Marie-Lou Sellem

Marie-Lou Sellem

Darstellerin, Regie-Assistenz
*19.06.1966 Göttingen

Biography

Marie-Lou Sellem was born in Göttingen on June 19th 1966. The daughter of a French father and German mother, she spent time of her youth in Rennes. After graduating from school, she enrolled in acting classes at the Folkwang academy in Essen. In 1988, she got her first acting engagement at the Essen Philharmony.

One year later, she made her film debut in Christoph Schlingensief's "100 Jahre Adolf Hitler – Die letzte Stunde im Führerbunker". Following several theatre engagements, including the Theater Basel and the Volksbühne Berlin, she got rave reviews for her performance in Tom Tykwer's ensemble film "Winterschläfer" ("Wintersleepers").

Marie-Lou Sellem then appeared in several TV productions, including the comedy "Die hohe Kunst des Seitensprungs" (1998), the thriller "Unschuldige Biester" (1999) and the crime drama "Kill me softly" (2000), before returning to the big screen with roles in three acclaimed feature films in one year. For her performances in the drama "Mein Bruder der Vampir" ("Getting My Brother Laid"), the coming-of-age tale "Nichts bereuen" ("No Regrets") and the childrens" film "Hilfe, ich bin ein Junge" ("Help, I'm a Boy"), she received a nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the 2002 German Film Prize.

Apart from supporting roles in Péter Palátsik's romantic comedy "Irgendwas ist immer" (2003) and Angela Schanelec's drama "Marseille" (2004), Marie-Lou Sellem primarily appeared in TV productions – with astounding success. After starring in the TV comedy "Lottoschein ins Glück", she played in "Wie man seinen Ex verlässt" and "Mr. und Mrs. Right".

In 2005, she had a recurring role in the crime series "Die Gerichtsmedizinerin", and the next year, she played alongside Nadja Uhl, Ulrich Tukur und Mišel Matičević in the thriller "Dornröschen erwacht". She also played the role of Dr. Anna Jacobi in 32 episodes of the series "Notruf Hafenkante" (2007), and regularly appeared in the popular "Tatort" series.

In 2007, director Franz Müller cast her as the female lead for "Die Liebe der Kinder" ("Wallace Line"), which premiered at the 2009 Munich Film Festival. In the film, which was released in Summer 2010, Sellem plays a lonely academic and single mother, who starts a patchwork family with a down-to-earth worker – until his son falls in love with her daughter.

In the following years, Sellem appeared on the big screen only rarely. She played a small supporting role in the multi-award winning drama "Am Himmel der Tag" ("Breaking Horizons", 2012) as the gynaecologist of the main character who becomes involuntarily pregnant. In Caroline Link's father-and-son drama "Exit Marrakech" ("Morocco", 2013) as well as in the modern fairytale "Aschenbrödel und der gestiefelte Kater" (2013), she played the main characters' mother.

First and foremost, Marie-Lou Sellem worked for TV productions. She appeared as a police psychologist in the thrillers "Wolfsfährte" (2010), "Blutadler" (2012) and "Brandmal" (2015). In the TV drama "Bis zum Ende der Welt" (2014), she starred as a detective inspector that keeps her Roma descent a secret out of fear of repression. In Vivian Naefes comedy "Zeit der Zimmerbrände" (2014), she then appeared as the love interest of a sly US returnee (Uwe Ochsenknecht). In addition, she starred in numerous guest roles in German TV series such as "Soko Köln", "Ein Fall für zwei", "Mordkommission Istanbul" and "Kommissar Dupin". After making an appearance as an "integration officer" in the satirical Neonazi comedy "Heil" (2015), Marie-Lou Sellem starred as the lead on the big screen again. In the drama "Looping" (2016), she portrayed a patient in a psychiatric clinic who develops very close relationships with two other women.

Filmography

2016/2017 Nur Gott kann mich richten
Cast
 
2016/2017 Viel zu nah
Cast
 
2016/2017 Casting
Cast
 
2015/2016 Zorn Gottes
Cast
 
2015/2016 Looping
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Geschwister
Cast
 
2015-2017 LOMO - The Language of Many Others
Cast
 
2015-2017 Club Europa
Cast
 
2014/2015 Brandmal
Cast
 
2014/2015 Heil
Cast
 
2014/2015 Ihr Sohn
Cast
 
2013/2014 Spielt keine Rolle
Cast
 
2012/2013 Aschenbrödel und der gestiefelte Kater
Cast
 
2012/2013 Exit Marrakech
Cast
 
2012 Zauberberg
Cast
 
2012 Borowski und der freie Fall
Cast
 
2011/2012 Am Himmel der Tag
Cast
 
2009/2010 Vergissmeinnicht
Cast
 
2009-2011 Für immer 30
Cast
 
2008/2009 Gangs
Cast
 
2008/2009 Die Seele eines Mörders
Cast
 
2008 Sterben statt erben
Cast
 
2007-2009 Die Liebe der Kinder
Cast
 
2006/2007 Früher oder später
Cast
 
2006 Der Tag des Jägers
Cast
 
2005/2006 Leben mit Hannah
Cast
 
2005/2006 Revanche
Cast
 
2005 Dornröschen erwacht
Cast
 
2003/2004 Marseille
Cast
 
2003/2004 Gipfelstürmer
Cast
 
2003 Irgendwas ist immer
Cast
 
2002 Der Rattenkönig
Cast
 
2001/2002 Hilfe, ich bin ein Junge!
Cast
 
2001 Die schöne Fremde
Cast
 
2001 99euro-films
Cast
 
2001 Mein Bruder der Vampir
Cast
 
2000/2001 Nichts bereuen
Cast
 
2000 Mauer des Schweigens
Cast
 
2000 Mörderischer Doppelgänger - Mich gibt es zweimal
Cast
 
2000 Stundenhotel
Cast
 
1999 Ein Vater im Alleingang
Cast
 
1997/1998 Todesbote
Cast
 
1997/1998 Ein Hauch von Hollywood
Cast
 
1997/1998 Plätze in Städten
Cast
 
1997 Schlüssel zum Mord
Cast
 
1997 Pi - Die Polizistin
Cast
 
1996/1997 Winterschläfer
Cast
 
1988/1989 100 Jahre Adolf Hitler. Die letzte Stunde im Führerbunker
Cast
 
1987/1988 Mutters Maske
Script supervisor
 

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