Jördis Triebel

Jördis Triebel (born October 30, 1977) is a German film and stage actress.

Jördis Triebel
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Triebel in 2014
Born (1977-10-30) October 30, 1977 (age 44)
Years active2002–present
Matthias Weidenhöfer
(div. 2014)

Early lifeEdit

Triebel grew up the second oldest of four sisters in the Prenzlauer Berg locality of Berlin. Through her mother, who before the fall of the Berlin Wall was a props mistress at the "Theater der Freundschaft" (English: Theater of Friendship, today known as the Theater an der Parkaue), she was exposed to the world of theatre early on, sometimes being able to sit in on rehearsals.


From 1997 to 2001, Triebel studied acting at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts.



After she graduated, Triebel was an actress with the Bremer Theater. She belonged to the ensemble cast up until 2004. Whilst there Triebel among other things worked on the production of Henrik Ibsen's Baumeister Solneß (English: The Master Builder), Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and additionally Mark Ravenhill's Gestochen scharfe Polaroids (English: Some Explicit Polaroids).

After cutting ties with the Bremer Theater in 2004, Triebel worked with the Schauspielhaus Zürich (English: The Zürich playhouse) during 2004 and 2005 for a short time, where she acted in Arthur Schnitzler's Das weite Land, a 1911 tragi-comedy about light-bulb producer Friedrich Hofreiter and his affair with his wife's banker's accountant, Adele. In 2006, she personified "Italy" in the Cologne playhouse's production of "Europa für Anfanger" (English: Europe for beginners).

Television and filmEdit

After a guest role in the TV series Wolffs Revier in 2005, Triebel gained her first major role in a film as the strongwoman/pig farmer Emma in Emma's Bliss. For this role, she received a nomination to the Deutscher Filmpreis (English: the German Film Awards). She was awarded a further nomination to the Deutscher Filmpreis for her performance as a supporting actress as the mother of the titular pope in Pope Joan. For the main role in Westen, Triebel was awarded for best actress in the 2013 Montreal World Film Festival.

Triebel's film credits include Ein guter Sommer (English: A Good Summer), Westen (English: West), Lagerfeuer (English: Campfire) and Emmas Glück (English: Emma's Bliss). She has also had a re-occurring role on the television series KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst.

Personal lifeEdit

Triebel has two sons with German actor Matthias Weidenhöfer, from whom she separated in 2014.


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