The younger sister of Gerit Kling, a fellow renowned German actress, Anja Kling is widely recognized in her homeland for her various television roles. Although she didn't initially intend to follow her older sibling into acting, Kling tried her hand at the profession with a small role in the 1987 feature drama "Mit Leib und Seele" while still in her teens. Her natural screen presence was evident, and soon she was featured in another film "Grüne Hochzeit," this time in a prominent role, as well as numerous TV shows. After playing multiple characters on different episodes of the popular crime series "Polizeiruf 110," Kling had a brief guest stint on the long-running soap opera "Der Landarzt" and garnered more attention with her lead role as Helke Hagedorn on the lauded show "Hagedorns Tochter." Though she occasionally turned up on the big screen, as with the sci-fi comedy "Die Sturzflieger," Kling worked primarily on television throughout the 1990s, starring with prominent actor Jürgen Prochnow in the suspenseful series "Tödliche Wahl" and appearing as a key character on the short-lived crime show "Friedemann Brix - Eine Schwäche für Mord." Regularly featured in German TV movies, most notably the award-winning, Berlin-set "The Final Days," Kling focused more on film during the new millennium, with roles in a wide range of movies, including "September," a drama about the 9/11 attacks, and "Hanni & Nanni," a lighthearted comedy about two precocious twin girls.