Hüller in 2017
30 April 1978 |
Suhl, East Germany
|Alma mater||Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts|
|Notable work||Toni Erdmann, Requiem|
|Awards||European Film Award
Berlin Film Festival Award
German Film Award
Sandra Hüller (born April 30, 1978) is a German actress. She gained critical praise for portrait of Anneliese Michel in Hans-Christian Schmid's drama Requiem and is best known internationally for her starring role in Maren Ade's comedy Toni Erdmann. Hüller is one of the era-defining German actresses of her generation. Besides Julia Jentsch and Nina Hoss, she is the only German actress to win either European film award or Silver Bear for Best Actress, top honors of the European Film Academy and Berlin Film Festival, respectively, in the 21st century.
Life and career
Hüller was born in Suhl, East Germany. She studied theater from 1996 to 2000 at the Hochschule Für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch", Berlin. She appeared from 1998 to 2001 at the Jena Theater, Thuringia and then for one year at the Schauspiel Leipzig. It was Oliver Held who recommended her to the Theater Basel, Switzerland where she appeared until 2006.
Prior to the release of Toni Erdmann in 2016, Hüller was best known for her role as Michaela Klingler in Hans-Christian Schmid's film Requiem, for which she won the Berlin Film Festival Award for Best Actress in 2006. In 2014, she won the German Film Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Franziska Feldenhoven in Frauke Finsterwalder's film Finsterworld.
- 1999: Midsommar Stories
- 2006: Requiem
- 2006: Madonnen
- 2008: Der Architekt
- 2009: Henri 4
- 2010: Brownian Movement
- 2010: Aghet – Ein Völkermord - English Aghet – A Genocide
- 2011: Über uns das All - English Above Us Only Sky - French: L'amour et rien d'autre
- 2013: Finsterworld
- 2014: Amour Fou
- 2016: Toni Erdmann
- 2011: Der Kriminalist (1 episode)
- 2013: Pinocchio
- 2014: Polizeiruf 110 (1 episode)
- 2016: Der Tatortreiniger (1 episode)
- 2005 Bavarian Film Award for Best New Actress
- 2006 Silver Bear for Best Actress for Requiem
- 2006 German Film Award, Best Actress for Requiem
- 2006 German Film Critics Award, Best Actress for Requiem
- 2006 Sitges Film Festival, Best Actress for Requiem
- 2007 Mar del Plata Film Festival Awards, Best Actress for Madonnas
- 2009 Ulrich-Wildgruber-Preis
- 2011 German Film Critics Award, Best Actress for Above Us Only Sky
- 2012 French Award "Festival International des Jeunes Réalisateurs de Saint-Jean-de-Luz", Chistera de la meilleure interprétation féminine for Above Us Only Sky
- 2012 French Award "festival de valenciennes.com", Prix de la meilleure interprétation féminine for Above Us Only Sky
- 2014 German Film Award, Best Supporting Actress for Finsterworld
- 2016 European Film Award, Best Actress for Toni Erdmann
- 2016 Bavarian Film Award, Best Actress for Toni Erdmann
- 2016 Toronto Film Critics Association Award, Best Actress for Toni Erdmann
- "Berlinale / Archive / Annual Archives / 2006 / Prize Winners". Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin. 2006. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
- "Minister President Stoiber lends his Bavarian film prize in 2005". Bavarian State (in German). Retrieved January 11, 2017.
- "Ulrich Wild-Gruber Award 2009". NORDMETALL Foundation (in German). Retrieved January 11, 2017.
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