Andrea Sawatzki

Andrea Sawatzki (born 23 February 1963) is a German actress. From 2002 to 2010 she starred in the Hessischer Rundfunk version of the popular television crime series Tatort as police inspector Charlotte Sänger.

Andrea Sawatzki
Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel – Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2009
Born (1963-02-23) 23 February 1963
OccupationActress, Voice actress
Years activefrom 1988
Spouse(s)Christian Berkel

She also gained some international prominence as a co-actor in the German films Bandits (1997) and Das Experiment (2001).

Life and work

Sawatzki is the daughter of a nurse and a journalist. She has lived with actor Christian Berkel since 1997. The couple has two sons and live in Berlin.

After studying at the Neue Münchner Schauspielschule (Munich acting school) and doing an internship at the Munich Kammerspiele, Sawatzky played in theaters in Stuttgart, Wilhelmshaven and Munich from 1988 to 1992. Her first movie role was in Faust in 1988, directed by Dieter Dorn. In 1997, she became known to a broader audience through the movie The Pharmacist in which she played Alma Siebert. She made her breakthrough as one of the best known German actresses with her role as Chief Inspector Charlotte Sänger in the Tatort series from 2002 to 2010.

Moreover, she acted in successful movies such as Bandits, Late Show, Leo und Claire and Das Experiment. She appeared in several TV series and TV movies such as Der König von St. Pauli ("The King of St. Pauli") and Die Manns, both praised by critics. She posed for a spread in Playboy magazine in 2003.

Sawatzki read for audio books as, for example, for the series TV-Kommissare lesen Krimis the story Die Maus in der Ecke and the novel Glennkill. In 2007, Sawatzki was godmother of the Deutscher Kinderpreis (German Children's Award).

Personal life

In 2011, Andrea Sawatzki married her long-term partner and fellow actor Christian Berkel. They have two sons together and live in Berlin.[1]



  1. "Sawatzki heiratet Christian Berkel nach 14 Jahren". Die Welt (in German). 18 December 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
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