Steffi Kühnert

Steffi Kühnert

Darstellerin, Sonstiges
*19.02.1963 Berlin (Ost)

Biography

Steffi Kühnert was born in East-Berlin on February 19, 1963. After completing an apprenticeship as a tailor, she studied acting at the renowned Ernst-Busch-Schule in Berlin from 1981 to 1985. Subsequently, she worked at numerous theatres in the German Democratic Republic. Between 1988 and 1992, she was an ensemble member at the Weimar National Theatre, where she frequently and successfully collaborated with Leander Haußmann.

After the fall of the wall, she played at theatres in Bochum, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg and Zurich. Her most memorable performances included the titular roles in Ibsen's "Nora" (1990) and in "Antigone", which premiered at the 1993 Salzburg Festival. The same year, she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for her achievements as an actress in East and West Germany. Since 2005, Steffi Kühnert is an ensemble member at the Schaubühne in Berlin. Amongst others, she performed in Tschechow's "Drei Schwestern" (2006) and "Der Kirschgarten" (2008). 

Although she already appeared in a few East-German film- and TV-productions, Steffi Kühnert really started to venture into film in the mid-1990s. She had supporting roles in Detlev Buck's "Männerpension" (1996) and Leander Haußmann's "Sonnenallee" (1999), before taking on her first leading role in Andreas Dresen's "Halbe Treppe" (2002) – instantly winning the ensemble award at the 2002 Chicago Film Festival. Among her other film projects were "Der große Schlaf", "Die Bluthochzeit", "Im Schwitzkasten", Michael Haneke's multiple award-winning drama "Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte" and the horror film "Wir sind die Nacht". In television, she appeared in a lauded episode of the series "Polizeiruf 110", Lars Kraume's drama "Guten Morgen, Herr Grothe", and in the TV adaptation of the bestselling novel "Moppel-Ich" (2007).

Kühnert frequently works with directors Andreas Dresen and Leander Haußmann. She appeared in Haußmann's feature films  "Herr Lehmann" (2003),  "NVA" (2005), "Warum Männer nicht zuhören und Frauen schlecht einparken" (2007), "Robert Zimmermann wundert sich über die Liebe" (2008), "Dinosaurier - Gegen uns seht ihr alt aus!" (2009) and "Hotel Lux" (2011), while Dresen directed her in leading roles in his award-winning films "Wolke 9" (2008) and "Halt auf freier Strecke" (2011).

Filmography

2017 Goldbach
Cast
 
2016/2017 Die Unsichtbaren - Wir wollen leben
Cast
 
2016 Familie ist kein Wunschkonzert
Cast
 
2016 Das singende, klingende Bäumchen
Cast
 
2015/2016 Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen
Cast
 
2015/2016 Zwei verlorene Schafe
Cast
 
2015/2016 Ente gut! Mädchen allein zu Haus
Cast
 
2015/2016 Das verschwundene Mädchen
Cast
 
2015 Herr Lenz reist in den Frühling
Cast
 
2014/2015 Anderst Schön
Cast
 
2013/2014 Zirkuskind
Cast
 
2013/2014 Eine wie diese
Cast
 
2013-2016 Hey Bunny
Cast
 
2013 Kinderparadies
Cast
 
2012/2013 Die Frau, die sich traut
Cast
 
2012 Eine Hand wäscht die andere
Cast
 
2012 Wir sind wieder wer! - Ein Serien-Testimonial
Cast
 
2012 Bankraub für Anfänger
Cast
 
2011/2012 Der Turm
Cast
 
2011/2012 Bis zum Horizont, dann links!
Cast
 
2011 Krauses Braut
Cast
 
2010/2011 Halt auf freier Strecke
Cast
 
2010/2011 Hotel Lux
Cast
 
2010 Der kleine Nazi
Cast
 
2010 Nachsitzen
Cast
 
2010 Sunny und Roswitha
Cast
 
2010 Solange du schliefst
Cast
 
2009/2010 Wir sind die Nacht
Cast
 
2009 Dinosaurier - Gegen uns seht ihr alt aus!
Cast
 
2009 Die im Schatten sieht man nicht
Cast
 
2009 Die Entbehrlichen
Cast
 
2008/2009 Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
Cast
 
2008/2009 Mauerblümchen
Cast
 
2008/2009 Der Tote im Spreewald
Cast
 
2007/2008 Robert Zimmermann wundert sich über die Liebe
Cast
 
2007/2008 Wolke 9
Cast
 
2007/2008 Novemberkind
Cast
 
2007 Krauses Fest
Cast
 
2006/2007 Zeit der Fische
Cast
 
2006/2007 Louis Elefantenherz
Cast
 
2006/2007 Guten Morgen, Herr Grothe
Cast
 
2005/2006 Nicht alle waren Mörder
Cast
 
2005/2006 Elbe
Cast
 
2004/2005 Im Schwitzkasten
Cast, Miscellaneous
 
2004/2005 NVA
Cast
 
2004/2005 Die Bluthochzeit
Cast
 
2004-2006 Der große Schlaf
Cast
 
2003 Alles in Ordnung
Cast
 
2002/2003 Herr Lehmann
Cast
 
2001/2002 Halbe Treppe
Cast
 
1998/1999 Sonnenallee
Cast
 
1995/1996 Männerpension
Cast
 
1991 Varieté
Cast
 
1985/1986 Das habe ich nicht gewollt
Cast
 
1981/1982 Romanze mit Amélie
Cast
 
1977/1978 Sieben Sommersprossen
Cast