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