Biography

Makatsch was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, the daughter of former German national ice hockey team goaltender Rainer Makatsch. She spent several months in New Mexico in 1988 in an effort to improve her English, and later studied politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for four semesters, which was followed by an apprenticeship as a dressmaker until 1994. Her television career started in 1993, when she was hired by music channel VIVA, hosting shows such as Interaktiv and Heikes Hausbesuche; two years later, on August 13 1995, she became the host of the German chart show BRAVO TV, aired by RTL II, a position she kept until summer 1996. In 1997 she started hosting her own weekly, late night show titled Heike Makatsch Show. However, due to bad ratings, it was cancelled after only eight episodes. Makatsch first appeared in a movie in 1996, when she starred in Detlev Buck's Männerpension (English: "Jailbirds"); she received the Bavarian Film Award as most talented young actor for her performance. Since then, she has appeared in several German and English language productions.

Makatsch was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, the daughter of former German national ice hockey team goaltender Rainer Makatsch. She spent several months in New Mexico in 1988 in an effort to improve her English, and later studied politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for four semesters, which was followed by an apprenticeship as a dressmaker until 1994. Her television career started in 1993, when she was hired by music channel VIVA, hosting shows such as Interaktiv and Heikes Hausbesuche; two years later, on August 13 1995, she became the host of the German chart show BRAVO TV, aired by RTL II, a position she kept until summer 1996. In 1997 she started hosting her own weekly, late night show titled Heike Makatsch Show. However, due to bad ratings, it was cancelled after only eight episodes. Makatsch first appeared in a movie in 1996, when she starred in Detlev Buck's Männerpension (English: "Jailbirds"); she received the Bavarian Film Award as most talented young actor for her performance. Since then, she has appeared in several German and English language productions.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1971-08-13

Place of Birth Düsseldorf, Germany

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Ich war noch niemals in New York as Lisa Wartberg
2018 Benjamin Blümchen as Zora Zack
2018 Das schönste Mädchen der Welt as Frau Reimann
2017 Das Pubertier - Der Film as Sara Wenger
2017 Fremde Tochter as Hannah
2016 Speechless as mother
2016 Capelli Code(13 episodes) as Petra Paul
2016 Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein as Kellnerin
2015 Zweimal zweites Leben as Ännie Borchert
2015 About a Girl as Sabine
2014 Everything is Love as Clara
2014 Wir machen durch bis morgen früh as Melanie Struttmann
2013 The Book Thief as Liesel's mother
2013 Back on Track as Birgit Averhoff
2012 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Tante Polly
2012 Sechzehneichen as Laura Eichhorn
2012 Resident Evil: Retribution as Dr. Lisa Addison (archive footage)
2012 Homecoming as Katarina Endriss
2011 Tom Sawyer as Tante Polly
2009 The Door as Gia
2009 Dr. Hope as Hope Bridges Adams
2009 Hilde as Hildegard Knef
2008 Schade um das schöne Geld as Mirabel Blinker
2007 Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution as Frau Unger
2007 Schwesterherz as Anna
2007 Inas Nacht(1 episode)
2006 Hui Buh as Leonora Gräfin zu Etepetete
2005 Margarete Steiff as Margarete Steiff
2005 Keine Lieder über Liebe as Ellen
2005 Almost Heaven - Ein Cowgirl auf Jamaika as Helen Schuster
2005 A Sound of Thunder as Alicia Wallenbeck
2005 Tara Road as Bernadette
2004 Familie auf Bestellung as Eva
2003 Anatomy 2 as Viktoria
2003 Das Wunder von Lengede as Renate Reger
2003 Love Actually as Mia
2002 Naked as Emilia
2002 Through the Night with...(1 episode)
2002 Resident Evil as Lisa
2002 Nachts im Park as Katharina Lumis
2002 Die Affäre Semmeling(1 episode) as Silke Semmeling
2001 Late Night Shopping as Madeline
2001 A Goddamn Job as Katinka Sirena
2000 Gripsholm as Prinzessin
2000 The Announcement
1999 Tails You Win, Heads You Lose as Maja
1999 Männer und andere Katastrophen as Judith Kern
1999 Aimee & Jaguar as Klärchen
1999 Beckmann(1 episode)
1999 Das Gelbe vom Ei as Floris Blinker
1998 Love Your Female Neighbor! as Isolde
1998 Am I Beautiful? as Vera
1997 Obsession as Miriam Auerbach
1996 Männerpension as Maren Krummsieg
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show(9 episodes)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(2 episodes)
1970 Scene of the Crime(2 episodes) as Ellen Berlinger

Writing

2007 SchwesterherzScreenplay

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