Martina Gedeck

One of Germany's most revered and award-winning actresses, Martina Gedeck has had the kind of success that has prompted comparisons to American actress Meryl Streep. Gedeck was raised in West Berlin and while attending ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1961

Filmography

Actor (29)

Anni Felici 2013 (Movie)

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Das Ende Der Geduld 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Night Train to Lisbon 2013 (Movie)

Mariana (Actor)

The Nun 2013 (Movie)

Madame Simonin (Actor)

The Wall 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Quellen des Lebens 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Door 2012 (Movie)

Magda (Actor)

Agnosia 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jud Süß 2010 (Movie)

Anna Marian (Actor)

The Baader Meinhof Complex 2009 (Movie)

Ulrike Meinhof (Actor)

Tris di donne e abiti nuziali 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Clara 2008 (Movie)

Clara Schumann (Actor)

Messy Christmas 2007 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Summer '04 2007 (Movie)

Miriam (Actor)

Elementarteilchen 2006 (Movie)

Christiane (Actor)

The Lives of Others 2006 (Movie)

Christa-Maria Sieland (Actor)

Mostly Martha 2002 (Movie)

Martha Klein (Actor)

Private Lies 1999 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Frau Rettich, Die Czerni und Ich 1998 (Movie)

Renate Czerny (Actor)

Green Desert 1998 (Movie)

Katja's Mother (Actor)

Jew-Boy Levi 1998 (Movie)

Neuner (Actor)

It's All Bob 1997 (Movie)

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Life Is All You Get 1997 (Movie)

Lilo Nebel (Actor)

Hard Days, Hard Nights 1990 (Movie)

Goldi (Actor)

Tiger, Lowe, Panther 1988 (Movie)

Nicoletta (Actor)

Retouche 1984 (Movie)

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Alles Bob (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Talk of the Town (Movie)

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Biography

One of Germany's most revered and award-winning actresses, Martina Gedeck has had the kind of success that has prompted comparisons to American actress Meryl Streep. Gedeck was raised in West Berlin and while attending the University of Berlin she switched her studies from history to drama and was working professionally while still in school. The Bavarian actress first gained international fame in 2001 with the success of "Bella Martha", a romantic comedy in which Gedeck plays a workaholic chef trying to sort through her life issues. The film inspired an American version, "No Reservations", starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and a Bollywood interpretation with Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The rest of the decade would see Gedeck at the peak of her popularity. After winning a German Film Award (the equivalent of an Oscar with a three-million-Euro prize attached) for Best Actress for "Bella Martha", she came back with the Cold War surveillance drama, "The Lives of Others", which won Best Film at the European Film Awards and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Robert De Niro cast her as the lead opposite Matt Damon in his 2006 film "The Good Shepherd", and her portrayal of a '60s counterculture German terrorist in "The Baader Meinhof Complex" in 2009 brought more accolades and awards. Gedeck is also involved in German politics, primarily associated with the Green Party.

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