Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best actress
Man of Steel, Pandorum, Seventh Son, Woman in Gold, 5 Days of War
Ayelet Zurer, Michael Shannon, Alicia Vikander, Diane Lane, Amy Adams
Pretty Antje Traue
Pandorum comic con 2009 exclusive antje traue
Life and career
Traue was born in Mittweida in the Karl-Marx-Stadt district of East Germany (now in the German Free State of Saxony). Her mother was a dancer and musician. Traue was raised speaking Russian. She trained as a competitive gymnast from age six to her teens in an elite training unit. Her stage career began when she portrayed Jeanne d'Arc in a school play. At sixteen, she won the lead role in the International Munich Art Lab's first ever "Hip Hopera" (the musical "West End Opera"). Traue performed and toured with the production for four years, appearing on stages throughout Germany, Europe, and in New York City. Subsequently, Traue appeared in several films and television movies, such as Kleinruppin Forever, Berlin am Meer and Phantomschmerz.
In 2008, Traue was chosen for the lead female role in the film Pandorum, a science fiction/thriller film directed by Christian Alvart, written by Travis Milloy, and starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster.
In 2013, Traue played villain Faora in the Superman film Man of Steel. In preparation for the role of Faora, Traue underwent an intense four-months training and dieting program. In 2015, Traue portrayed Bony Lizzie in the Universal Pictures action-fantasy film Seventh Son. She received critical acclaim in Germany for portraying the fictional character of Giselle Neumayer in the 2016 ARD-produced TV movie Der Fall Barschel, and nominations as best actress in German TV productions for 2016 both for her female lead roles in the TV mini series "Weinberg" (TNT Productions) and "Berlin 1" (Sat 1). She has since been cast in several German and international movies and TV productions in lead roles or recurrent supporting roles, including the 2017 movie "Es war einmal in Deutschland" alongside actor Moritz Bleibtreu directed by Sam Garbarski, and the 2017 Amazon series pilot episode "Oasis". She is furthermore set to appear in the German Netflix series production "Dark", and German movies "Das dritte Sterben" and "Spielmacher", scheduled for screening in 2018.