Schrader, Maria


Maria Schrader was born in 1965 in Hannover, West Germany. She studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna from 1983 to 1985 and has performed at theaters in Hannover, Bonn, Vienna, and Venice. In films, she has acted under directors such as Doris Dörrie, Margarethe von Trotta, Hal Hartley, Dani Levy, and Agnieszka Holland. She collaborated as a co-writer on many films with Dani Levy, including Meschugge. Schrader became especially well-known for her leading role in Max Färberböck’s Aimée & Jaguar, nominated in 2000 for a Golden Globe Award. In 2007 she made her debut as a director with Liebesleben—for which she also co-wrote the script—based on the internationally successful novel Haye ahavah (Love Life), by Zeruya Shalevs. Since 2007, Maria Schrader has acted on stage in Cologne and was awarded for her performance as Medea in Franz Grillparzers “Das goldene Vlies” (“The Golden Fleece”).



Festivals & Awards:

1999 Bavarian Film Award, Best Actress for Aimée & Jaguar
1999 Bavarian Film Award, Best Actress for Keiner liebt mich and Burning Life
1999 German Film Award in Gold, Outstanding Individual Achievement: Actress for Aimée & Jaguar and Meschugge
1995 German Film Award in Gold, Outstanding Individual Achievement for Keiner liebt mich and Burning Life
1995  Best Actress, Bavarian Film Awards for Burning Life
1995 Best Actress, Mystfest for Burning Life



2011 Ukryci (In Darkness)
2009 Die Seele eines Mörders (The Soul of a Murderer, TV)
2008 Patchwork (TV)
2007 Liebesleben (Love Life)
2005 Schneeland (Snowland)
2003 Rosenstrasse
2002 Väter (I’m the Father)
1999 Aimée & Jaguar
1998 Meschugge (The Giraffe)
1998 Bin ich schön? (Am I Beautiful?)
1995 Keiner liebt mich (Nobody Loves Me)
1994 Burning Life
1989 RobbyKallePaul


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