Actress and singer Katja Riemann was born and grew up near Bremen. She studied modern dance and acting in Hamburg, Hanover and Munich. Her first theater engagement was at the Munich Kammerspiele in 1987, followed by a stint at the Schillertheater in Berlin. She has been freelance since 1993. She has played many roles in film and television, including Peter Beauvais’s “Summer in Lesmona” in 1987, for which she won the Grimme Award. She has since won three German Film Awards, three Bavarian Film Awards, the Ernst Lubitsch Award as well as two Bambis and two Golden Cameras. For her leading role in Margarethe von Trotta’s film “Rosenstrasse”, she received the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2003. For the soundtrack to the film “Bandits”, which she co-wrote with Jasmin Tabatabai and Nicolette Krebitz, she received a Golden Disc in 1997.