Alexandra Maria Lara

Born Nov 12, 1978

Alexandra Maria Lara is a Romanian-born German actress. She performs predominantly in leading roles in a variety of historical and crime films. Lara is best known for her roles in Control (2007), Youth Without Youth (2007), Nackt (2002), Downfall (2004), About the Looking for and the Finding of Love (2005), and The Reader (2008).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alexandra Maria Lara.


1978 Birth Born on November 12, 1978.


1997 18 Years Old After graduating at the Französisches Gymnasium Berlin in 1997, Lara went on studying acting under the management of her father, co-founder of the Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg, until 2000. … Read More


2004 25 Years Old By sixteen, she was already playing lead roles in various television dramas; since then her career has developed and she has become a respected film actress. Her most famous role to date, which has resulted in international recognition, is Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler's secretary, in the Academy Award-nominated 2004 film Downfall; following this, Francis Ford Coppola wrote her a letter and gave her a leading role in Youth Without Youth (2007).


2009 30 Years Old In August 2009, she married English actor Sam Riley, with whom she acted in the films Control and Suite Française.
2014 35 Years Old In January 2014, she gave birth to their first child, a boy.
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