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Maria Schrader was born in 1965 in Hanover and studied Acting at the renowned Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. One of Germany’s best-known actresses, she has worked with some of Germany’s most successful directors in such films as AIMÉE & JAGUAR (Max Färberböck), BIN ICH SCHOEN? (Doris Dörrie), EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE (Franziska Buch), MESCHUGGE, VÄTER and STILLE NACHT (Dani Levy), ROSENSTRASSE (Margarethe von Trotta), and SCHNEELAND (Hans W. Geissendörfer), as well as on stage in theaters in Germany and Switzerland. Most recently, she could be seen in the internationally-acclaimed DEUTSCHLAND 83. Together with director Dani Levy, she also co-directed MESCHUGGE and STILLE NACHT. LOVE LIFE (LIEBESLEBEN, 2007) marked her own directing debut, followed by STEFAN ZWEIG – FAREWELL TO EUROPE (VOR DER MORGENRÖTE, 2016).