|Alma mater||Zurich University of the Arts|
|Partner||Jonas Laux (2010–present)|
Vicky Krieps (born 4 October 1983) is a Luxembourgish actress. She has appeared in a number of American, Luxembourgish, French and German productions, such as Hanna, Two Lives, A Most Wanted Man, The Chambermaid Lynn, Colonia, Gutland, The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Last Vermeer, and Old. Krieps had a leading role in the Academy Award-winning film Phantom Thread. She received a German Television Award for the series Das Boot.
Krieps was born in Luxembourg City, the daughter of a Luxembourgish father, who managed a film distribution company, and of a German mother. Her grandfather, Robert Krieps, was a politician and war-time member of the Luxembourg Resistance. Krieps had her first acting experiences at the Lycée de Garçons secondary school in Luxembourg, receiving training at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg City. In 2004, she was far from convinced that her career would be her future. Rather than enrolling in one of the drama schools, she participated in a social project at the primary school of a South African township near Knysna. This confirmed her resolve to study acting, with the goal of performing on theatre stages. She attended Zurich University of the Arts, while gathering acting experience at Schauspielhaus Zürich.
She had numerous roles in Luxembourgish films and television series, before starring in foreign productions, such as Hanna, Rommel, Before the Winter Chill and Elly Beinhorn – Alleinflug, a biopic about the German aviation pioneer Elly Beinhorn. She starred opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in the period film Phantom Thread. Receiving critical acclaim for her role, Dan Jolin of Empire stated that Krieps "can hold her own opposite a titan like Day-Lewis," while David Edelstein of Vulture wrote that she is "bewitchingly lucent, her face just masklike enough to make our sudden awareness of all her dark thoughts a shock." Krieps played the magazine publisher in The Girl in the Spider's Web. She played the morally compromised Alsatian interpreter in the television series Das Boot and subsequently in the second series. In 2021, Krieps starred in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller mystery film Old and in the drama film Bergman Island.
Krieps moved to Berlin, Germany in her early 20s. She resides in Berlin with her two children, daughter Elisa (born 2011) and son Jan-Noah (born 2015), both of whom she is raising with her partner, the German actor Jonas Laux.
When asked about the #MeToo movement, Krieps said: "Maybe it's very European, but I always see both sides. I feel very sorry for the people who have been harassed, but I also feel very sorry for the people who have lived a life where they have been harassing people. You cannot tell me any of these people are really happy, it's more like a disease. So I really think it's important for everyone to wake up. That would be my hashtag: #WakeUp."
|2008||La Nuit passée||Christina||Short film|
|2009||X on a Map||Ana||Short film|
|House of Boys||Flower shop girl|
|If Not Us, Who?||Dörte|
|Elle ne pleure pas, elle chante||Nurse|
|The Treasure Knights and the Secret of Melusina||Marie Kutter|
|Two Lives||Kathrin Lehnhaber|
|Measuring the World||Johanna Gauss|
|Before the Winter Chill||Caroline|
|Brotherhood of Tears||Russian woman|
|2014||A Most Wanted Man||Niki|
|Meer zwischen uns||Karen||Short film|
|The Chambermaid Lynn||Lynn|
|2015||M wie Martha||Helene||Short film|
|Pitter Patter Goes My Heart||Lisa||Short film|
|Outside the Box||Yvonne von Geseke|
|2016||Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert||Stella|
|2017||The Young Karl Marx||Jenny von Westphalen|
|Phantom Thread||Alma Elson|
|2018||3 Days in Quiberon||Hotel maid|
|The Girl in the Spider's Web||Erika Berger|
|2019||The Last Vermeer||Minna Holberg|
|The Survivor||Miriam Wofsoniker|
|2022||Corsage||Empress Elisabeth of Austria||Also executive producer|
|More Than Ever||Hélène|
|2011||Tatort||Mariam Sert||Episode: Eine bessere Welt|
|2012||Rommel||Comtesse de La Rochefoucauld||Television film|
|2014||Elly Beinhorn – Alleinflug||Elly Beinhorn||Television film|
|Das Zeugenhaus||Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier||Television film|
|2015||Tag der Wahrheit||Ursel||Television film|
|Mon cher petit village||Elisabeth||Television film|
|2017||Der Kriminalist||Dr. Kim Koch||Episode: Hochrisiko|
|2018–20||Das Boot||Simone Strasser||10 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Budapest Short Film Festival||Best Youngster Award||La nuit passée||Won|||
|2012||Luxembourg Film Award||Young Newcomer Award||—||Won|||
|2022||Cannes Film Festival||Un Certain Regard Best Performance Prize||Corsage||Won|||
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