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Mirjam Weichselbraun (born 27 September 1981) is an Austrian television host and actress, best known in Austria for presenting Dancing Stars, Life Ball and the Vienna Opera Ball. She is best known outside Austria for presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015.
27 September 1981
|Known for||Hosting Dancing Stars, Life Ball and the Vienna Opera Ball|
|Height||168 cm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Partner(s)||Ben Mawson (2013–present)|
Her first experience in broadcasting was with the regional radio station Antenne Tirol in 1999 and she first appeared in front of the camera in 2001 on the culture program Das Magazin on the channel TV Tirol.
In 2000, she was voted the BRAVO-Girl of the year among 25,000 contestants.
In January 2002 she joined the newly started music channel VIVA PLUS in Cologne, where she hosted the show Cologne Day. After only eight months she switched to MTV Germany in Berlin where she hosted the live show MTV Select until January 2005.
Since 2003, next to her job on MTV, she has also been hosting the ZDF online-magazine for the game show Wetten, dass..?. In 2004 she has, together with Christian Clerici, hosted the live show Expedition Österreich (Expedition Austria), and one year later the Austrian preliminaries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, as well as the dancing show Dancing Stars with Alfons Haider on ORF. Her hosting of Dancing Stars earned her the Austrian Romy television award in 2006 and 2008.
In 2006, Weichselbraun and Wayne Carpendale presented the German version of Dancing on Ice on RTL, which made her very popular in Germany. Other hosting jobs include the Life Ball, Kiddy Contest, The Dome and the Romy awards presentation in 2008 and 2013. In November 2010, she hosted the Hit Giganten on Sat.1 together with the German jazz musician Roger Cicero.
In addition to her job as a show host, Weichselbraun has also lent her voice to Jan Dress' audio drama Letzte Tage, jetzt (Last days, now) and worked as an actress. In 2007 she played in the ORF-movie Die Rosenkönigin and in one episode of the Die ProSieben Märchenstunde (Frau Holle - Im Himmel ist die Hölle los). In 2008 and 2009 she appeared in two more films: H3 - Halloween Horror Hostel and Hangtime - Kein leichtes Spiel (Hangtime - Not an easy game).
In 2009, she took the role of Sugar Kane in Peter Stones' musical Manche mögen's heiß (Some like it hot) at the Theater in der Josefstadt.
On 28 October 2014, Weichselbraun was announced as the host of the Austrian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which she also hosted alongside Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna.
- Romy Awards 2006: Special Jury Prize for Dancing Stars together with Alfons Haider
- 2007 and 2008: Top Spot Award ORF as advertising favourite of the year
- Leading Ladies Award 2008
- Romy Ceremony 2008: Romy as popular talk show host
- IPTV Award 2010: Viewership price for their backstage interviews Wetten, dass ..?
- Romy Ceremony 2011: Romy as a popular show entertainer
- Romy Awards 2012: Romy as a popular show entertainer along with Klaus Eberhartinger and diamond lapel ROMY
- 2015: Tyrolean of the Year
Weichselbraun has a twin sister. Their parents married late, so each girl could choose her own surname. Melanie Binder took her father's name, while Mirjam Weichselbraun took her mother's.
After a two year-relationship Weichselbraun split up with the singer Marque. She had also been in a relationship with the Sat.1 host Jahn Hahn, but they split after four years. Since 2013 she has been in a relationship with Ben Mawson, the manager of Lana Del Rey. She has a child with him, a daughter.
|2001||Das Magazin||TV Tirol||Presenter|
|2002||Cologne Day||VIVA Plus|
|2002–05||MTV Select||MTV Germany|
|2003–2012||Wetten, dass..?||ZDF||Online presenter|
|2006||Dancing on Ice||RTL|
|2008, 2013||Romy Television Awards||Host|
|2011–||Vienna Opera Ball||ORF eins|
|2012–13||Österreich rockt den Song Contest|
|2012||Hast du Nerven?||Presenter|
|2012–13||Die Harald Schmidt Show||Sky Deutschland||Sidekick|
|2013||Deutscher Filmpreis 2013||ZDF||Host|
|2014||Die Große Grillshow||Co-presenter|
|2015||Wer singt für Österreich?||ORF eins||Presenter|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2015||Co-presenter|
|2007||Die Rosenkönigin||Marie Gruber|
|2007||Die ProSieben Märchenstunde||Chantal|
|2008||H3 - Halloween Horror Hostel||Sidney|
|2008||Mutig in die neuen Zeiten - Alles anders||Agnes Ulmendorff|
|2008||Wir sind das Volk – Liebe kennt keine Grenzen||Bonnie|
|2009||Hangtime - Kein leichtes Spiel||Kathi|
|2011||Das Traumhotel (Episode: Malediven)||Greta Junghans|
|2012||Die Braut im Schnee||Dr. Thea Hollmann|
|2012||Unter Umständen verliebt||Steffi|
|2012||Es kommt noch dicker
(Episodes: Ein magischer Tag, Der Tanzwettbewerb)
|2012||Wir sind Kaiser||Fifi|
|2012||Verloren auf Borneo||Julia zu Hohenberg|
|2013||Zur Sache, Macho!||Lisa Rammser|
|2007||Bee Movie||Vanessa Bloom|
- Dancing on Ice - Moderators (German)
- "Austria: Mirjam Weichselbraun to host national selection". Esctoday.com. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- Siim, Jarmo (19 December 2014). "Who gets to host Eurovision in Vienna?". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- Mirjam Weichselbraun zu Gast in Willkommen Österreich Willkommen Österreich, 5 March 2012.
- ZDF: „Deutscher IPTV Award“ für Wetten, dass..?-Online – Zuschauerpreis für die von Mirjam Weichselbraun geführten Interviews, 6 November 2010.
- orf.at – ESC-Moderatoren Tiroler des Jahres. 2 October 2015.