Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald
Nicolette Krebitz is a German actress, director, model and singer. She has won two Adolf Grimme Awards, the TeleStar, Germany Promotional Award, a Baden-Baden TV Film Festival Award and a Golden Camera Award for her acting. Krebitz directed and wrote the 2001 film “Jeans,” from which she received a Kinofest Lünen Award, and 2007's “Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald,” which won her Lübeck Nordic Film Days SOURCES Screenplay Prize and a German Film Critics Association Award. She also shared a Bavarian Film Award for her music contribution to the 1997 film “Bandits.” In 1995, Krebitz became the recipient of Golden Camera's Lilli Palmer Memorial Camera.
Krebitz is a longtime companion of German journalist and author Moritz von Uslar. They live together in Berlin with their son, Carl (born 2003).
Childhood and Family:
Nicolette Krebitz was born on September 2, 1971, in Berlin, Germany. She began her career at an early age. She attended the Ballett-Centre Berlin and the Fritz-Kirchhoff acting school, also in Berlin.
In 2003, Nicolette gave birth to a son, Carl. In her creative works, she is frequently known with the nickname “Coco.”
So schnell Du kannst
12 year old Nicolette Krebitz made her television acting debut by starring in the German made for TV film “Ich wette, es wird ein Junge” (1983). She quickly branched out to the big screen with “Sigi, der Straßenfeger” (1984), a comedy film directed and written by Wolf Gremm and starring Harald Juhnke, Iris Berben and Guido Gagliardi, where she played the role of Willy. She then disappeared for several years before starring in the short “Bruder und Schwester” (1988), by director Rudolf Bergmann. She closed out the 1980s with a supporting role on the TV film “Der Spatzenmörder” (1989), directed by Wolf Gremm.
In 1990, Krebitz was cast in the award winning German science fiction movie “Der achte Tag,” which was directed and written by Reinhard Münster and starring Katharina Thalbach, Hans Christian Blech and Heinz Hoenig. The film won the 1990 Director's Promotional Award at the Munich Film Festival and the 1991 Bavarian Film Award for Best Cinematography. Following a minor role in the Golden Camera winning TV film “Schuld war nur der Bossa Nova” (1992), she gained recognition for her portrayal of Conny in “Schicksalsspiel” (1993), a television film drama written and directed by Bernd Schadewald. The role brought the actress the 1994 Adolf Grimme Award for Fiction/Entertainment, an honor she shared with Bernd Schadewald and co-star Niels-Bruno Schmidt. Still in 1993, Krebitz played Domenica as adolescent in the Peter Kern directed biopic “Domenica” and co-starred with Jürgen Vogel on the drama film “Durst,” by Martin Weinhart.
Krebitz received further attention when she had the title role on the HIV themed TV film “Ausgerechnet Zoé” (1994), which was written and directed by Markus Imboden. She nabbed her second Adolf Grimme Award for her performance. The same year, she also offered a notable performance as Katja in a TV film helmed by Rainer Kaufmann, “Unschuldsengel.” She was handed the TeleStar, Germany Promotional Award for her performance in both films. 1994 also saw her in two more TV films, “ Der Mann mit der Maske” and “Amok.”
Krebitz starred as Anna Richter in the English language, German thriller film “In the Flesh” (“Im Sog des Bösen”; 1995), opposite Marco Leonardi and Matt McCoy. It was directed by Nikolai Müllerschön and written by Jennifer Gruskoff. She worked with Bernd Michael Lade, Oliver Korittke and Liane Forestieri in the comedy film “Looosers!” (also 1995), which was directed and co-written by Christopher Roth. Krebitz continued to appear in such TV films as “Unbeständig und kühl” (1995), “Kinder des Satans” (1995), “ Babyfon - Mörder im Kinderzimmer” (1995), “Unter Druck” (1995) and “Greenhorn” (1996) before landing the role of Angel in “Bandits” (1997), a German drama film directed and co-penned by Katja von Garnier. She also contributed vocals to the soundtrack of the film and shared a Bavarian Film for Best Music for her contribution. Krebitz next portrayed Clarissa on Stefan Ruzowitzky's film, “Tempo” (1998), Helga Scholz on the TV film “Die Bubi Scholz Story” (1998), opposite Benno Fürmann and Götz George, Candy in the Christopher Roth directed film of same name (1998), and Melody in the thriller movie “Long Hello and Short Goodbye” (1999) for director Rainer Kaufmann. She also guest starred in the German television crime series “Sperling” (1999).
