Kostja Ullmann

Kostja Ullmann

Darsteller
*30.05.1984 Hamburg

Biography

Kostja Ullmann, born 1984 in Hamburg, entered the stage at the age of eleven and performed at Hamburg's Ernst-Deutsch-Theater and Winterhuder Fährhaus. In 1998, he made his TV debut in a minor part in the crime series "Alphateam". In the following years, Ullmann starred in several minor roles in TV series such as "Stahlnetz", "Großstadtrevier", and "SOKO Leipzig" as well as in TV movies such as the drama "Albtraum einer Ehe" (2001) alongside August Zirner.

From 1999 to 2000, he was a cast member of the comedy series "Zwei Männer am Herd" with Wolfgang Fierek and Florian Fitz. In 2004, Kostja Ullmann made his movie debut in a leading role in Marco Kreuzpaintner's award-winning film "Sommersturm" ("Summer Storm"). His performance in the romantic TV drama "Heimliche Liebe" about the relationship of a schoolboy and an older woman won Ullmann the "Günther-Strack-Fernsehpreis" as "Best actor" in 2006. In his second movie, "Verfolgt" (2006), Ullmann stars in a similar role: Directed by Angelina Maccarone, he plays a young delinquent who engages in an "amour fou" with his probation officer who is 30 years older than him. The film won a "Golden Leopard" at the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival.

The years 2007 and 2008 have been among the most productive years of Ullmann's career. He was seen in eight TV and movie productions, including the ensemble comedy "Stellungswechsel" ("Special Escort ", 2007) and Hans-Christoph Blumenberg's eagerly awaited comedy "Warten auf Angelina" ("Waiting For Angelina "), also starring Florian Lukas.

For his performance in the television drama "Das Wunder von Berlin" (2008) he is awarded with a Bavarian Television Award as Best Actor. After a small role in "Die wilden Hühner und das Leben" ("The Wild Chicks and Life", 2009) he again plays a lead role in 2010 in "Groupies bleiben nicht zum Frühstück". In the film by director Marc Rothemund he plays an adored pop star who falls in love with a girl that doesn't even know he's famous.

Subsequently, Ullmann predominately worked in television: He played the son of a former terrorist in Lars Becker's award-winning thriller "Amigo – Bei Ankunft Tod" (2010), and the junkie son of a successful business woman (Veronica Ferres) in Vivian Naefe's "Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut" (2011). He next played a police detective in "Die Tote ohne Alibi" (2012) and starred in the family comedy "Heiraten ist auch keine Lösung".

On the big screen, Ullmann appeared in a string of prolific supporting roles: He played the younger incarnation of lead actor's Moritz Bleibtreu's character in Oskar Roehler's family epic "Quellen des Lebens" (2013), portrayed James, a ghost living in a school, in the screen adaptations of the young adult fantasy novels "Rubinrot" (2013) and "Saphirblau" (2014), starred in the comedy "Großstadtklein" and played a member of an anti-terror unit in the screen version of John Le Carré's "A Most Wanted Man" (2014).

Kostja Ullmann was cast as the male lead in Marco Kreuzpaintner's comedy "Coming In", in which he plays a celebrated, openly gay hairdresser for men who wants to advance his skills with female customers and therefore takes on a job in an inner-city salon.

Filmography

2017/2018 Wuff - Folge dem Hund
Cast
 
2016/2017 Happy Burnout
Cast
 
2015/2016 Bibi und Tina 3 - Mädchen gegen Jungs
Cast
 
2015/2016 Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben
Cast
 
2015/2016 Smaragdgrün
Cast
 
2014/2015 3 Türken & 1 Baby
Cast
 
2013/2014 Coming In
Cast
 
2013/2014 Saphirblau
Cast
 
2012/2013 Grossstadtklein
Cast
 
2012/2013 Schwarzer Afghane
Cast
 
2012/2013 Rubinrot
Cast
 
2012-2014 A Most Wanted Man
Cast
 
2012 Schutzengel
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Tore der Welt
Cast
 
2011/2012 Quellen des Lebens
Cast
 
2011/2012 Die Tote ohne Alibi
Cast
 
2010/2011 Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut
Cast
 
2010 Amigo - Bei Ankunft Tod
Cast
 
2010 Wir beklauen dich doch auch nich
Cast
 
2009/2010 Groupies bleiben nicht zum Frühstück
Cast
 
2008/2009 Der verlorene Sohn
Cast
 
2008/2009 Die wilden Hühner und das Leben
Cast
 
2008 Das tapfere Schneiderlein
Cast
 
2007/2008 Warten auf Angelina
Cast
 
2007/2008 Das Wunder von Berlin
Cast
 
2007-2009 Familienaufstellung
Cast
 
2007 Stellungswechsel
Cast
 
2006/2007 Glückskinder
Cast
 
2005/2006 Verfolgt
Cast
 
2004 Schwarze Erdbeeren
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2003/2004 Verraten und verkauft
Cast
 
2003/2004 Sommersturm
Cast
 
2002 Tod am Strand
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