Esther Schweins

Esther Schweins

Darstellerin
*18.04.1970 Oberhausen

Biography

Esther Schweins, born April 18, 1970, in Oberhausen, took acting lessons in Karlsruhe and studied for a year at Bochum"s Westfälische Schauspielschule. Schweins then performed sproadically in theatre productions before a producer for the TV network RTL discovered her for the then new comedy show "RTL Samstag Nacht". Virtually over night, the show"s success made Schweins known to a large public. The show"s ensemble also won the 1994 Bavarian film award and, in the following years, Schweins became one the biggest stars of the German comedy scene. During this time, Schweins occasionally starred in film and TV productions such as "Das Superweib" ("The Super-Wife", 1994) or "Küsse niemals deinen Chef" (1996).

After her withdrawal from "RTL Samstag Nacht" in 1998, Schweins started to pursue an acting career beyond comedy formats. She starred in several successful TV productions, that covered a broad spectrum genre-wise. Schweins appeared in the thriller "Drei Tage Angst" (1998), as well as in ambitious dramas such as "Klassentreffen – Mordfall unter Freunden" (2001) or boulevard comedies such as "Auch Engel wollen nur das Eine" ("A Heavenly Gamble", 2002) alongside Thomas Heinze. From 2003 to 2006, Schweins was also seen in eight episodes of the highly praised RTL crime series "Die Cleveren". Furthermore, Schweins hosted the TV magazine shows "Foyer" (2002) and "Theaterlandschaften" (2006/2007) for the ZDF theatre channel and for 3sat, and directed a production of the successful play "Caveman".

In 2006, Schweins returned to the cinema and played a striking supporting part in the relationship drama "Maria an Callas" ("Maria to Callas"), and in 2008, she finally starred in her first leading role on the big screen in the psychological drama "Die Anruferin" ("Die Anruferin") alongside Valerie Koch.

Filmography

2013/2014 Mara und der Feuerbringer
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2013 Business As Usual - Die Angst fliegt mit
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2011/2012 Die Rache der Wanderhure
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2011-2013 Blutsschwestern - jung, magisch, tödlich
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2010 Borowski und eine Frage von reinem Geschmack
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2010 Der Doc und die Hexe
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2009/2010 Vorstadtkrokodile 2
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2008 Insensitive
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2006/2007 Die Anruferin
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2005 Feuer
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2004-2006 Maria an Callas
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2003-2005 Kampfansage - Der letzte Schüler
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2002 Braindogs
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2002 Wann ist der Mann ein Mann
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1999/2000 Bis dass der Tod euch scheidet
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1999 Kinderraub in Rio - Eine Mutter schlägt zurück
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1998/1999 Ich bin kein Mann für eine Frau
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1998 Höllische Nachbarn
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1997 Bierkrieg
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1996/1997 Rosenkavalier
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1995/1996 Das Superweib
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1995/1996 Weibsbilder
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1995 Der Trip
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