Martina Gedeck

Martina Gedeck

Highest Rated: 100% The Elementary Particles (2006)

Lowest Rated: 41% Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

Birthday: Sep 14, 1961

Birthplace: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

One of Germany's most revered and award-winning actresses, Martina Gedeck has had the kind of success that has prompted comparisons to American actress Meryl Streep. Gedeck was raised in West Berlin and while attending the University of Berlin she switched her studies from history to drama and was working professionally while still in school. The Bavarian actress first gained international fame in 2001 with the success of "Bella Martha," a romantic comedy in which Gedeck plays a workaholic chef trying to sort through her life issues. The film inspired an American version, "No Reservations," starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and a Bollywood interpretation with Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The rest of the decade would see Gedeck at the peak of her popularity. After winning a German Film Award (the equivalent of an Oscar with a three-million-Euro prize attached) for Best Actress for "Bella Martha," she came back with the Cold War surveillance drama, "The Lives of Others," which won Best Film at the European Film Awards and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Robert De Niro cast her as the lead opposite Matt Damon in his 2006 film "The Good Shepherd," and her portrayal of a '60s counterculture German terrorist in "The Baader Meinhof Complex" in 2009 brought more accolades and awards. Gedeck is also involved in German politics, primarily associated with the Green Party.

Highest rated movies

The Elementary Particles
The Lives of Others
Mostly Martha
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Summer '04
The Wall
The Nun
The Good Shepherd




No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Stella Anna (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Original Bliss Helene Brindel (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diary of Anne Frank Edith Holländer-Frank (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Verdict Staatsanwältin Frau Nelson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm Off Then Stella (Character) - 2015
64% 58% The Nun Suzanne's Mother (Character) - 2013
41% 61% Night Train to Lisbon Mariana (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 47% Those Happy Years Helke (Character) - 2013
44% 42% The Door Magda (Character) - 2012
78% 70% The Wall Woman (Character) $38.7K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bastard Meinert (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 43% Jew Suss: Rise and Fall Anna Marian (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 34% Agnosia Prevert (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aghet: A Genocide Alma Johansson (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 33% Bets & Wedding Dresses Josephine Campanella (Character) - 2009
85% 80% The Baader Meinhof Complex Ulrike Meinhof (Character) $476.3K 2008
No Score Yet 60% Clara Clara Schumann (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 50% Messy Christmas Sara (Character) - 2007
79% 54% Summer '04 Unknown (Character) - 2006
92% 96% The Lives of Others Christa-Maria Sieland (Character) $11.3M 2006
55% 51% The Good Shepherd Hanna Schiller (Character) $59.9M 2006
100% 65% The Elementary Particles Christiane (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 20% The Perfect Friend Marlène (Character) - 2005
92% 89% Mostly Martha Martha Klein (Character) $4.2M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bye Bye America Sarah (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Lies Sarah (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jew Boy Levy Fraulein Neuner (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's All Bob Barbara (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 84% Life Is All You Get Lilo (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 64% Talk of the Town Sabine Kirsch (Character) - 1995
50% 65% Maybe... Maybe Not Jutta (Character) $405.0K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dads and Diapers Helen (Character) - 1991


No Score Yet No Score Yet Line of Separation Hilde Vöckler (Character) 2015 2018