Birth Place Matching "North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Franka Potente

Actress | Lola rennt

Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German city of Münster, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher, and raised in the nearby town of Dülmen. After her graduation in 1994, she went to the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon broke off to ...

2. Elisabeth Röhm

Actress | American Hustle

Elisabeth Rohm will next be seen in the Roger Ailes biopic FAIR AND BALANCED for Lionsgate and director Jay Roach, portraying Fox News host Martha MacCallum, as well as Ted Melfi's THE STARLING opposite Melissa McCarthy.

Elisabeth recently wrapped production on the Lifetime feature FAMILY PICTURES ...

3. Heidi Klum

Producer | Project Runway

Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, a small city near Cologne, Germany, in 1973. Her career as a top fashion model and swimsuit star began almost by accident when, on a lark, she submitted photos to a model competition hosted by Petra, a young woman's magazine. Klum won the competition, and ...

4. Heike Makatsch

Actress | Love Actually

Born on 13 August 1971 in Düsseldorf, Germany, as the daughter of former German national ice hockey keeper Rainer Makatsch. After studying politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for two years and an apprenticeship as dressmaker, she was hired by newborn TV music channel VIVA in 1993...

5. Uwe Boll

Producer | Postal

As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a ...

6. Ralf Moeller

Actor | Gladiator

Ralf Rudolf Moeller (born on 12. January 1959) is a German-American actor and former Mr. Universe. He is well-known for his roles as Brick Bardo in Cyborg, Kjartan in The Viking Sagas, as hero in the TV series "Conan the Adventurer", Hagen in Gladiator, Thorak in The Scorpion King and Ulfar in ...

7. Wim Wenders

Director | Der Himmel über Berlin

Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until ...

8. Stefan Kapicic

Actor | Deadpool 2

Stefan Kapicic is known for his work through Eastern Europe and USA. He speaks fluent English, Russian, German and 5 other languages including many dialects. He is adept in both comedy and drama and has played everything from a comedic stoner to a ruthless drug lord to a heartbreaking Savant. In ...

9. Michelle Barthel

Actress | Keine Angst

Michelle Barthel was born on July 30, 1993 in Remscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for Keine Angst (2009), Tatort (1970) and Gaming Instinct (2013).

10. Werner Klemperer

Actor | Hogan's Heroes

Werner Klemperer, everyone's favorite TV German Air Force colonel, was best known for his role as the bumbling Col. Wilhelm Klink on the comedy series Hogan's Heroes (1965). Although he'll forever be known as the blustering but inept German commandant of Stalag 13, Klemperer was in fact a talented ...

11. Veronica Ferres

Actress | Salt and Fire

After playing a lead role in Oscar and Golden Globe nominated movie "SCHTONK!", Veronica has worked in over one hundred feature films; more than thirty of which were American / English productions. Two Emmy-Award-winning productions stand out among the numerous films, TV and made-for-TV movies that...

12. Ramin Djawadi

Composer | Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi was born on July 19, 1974 in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a composer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Iron Man (2008) and Westworld (2016). He is married to Jennifer Hawks. They have two children.

13. Xenia Seeberg

Actress | Lexx

Xenia Seeberg was born on April 4, 1968 in Geldern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Anke Wesenberg. She is an actress, known for Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) and Verbotene Liebe (1995). She was previously married to Sven Martinek.

14. Claudia Schiffer

Actress | Love Actually

Claudia Schiffer was born on August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for Love Actually (2003), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Zoolander (2001). She has been married to Matthew Vaughn since May 25, 2002. They have three children.

15. Elga Andersen

Actress | Le Mans

Elga Andersen was born on February 2, 1935 in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Elga Hymmen. She is known for her work on Le Mans (1971), Aux frontières du possible (1971) and The Guns of Navarone (1961). She was married to Peter Gimbel and Christian Girard. She died on December 7...

16. Tom Tykwer

Composer | Lola rennt

Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working...

17. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Director | Das Leben der Anderen

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck was born on May 2, 1973 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Florian Maria Georg Christian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck. He is a director and writer, known for The Lives of Others (2006), The Tourist (2010) and Never Look Away (2018). He is married to ...

