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Maria Schrader

Maria Schrader

German actress, screenwriter, and film director
Maria Schrader
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Intro German actress, screenwriter, and film director
Is Actor Film director Screenwriter
From Germany
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 27 September 1965, Hanover
Age 55 years
Star sign Libra
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Biography

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.

Work

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.

Personal life

Maria Schrader has one child with director Rainer Kaufmann (de), a daughter named Felice, whose name was inspired by Schrader's character in the film Aimée & Jaguar.

Awards

  • 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

Selected Filmography

Year Title Role Director Notes
1992 I was on Mars Silva Dani Levy with Dani Levy
1994 Nobody Loves Me (de) 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 (de), Andreas Lust (de), Georges Kern, August Schmölzer, Karl Merkatz, Bibiana Zeller (de), 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 (de) with Götz George, Alexander Scheer (de), Chulpan Khamatova, Vadim Glowna
Emil und die Detektive Pastorin Hummel Franziska Buch with Jürgen Vogel
2002 Väter (de) 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,

Samira Radsi

with Jonas Nay, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth, Sonja Gerhardt, Ludwig Trepte, Alexander Beyer, Lisa Tomaschewsky

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