Anja Kling was born on the 22nd of March, 1970, in Potsdam, Germany. According to her birth date, this actress is currently 52 years old and holds German nationality. In addition, Kling has a birth sign of Aries and believes in Christianity by religion.
She is the second daughter of the film producer and documentary filmmaker; Ulrich Kling (father) and Margarita (mother). Professionally, her father was the head of the DEFA studio for documentary films in Babelsberg until 2007.
While her mother is an art teacher and since 1994 (her) acting agent. She grew up with her sister, Gerit Kling who is a German actress.
Caption: Anja Kling with her parents and siblings (Source: www.filmmuseum-potsdam.de)
Talking about her academic career, she went to the Ballet School in Berlin for a year. She had aspired to be a doctor since first grade. She wanted to study medicine after graduating from the Helmholtz-EOS in Potsdam in 1989.
However, her sister advised her to take part in an open audition. She began studying acting at the Ernst Busch acting school in Berlin in the early 1990s but dropped out.
Talking about her professional career, Anja Kling worked for the DEFA productions Thanks for the Flowers (1988, as the second gardener), Mit Leib und Seele (1988, as Melanie’s girlfriend), and Polizeiruf 110: Amoklauf (1989, as a girl) in supporting roles.
Finally, she was cast in the lead part in the DEFA feature film, Grüne Hochzeits, in which she portrays Susanne. She gained a wider following with this film, which was released in May 1989. Moreover, she oversaw the girls’ magazine, Paula, for Elf 99 for two years starting in 1989.
Her breakthrough came when she played Helke Hagedorn in the ZDF series Hagedorn’s Daughter. She appeared in front of the camera for the first time in 1996 alongside her five-year-old sister for the ten-part ZDF adventure series, Lost in Thailand.
While Gerit played the starring part of Constanze Strauten, she portrayed the supporting role of Katja. She appeared in the German-Belarusian film drama From Hell to Hell, which premiered in Belarus in 1996, as the Jewess Helena Golde.
In Johannes Fabrick’s television two-parter Der Seerosenteich, based on Christian Pfannenschmidt’s novel of the same name, she played the best friend of fashion designer Isabelle Corthen, played by Natalia Wörner.
Other television series and movies
She co-starred with Lisa Martinek as Gerit Raische in Uwe Janson’s crime film, Chasing the Flame Man in early 2003. In October 2003, she co-starred with Maja Maranow in Matti Geschonneck’s melodrama, Liebe Sister as Judith Wlassek, who was fighting breast cancer.
Geschonneck cast her in another leading role in the TV film Die Ärztin (March 2004), playing vascular surgeon Inga Neumann. In the same year, she starred in the feature film (T)Spaceship Surprise – Period 1 as Queen Metapha.
In 2004, she began working with Christian Tramitz in his comedy series Tramitz & Friends. She played the young mother Katja Schell in the historical Sat.1 TV two-parter We are the people – love knows no borders (2008).
In February 2009, she starred in the children’s film, Witch Lilli – The Dragon and the Magic Book as Lilli’s mother. She was again cast as Lilli’s mother in the sequels Hexe Lilli – Die Reise Nach Mandolan (2011) by Harald Sicherheititz and Hexe Lilli saves Christmas (2017) by Wolfgang Groos, with the witch Lilli played by three different young actors.
She played the daughter of Holocaust survivor Edek Rotwachs (Dieter Hallervorden) in the German-Austrian television tragic comedy Chuzpe – Klops man needs! (2015).
In April 2015, ZDF broadcast Die Wallenstein’s, a new criminal film series starring her as Chief Inspector Bärbel Wallenstein. The series was canceled in the summer of 2016 following the second episode under the new broadcast title Dresden Mord due to negative reviews and a lower-than-expected rating of 4.96 million people.
In the children’s film Help, I Shrunk My Teacher, which premiered in December 2015 and was based on Sabine Ludwig’s children’s book, she played the strict school principal Dr. Schmitt-Gössenwein.
She reprised the role in the January 2018 sequel Help, I Shrunk My Parents. In 2019, she appeared as Stefanie, one of the major characters in Jan Georg Schütte’s improvisational class reunion about a high school class that graduated 25 years ago and meets up again after all this time.
Since October 2019, she has been working as the head of Kommissariat 14 of the Leipzig homicide squad in the ZDF crime series Das Quartett. In March 2020, she co-starred as Countess Sophia von Szápáry alongside Philipp Hochmair in one of the main roles in the eight-part Austrian-German-Czech television series Freud by ORF and Netflix.
Furthermore, she has worked as a dubbing artist since the mid-1990s, notably dubbing the American actress Meg Ryan in 1997 by speaking the female lead of Anastasia in the cartoon of the same name.
Anja Kling – Awards
In 1995, she earned the Golden Camera ( Lilli Palmer Memory Camera ) as “Best German Young Actress.” Likewise, she earned the 2004 German Comedy Award. That same year, she earned Bambi Award.
Moreover, she earned the 2009Golden Camera for “Best German Actress” and the Bavarian TV Award for “Best Actress in a TV Movie” in Wir sind das Volk – Liebe knows no borders. In addition, she earned the 2012 Bavarian TV Award for “Best Actress in a Series and Series” for Hannah Mangold & Lucy Palm.
Anja Kling – Net Worth 2022
As an actor, she might have collected a decent sum of money in her acting career. However, she has not yet shared her net worth, salary, and income officially in public. However, some online media status that, her net worth is estimated more than $1.5 million.
In past, she was in a relationship with the unit manager, Jens Solf for twenty years. In the relationship, the couple has two kids, a son, and a daughter. She said in November 2012 that she and Solf were no longer living together.
Besides being an actress, she is an author. My little extended family: 6 adults, 3 children, and lots of action was the title of the autobiography that Kling published by List Verlag in 2007.
She and her sister Gerit published the book, Then just without a title… Once again we couldn’t agree: two sisters, one story, in which they tell personal experiences and private stories about themselves.