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


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1. Elisabeth Röhm

Actress | American Hustle

Elisabeth Röhm was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, to American writer Lisa Loverde, and Eberhard Röhm, a German-born partner at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP New York. They relocated to New York City, near Elisabeth's first birthday. An equestrian enthusiast, Elisabeth began competing ...

2. 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 ...

3. Paula Kalenberg

Actress | Die Wolke

Paula Kalenberg's TV debut was at the age of fifteen in "Hanna, wo bist du?". Just one year later she appeared in "Tatort - Bermuda". In 2005 Paula was seen in the feature film "The Cloud", starring alongside Franz Dinda and three years later the actress played alongside Daniel Brühl and David ...

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. 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 ...

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. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. 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 (1997), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) and Verbotene Liebe (1995). She was previously married to Sven Martinek.

11. 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 ...

12. 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.

13. 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 ...

14. 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 ...

15. 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...

16. 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 Du hast es versprochen (2012), Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009) and Frau Müller muss weg! (2015). She is married to Elmar Fischer. They have one child.

17. Jannis Niewöhner

Actor | Rubinrot

Jannis Niewöhner was born on March 30, 1992 in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Rubinrot (2013), Jugend ohne Gott (2017) and Jonathan (2016).

18. Veronica Ferres

Actress | Salt and Fire

Veronica Ferres is one of the most famous actresses in Germany. She starred in over 100 feature films and in multiple TV shows, winning numerous film and TV prizes including the Adolf Grimme Prize, the German Television Prize, the Bavarian Television Prize, the Golden Camera Award, the Bambi award,...

19. Aylin Tezel

Actress | X Company

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 for Best Upcoming Actress. On television she is known for her ...

20. 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 Silvester Countdown (1997), Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie (2009) and Agnes and His Brothers (2004). She was previously married to Henry Thomas.

21. Nur Fettahoglu

Actress | Muhtesem Yüzyil

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 ...

22. 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 ...

23. 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 Werk ohne Autor (2018). He is married to ...

24. 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.

25. 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).

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. Iris Berben

Actress | Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie

Iris Berben was born on August 12, 1950 in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie (2009), Rosa Roth (1994) and Silberhochzeit (2006).

28. 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 ...

29. 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 ...

30. Anja Karmanski

Actress | Mute

Anja Karmanski was born in 1970 in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for Mute (2018), The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story (2018) and Bully's Sitcom (2013).

31. Fahriye Evcen Özçivit

Actress | Çalikusu

Fahriye Evcen is a Turkish actress, 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 ...

32. 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 Im Angesicht des Verbrechens (2010), The Counterfeiters (2007) and Der Schuh des Manitu (2001).

33. 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.

34. 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 Der Brand (2011).

35. 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.

36. Nico

Soundtrack | Allegiant

Model and singer Nicol 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...

37. Thomas E. van Dell

Producer | We Summon the Darkness

Van Dell served as Vice President of International for Universal/Motown Records Group, a division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries. His achievements include engineering the breakthrough international success...

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 Alles Klara (2012).

39. 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...

40. Wilma Elles

Actress | Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki

Wilma Elles is a German actress known in more than 70 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern and Central Europe for her lead-role in 'Filinta' and 'Yeter' and especially in the weekly TV series "Öyle bir gecer zaman ki" (As time goes by) and which broke several viewer records and is ...

41. Ava Lazar

Actress | Forever Young

Ava Lazar was born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for Forever Young (1992), Scarface (1983) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). She was previously married to John Tarnoff.

42. Judith Hoersch

Actress | Albert's Memorial

Judith Hoersch was born March 15th in Cologne, Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. Right after high school she attended drama school Cologne. An accomplished screen and stage actress best known for the ITV Drama Albert's Memorial (2009), The Driver (2014) and a huge number of German television dramas ...

43. Luk Piyes

Actor | Kanak Attack

Luk Piyes was born March 30th 1975 in Cologne Germany. His passion for acting started in primary school and accompanied him along his way, from Thai Box Champ, being a Street-Worker with 16, to the Law School Student. While studying at the Faculty of Law in Cologne, he continued to act on ...

44. Veysel Gelin

Actor | 4 Blocks

Veysel Gelin was born in 1984 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for 4 Blocks (2017), Blind (2018) and Nur noch 60 Sekunden (2014).

45. Carlo Ljubek

Actor | Luna

Carlo Ljubek was born on May 21, 1976 in Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Hrvoje-Carlo Ljubek. He is an actor, known for Luna (2017), Altes Geld (2015) and Guys and Balls (2004).

46. Stephan Kampwirth

Actor | Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher

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

47. David Garrett

Soundtrack | The Devil's Violinist

David Garrett was born David Bongarz in Aachen, Germany on the 4th of September 1980. His father is a lawyer and his mother a classical ballerina. He has an older brother Alexander, who was at that time taking violin lessons. In an attempt to imitate his big brother David snatched up his violin ...

48. Denis Moschitto

Actor | Chiko

Denis Moschitto was born on June 22, 1977 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Chiko (2008), Kebab Connection (2004) and Closed Circuit (2013).

49. Tina Ruland

Actress | Nicht von schlechten Eltern

Tina Ruland was born on October 9, 1966 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany as Bettina Ruland. She is an actress, known for Nicht von schlechten Eltern (1993), Ants in the Pants (2000) and Manta, Manta (1991).

50. 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), Der Skorpion (1997) and Men... (1985). He has been married to Viktoria Lauterbach since September 8, 2001. They have two children. He was ...


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