Katharina Wackernagel

Katharina Wackernagel

Darstellerin, Regie, Produzent
*15.10.1978 Freiburg im Breisgau

Biography

Katharina Wackernagel, born October 15, 1978, in Freiburg im Breisgau, became known in the leading role of the TV series "Tanja" in 1997. After starring in several TV and movie productions, including Angela Schanelec's film "Plätze in Städten" ("Places in Cities"), she directed her first film in 1999, the ten-minute long short film "Think Positive" that won an audience award at the Dresden film festival. Furthermore, she starred in Sönke Wortmann's film "Das Wunder von Bern" ("The Miracle of Bern", 2003) and played a girl who takes up boxing in order to fight against the lack of prospects in her everyday life in "Die Boxerin" ("About a Girl", 2005), directed by Catharina Deus.

Since 2002, Wackernagel plays the daughter of criminal investigator Maximilian Bloch, played by Dieter Pfaff, in the TV crime series "Bloch". She also played a distinctive role in the equally controversial and highly-praised TV drama "Contergan" ("Side Effects"). Based on the true story of a pharmaceutical scandal, Wackernagel played a woman in the film directed by Adolf Winkelmann who delivers a handicapped baby because of a drug she took during pregnancy and who takes the responsible pharmaceutical company to court. Her performance in the two-part TV movie won Wackernagel a nomination for the Grimme award. Furthermore, she won the 2008 Bavarian film award as "Best actress". She also won the Bavarian film award as "Best actress" for her intense portrayal of a threatened chief witness in the thriller "Mein Mörder kommt zurück" (2007).

After a rather small, yet memorable role as RAF terrorist Astrid Proll in Uli Edel's film "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex" ("The Baader Meinhof Complex", 2008), Katharina Wackernagel was seen in two films on the movie screen in 2009, in Lars Jessen's film "Der Schimmelreiter" ("Sheep and Chips") and in "Résiste – Aufstand der Praktikanten" ("Resist – Rebellion of the Trainees"), a romantic comedy about a slick yuppie who falls in love with no-one other than a leftist activist, played by Wackernagel.

Filmography

2017 Wenn Fliegen träumen
Cast, Director
 
2016/2017 Landgericht - Geschichte einer Familie
Cast
 
2016/2017 Die Pfefferkörner und der Fluch des schwarzen Königs
Cast
 
2014-2017 Mandy - Das Sozialdrama
Cast
 
2014 bestefreunde
Cast, Producer
 
2013/2014 Mord im Höllengrund
Cast
 
2012 Schuld der Erben
Cast
 
2012 A Silent Rockumentary
Co-Producer
 
2012 Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga
Cast
 
2011/2012 Herbstkind
Cast
 
2011 Vater Mutter Mörder
Cast
 
2011 Rififi in Berlin
Voice
 
2010/2011 Die letzte Lüge
Cast, Producer
 
2010/2011 Quirk of Fate - Eine Laune des Schicksals
Cast
 
2010 Liebe deinen Feind
Cast
 
2010 Der Meisterdieb
Cast
 
2009/2010 Gier
Cast
 
2008/2009 Résiste - Aufstand der Praktikanten
Cast
 
2008/2009 Borowski und die heile Welt
Cast
 
2008-2010 Der Fürsorger oder Das Geld der Anderen!
Cast
 
2008 Die Schimmelreiter
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der Pfandlaie
Cast
 
2007/2008 Polska Love Serenade
Cast
 
2007 Mein Mörder kommt zurück
Cast
 
2006/2007 Contergan
Cast
 
2006 Fünf-Sterne-Kerle inklusive
Cast
 
2005/2006 Bonnie & Veit
Cast
 
2005/2006 Freundinnen fürs Leben
Cast
 
2005/2006 Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht. Das Leben des Heinrich Heine
Cast
 
2005-2007 GG 19
Cast
 
2005 Die Luftbrücke - Nur der Himmel war frei
Cast
 
2005 Die Wut
Cast
 
2004/2005 Bettgeflüster & Babyglück
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die letzte Schlacht
Cast
 
2004/2005 Ein krankes Herz
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die Boxerin
Cast
 
2003/2004 Schwestern
Cast
 
2003 Das Wunder von Lengede
Cast
 
2002/2003 Das Wunder von Bern
Cast
 
2001 Déjà Vu
Cast
 
2000/2001 venus.de - Die bewegte Frau
Cast
 
2000/2001 Hat er Arbeit?
Cast
 
2000 Der Zufall und das Ende
Cast
 
1999 Schrei - denn ich werde dich töten!
Cast
 
1998 Leonora's Song
Cast
 
1997/1998 Plätze in Städten
Cast