Katharina Schüttler, born on 20 October 1979 in Cologne, is one of the most successful film and theatre actors of her generation. She studied acting at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media from 1999 to 2003. In 2002 she joined the Berliner Schaubühne and her performances in productions by Thomas Ostermeier and Luk Perceval were met with great acclaim. Her interpretation of Hedda Gabler earned her both the Theater heute magazine’s Best Actor Award in 2006 (the youngest ever winner) and the German theatre award, "Der Faust". In 2010, Katharina Schüttler also won the Ulrich Wildgruber Award.
Schüttler also made her mark as a film actress early on in her career. As the heroine of the controversial film "Sophiiiie!", she received the Young German Cinema Award (2002). Her performance in "The Day will Come" earned her the Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actress in 2009. Alongside numerous appearances in German TV films, Schüttler has also starred in a number of cinema feature films, including "The State I am In" (2000), "White Noise" (2001), "Schutzengel" (“Guardian Angel” – 2012) and "Oh Boy" (2012).