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Laura Maori Tonke (Geburtsname)
Cast, Screenplay, Miscellaneous
Berlin

Biography

Laura Maori Tonke was born in Berlin on April 14 1974. The daughter of set designer Michael Tonke made her screen debut at the age of seventeen as the female lead in Michael Klier's "Ostkreuz". After graduating from high school, Tonke studied drama in Berlin. During that time, she occasionally appeared in TV productions, including Thomas Arslan's "Mach die Musik leiser". From 1997 on, she pursued a professional acting career with memorable roles in Tom Tykwer's "Winterschläfer" ("Wintersleepers", 1997), Bernd Schadewald's "Der Pirat" (1997, TV), the comedy "Gangster" (1999, TV) and Dominik Graf's "Bittere Unschuld" (1999, TV).

Major breakthroughs for Tonke were her lead roles in the theatrical releases "Baader" (2002) and Eoin Moore's "Pigs Will Fly" (2002). Her performances in these two films won her the New Faces Award and also garnered her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 2003 German Film Award. Also in 2003, she made her stage debut at the Volksbühne in Berlin, where she was to perform frequently in the following years.

On screen, Tonke impressed critics and audiences alike with her turn in Michael Klier's psychological drama "Farland" (2004). After starring in Christoph Hochhäusler's "Falscher Bekenner" ("Low Profile", 2005) and Eoin Moore's ensemble comedy "Im Schwitzkasten" ("No Sweat"), Tonke was one of four female actors who talk candidly about the highs and lows of their profession in Rolf Peter Kahl's documentary "Mädchen am Sonntag" ("Sunday Girls").

Between 2007 and 2008, she appeared in a string of TV productions, among them Peter Keglevic's "Tarragona - Ein Paradies in Flammen" ("Day of Disaster", 2007) and Adolf Winkelmann's acclaimed drama "Contergan" ("Side Effects", 2007). After she proved her comic chops in the Swiss romantic comedy "Madly in Love" (CH 2009), Tonke starred in Rolf Peter Kahl's "Bedways" (2010) and had a recurring role in the critically lauded TV series "KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst". While remaining in high demand on TV, she was also one of the leads of the low-budget theatrical release "Worst Case Scenario" (2014). In 2015, Laura Tonke got rave reviews for her portrayal of a young mother who suddenly suffers from panic attacks in Sonja Heiss' tragicomedy "Hedi Schneider steckt fest" ("Hedi Schneider Is Stuck").

At the Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2015, "Hedi Schneider steckt fest" was awarded Best Feature. In 2016, Laura Tonke won the German Film Award for both Best Actress and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Hedi Schneider steckt fest" and "Mängelexemplar" ("Too Hard To Handle") respectively. In 2017, Laura Tonke starred in the theatrical releases "Axolotl Overkill" and "Sommerhäuser" ("The Garden").

 

 

 

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