Laura Tonke

Laura Tonke

Additional Names: Laura Maori Tonke (Geburtsname)
Darstellerin, Drehbuch, Sonstiges
*14.04.1974 Berlin

Biography

Laura Maori Tonke was born in Berlin on April 14 1974. The daughter of set designer Michael Tonke made her screen debut at the age of seventeen as the female lead in Michael Klier's "Ostkreuz". After graduating from high school, Tonke studied drama in Berlin. During that time, she occasionally appeared in TV productions, including Thomas Arslan's "Mach die Musik leiser". From 1997 on, she pursued a professional acting career with memorable roles in Tom Tykwer's "Winterschläfer" ("Wintersleepers", 1997), Bernd Schadewald's "Der Pirat" (1997, TV), the comedy "Gangster" (1999, TV) and Dominik Graf's "Bittere Unschuld" (1999, TV).

Major breakthroughs for Tonke were her lead roles in the theatrical releases "Baader" (2002) and Eoin Moore's "Pigs Will Fly" (2002). Her performances in these two films won her the New Faces Award and also garnered her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 2003 German Film Award. Also in 2003, she made her stage debut at the Volksbühne in Berlin, where she was to perform frequently in the following years.

On screen, Tonke impressed critics and audiences alike with her turn in Michael Klier's psychological drama "Farland" (2004). After starring in Christoph Hochhäusler's "Falscher Bekenner" ("Low Profile", 2005) and Eoin Moore's ensemble comedy "Im Schwitzkasten" ("No Sweat"), Tonke was one of four female actors who talk candidly about the highs and lows of their profession in Rolf Peter Kahl's documentary "Mädchen am Sonntag" ("Sunday Girls").

Between 2007 and 2008, she appeared in a string of TV productions, among them Peter Keglevic's "Tarragona - Ein Paradies in Flammen" ("Day of Disaster", 2007) and Adolf Winkelmann's acclaimed drama "Contergan" ("Side Effects", 2007). After she proved her comic chops in the Swiss romantic comedy "Madly in Love" (CH 2009), Tonke starred in Rolf Peter Kahl's "Bedways" (2010) and had a recurring role in the critically lauded TV series "KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst". While remaining in high demand on TV, she was also one of the leads of the low-budget theatrical release "Worst Case Scenario" (2014). In 2015, Laura Tonke got rave reviews for her portrayal of a young mother who suddenly suffers from panic attacks in Sonja Heiss' tragicomedy "Hedi Schneider steckt fest" ("Hedi Schneider Is Stuck").

At the Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2015, "Hedi Schneider steckt fest" was awarded Best Feature. In 2016, Laura Tonke won the German Film Award for both Best Actress and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Hedi Schneider steckt fest" and "Mängelexemplar" ("Too Hard To Handle") respectively.

Filmography

2016/2017 Zwei im falschen Film
Cast
 
2016/2017 Sommerhäuser
Cast
 
2016/2017 Der scheidende Schupo
Cast
 
2015/2016 Axolotl Overkill
Cast
 
2015/2016 Narben
Cast
 
2014/2015 Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer
Cast
 
2014/2015 Am Strand
Cast
 
2014/2015 Take What You Can Carry
Cast
 
2014/2015 Weinberg
Cast
 
2014-2016 Mängelexemplar
Cast
 
2014 Vielleicht
Cast
 
2013-2015 Hedi Schneider steckt fest
Cast
 
2013 Mord auf Langeoog
Cast
 
2012-2014 Worst Case Scenario
Cast
 
2012 Bis aufs Blut
Cast
 
2011/2012 Der tote Mann und das Meer
Cast
 
2010 Headshots
Cast
 
2009/2010 Bedways
Cast
 
2009/2010 Schlafende Hunde
Cast
 
2009/2010 Eine flexible Frau
Cast
 
2009 Blind im Wind
Cast
 
2009 Madly in Love
Cast
 
2009 Gegenüber von Trost
Cast
 
2007 After Effect
Cast
 
2006/2007 Contergan
Cast
 
2006/2007 Tödliche Habgier
Cast
 
2006/2007 Zwei Goldfische
Cast
 
2005/2006 Das letzte Rennen
Cast
 
2005 Mädchen am Sonntag
Participation
 
2005 Warum Ulli sich am Weihnachtsabend umbringen wollte
Cast
 
2005 Korleput
Cast
 
2004/2005 Im Schwitzkasten
Cast, Miscellaneous
 
2004/2005 Falscher Bekenner
Cast
 
2004 Porzellan
Cast
 
2004 Wedding
Cast
 
2003 Hamlet X
Cast
 
2002-2004 Farland
Cast
 
2001/2002 Schleudertrauma
Cast
 
2001/2002 Junimond
Cast
 
2001/2002 Pigs Will Fly
Cast, Co-author
 
2001/2002 Baader
Cast
 
2001 Herz
Cast
 
2001 Ich schwöre, dass ich niemals was genommen habe
Cast
 
2001 99euro-films
Cast
 
2000/2001 Dich schickt der Himmel
Cast
 
2000 Von Bullen und Bären
Cast
 
2000 Wolfsheim
Cast
 
2000 Ebene 9
Cast
 
1999 Der Mörder meiner Mutter
Cast
 
1998/1999 Bittere Unschuld
Cast
 
1998/1999 Gangster
Cast
 
1998/1999 St. Pauli Nacht
Cast
 
1998/1999 Drachenland
Cast
 
1997/1998 Der Pirat
Cast
 
1997/1998 Just Married
Cast
 
1997/1998 Angel Express
Cast
 
1997 Die Schwadron
Cast
 
1997 Bierkrieg
Cast
 
1997 Silvester Countdown
Cast
 
1997 Silber und Gold
Cast
 
1996/1997 Winterschläfer
Cast
 
1996/1997 Geisterstunde. Fahrstuhl ins Jenseits. 2. Die Schlafwandlerin
Cast
 
1996/1997 Geisterstunde. Fahrstuhl ins Jenseits. 4. Das Spiegelbild
Cast
 
1996/1997 2 1/2 Minuten
Cast
 
1996 Gnadenlos - Zur Prostitution gezwungen
Cast
 
1994/1995 Die Tour
Cast
 
1993/1994 Mach die Musik leiser
Cast
 
1991 Ostkreuz
Cast
 

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