Max Riemelt

Max Riemelt

  • Born on
    • January 7th, 1984
Max Riemelt (born in East Berlin, East Germany on 7 January 1984) is a German actor. Internationally, he is best known for playing Wolfgang Bogdanow in the television series Sense8. He is also well-known for acting in movies such as Before the Fall (2004), The Wave (2008) and Free Fall (2013). At the 2004 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, he won the best actor award for ‘Napola’ and in the 2006 Bavarian Film Awards, he won the best young actor award for ‘Der Rote Kakadu’. Riemelt's career began in Germany at the age of 13, in the TV productions Eine Familie zum Küssen and Praxis Bülowbogen. The following year Riemelt played his first leading role in the ZDF Christmas series Zwei allein (director: Matthias Steurer): the Waisenkind "Max Loser". In the video for the title song "Two of a Kind" by the Hamburg duo "R & B", Riemelt has a cameo appearance. He has starred in all of Dennis Gansel's feature films, starting with Mädchen, Mädchen. In 2013, he starred in the movie Free Fall with Hanno Koffler, in which he plays Kay Engel, a police officer in training. The movie depicts a gay love story and has been compared to Brokeback Mountain. From 2015 to 2018, he starred in The Wachowskis' Netflix series Sense8, playing Wolfgang Bogdanow, a German safe cracker. The first season received positive reviews from critics. In 2020, he joined the cast of The Matrix 4.

Starring Max Riemelt on Plex


Acting (21 Credits)

2021The Matrix Resurrections
2019World on Fire as Schmidt
2017Berlin Syndrome as Andi Werner
2015Amnesia as Jo
2015Sanctuary as Bruder Krapp
2015Sense8: Creating the World as Wolfgang Bogdanovic
2015Sense8 as Wolfgang Bogdanow
2014Warsaw '44 as Johann
2013Free Fall as Kay Engel
2012Partly Sunny as Tim
2012The Fourth State as Dima
2012Forgotten as Marcus
2011The Depraved as Chris
2010We Are the Night as Tom Serner
2010In the Face of Crime as Marek Gorsky
200913 Semester as 'Momo'
2008The Wave as Marco
2006The Red Cockatoo as Siggi
2004Before the Fall as Friedrich Weimer
2004Girls on Top 2 as Flin
2001Girls on Top as Flin


Take Plex everywhere.

Watch free anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

  • Roku
  • Samsung
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android
  • Apple TV
  • Apple iOS
  • Chomecast
  • XBOX
  • nVidia
  • Vizio
  • PlayStation
  • LG

See the full list of supported devices