Katharina Schüttler

Katharina Schüttler

Darstellerin
*20.10.1979 Köln

Biography

Katharina Schüttler, born October 20, 1979, in Cologne, worked as a child actor in movie and TV productions like "Die Lok" and several episodes of "Tatort" ("Crime Scene"). From 1999 on, she studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. She appeared in films like "Die innere Sicherheit" ("The State I Am In", 2000) and "Das weiße Rauschen" ("The White Sound", 2001). Schüttler won the "Förderpreis Deutscher Film" for her first leading part in Michael Hofmann's "Sophiiie!" (2002) where she played a torn character like in many of her later roles.

She then played memorable parts in Jan-Martin Scharf's debut "Wahrheit oder Pflicht" ("Truth or Dare", 2005) and Florian Hoffmeister's award-winning film "3 Grad kälter" ("3° Colder", also 2005). Besides, she appeared in acclaimed TV-Movies like "Sehnsucht" (2004) and "Marcel Reich-Ranicki - Mein Leben" (2009).

Further important feature films were, for example, "Die Eisbombe" (2008) and "Ganz nah bei Dir" ("Close to You", 2009). In "Es kommt der Tag" ("The Day Will Come", 2009) by Susanne Schneider she plays the daughter of an ex-terrorist (Iris Berben), who confronts her mother after having been left alone by her as a child.

In the same year, she played the lead in the mystery thriller "Die zwei Leben des Daniel Shore" ("The Two Lives of Daniel Shore"), and also had a minor supporting role in the screen adaptation of the bestseller "Lila, Lila". In 2010, Schüttler herself was cast as a terrorist: in Olivier Assayas' critically acclaimed three-part epic "Carlos – Der Schakal" ("Carlos the Jackal"), she played Brigitte Kuhlmann. She then starred in the drama "Schurkenstück" (2010 TV), and played a leading role in the British mini series "The Promise" (2010), about a young woman, who tries to retrace her grandfather's history in Israel and Palestine.

Following appearances in the comedy "What a Man" (2011) and the action film "Schutzengel" ("Guardians", 2012), Schüttler played the girlfriend of Tom Schilling's character in the multi-award winning "Oh Boy" ("A Coffee in Berlin", 2012). In the acclaimed drama "Freier Fall" ("Free Fall", 2013), she portrayed the pregnant wife of a police officer (Hanno Koffler) who has an unexpected coming-out as a gay man. 

Schüttler was one of the stars of the TV miniseries "Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter" ("Generation War", 2013), playing a singer who works in Nazi Germany and only slowly realizes the atrocities committed by the regime. Her performance and those of the other leads were honored with a special prize at the Bavarian Television Award. Following turns in the TV fantasy film "Vom Fischer und seiner Frau" (2013) and the British miniseries "Run", Schüttler returned to cinemas with a leading role in the satirical comedy "Zeit der Kannibalen" ("Age of Cannibals", 2014).

Besides her work in film and TV productions, Katharina Schüttler also is a successful theatre actress. She played leading parts in "Lolita" (2002) at Schauspiel Hannover or in Peter Kastenmüller's production of "Hedda Gabler" (2005) at Berliner Schaubühne. For the latter part she was awarded "Faust-Theaterpreis" and also "Actress of the Year" by the magazine "Theater heute". For this performance, she as well as Sebastian Blomberg and Devid Striesow were awarded the Günter-Rohrbach-Filmpreis.

After a supporting role in in Jessica Hausner's period drama "Amour fou" (2014), she played a pregnant woman oblivious to her husband's financial problems in "Alles ist Liebe" (2014).

In 2015, Schüttler had three memorable turns in a row: as the lover of Georg Elser, who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, in "Elser" ("13 Minutes"); as the daughter-in-law and later wife of zoologist Bernhard Grzimek in the two-part TV movie "Grzimek", and as Miss Rottenmeier, the strict nanny in the successful screen adaptation of "Heidi".

After being one of the leads in the TV miniseries "Ku'damm 56" (2016), Schüttler played a struggling single mother in the acclaimed made-for TV romance "Seit du da bist" (2016, TV). Following roles in in "Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein" ("The Pasta Detectives 3", 2016) and "Lou Andreas-Salomé" (2016), Schüttler joined the all-star ensemble of Dani Levy's "Die Welt der Wunderlichs" (2016), in which she plays an aspiring pop musician who is accompanied by her eccentric family to a casting show in Switzerland.

Filmography

2017/2018 Klassentreffen 1.0
Cast
 
2017/2018 Dogs of Berlin [Staffel 1]
Cast
 
2017 TIAN - Das Geheimnis der Schmuckstraße
Cast
 
2016/2017 Ellas Baby
Cast
 
2015/2016 Freddy/Eddy
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Welt der Wunderlichs
Cast
 
2015/2016 Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein
Cast
 
2015/2016 Ku'damm 56
Cast
 
2015/2016 Jeder stirbt für sich allein
Cast
 
2015 7 Göttinnen
dubbed by
 
2014/2015 Heidi
Cast
 
2014/2015 Elser
Cast
 
2014/2015 Grzimek
Cast
 
2014-2016 Lou Andreas-Salomé
Cast
 
2014 Alles ist Liebe
Cast
 
2013/2014 Stille Nächte
Cast
 
2013/2014 Zeit der Kannibalen
Cast
 
2013/2014 Amour Fou
Cast
 
2013/2014 Vaterfreuden
Cast
 
2012/2013 Freier Fall
Cast
 
2012 Bamberger Reiter - Ein Frankenkrimi
Cast
 
2012 Schutzengel
Cast
 
2011/2012 Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter
Cast
 
2011 Heißkalte Seele
Cast
 
2010/2011 Simon
Cast
 
2010/2011 What a Man
Cast
 
2010-2012 Oh Boy
Cast
 
2010 Die Fremde im Spiegel
Cast
 
2009/2010 Carlos - Der Schakal
Cast
 
2009 Vorsehung
Cast
 
2009 Tod im Atelier
Cast
 
2008/2009 Lila, Lila
Cast
 
2008/2009 Es kommt der Tag
Cast
 
2008/2009 Marcel Reich-Ranicki: Mein Leben
Cast
 
2008/2009 Die zwei Leben des Daniel Shore
Cast
 
2007/2008 Christoph Schlingensief - Die Piloten
Participation
 
2007/2008 Die Eisbombe
Cast
 
2007-2009 Ganz nah bei Dir
Cast
 
2006/2007 Tod in der Siedlung
Cast
 
2005 Mädchen am Sonntag
Participation
 
2004/2005 3 Grad kälter
Cast
 
2004/2005 Dunkle Wege
Cast
 
2004 Happy End
Cast
 
2003/2004 Sehnsucht
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der Boxer und die Friseuse
Cast
 
2003-2005 Wahrheit oder Pflicht
Cast
 
2002 Jungs zum Anfassen
Cast
 
2002 Freitagnacht
Cast
 
2002 Weihnachten
Cast
 
2001/2002 Sophiiiie!
Cast
 
2000 Die innere Sicherheit
Cast
 
2000 Der Trippler
Cast
 
1999-2001 Das weisse Rauschen
Cast
 
1998 Alles auf die 17
Cast
 
1997 Bombenstimmung
Cast
 
1996 Der Schrei der Liebe
Cast
 
1991/1992 Die Lok
Cast