Biography

From 1992 to 1995, Franziska Petri studied at the renowned „Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art“ in Berlin. Her cinema debut was a part in „The Big Mambo“ („Das Mambospiel“) by Michael Gwisdek in 1997, which opened the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. With her first leading role in in the award-winning „Forget America“ („Vergiss Amerika“) she attracted both critics' and audiences' attention. After leading roles in the most diverse cinema productions like the historic drama „Leo & Claire“ by Joseph Vilsmaier, the quirky comedy „Max & Moritz Reloaded“ by Thomas Frydetzki, the gloomy thriller „The Heart Is a Dark Forest“ („Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald“) by Nicolette Krebitz, the political drama „Long Shadows“ („Schattenwelt“) by Connie Walther or the psychological drama „Memory“ („Der Tag, an dem ich meinen toten Mann traf“) by Matthias Luthardt, she appeared in the psychothriller „For Miriam“ („Für Miriam“) by Lars Gunnar Lotz. For her outstanding performance in „For Miriam“ she was awarded

Best Actress at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival 2009 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino),

Best Actress at La Cabina. Festival Internacional de Mediometrajes de Valencia, Spain 2010

and Best Actress at the 11th Aubagne International Film Festival, France 2010. In 2011 she played the starring role in Kirill Serebrennikov's dark tale of love Izmena/Betrayal, which premiered in the official competition of the Venice Film Festival 2012. For her impressive performance she was awarded Best Actress at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

From 1992 to 1995, Franziska Petri studied at the renowned „Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art“ in Berlin. Her cinema debut was a part in „The Big Mambo“ („Das Mambospiel“) by Michael Gwisdek in 1997, which opened the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. With her first leading role in in the award-winning „Forget America“ („Vergiss Amerika“) she attracted both critics' and audiences' attention. After leading roles in the most diverse cinema productions like the historic drama „Leo & Claire“ by Joseph Vilsmaier, the quirky comedy „Max & Moritz Reloaded“ by Thomas Frydetzki, the gloomy thriller „The Heart Is a Dark Forest“ („Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald“) by Nicolette Krebitz, the political drama „Long Shadows“ („Schattenwelt“) by Connie Walther or the psychological drama „Memory“ („Der Tag, an dem ich meinen toten Mann traf“) by Matthias Luthardt, she appeared in the psychothriller „For Miriam“ („Für Miriam“) by Lars Gunnar Lotz. For her outstanding performance in „For Miriam“ she was awarded

Best Actress at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival 2009 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino),

Best Actress at La Cabina. Festival Internacional de Mediometrajes de Valencia, Spain 2010

and Best Actress at the 11th Aubagne International Film Festival, France 2010. In 2011 she played the starring role in Kirill Serebrennikov's dark tale of love Izmena/Betrayal, which premiered in the official competition of the Venice Film Festival 2012. For her impressive performance she was awarded Best Actress at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1973-08-17

Place of Birth Leipzig - Saxony - Germany

Official Site http://www.franziska-petri.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

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2019 Off Season as Judith
2019 Hotel Auschwitz as Sabine
2018 Wolfsland – Irrlichter as Leonore Pfister
2016 Sommernachtsmord as Monika Löffelhart
2016 Dolores as Dolores Moor
2016 The Duelist as Aleksandra Iosifovna
2016 Marie Brand und die Spur der Angst as Anne Drobeck
2015 Platonow as Sonja
2012 Betrayal as She
2009 Flemming (1 episode) as Valerie Venhaus
2009 SOKO Stuttgart (1 episode) as Elke Resch
2009 Lasko – Die Faust Gottes (1 episode) as Terroristin
2009 Für Miriam
2008 Long Shadows as Valerie Matos
2008 Der Tag, an dem ich meinen toten Mann traf as Helene
2007 The Heart Is a Dark Forest as Anna
2007 Der Kronzeuge as Denise
2007 Porno!Melo!Drama! as Nico
2006 Das unreine Mal as Susanne 'Susa' Henk
2006 Der Kriminalist (1 episode) as Kim Falkenberg
2006 Endloser Horizont as Elisabeth 'Lilly' Meier
2005 Wen die Liebe trifft as Franka Rhomberg
2005 Max and Moritz Reloaded as Sozialbeamtin Paula Winter
2005 Der Staatsanwalt (1 episode)
2004 Das Konto (2 episodes) as Laura Spiegelberg as Laura Spiegelberg
2003 SOKO Köln (1 episode) as Hiltrud Emmert
2003 Tage des Sturms as Claudia Brücken
2002 Leo und Claire as Irene Scheffler
2001 Wenn eine Mutter ihr Leben verspielt as Mona Lutter
2000 Vergiss Amerika as Anna
2000 Donna Leon (1 episode) as Signorina Benedetta Lerini
2000 Die Nachtschwester
1999 The Volcano as Nathalie
1998 Unsere Kinder! - Verschollen im Urlaub as Steffi
1998 HeliCops – Einsatz über Berlin (1 episode) as Ellen Winter
1998 Annas Fluch-Tödliche Gedanken as Marie Welte
1998 Das Mambospiel as Julia
1996 Zimmer frei! (1 episode)
1996 Alarm for Cobra 11: The Motorway Police (1 episode)
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show (1 episode)
1995 Mord an der roten Rita as Rita
1995 Operation Medusa as Gilda Gerber
1994 Alfredissimo! - Kochen mit Bio (1 episode)
1994 Ein starkes Team (1 episode) as Isabel Lagrette
1994 Die Wache (1 episode) as Isabell Winkler
1992 Wolffs Revier (1 episode) as Nicole Balser
1981 A case for two (1 episode) as Britta Abels
1970 Scene of the Crime (1 episode) as Angela Meerbaum (1 episode) as Nadine Schuricke

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