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Martina Gedeck

Martina Gedeck

One of the busiest German actresses of her generation, Gedeck is a veteran of more than 20 films and over 34 television projects and has earned both critical and audience acclaim.

Most recently seen in Anno Saul's 1998 film, Grune Wueste, Gedeck was awarded the Bavarian Film Award as Best Female character.

Gedeck also starred in the 1992 film Krucke , which received the Federal Film Ribbon, Hessian Film Award and Audience Award Saarbrucken. Gedeck won the German Film Award for Best Supporting Role for her work in two films, Rossini and Das Leben ist eine Baustelle.

While still a student at University of Arts, Berlin, Gedeck made her motion picture debut in 1983 in Dieter Funk's Retouche. Other films immediately followed, including Stadtgespraech, Tiger, Loewe, Panther, Die Kruecke and Der bewegte Mann.

Gedeck made her debut on German Television in the 1985 Die Beute. At the same time she started working at different theatres.

In 1994, she was awarded The Bavarian Television Prize for her work in Die Hoelleisengretl. She was given the Adolf Grimme Award in 1998 for her work on three projects, Bella Block, Der Neffe and Die Kriminalpsychologin. . In 2000 she was given again the Adolf Grimme Award as well as the TV Award Baden-Baden for Romeo. Further honored for her role in Bella Block, she was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Female Supporting Role.

In June 2002 Martina Gedeck was given the German Film Award for Best Female Role in Mostly Martha, as well as the price for Best Actress at the Festival du Film D'Amour in Mons (Belgium).

Born and educated in Germany, Gedeck majored in German and History at the FU University Berlin and graduated in 1986 from the University of Arts in Berlin. At the age of 16 she spent one year as an exchange student in Glen Rock (New Jersey) and graduated with a high school diploma.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Martina Gedeck Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 14, 1961 (56)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceMunich, Germany

Selected Filmography

Mostly Martha (2001) user recommendation as Martha (breakthrough)
Jew Boy Levi (1998) tv-mini
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