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Overview (4)

Born in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Birth NameVeronika Maria Caecilia Ferres
Nicknames Vroni
Das Superweib
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Veronica Ferres is one of the most famous actresses in Germany, and consistently ranks among the most popular and most successful leading ladies in polls. She has acted in over 30 theatrical feature films and starred in dozens of TV movies, winning most major German film and TV prizes and numerous international awards, including an Emmy 2002 for "The Manns". Ferres is recognized as one of the most influential women in German show biz.

Ferres was born in Solingen, Germany, and studied German Literature, Psychology and Drama at the University of Munich before taking up acting. In Germany she had her breakthrough with the title role in the hit comedy "The Super Wife", followed by starring roles in hits such as Oscar nominated "Schtonk!", "Rossini", "Klimt" (alongside John Malkovich) and "Saviours in the Night", making her a household name in Germany. Her TV productions include "The Manns", "Destined to Witness", "The Woman from Checkpoint Charlie", "The Miracle of Berlin", "Marco W. 247 Days in Turkish Prison" and "She Deserved It", among many others. Her awards include the Adolf Grimme Prize, the German Television Prize, the Bavarian Television Prize, the Golden Camera Award and the Bambi Award.

In 2013 she shot the international feature "Hector and the Search for Happiness" with Simon Pegg and Jean Reno, and played the main role in the feature film "The Giacomo Variation", again with John Malkovich. Her 13th international production, "The Devil's Violinist", was released theatrically in the fall of 2013. She played the female lead in "Everyman", the traditional opening play of the Salzburg Festival, considered the highest honor in German stagecraft. In 2015, she starred opposite Nic Cage in the thriller, "Pay the Ghost", directed by the Oscar nominated director Uli Edel. In 2016, she'll be seen in the leading role in Werner Herzog's newest film, "Salt and Fire", co-starring Michael Shannon and Gael Garcia Bernal. Veronica is also co-starring in "The Comedian", her 17th English feature film, along with Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann and Danny DeVito. The film is slated to hit theaters in 2017. In 2016 she was filming the German comedy feature film "Unter Deutschen Betten" which was produced by Construction Filmproduction GmbH in co-production with Fox International Production of Germany.

Veronica founded her own production company, Construction Filmproduktion GmbH, in 2012.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jennifer Edwards

Spouse (2)

Carsten Maschmeyer (27 September 2014 - present)
Martin Krug (5 May 2001 - 2010) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

She had a relationship with director Helmut Dietl for nine years in the 1990s.
Rejected by drama school, she studied Theatre in Munich and took private acting lessons. She became one of the highest-paid actresses in Germany.
Was in a coma for ten days due to meningitis and encephalitis in 1999. She had to learn to speak again after this (according to interviews). Her management told the press that she just had a food poisoning.
Mother, with Martin Krug, of daughter Lilly Krug, born in June 2001.
Respected stage actress in her role as "Buhlschaft" at the Salzburg Theatre Festival (2002 to 2004).
Received the 'Bayerischer Verdienstorden' (Bavaria's highest state decoration) (5th July, 2006).
Ranked #1 in a survey by German magazine "Look" searching the greatest style icon ahead of Iris Berben and Heidi Klum (December 2006).
Veronica studied German Literature, Theatre, and Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.
Veronica is the only daughter of a merchant of coal and potatoes.
She has been in a relationship with Carsten Maschmeyer, since 2009.
Veronica Ferres has been active for several charity organizations. She serves as dedicated ambassador for "Cinema for Peace" and supports "Die Arche Deutschland", "SOS Kinderdörfer"and "Hadassah".
Veronica received the Citizen of the World Award by Haddasah in 2013.
Veronica Ferres is an International Ambassador for Haddasah, alongside Richard Gere.
Veronica is a patroness of Die Arche Deutschland.

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