As a young adult, Sophie Rois enrolled in the Max Reinhardt Seminar, the world-renowned acting school in Vienna. A native Austrian, she emerged from her studies in the mid-1980s with a set of finely honed skills that quickly won her a varied set of theater roles. By the end of the decade, she was already appearing in German feature films, something she would do with increasing regularity and success throughout the 1990s. In parts that highlighted her flexibility as an actress, Rois co-starred in the dark comedy "Wir Konnen Auch Anders...," the tense crime drama "Deathline," and the seasonal farce "Christmas Fever." Her consistently strong performances led to her first Hollywood production, Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Enemy at the Gates." In the World War II saga, she shared the screen with international stars like Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, and Ed Harris. Toward the end of the 2000s, Rois began picking up major awards for her work. She won her first Lola (Germany's equivalent of an Oscar) for her supporting role in the domestic drama "Der Architekt." Her second Lola was in recognition of her star turn in "Three," director Tom Tykwer's depiction of an unusual marriage. In addition to her movie work, Rois began a successful side career as the German-language voice of contemporary and classic audio books.