Janina Sachau, born in Dortmund in 1976, studied acting at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. She has held engagements at the theatres in Darmstadt, Freiburg and Düsseldorf, where she appeared in Andrea Breth’s production of Isaak Babel’s Marija (2012) and in Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt (2013) in Staffan Valdemar Holm’s production, among others. In 2006 she received the Young Artist Encouragement Award of the City of Dortmund. Since the 2013/2014 season she has been a regular ensemble member at the Essen Theatre. There, she last performed the title roles in Euripides’ Medea (director: Konstanze Lauterbach) and Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (director: Thomas Kruppa), among other productions. Apart from her theatre work, Janina Sachau has also been featured in various film and TV productions. For her role in the movie Requiem für eine romantische Frau (director: Dagmar Knöpfel, 1999) she won the Max Ophüls Prize.
Current as of June 2014