Lisa Maria Potthoff

Lisa Maria Potthoff

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*25.07.1978 Berlin

Biography

Lisa Maria Potthoff, born Juli 25, 1978, in Berlin, starts her career at the age of 17 by playing small supporting roles in TV-shows like "Marienhof" and "Flughafenklinik". In 1997 she enlists for a two year training at Münchner Schauspielhaus. Afterwards she appears in stage plays at Münchner Volkstheater and Theater Dortmund. She also plays supporting roles in numerous TV-shows like "Soko 5113", "Bei aller Liebe" (30 episodes) and "Polizeiruf 110" as well as TV-movies like Dominik Graf's highly praised drama "Bittere Unschuld" (1999). By playing the leading role in the TV-thriller "Die Tochter des Kommissars" (2001) she finally catches the attention from critics and audience alike.

Potthof makes her cinematic breakthrough in 2003 with Gregor Schnitzler's "Soloalbum" alongside Matthias Schweighöfer. Appearances in highly diverse films like the award-winning satire "Der Tag als Bobby Ewing starb", Sherry Horman's football comedy "Männer wie wir" in which Potthoff portays the female trainer of a gay football team, or the romantic winter sports comedy "Schwere Jungs" consolidate Lisa Maria Potthoff's reputation as one of the most promising young actresses in contemporary German cinema.

After key supporting roles in equally ambitious and slightly frivolous comedies such as Rothemund's "Pornorama", Maggie Peren's "Stellungswechsel" ("Special Escort"), and Christian Zübert's "Hardcover", Potthoff plays her first leading role in a movie in 2008: In Joseph Vilsmaier's eagerly awaited drama "Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar", based on the famous Bavarian folk tale, Potthoff plays the adorable granddaughter of the title character alongside Franz Xaver Kroetz.

Subsequently, she plays roles in TV productions such as the multi-cultural comedy "Zimtstern und Halbmond" (2010, screenplay by Daniel Speck) and Rainer Kaufmann's drama "Blaubeerblau" (2011). In 2011, Potthoff can also be seen once more in two ambitious productions for the big screen: "Der Himmel hat vier Ecken", a blend of coming-of-age story and sociological case study, as well as Marcus H. Rosenmüller's history comedy "Der Sommer der Gaukler".

In Rosenmüller's follow-up production "Wer's glaubt, wird selig" (2012), she plays the key role of Evi, a woman whose bossy, but recently deceased mother is intended to be canonized in order to attract pilgrim tourists to a struggling Bavarian ski resort.

The same year, she receives a nomination for Best Actress at the Bavarian Film Awards for her starring role in the drama "Tödlicher Rausch". She plays a villager who investigates the supposedly accidental death of her younger brother. Further prominent roles on TV are the C.I.D detective in the thriller "Blutadler" and the entrepreneur's wife with a criminal past in Lars Becker's "Trau niemals deiner Frau" (AT 2012).

Potthoff can be seen on the big screen in the Bavarian "Heimat" crime caper "Dampfnudelblues" (2013), based on the "Eberhofer" whodunit by Rita Falk, as the headstrong girlfriend of village cop Franz Eberhofer (Sebastian Bezzel). She also plays alongside Bezzel in the comedy "Die Gruberin" (2013) with both actors in similar roles.

Director Hannu Salonen casts Potthoff in a central role for his history thriller "Die Hebamme" (2014, TV) as a status-conscious midwife. Another feisty role for Potthoff follows in the comedy "Männerhort" where she features as the pregnant wife of an unnerved porta-potty salesman. In the crime caper "Winterkartoffelknödel" (2014), a sequel of "Dampfnudelblues", she returns as the girlfriend of provincial police officer Eberhofer.

"Mörderhus – Der Usedom-Krimi" (2014), the first part of a new crime series has Potthoff star as a chief inspector on the island of Usedom – a role she reprises in the sequels "Schandfleck - Der Usedom-Krimi" (2015) and "Ferienjob - Der Usedom-Krimi" (2016). She also sticks with the successful "Eberhofer" capers with Sebastian Bezzel: "Schweinskopf al dente", the third entry of the series, opens in German theaters in the summer of 2016, and in 2017, "Grießnockerlaffäre" marks part four.

Filmography

2017/2018 Sauerkrautkoma
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2016/2017 Maria Mafiosi
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2016/2017 Grießnockerlaffäre
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2015/2016 Schweinskopf al dente
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2015/2016 Engelmacher - Der Usedom-Krimi
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2015/2016 Der mit dem Schlag
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2015 Schandfleck - Der Usedom-Krimi
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2014/2015 Brandmal
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2014 Winterkartoffelknödel
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2013/2014 Männerhort
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2013/2014 Die Hebamme
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2012/2013 Dampfnudelblues. Ein Eberhoferkrimi
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2012 Achtung Polizei! Alarm um 11 Uhr 11
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2011/2012 Wer's glaubt, wird selig
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2011 Tödlicher Rausch
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2010/2011 Blaubeerblau
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2010/2011 Der Himmel hat vier Ecken
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2010/2011 Sommer der Gaukler
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2008/2009 Bittere Trauben
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2008/2009 Jedem das Seine
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2008-2010 Das tote Mädchen
Cast
 
2008 Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar
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2008 Hinter blinden Fenstern
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2007/2008 Todsünde
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2007/2008 Hardcover
Cast
 
2007 Stellungswechsel
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2006/2007 Pornorama oder Die Bekenntnisse der mannstollen Näherin Rita Brauchts
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2006 Kahlschlag
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2006 Schwere Jungs
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2005/2006 Vier Töchter
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2005/2006 Kühe lächeln mit den Augen
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2005-2007 Bienzle und sein schwerster Fall
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2005 Tod auf der Walz
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2004/2005 Die Bluthochzeit
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2004/2005 Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb
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2004 Der Schwimmer
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2003/2004 Männer wie wir
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2002/2003 Hexentanz
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2002/2003 Soloalbum
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2001/2002 Der Tod ist kein Beweis
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2001 Der Warter
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2000/2001 Bei Klingelzeichen Mord
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1999 Der Pakt
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1998/1999 Bittere Unschuld
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