Devid Striesow

Devid Striesow

Darsteller
*01.10.1973 Bergen auf Rügen

Biography

Devid Striesow was born 1973 in Bergen auf Rügen and attended actor's training at Berlin's Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" until 1999. He then performed at Schauspielhaus Hamburg and Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf where he played leading roles in several productions by Jürgen Gosch, including "Hamlet" and "Prinz von Homburg". In 2004, "Theater heute" named Striesow "Best young actor". In the same year, he also won the Alfred Kerr actor's award. Devid Striesow made his movie debut in 2000 in Rainer Kaufmann's film "Kalt ist der Abendhauch" ("Cold Is The Evening Breeze").

Striesow was nominated for the German film award and for the award of German film critics for his portrayal of an unsuccessful mattress dealer in Hans-Christian Schmid's "Lichter" ("Distant Lights", 2003). He finally won the latter prize for his role in "Bungalow" (2002), directed by Ulrich Köhler. Since then, Striesow was regularly seen in German movie productions, for instance as young Karol Wojtyla in the biopic about the Pope by the same name, as a gay dramaturg in Dominik Graf's "Der rote Kakadu" ("The Red Cockatoo"), or in striking minor roles in Angela Schanelec's "Marseille", in Stefan Krohmer's "Sie haben Knut" ("They've Got Knut"), and in Christoph Hochhäusler's "Falscher Bekenner" ("Low Profile"). In the TV series "Bella Block", Striesow plays an inspector.

At the 2007 Berlinale, Striesow played leading roles in both German films in the competition. In Stefan Ruzowitzky's "Die Fälscher" ("The Counterfeiters"), that later won the Oscar for Best foreign language film, Striesow played an SS officer. Striesow had already played similar roles in "Napola" (2004) und in "Der Untergang" ("Downfall", 2004). For this role, Striesow won the German film award for Best performance in a supporting role in May 2007. In the second Berlinale film, Christian Petzold's "Yella", Striesow played an only seemingly smart and unapproachable private equity manager alongside Nina Hoss.

After that, Striesow appeared again alongside Nina Hoss as a father of a family who leads a double life in the nightmarish drama "Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald" ("The Heart is a Dark Forest", 2007), directed by Nicolette Krebitz. Striesow then played another leading role in Connie Walther's drama "12 heißt: Ich liebe Dich" (2007) about the love story between a Stasi employee and a Stasi victim. The film premiered in October of 2007 at Hofer Filmtage.

In the following years, Devid Striesow played important roles in the television series "KDD - Kriminaldauerdienst" (2008) and the lavish two-part "Gier" (2010). In the cinema he is seen in the historical adventure movie "12 Meter ohne Kopf" ("13 Paces Without a Head"), Margarethe von Trotta's biopic "Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen" and in Alexander Adolph's tragical comedy "So glücklich war ich noch nie" ("I've Never Been Happier"), all 2009. For his role of an impostor in love Striesow is again nominated for the German film award.

In December 2010, Tom Tykwer's romantic comedy "Drei" ("Three") about a love triangle between a longtime couple and a charming scientist - played by Striesow - opens in German cinemas. 2011 saw Striesow in a row of ambitious TV productions, including "Familiengeheimnisse - Liebe, Schuld und Tod", "Blaubeerblau" and "Ein guter Sommer" ("A Good Summer"). The same year, he played in Lars Jessen's comedy "Fraktus", which was released November 2012. Also in 2012, he appeared in a highly unusual and challenging role in the drama "Transpapa": Striesow plays a transsexual who has found his new identity as a woman and who is one day confronted with his teenage daughter, who grew up with her biological mother.

Striesow next guest-starred in episodes of the series "SOKO Stuttgart" (2012), "Bloch" (2013) and "Großstadtrevier" (2013), followed by supporting roles in "Hänsel and Gretel" (2012, TV) and "Traumland" (CH/D 2013). Since 2013, Devid Striesow also stars as police detective Jens Stellbrink in the Saarland editions of the TV series "Tatort".

After a leading role in the made-for-TV drama "Die Frau von früher", he played a strict East German police officer in the children's film "Sputnik" (2013), before starring alongside Sebastian Blomberg in the scathing comedy "Zeit der Kannibalen" ("Age of Canibals", 2014). His performance garnered him a nomination for the Preis der deutschen Filmkritik. Also in 2014, he played the lead in the acclaimed love drama "Göttliche Funken" (TV) about a soon to be husband who meets an old love right before his wedding. After a smaller role as a workman in the psycho drama "Kafkas Der Bau" ("Kafka's The Burrow", 2014), Striesow featured in the highly praised drama "Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark." ("We are Young. We are Strong.", 2014) about the attacks on an asylum accommodation in Rostock-Lichtenhagen in 1992, playing a reluctant local politician and father of a young neo-Nazi. At the Deutscher Schauspielerpreis 2015 he was awarded Best Actor for the role.

