Maria Simon

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Maria Simon

Maria Simon, 2010
Born 1976
Leipzig, East Germany

Maria Simon (born 1976) is a German actress.

Family and background

Simon is the sister of the actress Susanna Simon. She was born and brought up in the former East Germany but moved to New York City in 1990 to live with her father, a computer expert with the UN, and sister Dalena Simon. She also has a sister named Alyssa.

Simon has four children. The first from a former relationship with the actor Devid Striesow and three with her husband, the actor Bernd Michael Lade.


After finishing school she moved back to the newly reunited Germany to study acting at the Academy of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin where she received her diploma in 1999.

Roles and awards

She won the award for Best Actress for her role in the film Zornige Küsse at the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival in 2000.[1] Simon was nominated as the best supporting actress in the 2003 German Film Awards,[2] and was named European Shooting Star (i.e., best newcomer) at the 2004 Berlinale.[3] In the same year she played Polly in Bertolt Brechts Dreigroschenoper at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Her TV movie Kleine Schwester was nominated for the Adolf Grimme Awards in 2005.[4]


TV Work


  1. "22nd Moscow International Film Festival (2000)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
  2. Blaney, Martin (January 2004). "Actress' Portrait - Shooting Star - A portrait of Maria Simon" (pdf). Kino - 1/2004. Export-Union des Deutschen Films. Retrieved 31 January 2011.

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