18. Jonas Dassler

Actor | LOMO: The Language of Many Others

Jonas Dassler was born in 1996 in Lennep, Remscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for LOMO: The Language of Many Others (2017), The Golden Glove (2019) and The Silent Revolution (2018).

19. John Ericson

Actor | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

John Ericson was born on September 25, 1926 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Joseph Meibes. He is an actor, known for Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) and The Money Jungle (1967). He has been married to Karen Ericson since 1974. He was previously ...

20. Katharina Schüttler

Actress | Freier Fall

Katharina Schüttler started acting for film and television when she was 11 years old. Her breakthrough in Germany was the International Emmy Award winning Mini-Series "Generation War" ("Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter") in which she portrayed singer Greta del Torres. She appeared in many films for ...

21. F.W. Murnau

Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...

22. Mina Tander

Actress | Du hast es versprochen

Mina Tander was born on December 4, 1979 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She is an actress, known for Forgotten (2012), Maria, He Doesn't Like It (2009) and Frau Müller muss weg! (2015). She is married to Elmar Fischer. They have one child.

23. Matthias Hues

Actor | Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

Matthias Hues was born on Valentine's Day in Waltrop, Germany, to the late Dr. Josef Hues and Maria Humperdinck Hues who still resides in Germany. Maria is the niece of Engelbert Humperdinck, composer of the opera Hansel and Gretel.

Matthias was very involved in sports from an early age on. By the ...

24. August Wittgenstein

Actor | The Crown

August Wittgenstein was born on January 22, 1981 in Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as August Fredrik zu Sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg. He is an actor, known for The Crown (2016), Das Boot (2018) and Ku'damm 56 (2016).

25. Jannis Niewöhner

Actor | Rubinrot

Jannis Niewöhner was born on March 30, 1992 in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Ruby Red (2013), Godless Youth (2017) and Mute (2018).

26. Brother Theodore

Actor | The 'Burbs

Brother Theodore was born on November 11, 1906 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Theodore Gottlieb. He was an actor and writer, known for The 'Burbs (1989), Nocturna (1979) and The Last Unicorn (1982). He died on April 5, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA.

27. Fahriye Evcen Özçivit

Actress | Çalikusu

Fahriye Evcen is a German citizen, best known for her roles as Necla Tekin on the Yaprak Dökümü based on the novel by Resat Nuri Güntekin and as Feride in the TV series Çalikusu, based on the novel by Resat Nuri Güntekin. Fahriye studied sociology for one year in Germany. At age 19, she moved to ...

28. Mark Waschke

Actor | Habermann

Mark Waschke was born on March 10, 1972 in Wattenscheid, Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Habermann (2010), Buddenbrooks (2008) and Tatort (1970).

29. Aylin Tezel

Actress | 7500

Aylin Tezel is a German actress known for Almanya - Welcome to Germany (Berlinale Competition 2011) and Breaking Horizons (2012) for which she received the Best Actress Award at the Torino Film Festival and the German Actors' Award. Most recently she has filmed the thriller 7500 alongside Joseph ...

30. Christian Petzold

Director | Phoenix

Christian Petzold was born in Hilden in 1960. After studying German and Drama at the Freie Universität Berlin, he enrolled in Berlin's German Academy for Film and Television (DFFB). There he studied film direction while at same time working as an assistant director to Harun Farocki and Hartmut ...

31. Nur Fettahoglu

Actress | Payitaht Abdülhamid

Asiye Nur Fettahoglu is a Turkish actress. She was credited for a number of years by her married name "Nur Aysan", but after divorcing, she went back to her birth surname. Fettahoglu was born in 1980 to Fatma and Sinan Fettahoglu as one of their five children, in Duisburg, Germany. Her education ...

32. Annika Kuhl

Actress | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Annika Kuhl was born on August 28, 1975 in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Glückliche Fügung (2010) and Der Mauerschütze (2010).

33. Uta Briesewitz

Director | Westworld

Uta Briesewitz was born on September 1, 1967 in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is a cinematographer and director, known for Westworld (2016), Stranger Things (2016) and Altered Carbon (2018).

