Alexandra Maria Lara Biography
Alexandra grew up in Berlin where she attended the Französisches Gymnasium Berlin. She graduated in 1997 and then went to study acting on the Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg which was co founded by her father. She studied under Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg for three years.
Acting is innate for Alexandra and by the time she graduated from the Französisches Gymnasium she had already appeared as lead on several television dramas. Since then her acting career blossomed and today she is one of the most respected actresses in Europe. She is mostly asked to play the leading roles in crime films and historical films. Her most famous role is in Der Untergang where she played Adolf Hitlers secretary, Traudl Junge. For her performance in Der Untergang gained international recognition. The film was also nominated for the 2004 Academy Awards. She is also known for her roles in the 2001 movie "Der Tunnel", in the 2002 "Nack" and the 2005 movie "About the Looking for and the Finding of Love".
Her performance in Der Untergang was noticed by Hollywood director and producer Francis Ford Coppola. This prompted him to write her a letter inviting her to play the lead role in his film Youth Without Youth which was released in 2007. That same year she landed the lead role of The Dust of Time Theo Angelopoulou, the legendary Greek director. She played opposite Bruno Ganz and Harvey Keitel. She was also seen in Ian Curtis biopic Control, playing the role of Annick Honore.
Her other roles included: Sperling und der falsche Freund in 1997, Südsee, eigene Insel in 1999, Vertrauen ist alles in 2000, Fisimatenten in 2000, Der Tunnel in 2001, Honolulu in 2001, Leo und Claire in 2001, Liebe und Verrat in 2002 and on TV,Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht in 2002, 99 Euro Films in 2002, Napoléon in 2002, Doctor Zhivago in 2002, Schleudertrauma in 2002, Der Wunschbaum in 2004, Leise Krieger in 2004, Cowgirl in 2004, Trenck in 2003, Offset in 2005, Der Fischer und seine Frau in 2005, Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe in 2005, Wo ist Fred? in 2006 and I Really Hate My Job in 2007.