Born in Stuttgart, Nina Hoss
was already performing in radio plays at the Süddeutscher Rundfunk at the age of seven. At 14 she made her stage debut in the two-person play Ich lieb dich, ich lieb dich nicht
at Stuttgart's Theater im Westen. The daughter of an actress and a Green Party politician, she perfected her acting skills by studying at Berlin's Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch from 1995 to1998. She made her breakthrough in 1995, in the title role of Bernd Eichinger
's remake of A Girl Called Rosemarie
For her TV debut, she won the Golden Camera, the German Video Prize and the Golden Lion. Hoss had just made her theatrical film debut in Joseph Vilsmaier's And Nobody Weeps for Me (1995). She also starred in films such as Detlev Buck's Love Your Neighbor!, Nina Gross's Fire Rider (1997) and Ottokar Runze's Der Vulkan (1998) – a role for which she obtained the Best Actress Award at the Montreal Film Festival. In 2002 Doris Dörrie cast her in the romantic comedy Naked along with Benno Fürmann, Heike Makatsch, Jürgen Vogel, Alexandra Maria Lara and others. She gave an impressive account of the mysterious Leyla in Christian Petzold's TV drama Something to Remind Me, which won the Adolf Grimme Award. She also starred in Petzold's TV movie Wolfsburg and won theAdolf Grimme Award in gold for her portrayal.
In addition to her work for film and television, Nina Hoss remains attached to her origins in the theater and has been performing regularly on two Berlin stages since 1998. At the Deutsches Theater Berlin she starred in Don Carlos (2000), Michael Thalheimer's celebrated production of Emilia Galotti (2001), Barbara Frey's production of Einsame Menschen (2003) and in Minna von Barnhelm (2005). At the Berliner Ensemble, she appeared in Zigarren, an evening of songs (2001), Luc Bondy's Unerwartete Rückkehr and Robert Wilson's Leonce und Lena. Hoss is currently starring in Oskar Roehler's new feature film Elementary Particles, which will be released by Constantin Film in 2006. In the summer of 2005 she is also embodying the role of Buhlschaft at the Jedermann production in Salzburg. Rehearsals for Michael Thalheimer's production of Faust II at the Deutsches Theater begin in August.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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