Meret Becker

Meret Becker

Darstellerin, Musik
*15.01.1969 Bremen

Biography

Meret Becker, born January 15, 1969, in Bremen, is the daughter of the actors Monika Hansen and Rolf Becker. When Meret was five, her parents separated. Meret and her brother, Ben Becker, stayed with her mother who then married the actor Otto Sander.

Meret Becker started her acting career already at the age of five in the TV series "Rappelkiste", an anti-authoritarian children’s program that in a way already forestalled many of Becker’s later roles of strong-willed and non-conformist characters. After several smaller parts in the TV series "Auf Achse" alongside Manfred Krug and in Bernhard Sinkel's drama "Kaltgestellt" ("Put on Ice"), Becker started her actual acting career at the age of eleven alongside her step-father Otto Sander and the legendary Curt Bois in the TV movie "Der Mond scheint über Kylenamone". At the age of 17, Becker dropped out of school against her step-father’s advice to focus completely on acting.

In the beginning of the 1990s, Becker made her breakthrough in three films directed by Doris Dörrie and Sönke Wortmann. In Wortmann's film "Allein unter Frauen" ("Alone Among Women", 1991), Becker portrayed a shy member of a girls' flat share. In Dörrie's film "Happy Birthday, Türke" ("Happy Birthday!", 1992), she played a convincing Lolita prostitute and in Wortmann's cult film "Kleine Haie" ("Acting It Out", 1992), Becker brilliantly played an eccentric street musician. In 1992, Becker won the Adolf Grimme award as "Best female newcomer". Two years later, she also won the Bavarian film award as "best supporting actress" for her portrayal of the mentally unstable widow of a police officer in Dominik Graf's thriller "Die Sieger" ("The Invincibles ").

In the following years, Becker made brilliant performances, portraying characters who are at the same time bizarre as well as sensitive and at the same rebellious as well as looking for support. All of those characters are outsiders whose straightforwardness and outspokenness often comes across as a protective shield against insults and emotional hurt. Becker played characters of this kind for instance in "Das Versprechen" ("The Promise", 1994), "Das Leben ist eine Baustelle" ("Life Is All You Get", 1995) or "Comedian Harmonists", which won her the German film award in 1998 as "best supporting actress".

Besides her acting career, Meret Becker is also a successful musician and chanson singer (for instance with the cabaret ensemble "Ars Vitalis"). She was married to Alexander Hacke, the guitarist of the band "Einstürzende Neubauten", from 1996 to 2002.

Despite her singing career and her sporadic theatre performances, Becker is still one of most active actresses of German cinema. Until now, she has starred in more than 60 films and TV movies, always alternating between mainstream productions and ambitious independent productions. Thus, she recently appeared in "Arthouse" productions such as "Unkenrufe" "Call of the Toad", in independent films such as "Urlaub vom Leben" (2005) and "Komm näher" ("Happy As One", 2006), in Hollywood movies such as "Munich" (2005), and in mainstream entertainment films such as the comedy "Meine schöne Bescherung" (2007).

Filmography

2017/2018 Liliane Susewind
Cast
 
2017 Dein Name sei Harbinger
Cast
 
2016/2017 Amour Fou
Cast
 
2016/2017 Monster
Cast
 
2016 Dunkelfeld
Cast
 
2015/2016 Wir - Ihr - Sie
Cast
 
2015/2016 Back to Nothing
Cast
 
2015 Ätzend
Cast
 
2014/2015 Das Muli
Cast
 
2013/2014 Lügen und andere Wahrheiten
Cast
 
2013/2014 Der Verlust
Cast
 
2013-2016 Mann im Spagat - Pace, Cowboy, Pace
Cast
 
2013 Die kleine Meerjungfrau
Cast
 
2013 Aus der Tiefe der Zeit
Cast
 
2012/2013 Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen
Cast
 
2012/2013 Feuchtgebiete
Cast
 
2012/2013 Ohne Vergebung
Cast
 
2012-2014 Die Berliner Philharmonie
Voice
 
2011/2012 Quellen des Lebens
Cast
 
2010/2011 Kokowääh
Cast
 
2010/2011 Die Lehrerin
Cast
 
2010 Rottmann schlägt zurück
Cast
 
2010 Die Akte Kleist
Cast
 
2009/2010 Das Leben ist zu lang
Cast
 
2009/2010 Gurbet - Fremde Heimat
Cast
 
2009-2011 Fliegende Fische müssen ins Meer
Cast
 
2009 Boxhagener Platz
Cast
 
2008/2009 Record 12
Cast
 
2008 Die Glücklichen
Cast
 
2007/2008 Friedliche Zeiten
Cast
 
2007/2008 Crash
Cast
 
2007 Wenn einer von uns stirbt, geh ich nach Paris
Vocals
 
2007 Meine schöne Bescherung
Cast
 
2006/2007 Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler
Cast
 
2005/2006 Komm näher
Cast
 
2004/2005 Urlaub vom Leben
Cast
 
2004/2005 Unkenrufe
Cast
 
2004/2005 3 Grad kälter
Cast
 
2003-2005 Polly Blue Eyes
Cast
 
2003 Hamlet X
Cast
 
2003 Dusty, die Hausstaubmilbe: Das Staubfest
Voice
 
2002/2003 Katzenzungen
Cast
 
2002/2003 Mutti - Der Film
Cast
 
2002/2003 PiperMint ...das Leben, möglicherweise
Cast, Music
 
2002 Perpendicular/Vector
Cast
 
2001/2002 Enfants du miel
Music
 
2000/2001 Null Uhr 12
Cast
 
2000/2001 Planet Alex
Cast
 
2000/2001 Leo und Claire
Cast
 
2000/2001 Heinrich der Säger
Cast
 
2000-2002 Poem - Ich setzte den Fuß in die Luft, und sie trug
Cast
 
1999/2000 Rote Glut
Cast
 
1998/1999 Der Einstein des Sex
Cast
 
1998/1999 Der Vulkan
Cast
 
1998/1999 Pünktchen und Anton
Cast
 
1998/1999 Das Gelbe vom Ei
Cast
 
1997 Liebe Lügen
Cast
 
1997 Hundert Jahre Brecht
Cast
 
1997 Comedian Harmonists
Cast
 
1996/1997 Diamanten küßt man nicht
Cast
 
1996 Diebin des Feuers
Cast
 
1996 Rossini - oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief
Cast
 
1996 Kondom des Grauens
Cast
 
1995-1997 Das Leben ist eine Baustelle
Cast
 
1994 Freundinnen
Cast
 
1993/1994 Das Versprechen
Cast
 
1993/1994 Totes Gleis
Cast
 
1993/1994 Der Blaue
Cast
 
1993/1994 Fernes Land Pa-isch
Cast
 
1993/1994 Die Sieger
Cast
 
1993/1994 Die Schamlosen
Cast
 
1992/1993 ...und der Himmel steht still
Cast
 
1992/1993 Ebbies Bluff
Cast
 
1991/1992 Kleine Haie
Cast
 
1991 Happy Birthday, Türke!
Cast
 
1990/1991 Bis ans Ende der Nacht
Cast
 
1990/1991 Allein unter Frauen
Cast
 
1989/1990 Werner - Beinhart!
Cast
 
1980 Kaltgestellt
Cast