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Julia Jentsch (born 20 February 1978) is a German actress. She has received a number of awards including the Silver Bear, European Film Award, and Lola. She is best known as the title character in Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, Jule in The Edukators and Liza in I Served the King of England.

Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch Viennale 2012 b.jpg
Born (1978-02-20) 20 February 1978 (age 41)
Alma materHochschule Ernst Busch
Years active1999–present



Jentsch was born to a family of lawyers in West Berlin and began her acting education in Berlin at Hochschule Ernst Busch, a drama school. Her first prominent screen role was in the 2004 cult film The Edukators, starring opposite Daniel Brühl.

Jentsch garnered further attention playing the title character in the 2005 film Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In an interview, Jentsch said that playing the role was "an honour."[1] She won Best Actress at the European Film Awards, at the German Film Awards (a.k.a. Lolas) and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for her role as Sophie Scholl.

Selected filmographyEdit


Julia Jentsch as Major Barbara


  1. ^ "Es war uns eine Ehre, Sophie Scholl zu sein" (in German). Retrieved 2009-01-06.

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