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Ulrich Mühe Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Grimma, East Germany
Died in Walbeck, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany  (stomach cancer)
Birth NameFriedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ulrich Mühe was born on June 20, 1953 in Grimma, East Germany as Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe. He was an actor and director, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Der letzte Zeuge (1998) and Funny Games (1997). He was married to Susanne Lothar, Jenny Gröllmann and Annegret Hahn. He died on July 22, 2007 in Walbeck, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Spouse (3)

Susanne Lothar (1997 - 22 July 2007) (his death) (2 children)
Jenny Gröllmann (1984 - 1990) (divorced) (1 child)
Annegret Hahn (197? - 198?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

Lived in Berlin, Germany.
Father of five children from three marriages: Andreas (b. November 1979) works a photographer; Konrad Mühe (b. 1982), Anna Maria Mühe (b. 23. July 1985), Sophie Marie (b. 1995) and Jakob (b. 1998).
Collaborated with author and theatre director Heiner Müller at the Volksbühne and the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, where his 1989 performance as "Hamlet" became legendary.
Father of Anna Maria Mühe, together with Jenny Gröllmann.
Even as a child, he dreamed to become an actor.
Has an older brother named Andreas, who took over the family furrier business from their father.
He and other activists initiated the demonstrations against the East German communist regime in Berlin (November 1989).
Popular reader of audio books.
Studied acting at the Theaterhochschule "Hans Otto" in Leipzig in the late 1970s.
Shortly before his death, he was awarded honorary citizenship of his hometown Grimma (2007).
Father was a furrier.
Educated at the Leipzig university for theatre "Hans Otto".
Ex-stepfather of Jeanne Gröllmann.
In The Lives of Others (2006), he plays an agent of the Staatssicherheit, East Germany's main security and intelligence organization. The role had particular resonance for him, who was under surveillance by the Stasi, being a noted theater actor. He later discovered that his then wife Jenny Gröllmann was registered as an informant during their marriage. Nevertheless, she had denied that allegations until her death.
Tom Cruise attended, together with noted German stars such as Katja Riemann or Otto Sander, a commemoration at the Schaubühne in Berlin, honoring his work and life (2 September 2007).

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