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Anneke Kim Sarnau, who was born in Elmshorn on February 25, 1972, has become a well-known character in German theater and cinema because of her compelling roles and range as an actor.
Early Life and Education
Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop is where Anneke Kim Sarnau is originally from in the Pinneberg area. She attended the Bismarckschule in Elmshorn to finish her high school studies. After graduating, she started her academic career at the University of Kiel, where she studied philosophy and English. But after just one semester, Sarnau decided to follow her acting love instead of taking a different route.
From 1993 to 1996, she studied acting at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts, where she improved her craft. Sarnau began leaving her imprint as an actor even before she enrolled in an official acting program, having acted in several experimental films.
Sarnau’s dedication to the dramatic arts brought her to the Vienna Burgtheater, where she was employed from 1996 until 1998. After this engagement, she performed on the stages of prestigious theaters such as the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, and the Hamburger Kammerspiele. She gained prominence in the theater industry for her theatrical achievements, which demonstrated the breadth of her acting career.
Starting in 2000, Anneke Kim Sarnau pursued her career in film projects while still making waves in theater. Her career took a dramatic turn when she made the move to the big screen.
In 2002, Sarnau and Hannelore Elsner shared the Adolf Grimme Prize for their moving depiction of a daughter dealing with her mother’s illness in “End of the Season.” She won the German and Bavarian Television Prizes for “Hope Dies,” the Grimme Gold Prize, and the Golden Gong for her outstanding portrayal of a young police officer dealing with workplace abuse.
Sarnau was well-known around the world in 2005 for her outstanding supporting performance in the movie “The Constant Gardener” as Berlin kindergarten teacher Birgit.
Anneke Kim Sarnau teamed up with Charly Hübner from 2010 until 2022 to create the investigative team Bukow and König for the NDR television series “Police Call 110.” As a result of their collaboration, which won praise from critics, the pair was nominated for a Grimme Prize in 2012 for their roles in particular episodes.
Who is Anneke Kim Sarnau’s Family?
Anneke Kim Sarnau resides in Berlin-Charlottenburg, and her connection to the world of acting runs in her family. Her great-granduncle is the late actor Hans Söhnker. However, there is no information about her parents.