Andrea Clausen

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Andrea Clausen
Born (1959-01-17) January 17, 1959 (age 58)
Germany Oldenburg, Germany

Andrea Clausen (born 17 January 1959 in Oldenburg) is a German stage actress, member of the Burgtheater ensemble.

Life and theatre career[edit]

Born in Oldenburg, she first studied at the acting school of Etienne Decroux in Paris and then at the Folkwangschule in Essen. After her studies she made her debut as an actress in Oldenburg and in Cologne. In 1986 she changed to Bochum and began to work with Andrea Breth. In 1991 she went to the Burgtheater and worked as well with Claus Peymann, Hans Neuenfels and Wilfried Minks. 1994, she went to the Schaubühne Berlin, returning two years later to Vienna. She received a Kainz-Medaille for her acting in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Since 1996 she has worked with Matthias Hartmann, Luc Bondy, Karin Henkel, Paulus Manker, Theu Boermans and in many plays directed by Andrea Breth, such as The Cherry Orchard, Emilia Galotti, Minna von Barnhelm, Don Carlos, Motortown. One of her more famous roles was as Ines Finidori in Trois versions de la vie of Yasmina Reza (2000), which was first played in Vienna, at the Akademietheater.

Andrea Clausen is married, and in 2003 she had twin-daughters named Maria and Jelena.

Since 2006 a large photography of Andrea Clausen, made by the Austrian photograph Ilse Haider, has been hanging in the Portrait Gallery of the Burgtheater.

Theatre roles[edit]

Schauspielhaus Bochum[edit]

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin[edit]

Burgtheater and Akademietheater, Vienna[edit]




  • 1987: Best young actress (theatre-magazine Theater heute)
  • 1992: Kainz-Medaille
  • 2001, 2003 und 2005: nominated for the Nestroy-Preis (Vienna theatre-award) in the category Best Actress
  • 2007: ORF-Audio-Award (ORF-Hörspielpreis) Actress of the Year 2006

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