Nora Tschirner

Nora Marie Tschirner (born 12 June 1981) is a German film actress, musician and former television and radio presenter.

Nora Tschirner
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Nora Tschirner (2017)
Nora Marie Tschirner

(1981-06-12) 12 June 1981 (age 39)
Years active2001–present
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm) [1]

Early lifeEdit

Nora Tschirner was born in East Berlin (then East Germany) to the documentary film director Joachim Tschirner [de] and the radio journalist Waltraud Tschirner. She grew up with her two older brothers in the East Berlin suburb Pankow. She attended John-Lennon-Gymnasium in Berlin, as did Sarah Kuttner, with whom she is friends.[2] She completed her Abitur at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Oberschule in Pankow.[3] She made her first appearance on television in 1997 with a role in the ZDF children's series Achterbahn.


In 2001, she was cast as a VJ for MTV and worked for the station until 2007. In addition, she hosted the radio program "Blue Moon" on Radio Fritz (RBB) with Stephan Michme. In 2004 she appeared with Christian Ulmen in his show Ulmens Auftrag on MTV. In 2007 she hosted the First Steps Awards. She was also seen in OneRepublic's Secrets music video as the main character.


After appearing as Anya in Conny Walter's Wie Feuer und Flamme (2001), she was the leading actress, playing Paula Behringer, in the ARD series Sternenfänger (2002). In 2003 she played alongside Matthias Schweighöfer as Katharina in Soloalbum, from the novel with the same title by Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre. In 2005 she was the leading actress, playing Titzi in Anno Saul's Kebab Connection[4][5] and some smaller roles in television series including Ein starkes Team and Abschnitt 40. She was the leading actress playing alongside Christian Ulmen in the film FC Venus – Elf Paare müsst ihr sein. In 2006 she played in the ZDF science fiction series Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot, a filming of The Star Diaries by Stanisław Lem. It won the German Television Prize and was nominated for the Grimme-Preis. In 2007 she was the leading actress alongside Til Schweiger in the romantic comedy Keinohrhasen.[6] For this role, she won a Bambi in the national film category in 2008.[7] In 2012, she voiced the main role of Merida in the German dub of Brave.[8] From 2013, Tschirner and Christian Ulmen play a team – and couple – of investigators in the Weimar-based episodes of the Tatort crime film series.[9] In the German version of the 2013 reboot of the video game Tomb Raider, she voices the main character Lara Croft.[10]


Nora Tschirner at the Premiere of Soloalbum (2003)

She participated on the songs "Das ewige Date" and "Küss mich schnell bevor Du platzt" on the album Brichst du mir das Herz, dann brech ich dir die Beine by Olli Schulz und der Hund Marie. In 2012 Nora Tschirner together with Tom Krimi and Erik Lautenschläger founded the band project "Prag". They released the "cineastic pop" album "Premiere".




Video gamesEdit


  • 2013: Amy Silver: Du und ich und all die Jahre, publisher: Random House Audio, ISBN 978-3-8371-2503-0
  • 2015: Elizabeth Little: Mördermädchen (Dear Daughter, together with Oliver Siebeck), publisher: der Hörverlag, ISBN 978-3-8445-1934-1


  • 2008: Bambi - film national for the performance in Keinohrhasen
  • 2009: Jupiter - best actress (national) for the performance in Keinohrhasen
  • 2010: GQ Woman Of The Year Award

External linksEdit

Tschirner in Rwanda, 2009


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  2. ^ Gala (52): 74. 2007-12-20. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ SZ-Magazin (9): 5 ff. 2004. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Kebab Connection". Cinema International. Murray State University - Department of Modern Languages. Archived from the original on 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-05-14.
  5. ^ Ilel, Neille (2005-06-02). "Kung Fu Kebab—Love, Art And Food In Immigrant Germany". Queens Chronicle. Townnews.
  6. ^ "Rabbit without Ears". Festival of German Films. Goethe-Institut. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  7. ^ "Celebrity Search: "Til Schweiger"". Wire Image. 2008-11-27. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  8. ^ Huge, Hanna (2012-04-19). "Merida: Nora Tschirner spricht Hauptcharakter des neuen Pixar-Films". (in German). Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  9. ^ "Bericht: "Tatort"-Macher angeln sich Tschirner und Ulmen". Hamburger Abendblatt (in German). dpad Presseagentur. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  10. ^ "Lara Croft"-Stimme Nora Tschirner: Schreien, stammeln, stöhnen". Spiegel Online (in German). 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
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