Nina Hoss

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Born in Stuttgart in 1975, Nina Hoss first performed on a theater stage when she was 14. She completed her acting studies at Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin in 1997. Since 1998, she has had various engagements at theaters, including Deutsches Theater in Berlin, Berliner Ensemble, Schauspielhaus Zurich and the Salzburg Festival. In 1996, Bernd Eichinger cast her as the lead actress in the TV remake of the 1950s hit film “Rosemary”. For her portrayal of Rosemarie Nitribitt, a high-end prostitute who was murdered in 1957, Hoss won the Lilli Palmer & Curd Juergens Memorial Camera prize for best young actress. She won the Grimme Award for her television movies “Something to Remind Me” (2002) and “Wolfsburg” (2003). For her role in Christian Petzold’s drama “Yella”, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress in 2007 at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2011, she was appointed to the jury of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and was a jury member at the Venice Film Festival in 2016. In 2016, she appeared in “Homeland” and in 2017 she starred in “Return to Montauk” (directed by Volker Schlöndorf), which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. She has most recently appeared in the films “Pelican Blood” (directed by Katrin Gebbe) and “The Audition” (directed by Ina Weisse).