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Overview (2)

Born in Wierden, Overijssel, Netherlands
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

From 1979 to 1984 Johanna ter Steege studied at the academy of dramatic art in Kampen to become a drama teacher. Her initial desire to develop theatre for and with children prompted her to seek a career as an actress and a teacher. From 1984 to 1988 she attended the school of acting at Arnhem to become a stage actress. Considering acting "the language of the heart", one of the most important things she learned was that the personnel and creative development of an actor are closely knit. Her acting experience ranges from Shakespeare, Sophocles, Strindberg and Chekhov to improvisory clown acts.

At the academy, collaboration with fellow students resulted in the very successful theatre group "De Trust", directed by Boermans. In 1987 Johanna was asked for a role in the film The Vanishing (1988) (A.K.A. "The Vanishing"), directed by George Sluizer. This role met international acclaim, winning her the "Felix Award" (Best Supporting Actress) in Berlin.

Inevitably, her career shifted from the theatre to the cinema. For the past twelve years she has traveled all over the world, acting in different languages and working with renowned directors, such as Robert Altman (Vincent & Theo (1990)), István Szabó (Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok (1992), A.K.A. "Sweet Emma, Dear Bobe"), Heddy Honigmann (Goodbye (1995) A.K.A. "Goodbye", for which she won Best Actress at the Locarno International Film Festival) and Bruce Beresford (Paradise Road (1997)).

Johanna has also worked with actors such as Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Isabella Rossellini, Tim Roth and Klaus Maria Brandauer. In January 2001 ter Steege played Countess Geschwitz, in the play "Lulu", directed by Jonathan Kent, both in the Almeida theatre in London and in Washington.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Jan Obbeek (4 September 1995 - present)

Trivia (8)

Mother of Hanna Obbeek
Was cast as the lead character of Tania in Stanley Kubrick's Aryan Papers, a Holocaust film based on the novel Wartime Lies by Louis Begley. The project was only weeks from production in Slovakia when Kubrick canceled it, not wanting it to come out after Schindler's List (1993) which had just been released. He had a similar experience with Full Metal Jacket (1987) which came out just after Platoon (1986).
Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1993
She dubbed her own voice in the Dutch version of Sergeant Pepper (2004).
In the 2009 film "Last Conversation", she performed a monologue of more than 70 minutes in one take. She herself drove the car with 26 cameras connected to it.
filming in Hamburg Germany, Sgt. Pepper, director Sandra Nettelbeck [November 2003]
playing at Toneelgroep, Amsterdam - Alan Ayckbourn's Normans Conquest. [June 2004]
Performing in "Lulu" at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC [June 2001]

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Stanley Kubrick's Aryan Papers] I don't regret what happened. I still feel it as a huge compliment. It was a wonderful experience. The ending was very painful. There was a huge future... then it felt like a balloon was suddenly burst. Then, that's it. You have to go on. Not for the first time in my life, I realized that personal happiness has nothing to do with success.

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