Nina Hoss started performing in radio plays when she was 7, made stage debut at 14, and later, earned a name in German theater. Her first screen appearance was in 1996 film ‘And Nobody Weeps for Me.’ The same year she appeared in title role as ‘Rosemarie Nitribitt’ in German period biographical TV-film (based on true events) ‘A Girl Called Rosemary’ which brought her recognition.
Hoss appeared in films ‘Fire Rider’ (1998), ‘Love Your Neighbor’ (1998), ‘The Volcano’ (1999) and TV-movie ‘Die Geiseln von Costa Rica’ (2000). Next, she starred in director Christian Petzold’s psychological-thriller TV-film ‘Something to Remind Me’ (2001), which earned her ‘2003 Adolf Grimme Award,’ and commenced a very successful professional collaboration with the director that led to several acclaimed performances and films.
In 2002, Hoss starred in German comedy-film ‘Naked,’ then ‘Epstein’s Night’ and film version of play ‘Emilia Galotti’ in role of Countess Orsina. Next, she starred as ‘Prinzessin Lena’ in another TV-film based on play ‘Leonce & Lena’ (2003).
Hoss’s performance in Petzold-directed ‘Wolfsburg’ (2003) won her ‘Adolf Grimme Award in Gold.’ Further, she starred in ‘The White Masai’ (2005), based on Corrine Hofmann’s autobiographical novel, and appeared in German drama-film ‘Atomised’ and ‘Hannah’ (both 2006).
Hoss’s titular role in German drama-thriller-film ‘Yella’ (2007), written-directed by Petzold, won her ‘Silver Bear for Best Actress’ and also ‘German Film Award.’ Her further starrers include, ‘The Heart is a Dark Forest’ (2007), ‘The Anarchist’s Wife’ (2008), and drama-film by Petzold, ‘Jerichow’ (2008).
Hoss’s portrayal of ‘Anonyma’ in German film ‘A Woman in Berlin’ (2008) (based on an anonymously published memoir) brought her rave reviews. Next, she starred in German vampire-horror film ‘We Are the Night’ (2010), followed by 2011’s ‘Summer Window.’ Her drama-film with Petzold, ‘Barbara’ (2012) was exhibited at ‘Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals’ and was German entry for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at Oscar. She received critical acclaim for her performance in Petzold’s next drama-film ‘Phoenix’ (2015).
Hoss’s other starrers include, German-Western ‘Gold’ (2013), espionage-thriller ‘A Most Wanted Man’ (2014), drama-films ‘Return to Montauk’ (2017), ‘Pelican Blood’ (2019), and ‘My Little Sister’ (2020), then ‘The Audition’ (2019), and action-thriller-film ‘The Contractor’ (2022) amongst others.
Hoss played ‘German Agent’ in Hollywood espionage-thriller TV-series ‘Homeland’ (2014-2017) and starred in miniseries ‘The Defeated’ (2020). She is set to play regular role in American political-action-thriller TV-series ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ (2022).
A female reporter finds herself trapped in Berlin during the last days of World War II, when Berlin is invaded by the Russians. She tries to keep herself safe in the basement of a ruined building, but she is eventually raped by Red Army troops. She eventually seeks protection from a Russian soldier named Andreij Rybkin, who helps her despite pressure from his fellow soldiers and his superiors.
A terrorist Issac Karpov enters Hamburg and comes under the observation of a covert anti-terrorism German team led by Günther Bachmann. Günther is investigating Muslim scholar Dr. Abdullah who is suspected of funding terrorist organizations. Günther wants to use Karpov to trap Dr. Abdullah and turn him to catch those higher up in the terrorist organization.
This romantic drama horror film tells the story of three female vampires named Louise, Charlotte and Nora. While Louise is looking for her missing love for centuries, Charlotte is missing her daughter whom she saw years ago. When Louise sees a woman named Lena, she is attracted to her, and feels that she is the love of her life. She manages to turn Lena into a vampire as well, but soon they find themselves being pursued by the police department.