Julia Jentsch (born 20 February 1978) is a German actress. She has received a number of awards including the Silver Bear, European Film Award, and Lola. She is best known as the title character in , Jule in Sophie Scholl – The Final Days and, Liza in The Edukators . I Served the King of England
Jentsch was born to a family of lawyers in West Berlin and began her acting education in Berlin at
Hochschule Ernst Busch, a drama school. Her first prominent screen role was in the 2004 cult film , starring opposite The Edukators Daniel Brühl.
Jentsch garnered further attention playing the
title character in the 2005 film , which was nominated for an Sophie Scholl – The Final Days Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In an interview, Jentsch said that playing the role was "an honour." She won Best Actress at the [1 ] European Film Awards, at the German Film Awards (aka Lolas) and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for her role as Sophie Scholl.
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