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German actress Katja Riemann was born and raised in Bremen, and studied acting and dance in Hamburg, Hannover and Munich. Following her early theatre engagements at the Munich Kammerspiele and the Schiller Theatre in Berlin, she went on to perform roles in film and television both in Germany and internationally. Since then, she has been nominated for the prestigious Lola Award four times and been awarded it three times, has received the Bayerische Filmpreis on multiple occasions, the Bambi and the Goldene Kamera both twice, and has also been awarded the Adolf-Grimme and the Ernst Lubitsch Prizes. For her principal role in Rosenstrasse, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, she received the Coppa Volpi for best actress at the Venice Film Festival. Alongside her lead role in Bandits, Katja co-wrote the film's soundtrack that became a bestseller and received a Goldene Schallplatte.