Born in the States, mainly raised in Germany, trained in Germany, the UK and Russia, I would consider myself a citizen of the world - others might call me a vagabond.
Let me give you a bit more background to this statement: I was born in New York to German heritage parents. When I was almost four years old, they decided to live in Germany for a while. This “while” ended up being 30 years, during which I went to German school and university. However I was lucky enough to retain my American side by spending most of the afternoons and weekends with Armed Forces families. – I like to call this my “stationary army brat phase”.
My family wanted me to have security and be settled (a bit of a vain hope, considering I inherited their wanderlust), so I gave in to my geeky side and obtained a science degree equivalent to an MSc. I did work in the software industry for a few years but then my hitherto dormant passion for acting took over. Having researched my options, I chose to obtain MFA Acting degree from a British drama school – East 15 Acting School. This 2 year full-time course was among the best years of my life. It was designed specifically for international students so I had the privilege of working alongside talented people from all around the world – from East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. I am proud to call these my friends and colleagues. The degree also offered modules at Shakespeare’s Globe and GITIS – the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow. Naturally I made use of these opportunities.
After graduating I worked on film- and theater-projects in and around London and the rest of the UK for four years before deciding it was finally time to come home. I am now based in Los Angeles – which I chose over New York as I discovered a passion for screen work. The slightly more technical aspects of screen acting do appeal very much to my undeniable geeky nature.
(And after 6 years in England the weather is a nice change too…)
Unique traits: A clown philosopher tells mankind's wacky story.
Codes and Conspiracies
Television (Documentary) Actor
Film (short) by Stephanie Arapian (Drama) Actor Three sets of people discuss a person they each know. One in loss, one in love and one in friendship.
The Feminist Car Commercial
Film (short) by Amanda Baker (Drama) Actor
Stuffed with Love
Film (short) by Elizabeth Lockard (Romance) Actor
Film by Ron Howard (Action, Biography, Drama and Sport) Actor Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. Written by P. Morgan
East 15 Acting School
Phillipps Universitaet Marburg, Germany