Dagmar Wagner was born in Frankfurt on January 2 1960. After studying communications and psychology / psycholinguistics, she enrolled in the documentary class at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF) in Munich. Since then, she has been working as an author, director, presenter and lecturer.
Her documentary "Das Ei ist eine geschissene Gottesgabe" (1993) turned out to be a huge success. The film chronicles the transformation of a farm hotel in rural Bavaria into an exclusive club for Munich's upper class. It got rave reviews and garnered Dagmar Wagner a newcomer award at the Bavarian Film Awards. In 1999, she ventured into fiction with the made-for-TV comedy "Lupo und der Muezzin", in which a small village is tossed into turmoil when its small Muslim community allegedly plans to erect a minaret.
Due to her successful work as an author of personal and corporate biographies, Wagner has often concerned herself with the process of aging over the years. She eventually addressed the topic in the documentary "Ü100", in which she portrays eight senior citizens, all older than 100 years. The first version of the film had a runtime of 53 minutes, to which Wagner later added 30 extra minutes for the theatrical release in 2017.