Birth Place Matching "Berlin, Germany" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Zazie Beetz

Actress | Atlanta

Zazie Beetz (born c. 1991) is a German-American actress known for the role of Vanessa on Atlanta (2016), as well as for starring in Deadpool 2 (2018), Applesauce (2015), and Still Here (2020).

Born in Berlin, Germany, to a German father and an African-American mother, she was raised in Manhattan (...

2. Helena Zengel

Actress | News of the World

Helena Zengel was born on June 10, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for News of the World (2020), System Crasher (2019) and Dark Blue Girl (2017).

3. Dominic Monaghan

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996).

Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and ...

4. Audra McDonald

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Born July 3, 1970 in West Berlin, East Germany as Audra Ann McDonald, she is an actress and singer, best known for her many roles on the Broadway theater stage. Her mother Anna Kathryn was a university administrator and her father Stanley McDonald Jr. was a high school principal, stationed in West ...

5. Nastassja Kinski

Actress | Tess

Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic ...

6. Hardy Krüger

Actor | Hatari!

At thirteen years, German-born and raised Hardy Kruger became a member of the "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth), as did all 13-year-old boys in Germany then. The purpose of the organization was to prepare the boys for military service. At age 15, Hardy made his film debut in a German picture (Young ...

7. Elke Sommer

Actress | A Shot in the Dark

This gorgeous Teutonic temptress was one of Hollywood's most captivating imports of the 1960s. Blonde and beautiful, Berlin-born Elke Sommer, with her trademark pouty lips, high cheekbones and sky-high bouffant hairdos, proved irresistible to American audiences, whether adorned in lace or leather, ...

8. Mike Nichols

Director | The Graduate

He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. He later ...

9. Marlene Dietrich

Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...

10. Max Riemelt

Actor | Napola - Elite für den Führer

Max Riemelt was born on January 7, 1984 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Before the Fall (2004), Freier Fall (2013) and The Wave (2008).

11. Jürgen Prochnow

Actor | Das Boot

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film Das Boot (1981), which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood ...

12. Rex Reason

Actor | This Island Earth

Rex Reason was born in Germany, while his family was in Europe on a business trip. Although he grew up in Los Angeles, his acting aspirations were nil; his mother, however, hoped that both Rex and his lookalike brother Rhodes Reason would get into the acting profession. He played the lead in "...

13. Wilhelm von Homburg

Actor | In the Mouth of Madness

Wilhelm Von Homburg (A.K.A. Norbert Grupe) was born in Berlin, Germany. He started out his career as a wrestler during the fifties in Germany where he earned his fame. He also toured the States. Homburg's stage name was Prinz Wilhelm Von Homburg. In the early sixties, he shifted from wrestling to ...

14. August Diehl

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

August Diehl was born on January 4, 1976 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Inglourious Basterds (2009), A Hidden Life (2019) and 23 (1998). He has been married to Julia Malik since 1999. They have two children.

15. Dana Wynter

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

The daughter of a noted surgeon, Dana Wynter was born Dagmar Winter in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in England. When she was 16 her father went to Morocco, reportedly to operate on a woman who wouldn't allow anyone else to attend her; he visited friends in Southern Rhodesia, fell in love with it ...

16. Horst Buchholz

Actor | La vita è bella

On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...

17. Arón Piper

Actor | 15 años y un día

Arón Piper was born on March 29, 1997 in Berlin, Germany as Aarón Julio Manuel Piper Barber. He is an actor, known for 15 Years and One Day (2013), The Broken Crown (2016) and Elite (2018).

18. Liv Lisa Fries

Actress | Und morgen mittag bin ich tot

Liv Lisa Fries (born 1990) is a German actress born in Berlin. In 2017, she gained an international following as the female lead Charlotte Ritter in the German TV series Babylon Berlin.

Born in Berlin, Fries wanted to become an actress when she was 14 years old after watching Léon: The Professional ...

19. Christiane Paul

Actress | Im Juli

Christiane Paul known for "In July", "Counterpart", "Life is all you get" and "Under the radar" was born behind the Berlin wall in East Berlin. At the age of 28, she already was a medical doctor, had a little daughter and had starred in more than 20 movies including the national top-sellers "In ...

20. Peri Baumeister

Actress | Irre sind männlich

Peri Baumeister was born in 1986 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Irre sind männlich (2014), The Saboteurs (2015) and Blood Red Sky (2021).

21. Karoline Herfurth

Actress | Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Karoline Herfurth was born on May 22, 1984 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress and director, known for Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), SMS für Dich (2016) and The Reader (2008).

22. Emilio Sakraya

Actor | Tribes of Europa

Emilio Sakraya started his career at the age of nine with several appearances in film productions. In his childhood years, he discovered his passion for music, karate, kung fu and parkour. He won the German Championship in "Full-Contact Karate" twice.

2010 he had his cinema debut in the film "Zeiten...

23. Rudolf Martin

Actor | Ford v Ferrari

Born and raised in West Berlin, Rudolf moved with his family from Berlin to Paris to Italy, arriving in the United States a short time after his high school graduation from the Universite de Paris. While studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, he landed his first professional role in the ...

24. Lars Eidinger

Actor | Clouds of Sils Maria

Lars Eidinger, born in Berlin, studied at the prestigious Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin.

Since 1999 he has been an ensemble member at the Berliner Schaubühne. His portrayals of Hamlet and Richard III. in the productions of Thomas Ostermeier were internationally acclaimed and made him...

25. Paula Beer

Actress | Transit

Paula Beer was born in February 1995 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Transit (2018), Frantz (2016) and The Dark Valley (2014).

