Kostja Ullmann

Kostja Ullmann (born May 30, 1984) is a German actor, best known for his leading role in the award-winning coming of age drama Sommersturm (Summer Storm) which gained a lot of praise throughout Europe.

Kostja Ullmann
Born
Kostja Alexander Ullmann

(1984-05-30) May 30, 1984
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present

Life and career

Ullmann was born in Hamburg to a German father and an Indian mother. He entered the stage at the age of eleven and performed at Hamburg's Ernst-Deutsch-Theater and Winterhuder Fährhaus. In 1998, he made his TV debut in a minor part in the crime series Alphateam.

In the following years, Ullmann starred in several minor roles in TV series such as Stahlnetz, Großstadtrevier, and Leipzig Homicide as well as in TV movies such as the drama Albtraum einer Ehe (2001) alongside August Zirner. From 1999 to 2000, he was a cast member of the comedy series Zwei Männer am Herd with Wolfgang Fierek and Florian Fitz.

In 2004, Kostja Ullmann made his movie debut in a leading role in Marco Kreuzpaintner's award-winning film Sommersturm (Summer Storm). His performance in the romantic TV drama Heimliche Liebe about the relationship of a schoolboy and an older woman won Ullmann the Günther-Strack-Fernsehpreis as Best Actor in 2006.

In his second movie, Verfolgt (2006), Ullmann stars in a similar role. Directed by Angelina Maccarone, he plays a young delinquent who engages in an "amour fou" with his probation officer who is more than 30 years older than he is. The film won a Golden Leopard at the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival. He acted as Hermann Lake in German-Japan collaborated movie Baruto no Gakuen (Ode an die Freude) in 2006.

Ullmann played the lead role, Luca Behrendt, in the 2008 movie Die Zeit, die man Leben nennt.

Ullmann will voice Wirt in the German dub of Over the Garden Wall.

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role
1998 König auf Mallorca
2001 Albtraum einer Ehe Michael Schiffer
2002 Familie XXL Timo Kramer
2004 Mein Weg zu dir heißt Liebe Alexander Niebauer
2004 Summer Storm Achim
2004 Klassenfahrt - Geknutscht wird immer Tobi
2005/III Game Over (Short) Nick
2005 Heimliche Liebe - Der Schüler und die Postbotin Joe Reinhardt
2005 Franziska Spiegel - Eine Erinnerung (Short) Stefanies Freund
2006 Baruto no Gakuen Hermann Lake
2006 Verliebt, na und wie! Partygast
2006 Verfolgt Jan Winkler
2007 Der geheimnisvolle Schatz von Troja Demetrios
2007 Stellungswechsel Lasse
2008 Die Zeit, die man Leben nennt Luca
2008 Das Wunder von Berlin Marco Kaiser
2008 Warten auf Angelina Momme Ulmer
2008 Das tapfere Schneiderlein Schneider David
2009 Die wilden Hühner und das Leben Max Fischer
2009 Der verlorene Sohn Rainer Schröder
2010 Single by Contract Chriz
2010 Amigo - Bei Ankunft Tod Rio Bosch
2011 Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut Oliver
2012 Die Tote ohne Alibi Tim Berners
2012 Schutzengel Kurt
2012 Heiraten ist auch keine Lösung Luca
2013 Sources of Life Junger Klaus
2013 Ruby Red James
2013/VIII The Key (Short)
2013 Grossstadtklein Ronny
2014 A Most Wanted Man Rasheed
2014 Saphirblau James
2014 Coming In Tom
2015 3 Türken & ein Baby Celal
2016 Bibi und Tina - Jungs gegen Mädchen
2017 My Blind Date With Life Saliya Kahawatte
2017 Lotta y la cara sería de la vida
2018 Beat Jasper


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