Ulrike Frank

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Ulrike Frank
Born Ulrike Frank
(1969-02-01) 1 February 1969 (age 48)
Stuttgart, Germany
Years active 1997-present
Spouse(s) Marc Schubring (1999-present)
Website http://www.ulrikefrank.net

Ulrike Frank (born 1 February 1969) is a German actress known for her portrayal of Katrin Flemming on the daily drama Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten.



In late 1998, ProSieben planned on launching its first soap opera. Grundy Ufa took an original idea which saw the series set on the Spanish island Majorca. The show premiered in April 1999 with Ulrike Frank being an original cast member. Frank would become more important to the show when it was revealed that she portrayed the first transsexual character in a German soap opera. Julia Breuer, Frank's character, choose Majorca to start over and create a life for her as a woman. However her secret was eventually discovered by Felipe who would eventually romance Julia after overcoming some obstacles. After almost one year on the year, Mallorca was canceled due to high production costs and ratings that rose too slowly for the network.

Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten[edit]

In 2000, Frank was approached by RTL for the role of Tina Zimmermann in their new primetime soap opera Großstadtträume. The new format was a spin-off from Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten and the role of Tina was an original cast member of the show, previously played by Sandra Keller. After negotiations with Keller for a return in the popular role fell through the network decided to recast. Ulrike Frank first appeared in the role of Tina in Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten on 27 April 2000. Her six-episode stint ended on 8 May 2000. Directly after her last appearance, Großstadtträume premiered. However ratings for the spin-off were extremely low and the network canceled the format after seven from 26 ordered episodes.

Two and half years later, Frank reappeared on Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten. This time originating the role of architect and businesswoman Katrin Flemming. The role was on a recurring basis and after appearing on 30 December 2002, Frank left the programme once again on 11 April 2003; finishing filming in late February. However the role was well received by viewers and after the show had to fill the void of a female antagonist, Frank was brought back the following year with reappearing on-screen on 5 April 2004. Frank has since become an important part of the series. Katrin's image from a cold businesswoman changed over the years with the character becoming a mother and discovering that nanny Jasmin Nowak is the daughter she gave up for adoption almost twenty years ago.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Park Hotel Stern Mrs. Kessler
1998 Balko Makeup artist
Zerschmetterte Träume - Eine Liebe in Fesseln Rita
Verbotene Liebe Janine Meiser
SK Barbies Secretary
1999 Mallorca – Suche nach dem Paradies Julia Breuer
2000 Großstadtträume Tina Zimmermann spin-off of Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten
2002-2003, 2004-present
Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten Tina Zimmermann
Katrin Flemming-Gerner née Gabi Galuba
2001 Kleiner Mann sucht großes Herz Vivian Haeffner
2002 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast Mrs. Gericke
2005 Emilia Countess Orsina
2007 Der Mustervater 2 - Opa allein zu Haus Regine Schaffrath
SOKO Wismar Brunette
2008 Ein Fall für Zwei Michaela Weiss
Im Namen des Gesetzes Silvia Kreibig
2009 SOKO Leipzig Sabrina Karstens
Mein Mann, seine Geliebte und ich Receptionist Susanne
SOKO 5113 Ricarda Rickenbach

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