34. Iris Berben

Actress | Rosa Roth

Iris Berben was born on August 12, 1950 in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for Rosa Roth (1994), Krupp: A Family Between War and Peace (2009) and Silberhochzeit (2006).

35. Marie Bäumer

Actress | Im Angesicht des Verbrechens

Marie Bäumer was born on May 7, 1969 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Henrike Marie Bäumer. She is an actress, known for In the Face of Crime (2010), The Counterfeiters (2007) and 3 Days in Quiberon (2018).

36. Jan-Ole Gerster

Director | Oh Boy

Jan-Ole Gerster was born in 1978 in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for A Coffee in Berlin (2012), Lara (2019) and Good Bye Lenin! (2003).

37. Greta Schröder

Actress | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Greta Schröder was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. In the fictionalized 2000 film, Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known.

The...

38. Sönke Möhring

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Sönke Möhring was born on October 12, 1972 in Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Inglourious Basterds (2009), The Impossible (2012) and The Blue Mauritius.

39. Veysel Gelin

Actor | 4 Blocks

Veysel Gelin was born in 1984 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor and composer, known for 4 Blocks (2017), Blind (2019) and Nur noch 60 Sekunden (2014).

40. Diana Staehly

Actress | Die Rosenheim-Cops

Diana Staehly was born on October 31, 1977 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She is an actress, known for Die Rosenheim-Cops (2002), Stromberg (2004) and König von Kreuzberg (2005). She has been married to René Wolter since 2007. They have one child.

41. Stephan Kampwirth

Actor | Dark

Stephan Kampwirth was born in 1967 in Neheim-Hüsten [now Arnsberg], North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Dark (2017), Who Am I (2014) and Berlin, Berlin (2002).

42. Katja Danowski

Actress | Herr Lehmann

Katja Danowski was born on April 20, 1974 in Hemer, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for Berlin Blues (2003), Beloved Berlin Wall (2009) and Tatort (1970).

43. Marie Zielcke

Actress | Silvester Countdown

Marie Zielcke was born on February 3, 1979 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for In with the New (1997), Krupp: A Family Between War and Peace (2009) and Agnes and His Brothers (2004). She was previously married to Henry Thomas.

44. Heiner Lauterbach

Actor | Mitten im Leben

Heiner Lauterbach was born on April 10, 1953 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor and producer, known for Mitten im Leben (2007), Eurocops (1987) and Men... (1985). He has been married to Viktoria Lauterbach since September 8, 2001. They have two children. He was previously ...

45. Max von der Groeben

Actor | Fack ju Göhte 2

Max von der Groeben was born on January 15, 1992 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Maximilian von der Groeben. He is an actor, known for Suck Me Shakespeer 2 (2015), Die LottoKönige (2012) and Polizeiruf 110 (1971).

46. Nico

Soundtrack | Allegiant

Model and singer Nico was born in Cologne, Germany in 1938. She was a part of the Andy Warhol "scene" in the 1960s. A member of The Velvet Underground experimental rock band (with John Cale), circa 1967, she made several solo albums during the 1970s. A heroin addict for the latter part of her life,...

47. Betsy von Furstenberg

Actress | As the World Turns

This elegant, ladylike 50s Broadway star was born in Neheim-Hüsten, Germany on August 16, 1931, the daughter of Count Franz-Egon von Fürstenberg and his wife Elizabeth (Johnson). A lady of privilege, Betsy moved to America growing up and attended Miss Hewitt's Classes and New York Tutoring School. ...

48. Wolfgang Becker

Director | Good Bye Lenin!

Wolfgang Becker was born on June 22, 1954 in Hemer, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a director, known for Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Schmetterlinge (1988) and Life is All You Get (1997).

49. Gunter Schlierkamp

Actor | Beerfest

Gunter Schlierkamp was born on February 2, 1970 in Olfen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is known for his work on Beerfest (2006), Hulk (2003) and Never Surrender (2009). He has been married to Kim Lyons since March 2007.

50. Christoph Schechinger

Actor | Käthe und ich

Christoph Schechinger was born on December 26, 1985 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Käthe und ich (2019), Bad Banks (2018) and Babylon Berlin (2017).


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