Wolke Hegenbarth

Wolke Alma Hegenbarth (born 6 May 1980, Meerbusch) is a German actress, best known for starring in the sitcom Mein Leben & Ich. She is related to illustrator Hannes Hegen (born Johannes Hegenbarth) and the painter Josef Hegenbarth.

Wolke Hegenbarth
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Wolke Hegenbarth in 2018, at
Berlin Film Festival
Born(1980-05-06)6 May 1980 (age 40)
Occupationactress
Known forMein Leben & Ich
Spouse(s)Justin Bryan (2002–2012)[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Wolke Hegenbarth was born on 6 May 1980 in the German town of Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia. Her uncommon first name, Wolke (German for "cloud"), was her father's wish, who fought successfully in court to name her this way. Hegenbarth herself says that 20% of her prominence probably results from this name.[2] At the age of four, she started with ballet lessons. She finished her Abitur in 1999. In 2002, she married South African Justin Bryan, whom she met on an internship in 1999,[3] and whom she divorced in 2012. [1]

Acting careerEdit

She was discovered in 1995 for the popular German sitcom Die Camper, which launched her acting career, after involuntarily attending screen tests.[2] Hegenbarth herself says that she did not want to become an actress, but, rather, a make-up artist.[4] After her role in Die Camper, she played a number of roles in other TV series. In 1996, she was first offered the starring role in the RTL sitcom Mein Leben & Ich (2001–2007), where she played an individualist teenager struggling in a world of unindividualistic teens. In 2004, she won the German Comedy Award for her role in Mein Leben & Ich.[3] After the end of Mein Leben & Ich, she mainly starred in TV films.

She was a candidate on Let's Dance, with former professional dancer Oliver Seefeldt as her partner, in 2006.[5] On 30 June 2007, she and Seefeldt won the German Eurovision Dance Contest-preliminaries, and they entered the 2007 contest together, reaching the 8th place.[6]

Other activismEdit

Hegenbarth is a sponsor for two children for World Vision, and supports the campaign "Trotz AIDS".[7]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

  • 1997: Freundinnen & andere Monster
  • 1998: Ich liebe meine Familie, ehrlich
  • 1998: OA jagt Oberärztin
  • 2003: Die Schönste aus Bitterfeld
  • 2004: Crazy Race 2
  • 2004: Playa del Futuro
  • 2005: Tote Hose – Kann nicht, gibt's nicht
  • 2005: Ein Hund, zwei Koffer und die ganz große Liebe
  • 2007: Der Prinz von nebenan
  • 2008: Liebesticket nach Hause
  • 2008: Ich steig' Dir aufs Dach, Liebling
  • 2009: Im Brautkleid durch Afrika
  • 2011: Indisch für Anfänger
  • 2013: Sex´and´Zaziki – Landliebe

TV seriesEdit

OtherEdit

  • 2010: Die Schöne und der Hai (documentation for Arte)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ehe-Aus für die Schauspielerin Wolke Hegenbarth: Scheidung per Skype" (in German). Focus. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Lorentz, Frank (5 September 2004). "Die erstaunliche Karriere der Wolke Hegenbarth" (in German). Welt am Sonntag. Retrieved 23 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Wolke Hegenbarth: Steile Karriere durch Zufall" (in German). SWR. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Heidböhmer, Carsten (21 April 2006). "Ich würde für Heide Simonis anrufen". Stern (in German). Retrieved 23 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Edvardsson & Carpendale gewinnen bei "Let's Dance"" (in German). newsclick.de. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Oswald, Andreas (2 September 2007). "Saturday Night Fever" (in German). Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 25 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Wir unterstützen Trotz AIDS" (in German). World Vision Deutschland. Archived from the original on August 5, 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wolke Hegenbarth at Wikimedia Commons