Florian Ballhaus

Florian Marc Ballhaus (born 1965) is a German cinematographer. He is best known for his work on The Devil Wears Prada and the movies directed by Robert Schwentke, such as The Time Traveler's Wife and The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

Florian Ballhaus
Born1965 (age 55–56)
Spouse(s)Pamela Katz
Parent(s)Helga Maria Betten Ballhaus
Michael Ballhaus
RelativesSebastian Ballhaus (brother)
Lena Hutter (grandmother)
Oskar Ballhaus (grandfather)

He is also son of the late cinematographer Michael Ballhaus.

Life and careerEdit

Ballhaus was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, the son of Helga Mavia Betten and noted German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus.[1] At the age of 16, he moved to the U.S. with his family, when his father began working on American films such as After Hours. He began working as a second cinematographer's assistant and then later as a camera assistant and operator. He returned to Germany in his adulthood to make his own name in his father's profession, debuting in episodes of the television show, Alles außer Mord, then in 1996 with Sandman. He returned to the U.S. seven years later to shoot episodes of Sex and the City.

In 2005, he earned praise for his work in the thriller Flightplan. Later he reunited with David Frankel, one of the Sex and the City directors, for The Devil Wears Prada.


Year Title Director Notes
1995 Sandman Marco Capalbo Short film
1998 Härtetest Janek Rieke
2000 The Ride Home Sam Hoffman Short film
2001 Investigating Sex Alan Rudolph
2002 The Secret Lives of Dentists
2003 Eierdiebe Robert Schwentke
2005 Flightplan
2006 The Devil Wears Prada David Frankel
2008 Definitely, Maybe Adam Brooks
Marley & Me David Frankel
2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? Marc Lawrence
The Time Traveler's Wife Robert Schwentke
2010 Red
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Mark Waters
2012 Hope Springs David Frankel
Gambit Michael Hoffman
2013 One Chance David Frankel
The Book Thief Brian Percival
2014 Lullaby Andrew Levitas
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Robert Schwentke
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant
2017 The Captain
Snatched Jonathan Levine
2018 I Feel Pretty Abby Kohn
Marc Silverstein
2020 The One and Only Ivan Thea Sharrock
2021 Marry Me Kat Coiro Post-production


Year Title Director Notes
1995-1996 Alles außer Mord Nikolai Müllerschön
Reinhard Münster
Episodes "Tödlicher Irrtum" and "Blackout"
1998 Das vergessene Leben Claudia Prietzel TV movie
1999 Traumfrau mit Nebenwirkungen Thomas Freundner
Schande Claudia Prietzel
Männer aus zweiter Hand Oliver Sudden
Der Elefant in meinem Bett Mark Schlichter
2000 Scheidung auf Rädern Christine Kabisch
Küss mich, Frosch Dagmar Hirtz
2003 Entrusted Giacomo Battiato
2003-2004 Sex and the City 10 episodes
2009 Lie to Me Robert Schwentke Episode "Pilot"
2014 The Novice TV movie


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