Nina Hoss, born in Stuttgart, studied at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin. From 1998/99 to 20012/13 she was a member of the ensemble at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. For her Medea, directed by Barbara Frey, she was awarded the Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring in 2006. From 2013/14 to 2017/18 she was a member of the Berliner Schaubühne ensemble. She shot six films with Christian Petzold, for her role as Yella in the drama of the same name she was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlinale in 2007 and received the German Film Prize. Internationally she played alongside Philipp Seymour Hoffman, who died in 2014, in Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man and took on the role of Astrid in the US series Homeland. In 2011 she was appointed to the international competition jury of the Berlinale and in 2016 to the international jury of the Venice Film Festival. In 2019 Nina Hoss was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscar. Nina Hoss is a member of the jury of the festival Autorentheatertage 2020, which takes place from June 10 to June 20 in 2020 at the Deutsches Theater Berlin.