Maria Schrader (born 27 September 1965) is a German actress, screenwriter, and director. She directed the award winning 2007 film Love Life that was based on a novel by Zeruya Shalev. She also starred in the German international hit TV series Deutschland 83 (2015), known for being the first German-language series broadcast on US television.
Maria Schrader was born in Hanover and studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.
She is especially well known from the film Aimée & Jaguar, as well as the acclaimed Liebesleben ("Love life"), in which she wrote, acted, and produced. She has also written other films: RobbyKallePaul; I was on Mars; Stille Nacht and Meschugge. She co-directed I was on Mars with Dani Levy, whom she dated until 1999.
Schrader was part of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2000.
Schrader played the part of Martin Rauch's aunt in Deutschland 83 (2015), an 8 episode TV series, which was the first German-language TV series to be broadcast on US television. It also became popular in the UK, airing in early 2016 on Channel 4.
Maria Schrader has one child with director Rainer Kaufmann, a daughter named Felice, whose name was inspired by Schrader's character in the film Aimée & Jaguar.
- 1992 Max Ophüls Festival, Best Young Actress for I Was on Mars
- 1995 Mystfest, Best Actress for Burning Life
- 1995 Bavarian Film Awards, Best Actress for Nobody Loves Me, Burning Life
- 1995 German Film Awards, Best Leading Actress for Nobody Loves Me, Burning Life, Einer meiner altesten Freunde
- 1999 49th Berlin International Film Festival, Silver Bear for Best Actress (shared with Juliane Köhler) for Aimée & Jaguar
- 1999 German Film Awards, Best Leading Actress for Aimée & Jaguar, The Giraffe
- 1999 Bavarian Film Awards, Best Actress for Aimée & Jaguar
- "Max Ophüls Festival (1992)". www.imdb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "Mystfest (1995)". www.imdb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "Bavarian Film Awards (1995)". www.imdb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "German Film Awards (1995)". www.imdb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "Berlinale: 1999 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
- "German Film Awards (1999)". www.imdb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "Bavarian Film Awards (1999)". www.imdb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
|1992||I was on Mars||Silva||Dani Levy||with Dani Levy|
|1994||Nobody Loves Me||Fanny Fink||Doris Dörrie||with Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, Elisabeth Trissenaar|
|Burning Life||Anna||Peter Welz||with Anna Thalbach, Max Tidof|
|1995||Silent Night||Julia||Dani Levy||with Jürgen Vogel|
|1997||Der Unfisch||Sophie Moor||Robert Dornhelm||with Eva Herzig, Andreas Lust , Georges Kern, August Schmölzer, Karl Merkatz, Bibiana Zeller , Rudolf Wessely, Erwin Leder|
|1998||Meschugge||Lena Katz||Dani Levy||with Dani Levy|
|Bin ich schön?||Elke||Doris Dörrie||with Senta Berger, Gottfried John, Iris Berben, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Franka Potente, Dietmar Schönherr, Heike Makatsch, Otto Sander, Joachim Król|
|1999||Aimée & Jaguar||Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar)||Max Färberböck||with Juliane Köhler, Heike Makatsch, Johanna Wokalek|
|2001||Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man||Johanna von Schulenberg||Lars Kraume||with Götz George, Alexander Scheer, Chulpan Khamatova, Vadim Glowna|
|Emil und die Detektive||Pastorin Hummel||Franziska Buch||with Jürgen Vogel|
|2002||Väter||Melanie Krieger||Dani Levy||with Sebastian Blomberg, Christiane Paul|
|2003||Rosenstrasse||Hannah Weinstein||Margarethe von Trotta||with Katja Riemann|
|2005||Schneeland||Elisabeth||Hans W. Geißendörfer||with Julia Jentsch, Ulrich Mühe, Thomas Kretschmann, Joachim Król, Susanne Lothar|
|2011||In Darkness||Paulina Chiger||Agnieszka Holland||with Robert Więckiewicz|
|2015||Deutschland 83||Lenora Rauch||Edward Berger, |
|with Jonas Nay, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth, Sonja Gerhardt, Ludwig Trepte, Alexander Beyer, Lisa Tomaschewsky|