(1990-) Belongs to the core actors at the Deutsche Theater, Berlin, Germany
FilmFest Potsdam '99: festival hommage 
(1999-2004) Liaison with Bernd Eichinger.
Before starting her acting career, she worked as a nurse in East Germany.
Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival in 1994.
Was chosen "Actress of the Year" in 1997 by German theater critics.
Mother of Robert Gwisdek and Johannes Gwisdek.
Studied acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin from 1978 to 1981.
Has played many important roles on stage such as "Lady Mcbeth" at the Berliner Volksbühne and "Martha" in "Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolfe?" at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin.
Has a daughter with ex-husband Nabil Harfouch. She grew up with her father and lives in Toronto.
Her first husband Nabil was from Syria.
The father of her second child, a son, was musician Stefan Maaß.
Although she and Michael Gwisdek got divorced in 2007, they had separated in the late '90s.