Biography

Veronica Ferres is one of the most famous actresses in Germany, and consistently ranks among the most popular and most successful leading ladies in polls. She has acted in over 30 theatrical feature films and starred in dozens of TV movies, winning most major German film and TV prizes and numerous international awards, including an Emmy 2002 for The Manns. In 2012 she founded her own production company, Construction Film, and began producing her own national and international films. Ferres is recognized as one of the most influential women in German show biz.

Ferres was born in Solingen, Germany, and studied German Literature, Psychology and Drama at University of Munich before taking up acting. She had her breakout with the title role in hit comedy The Super Wife, followed by starring roles in hits such as Oscar nominated Schtonk!, Rossini, Klimt (alongside John Malkovich) and Saviours in the Night, making her a household name in Germany. Her TV productions include The Manns, Destined to Witness, The Woman from Checkpoint Charlie, The Miracle of Berlin, Marco W. 247 Days in Turkish Prison and She Deserved It, among many others. Her awards include the Adolf Grimme Prize, the German Television Prize, the Bavarian Television Prize, the Golden Camera Award and the Bambi Award.

In 2013 she shot the international feature Hector and the Search for Happiness with Simon Pegg and Jean Reno, and played the main role in the feature film The Giacomo Variation, again with John Malkovich. Her 13th international production, The Devil’s Violinist, was released theatrically in fall of 2013. She played the female lead in "Everyman”, the traditional opening play of the Salzburg Festival, considered the highest honor in German stagecraft. In 2015, she starred opposite Nic Cage in the thriller ,Pay the Ghost, directed by the Oscar nominated director Uli Edel. In 2016, Veronica will be seen in the leading role in Werner Herzog’s newest film ,Salt and Fire, co-­‐starring Michael Shannon and Gael Garcia Bernal. Also in 2016 she will be seen in the movie Short Term Memory Loss, directed by Andreas Arnstedt. Veronica is co-­‐ starring in ,The Comedian, along with Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann and Danny DeVito. The film is slated to hit theaters in 2017.


Awards

BEST ACTRESS AWARD BAMBI 1992
in Germany for “Schtonk”

GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD 1998
best actress of the feature film in Germany “Rossini” and the TV movies “The Chaos Queen”, “Dr. Knock” and “The Naughty Woman”

BEST ACTRESS AWARD 1999
for “The Bride”, 9th International Film-Festival, Pescara, Italy

ROMY AWARD 2002
most popular actress in Austria

BAVARIAN TV AWARD 2002
for “The Manns”

GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD 2002
best actress of feature film and TV movie in Germany for “Bobby”

GOLDEN GRIMME AWARD 2002
for “The Manns”

EMMY 2002
Best film/serial for “The Manns”

BAVARIAN TV AWARD 2004
for “Anna’s Return”, “Forever Lost” and “Stronger than Death”

DIVA – HALL OF FAME – GERMAN AWARD 2005

BAMBI 2005
for her extraordinary career in movies, on TV and on stage

GOLDENE FEDER 2006
for best actress

BAVARIAN MERIT AWARD 2006
for special efforts for the country

Hans-Rosenthal-Ehrenpreis 2007
for her encouragement for her charity project "Power-Child"

“BAD IBURGER“ CHILDRENS LITERARY PRICE 2007
For her book „No, I don´t go with strangers!“

BOOK OF THE MONTH 2007
The book „No, I don´t go with strangers!“ was chosen as “Book of the month” of March 2007 by the “Deutsche Akademie für Kinder-und Jugendliteratur e.V.”

JUPITER AWARD 2008
Best TV-movie for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie”

GERMAN TELEVISION AWARD 2008
Best actress for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie”

STEIGER AWARD 2009
in the category film

SIGNIS AWARD 2010
for “Saviours in the nigt”, international film festival DC in Washington

PREMIO BACCO 2011

BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
“Saviors in the night”- Winner of Audience Award

Oldenburg Film Festival 2013
Star of Excellence - Walk of Fame

CINEMA FOR PEACE AWARD 2013
against anti-Semitism and hatred of foreigners

HADASSAH-AWARD “CITIZEN OF THE WORLD” 2013
for longstanding engagement for Hadassah

Askania Award
Für die Kategorie "Beste Schauspielerin" 2017


Nominations

ACADEMY AWARD 1992
Best foreign language film for “Schtonk” (role: Martha)

GOLDEN GLOBE 1993
Best foreign language film for “Schtonk” (role: Martha)

Tele Star 1998
best actress in a movie made for TV - THE NAUGHTY WOMAN

Adolf Grimme Award 1998
for her role in THE NAUGHTY WOMAN and in THE CHAOS QUEEN

BAMBI 2007
For the TV-event of the year 2007 for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie”

GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD 2007
Best German TV-movie “Destined to witness”

GOLDENE HENNE AWARD 2007
For best actress

GERMAN TV AWARD 2007
For best actress in a leading role and best TV-movie “Snow in December”

FESTIVAL IN CANADA/BANFF 2008
Best foreign language film for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie”

EMMY 2008
TV-movie for “The miracle of Berlin”

GERMAN TELEVISION AWARD 2008
best TV-movie for “The woman from Checkpoint Charlie” and “The miracle of Berlin”

GERMAN TELEVISION AWARD 2009
Best mini-series for “The Godmother”