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Heike Makatsch

Heike Makatsch

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    • August 13th, 1971
Makatsch was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, the daughter of former German national ice hockey team goaltender Rainer Makatsch. She spent several months in New Mexico in 1988 in an effort to improve her English, and later studied politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for four semesters, which was followed by an apprenticeship as a dressmaker until 1994. Her television career started in 1993, when she was hired by music channel VIVA, hosting shows such as Interaktiv and Heikes Hausbesuche; two years later, on August 13 1995, she became the host of the German chart show BRAVO TV, aired by RTL II, a position she kept until summer 1996. In 1997 she started hosting her own weekly, late night show titled Heike Makatsch Show. However, due to bad ratings, it was cancelled after only eight episodes. Makatsch first appeared in a movie in 1996, when she starred in Detlev Buck's Männerpension (English: "Jailbirds"); she received the Bavarian Film Award as most talented young actor for her performance. Since then, she has appeared in several German and English language productions.

Filmography

Acting (23 Credits)

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2018The Most Beautiful Girl in the World as Frau Reimann
2016Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as Lisa (archive footage)
2014About a Girl as Sabine
2014Alles ist Liebe as Clara
2013Back on Track as Birgit Averhoff
2013The Book Thief as Liesel's mother
2012Resident Evil: Retribution as Dr. Lisa Addison (archive footage)
2011Tom Sawyer as Tante Polly
2009Hilde as Hildegard Knef
2009The Door as Gia
2007Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution as Frau Unger
2006Hui Buh: Das Schlossgespenst as Leonora Gräfin zu Etepetete
2005A Sound of Thunder as Alicia Wallenbeck
2005Keine Lieder über Liebe as Ellen
2005Tara Road as Bernadette
2003Anatomy 2 as Viktoria
2003Love Actually as Mia
2002Naked as Emilia
2002Resident Evil as Dr. Lisa Addison
2001Late Night Shopping as Madeline
1999Aimee & Jaguar as Klärchen
1998Am I Beautiful? as Vera
1996Jailbirds as Maren Krummsieg

Herself (1 Credits)

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2019Toni Kroos as Self (uncredited)

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