Kai Hillebrand was born in Ratingen on May 19 1990. He attended a school for electrical engineering, followed by a one-year internship at the Cologne-based modelling agency "Tomorrow is another day". From 2008 on, he worked as a model for international fashion labels. He is also a professional skateboarder, and in 2009, he made the third place at the German championship. He made his screen debut in the family drama "Swans", playing opposite Ralph Herforth. The film premiered at the 2011 Berlin IFF and was released in summer 2011.