26. Henriette Confurius

Actress | Die Wölfe

Henriette Confurius was born on February 5, 1991 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Die Wölfe (2009), My First Miracle (2002) and Line of Separation (2015).

27. Tomer Sisley

Actor | Largo Winch

Tomer Sisley was born on August 14, 1974 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008), We're the Millers (2013) and Sleepless Night (2011).

28. Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Actress | Coyote

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams was born in Berlin, Germany, grew up primarily in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from the prestigious Theater School of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Just out of college, Cynthia booked a supporting role in Warner Brothers' The Lake House, followed by a ...

29. Kaaren Verne

Actress | All Through the Night

Berlin-born actress Kaaren Verne (sometimes billed as Karen) was born Ingeborg Catherine Marie Rose Klinkerfuss in 1918. Originally a stage actress and member of the Berlin State Theatre, she and her first husband, Arthur Young, fled their homeland in 1938. She began her career in England as a ...

30. Tom Schilling

Actor | Oh Boy

Tom Schilling was born on February 10, 1982 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for A Coffee in Berlin (2012), Before the Fall (2004) and Who Am I (2014).

31. Conrad Veidt

Actor | Casablanca

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...

32. Andrew Sachs

Actor | Fawlty Towers

Andrew Sachs born Andreas Siegfried Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany, he and his family emigrated to London in 1938, to escape persecution under the Nazis. He made his name on British television and rose to fame in the 1970s for his portrayals of the comical Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers ...

33. Henry Brandon

Actor | The Searchers

German-born Henry Brandon was a character actor in American films, most often seen in villainous roles. His parents emigrated to the US shortly after his birth. His early interest in acting led him to study at the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse. He landed the lead villain role in the Stan ...

34. Sonja Gerhardt

Actress | Ku'damm 56

Sonja Gerhardt was born on April 2, 1989 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Ku'damm 56 (2016), Jack the Ripper (2016) and Wild Chicks and Life (2009).

35. Karl-Otto Alberty

Actor | The Great Escape

Like his Italian-French counterpart Lino Ventura, who had been a wrestler before becoming an actor, Berlin-born Karl-Otto Alberty was an amateur boxer before he turned to acting, making his debut in a Konstanz theater in 1959. For three decades he was to be a regular of German cinema and television...

36. Ernst Lubitsch

Director | To Be or Not to Be

From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at ...

37. Alexander Fehling

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Alexander Fehling was born on March 29, 1981 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Inglourious Basterds (2009), Labyrinth of Lies (2014) and Young Goethe in Love (2010).

38. Natja Brunckhorst

Writer | Wie Feuer und Flamme

Natja Brunckhorst was born on September 26, 1966 in Berlin, Germany as Nadja Brunkhorst. She is an actress and writer, known for Never Mind the Wall (2001), Christiane F. (1981) and La mer (2006).

39. Benno Fürmann

Actor | Joyeux Noël

Benno Fürmann was born on 17 January 1972 in Berlin, Germany and worked as a waiter, bouncer and drifter before attending acting lessons at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. After returning to Germany, he played several minor parts in movie and television projects until his breakthrough ...

40. Andreas Wisniewski

Actor | Die Hard

Andreas Wisniewski was born on July 3, 1959 in West Berlin, West Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Die Hard (1988), The Living Daylights (1987) and Mission: Impossible (1996).

41. Aaron Altaras

Actor | Nicht alle waren Mörder

Born in 1995 in Berlin, Aaron is the son of director and actress Adriana Altaras and composer Wolfgang Böhmer. Aaron played his first major role in the TV feature Mogelpackung Mann at the age of 9. He has since made a number of appearances in TV and screen productions, e.g. Wenn der Vater mit dem ...

42. Eva Renzi

Actress | Funeral in Berlin

Tall, blonde, busty and radiant, Eva Renzi created a sensation when she rose to stardom in her native West Germany in the mid-60s. Born to a 17-year-old French mother and a 49-year-old Danish father, Eva's childhood was everything but happy. Her parents got divorced when she was three, and her ...

43. Frederick Lau

Actor | Victoria

Frederick Lau is a German actor. He was born and raised in Steglitz, Berlin, Germany, and still lives there. He played in over 50 roles since 2000. In 2008 he won the Deutscher Filmpreis award (Lola) for best male role for being Tim Stoltefuss in "Die Welle". He is also known for portraying ...

44. Brigitte Helm

Actress | Metropolis

After her role in Metropolis (1927) she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was An Ideal Spouse (1935) (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935.

45. Leni Riefenstahl

Producer | Das blaue Licht - Eine Berglegende aus den Dolomiten

Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With...

46. Max Schreck

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly ...

47. Kiowa Gordon

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Kiowa Gordon was born on March 25, 1990 in Berlin, Germany as Kiowa Joseph Gordon. Moved to the States shortly after to live on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Peach Springs, AZ and moved around quite a bit growing up until settling down in Phoenix, AZ where he landed the role of Embry Call in ...

48. Misel Maticevic

Actor | Im Angesicht des Verbrechens

Misel Maticevic was born in 1970 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for In the Face of Crime (2010), The Vow (2007) and Exile (2020).

49. Felix Kramer

Actor | Dogs of Berlin

Felix Kramer was born on March 23, 1973 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Dogs of Berlin (2018), Dark (2017) and Freies Land (2019).

50. Nora Tschirner

Actress | Keinohrhasen

Nora Tschirner was born on June 12, 1981 in East Berlin, East Germany as Nora Marie Tschirner. She is an actress and writer, known for Rabbit Without Ears (2007), Tatort (1970) and Kebab Connection (2004).


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