Birgit
BIRGIT MINICHMAYR

Birgit Minichmayr graduated from the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. In 1999 she made her debut at the Vienna Burgtheater in the role of the maid in Arthur Schnitzler‘s DER REIGEN. She has now become a member of the ensemble at the Burgtheater. Her performances in the cinema include roles in SPIELE LEBEN (2005) and the prize-winning Bernd Eichinger production DER UNTERGANG (2004), directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Her television credits include an episode of the ORF series Tatort (BÖSES BLUT, 2000, Director: Peter Sämann) and the TV film DANIEL KÄFER UND DIE VILLEN DER FRAU HÜRSCH (2004, Director: Julian Roman Pölsler).
Birgit Minichmayr was awarded the Nestroy Theater Prize in 2000 for Best Young Actor for her performance in DER FÄRBER UND SEIN ZWILLINGSBRUDER at the Burgtheater. In 2003 she received the Ulrich Wildgruber Prize for Young Actor. In 2004 she was again awarded the Nestroy Theater Prize, this time for Best Leading Actress, for her performance in the part of Medea in Grillparzer‘s DAS GOLDENE VLIES at the Burgtheater. At present Birgit Minichmayr can be seen at the Vienna Akademietheater in the role of Lady Macbeth.

Filmography (Selection):
2008 THE BONE MAN (Wolfgang Murnberger)
2007 KIRSCHBLÜTEN – HANAMI (Doris Dörrie)
2006 DAS PARFUM – DIE GESCHICHTE EINES MÖRDERS (Tom Tykwer)
FALLEN (Barbara Albert)
2005 SPIELE LEBEN (Antonin Svoboda)
2004 DER UNTERGANG (Oliver Hirschbiegel)
HOTEL (Jessica Hausner)
2003 LIEGEN LERNEN (Hendrik Handloegten)
2001 TAKING SIDES – Der Fall Furtwängler (István Szábo)
2000 ABSCHIED – BRECHTS LETZTER SOMMER (Jan Schütte)

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