Katja Riemann

Katja Riemann

Darstellerin
*01.11.1963 Kirchweyhe

Biography

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".

Filmography

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