Sandra Hüller

Sandra Hüller was born in Suhl (Thuringia) in 1978 and ranks among the most diverse and most exciting actors of her generation. Following her training at the Ernst Busch acting school, her first engagements at the Theaterhaus Jena and at the Schauspielhaus Leipzig, she was a permanent ensemble member at the Theater Basel from 1999 to 2001. In 2003 the Theater Heute magazine declared her best new actress of the year. Her feature film début came in 2004 with her part in Hans-Christian Schmid’s film Requiem, for which she won the Bavarian Film Award, the Silver Bear and the German Film Prize. Despite the success Hüller concentrated in the following years on the theatre. Engagements at the Staatsschauspiel Hanover, the Theater Freiburg, the Volksbühne Berlin, the Munich Kammerspiele and the Ruhrtriennale followed. A long-standing collaboration connects her with the directors Johan Simons, Barbara Frey, René Pollesch, Schorsch Kamerun, Stephan Kimmig and Tom Schneider.

For her role in Elfriede Jelinek’s Die Straße. Die Stadt. Der Überfall. (2012, directed by Johan Simons, Munich Kammerspiele) she received the 3sat Prize at the 50th Berliner Theatertreffen 2012 and was once again declared actress of the year by Theater Heute in 2013. In Maren Ade’s feature film acclaimed by critics and the press, Toni Erdmann (2016), she played the main female role along side Peter Simonischek. For her portrayal of the overdisciplined corporate consultant, Sandra Hüller was also accoladed with the Bavarian Film Award, the German Film Prize and numerous national and international awards. Even after such global success, she still describes film as her “flirt”, whereas the theatre is her great love and she now focuses on the German stage again. Following sojourns in Basel, Berlin and Munich, Sandra Hüller now lives in Leipzig.

The TXTORRENT production is her first collaboration with choreographer Richard Siegal and musician and performing artist Carsten Nicolai/Alva Noto.

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