | Sardsch
Rolf Hoppe was born on December 6, 1930 in Ellrich, Thuringia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Sardsch (1997), Orpheus in der Unterwelt (1974) and Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971). He was married to Friederike. He died on November 14, 2018 in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Actor | Eastern Promises
Armin Mueller-Stahl was born on December 17, 1930 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Shine (1996) and The International (2009). He has been married to Gabriele Scholz since 1973. They have one child. He was previously married to Monika ...
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), La nouvelle malle des Indes (1981) and Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (1996). He has been married to Elke Best since 1982. They ...
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 | Inglourious Basterds
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...
91. Dagmar Manzel
Actress | Frei nach Plan
Dagmar Manzel was born on September 1, 1958 in East Berlin, East Germany. She is an actress, known for According to the Plan (2007), Cracks in the Shell (2011) and Schtonk (1992). She is married to Robert Gallinowski. She was previously married to Marcus Kaloff.
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 and editor, 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
Lisa Wagner was born in 1979 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She is an actress, known for Letzte Ausfahrt Gera - Acht Stunden mit Beate Zschäpe (2016), Tatort (1970) and Vorstadtrocker (2015).