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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 August 1975Potsdam, German Democratic Republic
Birth NameAnnett Mohamed
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Annett Culp (born August 1, 1975) is a German actress. She was born in Potsdam, Germany under the name Annett Mohamed Elmaghrabi of a Sudanese father and a German mother. She is the granddaughter of Abdel Fattah Mohamed Elmaghrabi, first Democratic elected President of Sudan after its Independence in 1956 Career: In 1996, she moved to Los Angeles, California for the first time to study acting at the "Playhouse West School and Repertory Theatre". She graduated in 2000 after studying under teachers like Jeff Goldblum. During her time at the Playhouse, she worked as an extra on a number of Hollywood Productions and TV series such as "Saved By the Bell", "Barbwire", "The Nutty Professor".Early Life: Annett Culp was born in former East Germany to a German mother and an Arabic father. She grew up in Berlin and attended her first casting at the age of 13. After high school she went to trade school to learn the hotel business while secretly attending acting lessons at the local community college. She returned to Germany in 1999 to take on the role of Irene Görgens in the German TV series SK Kölsch, starring alongside German TV actor Uwe Fellensiek.

Her big breakthrough on German television came when she got a starring role in the German Daily Soap Verbotene Liebe playing the character Silke Voss from 2004 to 2005. Since then, she played a multitude of different roles on German TV series, including recurring characters in successful TV series such as "Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten", "Wolffs Revier" and "Die Wache". In the US, Annett Culp was discovered by the legendary director and screenwriter Zalman King, director of films like "9 1/2 Weeks" and "Wild Orchid". He saw her when she picked up a friend from the casting session and invited her to attend another casting session the following week. After that session, she played the lead role of Anastasia in the Showtime series "ChromiumBlue.com" that ran for 13 episodes in 2002. The same year, she also played the role of "Nina" in the movie OUTCASTS written and directed by independent filmmaker Johnny Asuncion. The role was originally written for an 18 year old from East Los Angeles, but recast after the director met with Annett Culp. The movie was part of the Dances With Film festival in Los Angeles and critically well-received [1].

Personal Life: Annett Culp splits her life between Berlin and Los Angeles. She became a US Citizen in 2007 and is mother to a daughter who was born in 2011. In addition to her acting career, she is a trained Yoga instructor who studied for years under acclaimed Yoga teacher Brian Kest and holds a diploma from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Los Angeles. She is also an expert in Martial Arts and studied under Eric Chen at the National Wushu Training Center in Los Angeles and Martial Artist Dan Inosanto at the Inosanto Academy. In 2013, she was elected to be a jury member of the International Women's Film Festival in Morocco.

Annett worked on the script of her upcoming personal project about her family saga involving her grandfather Abdel Fattah Mohamed Elmaghrabi, first Democratic elected President of Sudan after its Independence in 1956. She made a book presentation about "The Blue Nile", the family saga written by her father and herself during the last Women Film Festival in Morocco, Salé which received a warm ovation from the audience and the press.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Claire Arnaud-Aubour

Spouse (1)

Jimmy Dean Culp (20 December 1994 - 1 August 1999) (divorced)

Trivia (10)

fluent in both the German and English languages
Annett studied at Playhouse West in North Hollywood under the direction of fellow actor Jeff Goldblum
Granddaughter of Abdel Fattah Mohamed Elmaghrabi, first Democratic elected President of Sudan after its Independence in 1956
Trained with legendary Martial Artist Dan Inosanto at the Inosanto Academy in Los Angeles.
In her free time she teaches Yoga.
Trained with Eric Chen at the National Wushu Trainings Center in Los Angeles.
Her father is Arabic, her mother is German
Annett lived with her mother and brother in the German Refugee Center in Berlin Marienfelde when she returned from Sudan. The refugee center is a Museum Today.
In 2007, the German born actress Annett Culp became a U.S. Citizen. She admits she was motivated by the convenience of being able to travel the world with an American passport.
She lived in Sudan/Omdurman when she was only three months old. Annett took her first steps while covered in layer of dust from a Sahara sand strum.

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