Alexandra Maria Lara

Alexandra Maria Lara

Highest Rated: 90% Downfall (2004)

Lowest Rated: 16% Geostorm (2017)

Birthday: Nov 12, 1978

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Judging from her body of work thus far, actress Alexandra Maria Lara tends to lean towards roles in historical and crime films. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Lara's gift for acting was genetic, as her father, Valentin Platareanu, is a Romanian actor, director, and drama teacher (Lara studied acting under her father's watchful eye). While still a teen, Lara was already landing roles on German television shows ("Mensch, Pia!") and movies ("Das Vorsprechen"). But it would be her role as Adolf Hitler's secretary, Traudl Junge, in the 2004 film "Downfall" that would serve as Lara's global breakthrough (resulting in a Bambi Award win the same year). After her performance in "Downfall," renowned director Francis Ford Coppola offered her a lead role in his 2007 film "Youth Without Youth." Lara would continue to rack up award wins during this era, including taking home a Golden Camera Award in 2005 for "Best German Actress." Lara consistently lands acclaimed roles in foreign films, including a pair of Academy Award-nominated movies released in 2008, "The Reader" and "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex."

Highest rated movies

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Tunnel
The Collini Case




No Score Yet 44% Asphalt Burning Robyn (Character) - 2020
80% 78% The Collini Case Johanna (Character) - 2019
86% 55% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Anna (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 25 km/h Ingrid (Character) - 2018
16% 35% Geostorm Ute Fassbinder (Character) $33.4M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Against the Bank Freddie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt Sharon Schalldämpfer (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 57% Der geilste Tag Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Most Beautiful Day Mona Winkelmann (Character) - 2016
89% 88% Rush Marlene Lauda (Character) $26.9M 2013
No Score Yet 79% Imagine Eva (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 44% Woman in Love Sarah (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 64% Small World Simone Senn (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quartier Lointain Anna Verniaz née Zorn, la mère (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 71% City of Life Natalia Moldovan (Character) - 2009
86% 76% Farewell Jessica Froment (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 36% Kaifeck Murder Juliana Lukas (Character) - 2009
85% 80% The Baader Meinhof Complex Petra Schelm (Character) $476.3K 2008
63% 79% The Reader Young Ilana Mather (Character) $34.2M 2008
39% 39% The City of Your Final Destination Deirdre (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 22% I Really Hate My Job Unknown (Character) - 2007
33% 44% Youth Without Youth Veronica/Laura (Character) $239.5K 2007
88% 89% Control Annik Honore (Character) $871.6K 2007
No Score Yet 66% Where Is Fred!? Denise (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 30% Offset Brindusa (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 50% About the Looking For and the Finding of Love Venus Morgenstern (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fisherman and His Wife Ida (Character) - 2005
90% 94% Downfall Traudl Junge (Character) $5.5M 2004
No Score Yet 60% Naked Annette (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 78% Doctor Zhivago Unknown (Character) - 2002
83% 91% The Tunnel Charlotte "Lotte" Lohmann (Character) $10.9K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leo & Claire Käthe Katzenberger (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% Force Majeure Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fisimatenten Unknown (Character) - 1999


73% No Score Yet The Company Unknown (Character) 2007 2021
No Score Yet 82% You Are Wanted Hanna Franke (Character) 2017-2018