Antje Traue

Actress Antje Traue was plucked from relative obscurity to play one of the main villains in Zack Snyder's Superman update "Man of Steel" (2013), which vaulted her to worldwide attention. Raised in East Germany by an ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1981 in Mittweida, DE

Filmography

Actor (6)

Criminal 2016 (Movie)

Elsa Mueller (Actor)

Seventh Son 2015 (Movie)

Bony Lizzie (Actor)

Woman in Gold 2015 (Movie)

Adele Bloch-Bauer (Actor)

Wave 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Man of Steel 2013 (Movie)

Faora-Ul (Actor)

Pandorum 2009 (Movie)

Nadia (Actor)

Biography

Actress Antje Traue was plucked from relative obscurity to play one of the main villains in Zack Snyder's Superman update "Man of Steel" (2013), which vaulted her to worldwide attention. Raised in East Germany by an artistically inclined mother, Traue was initially interested in athletics, but injury forced to seek another outlet. She found it in music, which led to performing with a Munich theater group throughout the world. But Traue's attempts to parlay her new passion into a screen acting career were met with rejection for several years until she landed a role in the American science-fiction thriller "Pandorum" (2009). Its failure to find an audience once again left her outside the industry, but persistence paid off three years later when she was cast as the pitiless super-soldier Faora-Ul in "Man of Steel." The film's success thrust Traue into the global spotlight, where she soon found herself in demand for roles. Traue's formidable nature, both on and off screen, preserved her status as a star on the rise on the international film scene.

Milestones

2013

Appeared as Faora-Ul in "Man of Steel"

2009

English language film debut in "Pandorum"

2004

Motion picture debut in "Kleinruppin Forever"

2000

First screen appearance in German TV-movie "Verlorene Kinder"

Bonus Trivia

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Initially trained to be a gymnast, but injuries forced her to try music, which led to stage acting.

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Auditioned for "The Hobbit" trilogy and "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" after her role in "Pandorum" earned her an American agent.

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Trained for four months to prepare for "Man of Steel."

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Reduced her water intake during filming of "Man of Steel" to avoid the lengthy process of removing her character's armor for a bathroom break.

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