After starring in the films “Fandango” (2000) and “The Tunnel” (“Der Tunnel”; 2001), Krebitz made her debut as director and writer with the comedy/romance film “Jeans” (2001), which won her Award of the City of Lünen at the 2002 Kinofest Lünen. She also starred in the film as Coco. The same year, she also directed and wrote the short “Mon Chérie” and played the role of Romy in English language film “ All the Queen's Men,” which was directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky and starred Matt LeBlanc and Eddie Izzard. She also modeled on the cover of New Order's 2001 album “Get Ready” and its related singles.
In 2002, Krebitz starred as Linda Wegner in the drama/romance film “So schnell Du kannst” (2002), which was directed and co-written by Vivian Naefe. The role earned her Special Award at the 2003 Baden-Baden TV Film Festival and the Best German Actress at the 2004 Golden Camera, Germany. She followed it up with a co-starring role opposite Richy Müller and Sólveig Arnarsdóttir on the 2004 drama film “Zwischen Tag und Nacht,” by Nicolai Rohde. In 2006, Krebitz guest starred in the television series “Der letzte Zeuge,” “Tatort” and “Die Spezialisten: Kripo Rhein-Main.” The same year, she also acted in two short films, “ High Maintenance” and “ Wir sagen miteinander schlafen und meinen miteinander ganz wach sein.”
Krebitz returned to the director's chair when she helmed Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow and Franziska Petri in “Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald” (2007), a drama film dealing with a woman, whose life is destroyed when she discovers that her husband has another family. The film, which she also wrote, won her the 2006 Lübeck Nordic Film Days SOURCES Screenplay Prize and Special Award at the 2008 German Film Critics Association Awards. She went on to direct and write segment “Die Unvollendete” of “ Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation” (2009). Also in 2009, Krebitz acted along side Jan Plewka and Levin Henning in Anne Høegh Krohn's drama film, “Liebeslied,” and Sibel Kekilli, Teemu Palosaari and June Hyde in the Germany/Finland production “Playground.” She next portrayed Kerstin Schneider in the TV film “Relations” (2010, with Devid Striesow) and Svenja Steve in the Christoph Hochhäusler film “Unter dir die Stadt” (2010).
Recently, in 2011, Krebitz played Kristina in the German drama movie “Lollipop Monster,” which became the winner of the Femina-Film-Prize at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, and guest starred as Dr. Yvonne Lederer” in an episode of “Flemming” called “Die Stufen der Lust.” She will play Hannah in the upcoming film “The Berlin Project” (2011), starring Udo Kier, Julia Dietze and Richard Sammel. She will also star opposite Ken Duken and Robert Stadlober in “The Burrow” (2011), an upcoming thiller directed and co-written by Jochen Alexander Freydank.
German Film Critics Association: Special Award, “Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald,” 2008
Lübeck Nordic Film Days: SOURCES Screenplay Prize, “Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald,” 2006
Golden Camera: Best German Actress, “So schnell Du kannst,” 2004
Baden-Baden TV Film Festival: Special Award, “So schnell Du kannst,” 2003
Kinofest Lünen: Award of the City of Lünen, “Jeans,” 2002
Bavarian Film: Best Music (Preis für Musik im Film), “Bandits,” 1998
Golden Camera: Lilli Palmer Memorial Camera, 1995
Adolf Grimme: Fiction/Entertainment, “Ausgerechnet Zoé,” 1995
TeleStar, Germany: Promotional Award, “Unschuldsengel” and “Ausgerechnet Zoé,” 1995
Adolf Grimme: Fiction/Entertainment, “Schicksalsspiel,” 1994