20 February 1978 |
West Berlin, West Germany
Julia Jentsch (born 20 February 1978) is a German actress. She has received a number of awards including the Silver Bear, European Film Award, and Lola. She is best known as the title character in Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, Jule in The Edukators and Liza in I Served the King of England.
Jentsch was born to a family of lawyers in West Berlin and began her acting education in Berlin at Hochschule Ernst Busch, a drama school. Her first prominent screen role was in the 2004 cult film The Edukators, starring opposite Daniel Brühl.
Jentsch garnered further attention playing the title character in the 2005 film Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In an interview, Jentsch said that playing the role was "an honour." She won Best Actress at the European Film Awards, at the German Film Awards (aka Lolas) and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for her role as Sophie Scholl.
- Angry Kisses (1999)
- Julietta (2001)
- Getting My Brother Laid, aka My Brother the Vampire (2001)
- The Edukators (2004)
- Tatort (TV) (2004)
- Downfall, aka Der Untergang (2004)
- Schneeland (2005)
- Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (2005)
- The Crown Prince (TV) (2006)
- I Served the King of England (2006)
- Suddenly Gina (TV) (2007)
- 33 Scenes From Life (2008)
- Effi Briest (2009)
- Tannöd (2009)
- The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich (2012)
- Kokowääh 2 (2013)
- 2004 Bavarian Film Award for Best New Actress.
- 2005 Film Award in Gold at the German Film Awards as Best Actress for portraying the role of Sophie Scholl.
- "Es war uns eine Ehre, Sophie Scholl zu sein" (in German). Retrieved 2009-01-06.
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