Hinnerk Schönemann, born 1974, attended actor"s training at Berlin"s Hochschule der Künste and won Potsdam"s solo sponsorship award for drama students. He then became a cast member at Hamburg"s Thalia Theater from 2001 to 2003. At the same time, Schönemann made his movie debut in 2001 in a leading role in Sven Taddicken"s award-winning film "Mein Bruder der Vampir" ("Getting My Brother Laid") and has subsequently been seen regularly in German movie and TV productions such as Taddicken"s second movie "Emmas Glück" ("Emma"s Bliss", 2006), as well as in "Kroko" (2003) und "Hab mich lieb!" (2005), both by Sylke Enders.
Schönemann"s part in "Kroko" won him a nomination for best supporting actor at the German film prize. In 2004, he won the special prize at the TV movie festival Baden-Baden for his role in Hermine Huntgeburth"s "Der Boxer und die Friseuse". In 2007, Schönemann is seen in a leading role in Christian Petzold"s "Yella" that takes part in the Berlinale competition.