Katja Riemann

Katja Riemann

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*01.11.1963 Kirchweyhe

Biografie

Katja Riemann was born November 1, 1963, in Kirchweyhe near Bremen. From 1984 to 1987, she took actor's training at Hanover's Hochschule für Musik und Theater and at Munich's Falckenbergschule. Riemann gave her first performances at Munich's Kammerspiele and at Berlin's Schillertheater and made her TV debut in 1986 in the historical TV movie "Sommer in Lesmona" directed by Peter Beauvais, a role which won her the Adolf Grimme prize.

In 1993 Riemann made her breaktrough performance in Katja von Garnier's surprisingly successful movie "Abgeschminkt" ("Making Up"). She then starred alongside Til Schweiger in Sönke Wortmann's romantic comedy "Der bewegte Mann" ("Maybe, maybe not") and Rainer Kaufmann's "Stadtgespräch" ("Talk of the Town"). Both movies saw Riemann in the role of an emancipated woman whose emancipation does not pose a threat to anyone and precisely ends at the point where she finds a strong man she can subordinate to.

Katja von Garnier's second movie "Bandits", the story about members of a female rock band who escape from prison, became a box office hit, too. For this movie, Riemann even learned to play the drums. In the following years Riemann starred in films like Joseph Vilsmaier's "Comedian Harmonists" (1997), Rainer Kaufmann's "Long Hello and Short Goodbye" (1999), Margarethe von Trotta's "Rosenstraße" (2003) und Oskar Roehler's "Agnes und seine Brüder" ("Agnes and his brothers", 2004). Furthermore, Riemann played the witch Barbara Blocksberg in the "Bibi Blocksberg" movies (2002 and 2004).

Critics have questioned the similarity of her parts in Riemann's popular movies but generally tend to be sympathetic towards her performances: "Viewers do not envy Katja Riemann. In her films, she comes across as an everyday woman. Her private life does not take place among rich producers and millionaires and her attractiveness does not overextend the viewers' grasp" (Mahrenholz, 1996).

Various appearances in thematically different movies followed, like in Margarethe von Trotta's psychodrama "Ich bin die Andere" ("I am the other Woman" 2006) or Alain Gsponer's "Das wahre Leben" ("Bummm! - Your Family, the Battlefield" 2006), for which she received the Grimme price. In Dani Levy's Satire "Mein Führer" ("My Führer – The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" 2007) Riemann again played Eva Braun; she continued with roles in other cinema productions like Rainer Kaufmann's "Ein fliehendes Pferd" ("Runaway Horse" 2007) and Hardi Sturm's willful Science-Fiction comedy "Up! Up! To the sky" (2008). Then she appeared as supporting actress in productions like the expensive two-part TV movie "Vulkan" (2009) or "Die Grenze" (2010, also TV). In 2011, Riemann and Olli Dittrich played lovers in four individual, but connected episodes of the cinema comedy "Die Relativitätstheorie der Liebe".

In 2012, Riemann could be seen in three very different movies: in the comedy "Türkisch für Anfänger", she had a cameo appearance as a scientist who researches on a lonely island populated by cannibals, in "Ausgerechnet Sibirien" she is the divorced wife of a logistician (played by Joachim Król), who is forced to go to Siberia, and in the drama "Der Verdingbub" ("The Foster Boy" 2011) she gives a stunning performance as a cold-hearted farmer, who holds an orphan boy like a slave on her yard.

Following her turn as a former Red Army Faction terrorist in Nina Grosse's drama "Das Wochenende" ("The Weekend", 2013) and lead roles in the TV productions "Clarissas Geheimnis" (2012) and "Verratene Freunde" (2013), she played a strict school principal in Bora Dagtekin's box office hit "Fack Ju Göhte" ("Suck Me Shakespeer"). For her performance, she received a Best Supporting Actress Nomination at the 2014 German Film Award.

