Birge Schade

Birge Schade

Darstellerin
*07.02.1965 Wilster

Biography

Birge Schade was born in Wilster on February 7 1965. Living in Bavaria from age six on, she went on to be trained as a ballet dancer and actor in Munich. After completing classes, she became an ensemble member of the Bremer Shakespeare Company (1994-1997) and also performed in stage productions in Berlin.
She made her screen debut in a bit part in the 1988 production "Herbstmilch" by Joseph Vilsmaier. This was followed by supporting roles in several TV productions, including the widely discussed vigilante drama "Amok" (1994), in which she appeared opposite Helmut Zierl. Birge Schade was also a regular cast member of the 17-part-series "Wie Pech und Schwefel", playing a teacher who falls in love with a married man. Prominent roles in the comedies "Affären" and "Der Leihmann" and in Joseph Vilsmaier's drama "Schlafes Bruder" ("Brother of Sleep") further established her as a screen actress.

In 1996, she was featured in the acclaimed and mutli-award-winning production "Jenseits der Stille" ("Beyond Silence"). The same year, she played a porn actress in Dominik Graf's TV thriller "Der Skorpion" ("The Scorpion"). Graf also cast her in his family drama "Deine besten Jahre" (1988), and Schade went on to play major roles in the fantasy comedy "Mein Papa mit der kalten Schnauze" (2000) and the thriller "Späte Rache" (2001).

She again teamed up with Dominik Graf, who cast her as a well-meaning prostitute in his drama "Hotte in Paradies" (2003). This performance, as well as her impressive turns in "Katzenzungen" (2003) and "Delphinsommer" (2004) garnered Birge Schade the 2005 German Television Award.

She played the wife of a federal police detective (Heino Ferch) in Matti Geschonneck's TV thriller "Mord am Meer" (2004), and a mother whose daughter becomes the victim of a psychopathic killer in Matthias Glasner's "Blond: Eva Blond! Der sechste Sinn" (2006). 

Though she predominately worked in television, she also appeared in several cinema releases: She portrayed RAF terrorist Ulrike Meinhof in Christopher Roth's "Baader" (2001), played the mother of a struggling teenage girl in the tragicomedy "Bin ich sexy?" (2004), and guest-starred in the box office hit "Männerherzen" ("Men in the City", 2009).

In 2011, author and director Markus Busch cast her as the lead of his drama "Die Räuberin". In the 2012 release,  Birge Schade plays an actress who enters a fateful relationship with a teenage boy in rural Northern Germany. The same year, she also had a starring role in Hans Christian Schmid's drama "Was bleibt" ("Home For the Weekend"), which premiered in the competition of the Berlin IFF.

Filmography

2016/2017 Nachbarn
Cast
 
2016 Land in dieser Zeit
Cast
 
2014 Vielleicht
Cast
 
2013/2014 Kreuzweg
Cast
 
2013/2014 Die Tote im Weiher
Cast
 
2013 Wenn es am schönsten ist
Cast
 
2012/2013 Franziska
Cast
 
2012/2013 Reiff für die Insel - Katharina und der ganz große Fisch
Cast
 
2011/2012 Staub auf unseren Herzen
Cast
 
2011/2012 Was bleibt
Cast
 
2011/2012 Reiff für die Insel - Neubeginn
Cast
 
2011/2012 Finn und der Weg zum Himmel
Cast
 
2010/2011 Die Räuberin
Cast
 
2009/2010 Täter und Opfer
Cast
 
2009 Empathie
Cast
 
2008 Falsche Liebe
Cast
 
2008 Eine Nacht im Grandhotel
Cast
 
2007/2008 Vergeben, nicht vergessen
Cast
 
2006/2007 Windland
Cast
 
2005/2006 Der Tote am Strand
Cast
 
2005 Herzflimmern
Cast
 
2004 Mord am Meer
Cast
 
2004 Delphinsommer
Cast
 
2003/2004 Bin ich sexy?
Cast
 
2002/2003 Katzenzungen
Cast
 
2002 Hotte im Paradies
Cast
 
2001/2002 Baader
Cast
 
2001 Mein Papa mit der kalten Schnauze
Cast
 
2000/2001 Späte Rache
Cast
 
2000 Das Geheimnis der Zeugin
Cast
 
2000 Stundenhotel
Cast
 
1998/1999 Deine besten Jahre
Cast
 
1998 Ein Mann stürzt ab
Cast
 
1997 Der Skorpion
Cast
 
1995/1996 Jenseits der Stille
Cast
 
1994/1995 Schlafes Bruder
Cast
 
1993/1994 Affären
Cast
 
1993-1995 Der Leihmann
Cast
 
1990/1991 Das Versprechen
Cast
 
1990 Sommertage
Cast
 
1989/1990 Die unendliche Geschichte II - Auf der Suche nach Phantasien
Cast
 
1988 Herbstmilch
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