Julia Stinshoff (born 27 December 1974 in Bonn) is a German actress.
Stinshoff started her English, philosophy and comparative religious studies but drop out of college. From 1997 to 1999, she attended the Stage School of Hamburg as well as Johanna Brix's acting lessons. Then she studied psychology at the University of Bremen until she moved to Cologne for her first main acting role.
She started her acting career with her role of police chief Susanna von Landlitz in RTL's action series Alarm für Cobra 11 – Einsatz für Team 2and her participation to the comedy series Ladykracher on SAT.1. She received several comedy awards for the latter role. Later she launched her own series Krista on RTL and played in numerous RTL event movies, including Crazy Race (for which she was nominated for the Deutscher Comedypreis for Best Actress) and Hai-Alarm auf Mallorca . She also played roles in SAT.1 series, notably in LiebesLeben (nomination for Rose d'Or).
After a few singing and reading performances on stage with Roger Willemsen, she attracted a greater audience thanks to her television comedy roles, including Ein Date fürs Leben (ZDF) and Heiratsantrag mit Hindernissen (ARD). Moreover, she has been the main actress in ZDF's comedy series Dora Heldt (Urlaub mit Papa / Tante Inge haut ab) since 2009.
Besides, Stinshoff played in NDR children's programme Sesame Street and took the role of police chief Sophie Radetzki in ZDF's Monday evening thriller series Die Tote ohne Alibi.