Maria Schrader

Maria Schrader

Highest Rated: 96% I'm Your Man (2021)

Lowest Rated: 56% Rosenstraße (2003)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1965

Birthplace: Hannover, Germany

Acclaimed German actress Maria Schrader is best known for her starring role in the lauded 1999 period drama "Aimée & Jaguar," but she is also an accomplished screenwriter and director. After studying in Vienna, Schrader began appearing in German films and television shows, notably leading the cast of the 1992 comedic feature "I Was on Mars," a slice-of-life movie that she wrote with director and co-star Dani Levy, her boyfriend at the time. In 1994, she was featured in two notable independent films, the dark comedy "Nobody Loves Me" and the playful crime movie "Burning Life," productions that cemented her status as a prominent figure in German cinema. She subsequently collaborated again with Levy as both an actress and co-writer on the romantic drama "Stille Nacht" and appeared briefly in "Flirt," a globe-spanning 1995 indie film by American auteur Hal Hartley. Working once again with Levy, Schrader starred in the New York City-set thriller "Meschugge," which also featured established Hollywood actors Jeffrey Wright and David Strathairn. Her signature role as Felice "Jaguar" Schragenheim arrived in 1999, with the World War II-set lesbian love story winning international accolades. Later, Schrader appeared in the decades-spanning drama "Rosenstrasse" and opted to work behind the camera for "Love Life," a tale of forbidden romance that marked her directorial debut. Continuing to act, she turned up in the family film "The Crocodiles," a hit that led to two sequels, and also was featured in the Oscar-nominated war drama "In Darkness."

Highest rated movies

Aimée & Jaguar
In Darkness
Nobody Loves Me




No Score Yet No Score Yet She Said Director - 2022
96% 82% I'm Your Man Director,
Executive Producer
$274.4K 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanni & Nanni: Mehr als beste Freunde Direktorin Theobald (Character) - 2017
93% 67% Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe Director,
$71.8K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lose My Self Lena (Character) - 2014
88% 80% In Darkness Pauline Chiger (Character) $1.0M 2011
No Score Yet 67% The Crocodiles Strike Back Kais Mutter (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crocodiles Mutter Kai (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 42% Love Life Director - 2007
No Score Yet 73% Schneeland (Snowland) Unknown (Character) - 2005
56% 67% Rosenstraße Hannah Weinstein (Character) $732.0K 2003
No Score Yet 85% The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm the Father Melanie Krieger (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 74% Viktor Vogel: Commercial Man Johanna von Schulenberg (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% Emil and the Detectives Pastorin Hummel (Character) - 2001
90% 89% Aimée & Jaguar Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar) (Character) $927.1K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meschugge Lena Katz (Character),
- 1998
80% 72% Flirt Unknown (Character) $271.8K 1995
67% 85% Nobody Loves Me Fanny Fink (Character) $18.2K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was on Mars Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet RobbyKallePaul Malu (Character) - 1988


91% 79% Deutschland 83 Lenora Rauch (Character) 2015 2018 2020
96% 82% Unorthodox Director 2020
78% 71% The City and The City Quissima Dhatt (Character) 2018