Nina Hoss

Though she might have owed the launch of her career in part to her frequent collaborator, director Christian Petzold, Nina Hoss proved quickly enough that her reputation was founded on an inimitable flair for performance and character work. Kicking off her partnership with Petzold with "Something to Remind Me" (2001), Hoss allowed their professional union to escalate her experience and notability, though never became pigeonholed as a one-trick pony. Her advancement to major international pictures like "A Most Wanted Man" (2014) proved that Hoss ready and eager to explore all corners of the cinema industry. Nina Hoss was born on July 7, 1975 in Stuttgart, West Germany, to German Green Party co-founder father Willi Hoss and stage actress mother Heidemarie Rohweder. Hoss proved innately drawn to her mother's line of work, performing in radio plays in early childhood and on the stage in her teen years. Hoss studied acting at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin, during which time she began finding success on the theatrical circuit. Hoss' earliest taste of the screen came just before graduation, with the drama film "And Nobody Weeps for Me" (1996), an adaptation of the 1954 Siegfried Sommer novel of the same name, and the post-war period drama "A Girl Called Rosemarie" (1996), for which she gained a good deal of attention. Hoss continued to take on film roles over the next few years, including "Feuerreiter" (1998), "Liebe deine Nächste!" (1998), and "Der Vulkan" (1999), but changed the course of her career substantially upon her first collaboration with director Christian Petzold. "Something to Remind Me" (2001) was the first time Petzold would cast Hoss as the lead of one of his pictures; the two maintained a regular working relationship over the course of many years and projects. Hoss filled the coming years with dramatic works including Petzold's "Wolfsburg" (2003) and "Yella" (2007), earning especial notability for her turn in the director's character piece "Barbara" (2012). As her prominence grew, Hoss maintained an attachment to Petzold's filmography-she starred in his concentration camp drama "Phoenix" (2014)-but also branched out to work on projects garnering international attention, most notably the Anton Corbijn thriller "A Most Wanted Man" (2014). Outside of acting, Hoss supplied vocals for the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers album Futurology (2014), which was produced by her longtime romantic partner Alex Silva.