Ina Weisse was born in Berlin in 1968. She trained to become an actress at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich. Engagements followed at the Münchner Kammerspiele and at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. As an actress, she has appeared in numerous movies and TV films, including SNOWLAND, NOTHING BUT GHOSTS, and NEVER LOOK AWAY. For THE END OF A NIGHT and EIN GROSSER AUFBRUCH she received the German Television Award for Best Actress and the Adolf Grimme Prize in 2012 and 2016. After studying Philosophy in Heidelberg, she studied Directing at the University of Hamburg from 2000 to 2002. Her graduation film ALLES ANDERS was awarded with the First Steps Award 2002. Her feature film THE ARCHITECT, starring Josef Bierbichler, was shown at the Berlinale in 2009 and won the Best Screenplay Award at the Max Ophüls Film Festival. After her documentary THE NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, the German-French co-production THE AUDITION, featuring Nina Hoss is her latest feature.