Late in 2015, the humorous film adaptation of the bestseller "Ich bin dann mal weg" ("I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago", directed by Julia von Heinz) opened in German theaters. Striesow featured as comedian Hape Kerkeling who, in 2001, went on a 600-kilometer-long pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain.


Filmography

2017 Der namenlose Tag
Cast
 
2017 Am Abgrund
Cast
 
2016/2017 Simpel
Cast
 
2016/2017 Die Pfefferkörner und der Fluch des schwarzen Königs
Cast
 
2016 Söhne und Väter
Cast
 
2015/2016 Wellness für Paare
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die vierte Gewalt
Cast
 
2015/2016 Das weiße Kaninchen
Cast
 
2015-2017 Licht
Cast
 
2015-2017 Vorwärts immer!
Cast
 
2015 Totenstille
Cast
 
2014/2015 Ich bin dann mal weg
Cast
 
2014/2015 Oskarreif
Cast
 
2014-2016 Seitenwechsel
Cast
 
2013/2014 Weihnachtsgeld
Cast
 
2013/2014 Göttliche Funken
Cast
 
2013/2014 Zeit der Kannibalen
Cast
 
2013/2014 Kafkas Der Bau
Cast
 
2013/2014 Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.
Cast
 
2013 Adams Alptraum
Cast
 
2012/2013 Das radikal Böse
Voice
 
2012/2013 Sputnik
Cast
 
2012/2013 Traumland
Cast
 
2012/2013 Eine Handvoll Paradies
Cast
 
2012 Melinda
Cast
 
2012 Die Frau von früher
Cast
 
2012 Hundskinder
Cast
 
2012 Hänsel Und Gretel
Cast
 
2011/2012 Fraktus
Cast
 
2011/2012 Auslandseinsatz
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2011/2012 Riskante Patienten
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2011/2012 Transpapa
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2011/2012 Grimms Meise
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2011 Das Dorf
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2011 Stich ins Herz
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2010/2011 Blaubeerblau
Cast
 
2010/2011 Ein guter Sommer
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2010 Das schwarze Zimmer
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2010 Es war einer von uns
Cast
 
2010 Oshima
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2009/2010 Drei
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2009/2010 Gier
Cast
 
2009 Verhältnisse
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2009 Falscher Vater
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2009 Vorsehung
Cast
 
2009 Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen
Cast
 
2009 Das Glück ist eine ernste Sache
Cast
 
2008/2009 Résiste - Aufstand der Praktikanten
Cast
 
2008/2009 This is Love
Cast
 
2008/2009 Neuland
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2008/2009 So glücklich war ich noch nie
Cast
 
2008/2009 Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf
Cast
 
2008-2010 Henri 4
Cast
 
2008 Falsche Liebe
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der Tote in der Mauer
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2007 Reise nach China
Cast
 
2007 12 heisst: Ich liebe Dich
Cast
 
2006/2007 Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald
Cast
 
2006/2007 Copacabana
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2006/2007 Freischwimmer
Cast
 
2006/2007 Ein verlockendes Angebot
Cast
 
2006/2007 Weiße Nächte
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2006/2007 Bis zum Ellenbogen
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2006/2007 Yella
Cast
 
2006/2007 Die Fälscher
Cast
 
2006 Blackout
Cast
 
2006 Uwe Johnson sieht fern
Voice
 
2005/2006 Mord unterm Kreuz
Cast
 
2005/2006 Valerie
Cast
 
2005/2006 Die Tote vom Deich
Cast
 
2005/2006 Kein Platz für Gerold
Voice
 
2005/2006 Matrosenbraut
Cast
 
2005/2006 Karol Wojtyla - Geheimnisse eines Papstes
Cast
 
2005/2006 Eden
Cast
 
2005/2006 Talk to me
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2005/2006 Das Glück der anderen
Cast
 
2005 Im Alleingang
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2005 Tod im Supermarkt
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2005 Das Geheimnis des Roten Hauses
Cast
 
2004/2005 Vergewaltigt
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2004/2005 Falscher Bekenner
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die Boxerin
Cast
 
2004-2006 Der Rote Kakadu
Cast
 
2004-2006 Montag kommen die Fenster
Cast
 
2003/2004 Der Untergang
Cast
 
2003/2004 Napola
Cast
 
2003/2004 Marseille
Cast
 
2002/2003 Sie haben Knut
Cast
 
2002/2003 Lichter
Cast
 
2001/2002 Bungalow
Cast
 
2001/2002 Der Morgen nach dem Tod
Cast
 
2001/2002 Hannas Baby
Cast
 
2001-2003 Mein erstes Wunder
Cast
 
2001 Was tun, wenn's brennt?
Cast
 
2000/2001 Ende der Saison
Cast
 
2000/2001 Mein langsames Leben
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1999/2000 Kalt ist der Abendhauch
Cast
 
1999/2000 Amerika
Cast