The actress Corinna Harfouch was born in Suhl and studied at the "Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art" in Berlin. After completing her studies she acted on all major stages. Corinna Harfouch has received many awards for her work in theatre: in 1997 she received the Getrud-Eysoldt-Ring for Outstanding Achievements in Acting and in the same year was voted Actress of the Year by the magazine Theater heute for her role as General Harras in Des Teufels General (The Devil’s General), directed by Frank Castorf. Since first standing in front of a film camera, she has acted in more than 80 cinema and TV films. Her most important films include: Das Versprechen (The Promise) (1995) by Margarethe von Trotta, Sexy Sadie (1996) by Matthias Glasner, Das Mambospiel (1996) by Michael Gwisdek, Knockin’ on heaven’s door (1997) by Thomas Jahn, Der große Bagarozy (1999) by Bernd Eichinger, Irren ist männlich (Father’s Day) (1996) by Sherry Hormann, Gefährliche Freundin (1996) by Hermine Huntgeburth, Fandango (2000) by Matthias Glasner, Vera Brühne (2001) by Hark Bohm, Bibi Blocksberg (2002), Blond: Eva Blond! (2002), Der Untergang (Downfall) (2004) by Oliver Hirschbiegel, Whiskey mit Wodka (Whiskey with Vodka) (2008) by Andreas Dresen, Im Winter ein Jahr (A Year Ago in Winter) (2008) by Caroline Link, This is love (2009) by Mathias Glasner, Guilias Verschwinden (Julia’s Disappearance) (2010) by Christoph Schaub, Finsterworld (2013) by Frauke Finserwalder, Der Fall Bruckner (2014) by Urs Egger, Viel zu nah (2016) by Petra K. Wagner and Lara (2017) by Jan Ole Gerster. Corinna Harfouch has also received many awards for her work in film, including the Bavarian Film Award, the Grimme Award, the German Television Award, German Film Award, German Acting Award, the Günter Rohrbach Film Award and the Hessian Film Award. At the Deutsches Theater Berlin she can currently be seen in Phaedra (director: Stephan Kimmig), The Seagull (director: Jürgen Gosch) and Birthday Candles (director: Anna Bergmann).