Katja Riemann was able to display her comic skills once more in "Er ist wieder da" ("Look Who's Back", 2015), playing an ambitious CEO of a TV station. Director Laura Lackmann cast her as the main character's mother for her film "Mängelexemplar" ("Too Hard to Handle", 2016) and she starred in a supporting role as a pop singer in the romantic comedy "SMS für dich" (2016). In 2016, Riemann starred in three TV productions, before she returned to the big screen in 2017 acting opposite Iris Berben and Emilia Schüle in the comedy "High Society". In the same year, she also appeared in "Fack ju Göhte 3" ("Suck Me Shakespeer 3") and Margarethe von Trottas comedy "Forget About Nick".

Filmografie

2017/2018 HERRliche Zeiten
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2017 Fack Ju Göhte 3
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2017 Forget about Nick
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2016/2017 High Society
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2016/2017 Tödliche Geheimnisse 2
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2016 Tödliche Geheimnisse
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2016 Der Andere - Eine Familiengeschichte
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2015/2016 SMS für dich
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2015 Wer hat Angst vor Sibylle Berg?
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2015 Frauen
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2015 Der Wolf und die sieben Geiseln
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2014/2015 Er ist wieder da
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2014/2015 Fack Ju Göhte 2
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2014/2015 Die abhandene Welt
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2014-2016 Mängelexemplar
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2013/2014 Coming In
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2013/2014 Ohne Dich
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2013 Fack Ju Göhte
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2013 Die Wahrheit stirbt zuerst
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2012/2013 Kleine Schiffe
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2012/2013 Totenengel - Van Leeuwens zweiter Fall
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2012-2015 Ooops! Die Arche ist weg
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2012 Clarissas Geheimnis
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2012 Verratene Freunde
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2011/2012 Ausgerechnet Sibirien
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2011/2012 Türkisch für Anfänger
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2011/2012 Nils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise
Sprecher
 
2011/2012 Das Wochenende
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2010-2012 Der Verdingbub
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2009/2010 Das Leben ist zu lang
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2009/2010 Die Grenze
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2009-2011 Die Relativitätstheorie der Liebe
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2007/2008 Up! Up! to the Sky
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2006/2007 Ein fliehendes Pferd
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2006/2007 Blood and Chocolate
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2006/2007 Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler
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2005/2006 Das wahre Leben
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2005/2006 Ich bin die Andere
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2004/2005 Küss mich, Hexe!
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2004 Bergkristall
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2004 Agnes und seine Brüder
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2003/2004 Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen
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2003 Hamlet X
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2002/2003 Rosenstraße
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2002 Nachtmusik
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2001/2002 Bibi Blocksberg
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2001/2002 8 femmes
Synchronsprecher
 
2001 Girl
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2000/2001 Goebbels und Geduldig
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2000 Die kleine Zeugin
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1999/2000 Begierde
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1999 Long Hello and Short Goodbye
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1998/1999 Balzac - Ein Leben voller Leidenschaft
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1998/1999 Else - Geschichte einer leidenschaftlichen Frau
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1998 Macht
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1997 Comedian Harmonists
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1996/1997 Bandits
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1996/1997 Die Apothekerin
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1996/1997 Blutbad
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1995/1996 Nur aus Liebe
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1995 Stadtgespräch
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1995 Angst hat eine kalte Hand
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1994/1995 Deutschlandlied
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1994/1995 Nur über meine Leiche
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1994/1995 Küß mich!
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1994 Der bewegte Mann
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1993/1994 Das gläserne Haus
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1993/1994 Himmel und Hölle
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1993 Blue Dream - Tod im Regen
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1993 Durchreise
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1992/1993 Ein Mann für jede Tonart
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1992/1993 Abgeschminkt
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1991/1992 Andere Umstände. Ein Baby und drei Väter
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1991/1992 Die Distel
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1990/1991 Von Gewalt keine Rede
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1989 Katjas Schweigen
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1988 Die Bertinis
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1987/1988 Faust
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1986/1987 Sommer in Lesmona
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