Hannah Herzsprung

Hannah Herzsprung (German: [ˈha.na ˈhɛʁt͡sˌʃpʁʊŋ] (listen); born 7 September 1981) is a German actress.

Hannah Herzsprung
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Hannah Herzsprung at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (2017)
Born (1981-09-07) 7 September 1981 (age 41)
Hamburg, West Germany
Years active1997–present


Hannah Herzsprung is the daughter of actor Bernd Herzsprung and fashion designer Barbara Engel. She debuted as an actress in 1997 in the BR series Aus heiterem Himmel, where she played the role of Miriam "Mimi" Pauly at the beginning of the fourth and last season. She has been taking private acting lessons since 1999. She took over the Tele 5-Clip-Show musicbox with her sister Sara at the end of 2002. She also started studying Communication Sciences in Vienna. She has had many television roles, including Jule in Das Böse Mädchen and since 2003 Vera in the series 18 – Allein unter Mädchen. In 2003 she also had a part in Unter Verdacht: Beste Freunde and a smaller role in the comedy Tramitz & Friends.

Her roles became more ambitious with the television film Emilia - Die zweite Chance, where she played a patient with borderline personality disorder. In 2005, she received her first leading role as the murderer Jenny in Vier Minuten by Chris Kraus. On 19 January 2007, she received the Bayerischen Filmpreis for best new female talent. In 2005, she played a suicidal youth in Das wahre Leben by Alain Gsponer. She ended her studies in Vienna and moved to Berlin in order to act in these two films. For Das wahre Leben she was awarded the 2007 Deutschen Filmpreis for best supporting role and the Adolf-Grimme-Preis in 2009.

In 2007, Herzsprung played terrorist Susanne Albrecht in The Baader Meinhof Complex as well as the leading role of Daniela in the film 10 Sekunden. In 2008 she played the role of Julia in Stephen Daldry's film The Reader. She also played the role of Charlotte in Uwe Janson's adaptation of Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, as well as in Jo Baiers' television movie Liesl Karlstadt und Karl Valentin as young Liesl Karlstadt.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Four Minutes Jenny Von Loeben
Life Actually (Das wahre Leben) Florina Krüger
2008 1. Mai Ratte
The Baader Meinhof Complex Susanne Albrecht
10 Sekunden Daniela
The Reader Julia Berg
2009 Pink [de] Pink
Vicky the Viking Waschweib 1
Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen Richardis von Stade
Lila, Lila Marie
2010 Habermann Jana Habermann
2010-2013 Weissensee Julia Hausmann 12 episodes
2011 Hell Marie
2011-2013 H+: The Digital Series Manta 13 episodes
2012 Wie zwischen Himmel und Erde Johanna
Schutzengel Helena
Ludwig II Empress Elisabeth of Austria
2013 The Taste of Apple Seeds [de] Iris
2014 Die geliebten Schwestern Caroline von Beulwitz
Who Am I Marie
2015 Traumfrauen Leni Reimann
2016 The Bloom of Yesterday Hannah Blumen
2017 Everything Is Wonderful Lena's Sister
2017-2020 Babylon Berlin Helga Rath 21 episodes
2018 Don't. Get. Out! Pia Zach
Dreigroschenfilm Carola Neher / Polly
Dogs of Berlin Trinity Sommer 7 episodes
2019 Juntas no crime Mel


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