Martina Gedeck was born in Munich. After spending a year in the US, she studied drama at the prestigious Max-Reinhardt-Seminar at the Berlin University of the Arts. Martinas film career began while she was still at drama school. Her filmography covers practically all genres of film. Gedeck has won a total of 23 major cinema and TV awards. She was nominated as Europe’s best actress on her role in “Mostly Martha”, the film was later remade with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing her role. Her films were twice selected as Germany’s entry to the Oscars. 2007 “The Lives of Others” with her in the lead role won the Oscar for foreign-language film. 2009 she has again the title role in German Oscar contender “The Baader Meinhof Complex”, also nominated for the Golden Globes. Martina Gedeck resides in Berlin, Germany.