April 11, 1965 |
Leipzig, East Germany
Thomalla is the daughter of the architect Alfred Thomalla. She grew up in Potsdam in East Germany. As a child she wanted to be a musician, but instead she attended the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" acting school in Berlin. She gave her debut in the movie "Abgefunden". In 1989 she gave birth to her daughter Sophia Thomalla, who became an actress too. From 1991 until 1995 Thomalla was married to the actor André Vetter. From 2000 until 2009 she had a relationship with the German football manager Rudi Assauer. The Playboy published photos of Simone Thomalla in the February 2010 edition.
Thomalla began her career in East Germany with the movie "Abgefunden". Since then, she had many roles in different German movies and TV-series. Thomalla is well known for her commercials. She won the Goldene Kamera together with Rudi Assauer for her Veltins commercial. Today she plays "Eva Saalfeld" in the Tatort TV-series, as well as other roles.