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Maja Schöne is a german actress. She was born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on 01. January 1976. Schöne has no children.


Maja Schöne (born 1976 in Stuttgart) is a German actress.

After graduating from high school and an internship at a small Stuttgart stage and a directorhospitanz[1] she decided to become an actress. In 1997 she began studying at the Westphalian Acting School in Bochum, from which she graduated in the year 2001. In addition, she played at the Schauspielhaus Bochum. Her first theater engagement after graduation was in February 2001 at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. At this theater she appeared in various roles, such as Amalia in Schiller's Robbers and Gretchen in Jan Bosse's production of Faust I. For her role in Jan Bosse's Roberto Zucco she received the Young Talent Award of the Friends of the Deutsche Schauspielhaus in 2002.

From 2007 to 2009 she played at Schauspiel Köln, first Brunhild in Friedrich Hebbel's Die Nibelungen. For this role she received the award for best actress at the Theatrefestival NRW. Since 2009 she has an engagement at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg.

She made her cinematographic debut in 2001 in Isabel Kleefeld's ARD production Schluss mit lustig!, followed by regular work for film and television. In 2004 followed her cinema debut in Mark Schlichter's film Cowgirl alongside Alexandra Maria Lara, which earned her a nomination for the Undine Award. From 2008 to 2013[2] she played the wife of investigator Bootz in the Stuttgart episodes of the crime series Tatort. In 2011, she appeared in the main role of Brigitte Bertele's film Der Brand as a rape victim in search of retribution; for this role, she received the German Actress Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2013 Berlinale.[3]



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Radio play and Feature[]

  • 2012: Ulrich Land: Jede Wette; Director: Ulrich Lampen (NDR)
  • 2013: Andreas Maus / Karmen Frankl: Die Nokia-Karawane; Director: Karmen Frankl (WDR)


  • 2002: Nachwuchsförderpreis der Freunde des Deutschen Schauspielhauses
  • 2008: Beste Actorin beim Theatrefestival NRW
  • 2011: German Independence Award – Hervorragende schauspielerische Leistung beim Internationalen Filmfest Oldenburg für Der Brand
  • 2013: Deutscher Schauspielerpreis (Beste Schauspielerin Main role für Der Brand)