Andrea Clausen

Andrea Clausen (born 17 January 1959 in Oldenburg) is a German stage actress, member of the Burgtheater ensemble.

Andrea Clausen
Born (1959-01-17) 17 January 1959
Oldenburg, Germany

Life and theatre career

Born in Oldenburg, she first studied at the acting school of Étienne Decroux in Paris and then at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. After her studies she made her debut as an actress in Oldenburg and in Cologne. In 1986 she moved to Bochum and began to work with Andrea Breth. In 1991 she went to the Burgtheater and worked as well with Claus Peymann, Hans Neuenfels and Wilfried Minks. In 1994, she went to the Schaubühne Berlin, returning two years later to Vienna.

She received a Kainz-Medaille for her acting in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Since 1996 she has worked with Matthias Hartmann, Luc Bondy, Karin Henkel, Paulus Manker, Theu Boermans and in many plays directed by Andrea Breth, such as The Cherry Orchard, Emilia Galotti, Minna von Barnhelm, Don Carlos and Motortown. One of her more famous roles was as Ines Finidori in Trois versions de la vie of Yasmina Reza (2000), which was first played in Vienna, at the Akademietheater.

Andrea Clausen is married, and in 2003 she had twin daughters named Maria and Jelena.

Since 2006 a large photography of Andrea Clausen, made by the Austrian photograph Ilse Haider, has been hanging in the Portrait Gallery of the Burgtheater.

Theatre roles

Schauspielhaus Bochum

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin

Burgtheater and Akademietheater, Vienna


  • 2003: Brüder (Brothers), D: W Murnberger/ORF
  • 1994: Kopf des Mohren (The Moor's Head), D: Paulus Manker
  • 1983: Fremdes Land, (Strange Country) D: Claus Peter Witt


  • Speaker in the audio book Geboren in Bagdad Susanne Ayoub 2004, Hoffman und Campe Verlag (ISBN 3-455-30377-3)
  • Speaker (Clelia) in the audio-drama Unter Frauen (Tra donne sole) of Cesare Pavese, 2006 (D: Götz Fritsch, ORF)


  • 1987: Best young actress (theatre-magazine Theater heute)
  • 1992: Kainz-Medaille
  • 2001, 2003 und 2005: nominated for the Nestroy Theatre Prize in the category Best Actress
  • 2007: ORF-Audio-Award (ORF-Hörspielpreis) Actress of the Year 2006
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