Nadja Uhl

Nadja Uhl

Darstellerin
*23.05.1972 Stralsund

Biography

Nadja Uhl, born May 23, 1972, in Stralsund, studied acting at Leipzig's Hochschule "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" from 1990 to 1994. During that time, she already made her movie debut in small supporting part in "Der grüne Heinrich" ("The Green Henry", 1993). After her graduation, she became a cast member of Potsdam's Hans Otto theatre where she starred in productions of classic plays such as "Faust" or "Twelfth Night". Uhl left Hans Otto theatre in 1995 to pursue her acting career as a freelance actor, mainly in film and TV productions. At first, Uhl mainly starred in TV productions such as Peter Patzak's thriller "Ein mörderisches Erbe" (1998), or in "Mein ist die Rache" (1998) alongside Ulrich Noethen.

Uhl made her breakthrough performance in 2000 as a quiet rebel in Volker Schlöndorff's terrorist drama "Die Stille nach dem Schuß" ("The Legends of Rita"). She also won a Silver Bear as Best actress at the 2000 Berlinale for her performance which paved her way to more top-class movie parts. In the process, the part of an unconventional woman who is at the same time rebellious yet sensitive became her signature role. Thus, she played a former squatter in Gregor Schnitzler's highly praised drama "Was tun, wenn"s brennt" ("What to Do in Case of Fire"), portrayed a young woman who falls in love with a contract killer (played by Joachim Król) in the thriller "Lautlos" ("Soundless", 2004), and played a quick-witted Berliner who is looking for love in Andreas Dresen's box office hit "Sommer vorm Balkon" ("Summer in Berlin"). In 2008, she played a leading role in Doris Dörrie's award-winning melodrama "Kirschblüten" (Cherry Blossoms – Hanami), that is featured in the competition of the 2008 Berlinale.

The same year, she was cast in a completely different role in Uli Edel's controversial "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex". In the film, Uhl portrays terrorist Brigitte Mohnhaupt. Just a few months later, she basically switched sides for "Mogadischu", a dramatization of the 1977 hijacking of the Lufthansa plane Landshut: Now Uhl played stewardess Gabriele Dillmann, who is taken hostage by terrorists.

In 2009, Nadja Uhl starred in two acclaimed feature films, the drama "So glücklich war ich noch nie" and the comedy "Männerherzen". For the latter, she was nominated for the 2010 German Film Award. The same year, she was also nominated for the German Television Award for her performance in the crime drama "Der Tote im Spreewald". Uhl went on to play a mother relocating with her family to the jungle in "Dschungelkind" (2011),and also starred in "Männerherzen ... und die ganz ganz große Liebe" (2011), the sequel to the 2009 box office hit.

Filmography

2016/2017 Tod im Internat
Cast
 
2016/2017 Die Vergeltung
Cast
 
2015/2016 Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen
Cast
 
2015 Operation Zucker - Jagdgesellschaft
Cast
 
2013/2014 alles inklusive
Cast
 
2012-2015 300 Worte Deutsch
Cast
 
2012 Operation Zucker
Cast
 
2012 Schlussmacher
Cast
 
2011/2012 Der Turm
Cast
 
2010/2011 Männerherzen...und die ganz ganz große Liebe
Cast
 
2010/2011 Dschungelkind
Cast
 
2008/2009 Männerherzen
Cast
 
2008/2009 So glücklich war ich noch nie
Cast
 
2008/2009 Der Tote im Spreewald
Cast
 
2008-2010 Die Toten vom Schwarzwald
Cast
 
2007/2008 Mogadischu
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Cast
 
2007/2008 Kirschblüten - Hanami
Cast
 
2005/2006 Nicht alle waren Mörder
Cast
 
2005/2006 Vier Minuten
Cast
 
2005 Dornröschen erwacht
Cast
 
2004/2005 Sommer vorm Balkon
Cast
 
2004-2006 Die Sturmflut
Cast
 
2004 Mord am Meer
Cast
 
2003 Das Wunder von Lengede
Cast
 
2002-2004 Lautlos
Cast
 
2001/2002 Scherbentanz
Cast
 
2001 Was tun, wenn's brennt?
Cast
 
2000/2001 My Sweet Home
Cast
 
1999/2000 Die Stille nach dem Schuß
Cast
 
1999 Schnee in der Neujahrsnacht
Cast
 
1999 No Sex
Cast
 
1998 Ein mörderisches Erbe - Tausch mit einer Toten
Cast
 
1998 Stan Becker - Auf eigene Faust
Cast
 
1998 Duft der Versuchung
Cast
 
1997 Eiskalt
Cast
 
1996 Kleine Dealer, große Träume
Cast
 
1996 Brittas Entscheidung
Cast
 
1992/1993 Der grüne Heinrich
Cast