Born in 1986, Ines Marie Westernströer studied acting at the University of Music and Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig. While still studying, she became a member of the acting studio at Staatsschauspiel Dresden in 2009. After completing her studies, she was a permanent member of the ensemble from 2011 until 2016. She also appears on film and television. Among other things, she played a leading role in the film “The Hannas” (2016) and was nominated for the German Cinema New Talent Award for her performance. She has been a permanent ensemble member at Schauspiel Köln since the 2016/17 season.