Susanne Wolff was born in Bielefeld in 1973. She studied Literature, History and Philosophy before completing a degree in acting at Hanover's University of Music and Drama in 1998. During her studies, Wolff performed at Schauspiel Hannover in Andreas Kriegenburg's production of Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss. From the 1998/99 season onwards, Susanne Wolff was a member of ensemble at Hamburg’s Thalia Theater where she worked with directors Stephan Kimmig (in A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler‚ Lantana‚ Much Ado about Nothing‚ Dangerous Liaisons and Penthesilea); and Armin Petras (in The Elephant's Cry‚ The Rats and Smilla's Sense of Snow). Later she appeared in Elfriede Jelinek’s Ulrike Mary Stuart (directed by Nicolas Stemann), and played the title role in Schiller’s Mary Stuart (directed by Stephan Kimmig) and Karoline in Dea Loher’s The Final Fire (staged by Andreas Kriegenburg). In 1999, Susanne Wolff was the recipient of the Boy Gobert Prize, awarded by the Körber Foundation. She won the 3-sat Innovation Prize for her portrayal of Nora in Stephan Kimmig’s production of A Doll’s House – which was invited to Berlin's Theatertreffen festival in 2003. And in October 2006 Wolff received the Rolf Mares Award for her performance as Penthesilea in Kleist’s play of the same name.
Susanne Wolff has been a member of Deutsches Theater's ensemble cast since the start of the 2009/2010 season. Here she appears as Creon in Stephan Kimmig’s staging of Oedipus City and plays the title role in Kimmig’s transplanted production of Mary Stuart.
Susanne Wolff - Margit Bendokat
Bernd Moss - Susanne Wolff