Christiane Paul

Christiane Paul

Darstellerin, Sonstiges
*08.03.1974 Berlin (Ost)

Biography

Christiane Paul was born in the East Berlin district of Pankow on March 8th 1974. With her father being a surgeon, and her mother being an anaesthetist, Paul followed family tradition and also entered med school at the Humboldt University in Berlin after graduating from school in 1992.

Immediately after the German reunification, the then 16-year-old took part in a "Miss Vogue" model contest, after which several girl teen magazines booked her for photo shootings. In 1991, she was discovered by director Niklaus Schilling, who cast her in his film "Deutschfieber". Paul followed her debut with the female lead in "Ich und Christine", in which she played alongside Götz George. She finally made her breakthrough performance as the young Sarah in Mark Schlichter's youth drama "Ex", for which Paul received the Max-Ophüls-Award as Best Newcomer. The same year saw her playing an ambitious business woman in the comedy "Workaholic", which brought a Bavarian Film Prize.

Although she was by then widely considered to be one of the promising young talents in German cinema, Christiane Paul nevertheless continued to study at the university and successfully graduated in 1997. She got her M.D. in 1999, after finishing up a thesis on hip prosthetics.

After a small supporting role in "Knockin" on Heaven's Door", she played a prostitute in the raunchy comedy "Dumm gelaufen". More rewarding was her starring role opposite Jürgen Vogel in Wolfgang Becker's internationally acclaimed tragicomedy "Das Leben ist eine Baustelle" (Life is All You Get). After playing against type as the murderous femme fatale Cora in "Die Häupter meiner Lieben" (The Heads of My Loved Ones), Paul convinced audiences and critics alike as the romantic heroine of Fatih Akin's road movie "Im Juli" (In July).

In 2002, Christiane Paul – who also appeared in several acclaimed TV productions – took a break from acting in order to raise her newborn daughter Masha and to finish her practical training as a physician. In 2005, she impressively returned to the big screen, appearing back to back in the social satire "Im Schwitzkasten" (No Sweat) and the romantic comedy "Reine Formsache". Several other comedies followed, for instance "Vorne ist verdammt weit weg", but Christiane Paul also played a major role in the drama "Die Welle" (2008) by Dennis Gansel about the emergence of fascist behaviour.

She also appeared in plays, for instance in the 2004 production of Heiner Müller's "Der Auftrag" at the "Haus der Festspiele" in Berlin and the 2008 production of Chekov's "Iwanow" at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf.

In 2010, she played a tough police detective in the thriller spoof "Jerry Cotton", the aide to Germany's president in the satire "Der große Kater" ("The Day of Cat"), and was also one of the leads in Vivian Naefe's TV comedy "Der Doc und die Hexe".

After playing the mother of a modern vampire family opposite Stipe Erçeg in "Die Vampirschwestern" ("Vampire Sisters", 2012), Paul had starring roles in the two popular TV miniseries' "Das Adlon" and "Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter". Following a turn in the light-hearted TV production "Familie Sonntag auf Abwegen", Christiane Paul played the female lead in Robert Thalheim's tragicomedy "Eltern" ("Parents").

Paul continued to appear in maternal, yet utterly different roles in "Lola auf der Erbse" ("Lola from the Boathouse", 2014), "Doktorspiele" ("Playing Doctor", 2014), the award-winning TV drama "Der Fall Bruckner" (2014) and "Die Vampirschwestern 2" ("Vampire Sisters 2", 2014).

Follwing her turns in the TV productions "Die Himmelsleiter" (2015), "Unterm Radar" (2015) and "Mein gebrauchter Mann" (2015) she joined the all-star ensemble of Dani Levy's comedy "Die Welt der Wunderlichs" (2016). The same year, she reprised her role as the human mother of two feisty vampire kids for the third film of the "Vampirschwestern" franchise.

Filmography

2017 Steig. Nicht. Aus!
Cast
 
2016 Nie mehr wie es war
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Welt der Wunderlichs
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Vampirschwestern 3 - Reise nach Transsilvanien
Cast
 
2015 Unterm Radar
Cast
 
2014/2015 Mein gebrauchter Mann
Cast
 
2014/2015 Die Himmelsleiter – Sehnsucht nach morgen
Cast
 
2014 Der Fall Bruckner
Cast
 
2013/2014 Die Vampirschwestern 2 - Fledermäuse im Bauch
Cast
 
2013/2014 Lola auf der Erbse
Cast
 
2013/2014 Doktorspiele
Cast
 
2012/2013 Helden - Wenn Dein Land Dich braucht
Cast
 
2012/2013 Eltern
Cast
 
2012-2014 Der kleine Medicus - Bodynauten auf geheimer Mission im Körper
dubbed by
 
2012 Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Vampirschwestern
Cast
 
2011/2012 Vatertage - Opa über Nacht
Cast
 
2011/2012 Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter
Cast
 
2011 Nebenwirkungen
Cast
 
2010 Der Doc und die Hexe
Cast
 
2009/2010 Jerry Cotton
Cast
 
2009-2011 Hindenburg
Cast
 
2008/2009 Ob ihr wollt oder nicht
Cast
 
2008/2009 Lippels Traum
Cast
 
2008-2010 Der große Kater
Cast
 
2008 The Dust of Time
Cast
 
2007/2008 Die Welle
Cast
 
2007 Vorne ist verdammt weit weg
Cast
 
2006/2007 Copacabana
Cast
 
2006/2007 Ein verlockendes Angebot
Cast
 
2006/2007 Neues vom Wixxer
Cast
 
2005/2006 Die Tote vom Deich
Cast
 
2005/2006 Reine Formsache
Cast
 
2005 Felix 2 - Der Hase und die verflixte Zeitmaschine
Voice
 
2005 Gefühlte Temperatur
Cast
 
2005 Die Nacht der großen Flut
Cast
 
2004/2005 Im Schwitzkasten
Cast, Miscellaneous
 
2004/2005 Küss mich, Hexe!
Cast
 
2003/2004 Außer Kontrolle
Cast
 
2002 Himmelreich auf Erden
Cast
 
2001/2002 Väter
Cast
 
2001 Partner akut
Voice
 
1999/2000 Im Juli
Cast
 
1999/2000 Marlene
Cast
 
1999/2000 Freunde
Cast
 
1998/1999 Die Häupter meiner Lieben
Cast
 
1997/1998 mammamia
Cast
 
1997/1998 Der Pirat
Cast
 
1996/1997 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Cast
 
1996/1997 Dumm gelaufen
Cast
 
1995/1996 Workaholic
Cast
 
1995-1997 Das Leben ist eine Baustelle
Cast
 
1994/1995 Ex
Cast
 
1993-1995 Unter der Milchstraße
Cast
 
1992/1993 Ich und Christine
Cast
 
1991/1992 Deutschfieber. Der 2. Teil des Willi-Busch-Report
Cast