Ursula Werner in May 2008 in Leipzig. Photo:HUI.Press
(1943-09-28) September 28, 1943 (age 70) Eberswalde, Germany 
Ursula Werner is a German actress born September 28, 1943 in Eberswalde, Germany. She grew up in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. After studying at the Staatlichen Schauspielschule Berlin (Berlin State Drama College), she obtained her first roles in the Halle Opera House, and in the Berlin cabaret "Die Distel". From 1974 to 2009 Werner was a permanent member of the Maxim-Gorki-Theater in Berlin. She also makes guest appearances on the Gorki stage. She is particularly remembered for her role of Dr. Unglaube in the 1977 film Ein irrer Duft von frischem Heu (A Terrific Scent of Fresh Hay). From 2001 to 2007 she played a permanent secondary character in the Schloss Einstein series. Following several minor roles in film and on TV, she took the leading role for Andreas Dresen's Wolke 9 where she played the part of a woman in her late sixties who leaves her older husband for an even older man. The film attempts to show that even in advanced years, love and sex simply do not just stop. For this unusual role, Werner received the 2009 German Film Award (Lola) for the best female leading role.
Werner lives in Berlin. Her next film, Wintervater, where she plays the role of Lene, is in post-production and will be released in 2011.[dated info]
2008 Nominierungen für den Bambi 2008 als beste Schauspielerin International und Europäischen Filmpreis 2008 als Beste Darstellerinfür Wolke Neun
(Nominated for the Bambi Award as Best Female Performer-International and Best Actress at the European Film Awards for Cloud 9)
2008 Prix Tudor Best Female Performance in Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran
(Prix Tudor for Best Female Performance at the Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran)
2008 Bayerischer Filmpreis as Beste Darstellerin für Wolke Neun
(Best Actress at the Bavarian Film Festival for Cloud 9)
Begründung der Jury:Die exzellente Schauspielerin Ursula Werner gewährt uns in Andreas Dresens Film Wolke 9 einen ehrlichen Blick auf Liebe und Sexualität im Alter. Ihr mutiges, offenes und glaubhaftes Spiel wirkt in seiner Kompromisslosigkeit auf den Zuschauer befreiend und zeigt, dass Liebe alterslos ist
"In Andreas Dresens' film, Cloud 9, the excellent actress Ursula Werner imparts an honest look at love and sexuality in old age. Her courageous, open, and credible performance is uncompromising and liberating to an audience, showing that love is ageless.")
2009: Deutscher Filmpreis 2009 as Beste Hauptdarstellerin für Wolke Neun.
(Best Actress in a starring role for Cloud 9-German Film Awards 2009)