Mirjam Weichselbraun

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mirjam Weichselbraun
Life Ball 2013 - magenta carpet Mirjam Weichselbraun 03.jpg
Born Mirjam Weichselbraun
(1981-09-27) 27 September 1981 (age 33)
Innsbruck, Austria
Occupation Television presenter
Height 5 feet six ¼ inches (1.68 m)

Mirjam Weichselbraun (born September 27, 1981 in Innsbruck, Austria) is an Austrian television host and actress.

Life and career[edit]

Weichselbraun at the Romy TV award show in Vienna (2008)

Her first experience in broadcasting was with the regional radio station Antenne Tirol in 1999 and she first appeared in front of the camera in 2001 on the culture program Das Magazin on the channel TV Tirol.

In 2000, she was voted the BRAVO-Girl of the year among 25,000 contestants.

In January 2002 she joined the newly started music channel VIVA PLUS in Cologne, where she hosted the show Cologne Day. After only eight months she switched to MTV Germany in Berlin where she hosted the live show MTV Select until January 2005.

In Germany she has interviewed some of the most famous artists in the music business including Jon Bon Jovi and Nickelback.

She presented TRL Germany with Joko Winterscheidt (alternating with Patrice Bouédibéla and Karolin Oesterling) until April 2007.

Since 2003, next to her job on MTV, she has also been hosting the ZDF online-magazine for the game show Wetten, dass..?. Since 2004 she has, together with Christian Clerici, hosted the live show Expedition Österreich (Expedition Austria), and one year later the Austrian preliminaries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, as well as the dancing show Dancing Stars with Alfons Haider on ORF. Her hosting of Dancing Stars earned her the Austrian Romy television award in 2006 and 2008.

In 2006 Weichselbraun and Wayne Carpendale presented RTL's 2006 Dancing on Ice contest, which made her very popular in Germany.[1] Other hosting jobs include the Life Ball (2007), Kiddy Contest (2007 and 2008) and the Romy award presentation in 2008. Since November 2010 she hosts the Hit Giganten on Sat.1 together with the German jazz musician Roger Cicero.

In addition to her job as a show host, Weichselbraun has also lent her voice to Jan Dress' audio drama Letzte Tage, jetzt (Last days, now) and worked as an actress. In 2007 she played in the ORF-movie Die Rosenkönigin and in one episode of the ProSieben Märchenstunde (Frau Holle - Im Himmel ist die Hölle los). In 2008 and 2009 she appeared in two more films: H3 - Halloween Horror Hostel and Hangtime - Kein leichtes Spiel (Hangtime - Not an easy game).

In 2009, she took the role of Sugar Kane in Peter Stones' musical Manche mögen's heiß (Some like it hot) at the Theater in der Josefstadt.

In 2011 and 2012, she hosted the Vienna Opera Ball together with Alfons Haider and Barbara Rett for the Austrian TV broadcaster ORF.

Personal life[edit]

Weichselbraun has a twin sister. Their parents married late, so each girl could choose her own surname. Melanie Binder took her father's name, while Mirjam Weichselbraun took her mother's.

After a 2 year-relationship Weichselbraun split up with the singer Marque. She had also been in a relationship with the Sat.1 host Jahn Hahn, but they split after four years. Since 2013 she is in a relationship with Ben Mawson, the manager of Lana Del Rey. She has a child with him.


Mirjam Weichselbraun (Vienna 2009)
Year Title Role
2007 Die Rosenkönigin Marie Gruber
2007 ProSieben Märchenstunde Chantal
2008 H3 - Halloween Horror Hostel Sidney
2008 Mutig in die neuen Zeiten - Alles anders Agnes Ulmendorff
2008 Wir sind das Volk – Liebe kennt keine Grenzen Bonnie
2009 Hangtime - Kein leichtes Spiel Kathi
2011 Das Traumhotel (Episode: Malediven) Greta Junghans
2012 Die Braut im Schnee Dr. Thea Hollmann
2012 Unter Umständen verliebt Steffi
2012 Es kommt noch dicker
(Episodes: Ein magischer Tag, Der Tanzwettbewerb)
Ella Sandvoss
2012 Wir sind Kaiser Fifi
2012 Verloren auf Borneo Julia zu Hohenberg
2013 Herztöne Dutch Princess
2013 Zweisitzrakete Polizistin Sabrina
2013 Zur Sache, Macho! Lisa Rammser


Year Title Role
2007 Bee Movie Vanessa Bloom


External links[edit]