Karsten Laske was born in 1965 in Brandenburg. He studied Acting at the Ernst Busch Academy in Berlin from 1986-1990, followed by an engagement at the Mecklenburg State Theater from 1990-94. Since then, he has been a freelance actor, writer and director. From 1997-98, he worked in the Directing Department of the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television. He wrote the screenplays for the films
Der sanfte Killer, Pelikan, Mogadishu, Apokalypse 1999, Der Virtuose and Sturmwarnung, and directed and wrote the screenplays for Stille Wasser (1992), Edgar (1996), and Dog Heads (Hundskoepfe, 2002).