Antje Traue

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Antje Traue
Antje Traue by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1981-01-18) January 18, 1981 (age 35)
Mittweida, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Antje Traue (pronounced [ˈʔantjə ˈtʀaʊ̯ə]; born January 18, 1981) is a German actress. She speaks German and English fluently, and appeared in her first English-language role in the film Pandorum.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Traue was born in Mittweida, near Chemnitz in the German Free State of Saxony (specifically, in the former district Karl-Marx-Stadt of East Germany). Her mother was a dancer and musician. Traue was raised speaking Russian.[2] Her stage career began when she portrayed Jeanne d'Arc in a school play.[1] At sixteen, she won the lead role in the International Munich Art Lab's first ever "Hip Hopera" (the musical "West End Opera"). Traue performed and toured with the production for four years, appearing on stages throughout Germany, Europe, and in New York City.[1] Subsequently, Traue appeared in several films and television movies, such as Kleinruppin Forever, Berlin am Meer and Phantomschmerz.[1]

In 2008, Traue was chosen for the lead female role in the film Pandorum, a science fiction/thriller film directed by Christian Alvart, written by Travis Milloy, and starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster.[3]

In 2013, Traue played villain Faora in the Superman film Man of Steel.[4] In 2015, she portrayed Bony Lizzie in the Universal Pictures action-fantasy film Seventh Son.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Die Nacht davor Franziska Teenstätten Short
2004 Kleinruppin Forever Ramona
2006 Goldjunge Manuela Short
2008 Berlin am Meer Estelle
2009 Phantom Pain Anja Uncredited
2009 Pandorum Nadia
2011 5 Days of War Zoe
2012 Nobel's Last Will Kitten
2013 Man of Steel Faora
2015 Seventh Son Bony Lizzie
2015 Woman in Gold Adele Bloch-Bauer
2016 Despite the Falling Snow Marina
2016 Criminal Elsa Mueller
2016 Kundschafter des Friedens Paula Kern Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Verlorene Kinder TV film
2007 SOKO Köln Diana Wrobel Episode: "Später Ruhm"
2009 Der Staatsanwalt Sandra Thewes Episode: "Schwesternliebe"
2012 Ein Fall für Annika Bengtzon: Nobels Testament TV film
2015 Weinberg Hannah Zepter TV mini series
2015 Mordkommission Berlin 1 Irma Berger TV film
2015 Der Fall Barschel Giselle Neumayer TV film


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography". Spielkind Talent Agency. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "'Man of Steel' flew in just in time for Antje Traue - Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times". Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Schulte am Hülse, Jessica (2008-08-12). "Berlinerin sichert sich eine Hauptrolle in "Pandorum"" [Berliner secures a starring role in "Pandorum"]. Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved 2011-06-03.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2013-04-27). "Antje Traue cast as female villain in Superman". Variety. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  5. ^ Miska, Brad (2008-08-12). " "Antje Traue - Seventh Son". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2011-06-03.  (subscription required)

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