Maren Eggert was born in 1974 in Hamburg and studied acting at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich. From 1998 to 2000 she was engaged at the Schauspielhaus Bochum under Leander Haußmann, where she worked with Christina Paulhofer and Jürgen Kruse among others. From 2000 to 2009 she was a member of the Thalia Theater Hamburg ensemble. Here she worked with directors including Michael Thalheimer (Christine in Schnitzler’s Playing with Love), Stephan Kimmig (Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire), Martin Kušej, Nicolas Stemann and Frank Abt. In 2002 she was the recipient of the Körber Stiftung’s Boy Gobert Award and in 2007 of the Ulrich Wildgruber Award. Between 2003 and 2010, Maren Eggert played the psychologist Frieda Jung in the Kiel episodes of Tatort, and appeared in the films Marseille and Orly with Angela Schnelec. She was awarded the Critic’s Choice Award in 2008 for her role in the film Die Frau am Ende der Straße. Since 2009 she has been a member of the Deutsches Theater ensemble.