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


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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. Hardy Krüger

Actor | The Flight of the Phoenix

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 ...

4. 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 ...

5. Bella Dayne

Actress | Humans

Bella Dayne was born in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for Humans (2015), Trust (2018) and The Man in the High Castle (2015).

6. Audra McDonald

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Audra McDonald was born on July 3, 1970 in Berlin, Germany as Audra Ann McDonald. She is an actress, known for Beauty and the Beast (2017), Private Practice (2007) and A Raisin in the Sun (2008). She has been married to Will Swenson since October 6, 2012. They have one child. She was previously ...

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. Max Riemelt

Actor | Freier Fall

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

10. 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 ...

11. Tom Schilling

Actor | Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher

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

12. Paula Beer

Actress | Frantz

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

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. 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 ...

15. Linda Harrison

Actress | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

A native of Berlin, Maryland, Linda Harrison was Miss Berlin at 16, then a model in New York's Garment Center. Homesickness brought her back to Maryland, where she entered and won the state beauty pageant. During the finals in the Miss International contest (held in Long Beach, California), she was...

16. 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 ...

17. 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), Salt (2010) and Love in Thoughts (2004). He has been married to Julia Malik since 1999. They have two children.

18. André Previn

Music Department | My Fair Lady

German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor André George Previn (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin, in Berlin) was for eight decades a hugely influential and prolific figure in jazz, as well as classical and film music. Being Jewish, Previn's family was forced to leave Hitler's Germany in ...

19. Elke Sommer

Actress | The Prize

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, ...

20. 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).

21. 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 ...

22. Lars Eidinger

Actor | Was bleibt

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...

23. 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 Unsere Zeit ist jetzt (2016).

24. Christiane Paul

Actress | Im Juli

Christiane Paul was born on March 8, 1974 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for In July (2000), The Wave (2008) and Workaholic (1996). She is married to Benjamin Herrmann. They have one child. She was previously married to Wolfgang Schwenk.

25. 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, ...

26. 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).

27. 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 ...

28. 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 ...

29. 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 ...

30. Jana Pallaske

Actress | Speed Racer

Jana Pallaske was born on May 20, 1979 in Berlin, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for Speed Racer (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and EuroTrip (2004).

31. 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), Young Goethe in Love (2010) and Labyrinth of Lies (2014).

32. 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.

33. Eva Renzi

Actress | Funeral in Berlin

Eva Renzi was born on November 3, 1944 in Berlin, Germany as Evelyn Renziehausen. She was an actress and director, known for Funeral in Berlin (1966), The Pink Jungle (1968) and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970). She was married to Paul Hubschmid. She died on August 16, 2005 in Berlin.

34. 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 ...

35. Anna Maria Mühe

Actress | Mitten in Deutschland: NSU

Anna Maria Mühe (born 1985) is a German actress.

Born in Berlin to actor Ulrich Mühe (1953-2007) and actress Jenny Gröllmann (1947-2006), she was invited by director Maria von Heland to a casting for Big Girls Don't Cry. She also played in a video of Schiller's song "Sehnsucht". After making her ...

36. Jennifer Ulrich

Actress | Die Welle

Jennifer Ulrich was born on October 18, 1984 in Berlin, Germany. She is known for her work on The Wave (2008), Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012) and We Are the Night (2010).

37. 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 ...

38. Jördis Triebel

Actress | Westen

Jördis Triebel was born on October 30, 1977 in East-Berlin, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for West (2013), Emma's Bliss (2006) and One Breath (2015).

39. 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 ...

40. 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.

41. Christian Berkel

Actor | Valkyrie

Christian Berkel was born on October 28, 1957 in West Berlin, West Germany. He is an actor, known for Valkyrie (2008), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and Downfall (2004).

42. Natacha Régnier

Actress | Les amants criminels

Natacha Régnier was born on April 11, 1974 in Berlin, Germany as Nathalie Régnier. She is an actress, known for Criminal Lovers (1999), The Dreamlife of Angels (1998) and Encore (1996).

43. Livia Matthes

Actress | J. Kessels

Livia Matthes was born on March 3, 1990 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for J. Kessels (2015), X Company (2015) and Strassenkaiser (2017).

44. 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 ...

45. Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Actress | Bosch

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. While in Chicago, Cynthia honed her skills with stage credits including the lead role in First Breeze of Summer,...

46. Gottfried John

Actor | Astérix & Obélix contre César

Gottfried John was born on August 29, 1942 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999), GoldenEye (1995) and Proof of Life (2000). He was married to Brigitte. He died on September 1, 2014 in Utting am Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany.

47. Ingrid Steeger

Actress | Bettkarriere

Ingrid Steeger was born Ingrid Anita Stengert in Berlin, April 1st, 1947, as the third child to Kurt and Käthe Stengert, who already had son Udo and daughter Jutta. After school she worked as a secretary when she was discovered by photographer Frank Quade. Soon pinup photos of her appeared in ...

48. Ronald Zehrfeld

Actor | Barbara

Ronald Zehrfeld was born on January 15, 1977 in East Berlin, German Democratic Republic. He is an actor, known for Barbara (2012), The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015) and In the Face of Crime (2010).

49. Leni Riefenstahl

Actress | Das blaue Licht

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...

50. 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 ...


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