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Karoline Herfurth (German: [kaʁoˈliːnə ˈhɛʁfʊʁt] (listen); born 22 May 1984) is a German actress.
Life and career
Herfurth was born in East Berlin, East Germany, the daughter of a psychologist mother and a geriatric nurse practitioner father. Her parents divorced when she was two years old. She grew up in Berlin with a brother and five half-brothers and -sisters. She went to a Waldorf school in Berlin and graduated from Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. She learnt to play the recorder and studied sociology and political sciences.
Herfurth had her first role in a TV series at age ten, and her first part in a movie in 2000, when she was fifteen. She has held several parts as a teenager in German movies such as Mädchen, Mädchen (2001) and Big Girls Don't Cry (2002) and leading parts both in TV productions and independent German films. For her part as Lilli Richter in Caroline Link's film A Year Ago in Winter, she received the Bavarian Film Award for best young actress in 2009.
Herfurth gave her international debut in 2006 in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. In this adaptation of Patrick Süskind's best-selling novel Das Parfum, she played the "Plum Girl", the first victim of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. In 2008, she co-starred with Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes in the Academy Award Best Picture-nominee The Reader.
She directed her first feature-length film SMS für Dich in 2016.
Herfurth has spoken out opposing the right-wing Pegida movement in Germany.
|2000||Küss mich, Frosch||Mary|
|2001||Mädchen, Mädchen||Lena||titled Girls on Top in USA|
|2002||Big Girls Don't Cry||Steffi|
|2003||Mein Name ist Bach||Prinzessin Amalie|
|Mädchen, Mädchen 2 - Loft oder Liebe||Lena||titled Girls on Top 2 in USA|
|2006||Perfume: The Story of a Murderer||The Plum Girl|
|2008||A Year Ago in Winter||Lilli Richter|
|2009||Berlin 36||Gretel Bergmann|
|2010||Vincent Wants to Sea||Marie|
|We Are the Night||Lena|
|So wie wir hier zusammen sind||Hilde||(short)|
|2011||Promising the Moon||Young Marga Baumanis|
|Errors of the Human Body||Rebekka|
|Fack ju Göhte||Lisi Schnabelstedt|
|Fack ju Göhte 2||Lisi Schnabelstedt|
|Ghosthunters on Icy Trails||Hopkins|
|2016||Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein||Rico's mother Tanja Doretti|
|SMS für Dich||Clara||Also director|
|2017||You Are Wanted||Lena Arandt||TV series|
|2018||The Little Witch||The Little Witch|
|Das perfekte Geheimnis||Carlotta Keschwari|
|Einfach mal was Schönes||Karla||Also director|
- ^ Christine Koischwitz (October 2007). "Karoline Herfurth: Hoch!". Park Avenue.de (in German). Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- ^ Nina Anika Klotz. "Karoline Herfurth, Biografie". Gala (in German). Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- ^ Mareen Linnartz (17 November 2008). ""Ich musste fast jeden Tag weinen"". Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). Retrieved 4 December 2021.
- ^ "Gala in München: Bayerischer Filmpreis geht an "Baader Meinhof Komplex"". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 16 January 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- ^ Karoline Herfurth at Hollywood.com
- ^ "Germany Pegida protests: 'Islamisation' rallies denounced". BBC News. 6 January 2015.
- ^ 'Inside' Team Unloads Full Trailer for 'We Are the Night'!!