Brigitte Hobmeier was born in Munich in 1976 and studied at the Folkwang Academy in Essen from 1996 to 1999. She subsequently joined the ensemble of Peter Stein’s Faust Project at the Expo 2000 in Hanover. From 2002 to 2004 she was an ensemble member at the Munich Volkstheater, where her acclaimed performances included the role of Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (director: Jorinde Dröse), the title role of Wedekind’s Lulu and Geierwally (both directed by Christian Stückl), among others. Since 2005 she has been an ensemble member at the Munich Kammerspiele, where she has appeared in Elfriede Jelinek’s Ulrike Maria Stuart (director: Jossi Wieler), in the leading role in Herbert Achternbusch’s Susn (director: Thomas Ostermeier) and in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (director: Stefan Pucher), among others. Most recently she has been seen in Gorky’s Vassa Zheleznova (director: Alvis Hermanis), Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Satansbraten (director: Stefan Pucher) as well as the title role in Frank Wedekind’s Franziska (director: Andreas Kriegenburg). She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2012 as Kathrin in Meine Bienen. Eine Schneise by Händl Klaus, directed by Nicolas Liautard. In addition, she has appeared in numerous film and TV productions, including episodes of Tatort and Tannöd (2009), Die Hebamme – Auf Leben und Tod (2010), Sommer in Orange (2011) and Ende der Schonzeit (2012).
Brigitte Hobmeier has won several acting awards, including the AZ Star of the Year (2003), the Audience Award of the Münchner Merkur (2003) and the Bavarian Grant for Performing Arts (2004). For the role of Elisabeth in Ödön von Horváth’s Glaube Liebe Hoffnung, she won the German theatre award DER FAUST in 2007. Since 2010 Brigitte Hobmeier has been a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011 she received the Theatre Prize of the State Capital of Munich and in 2012 the Grimme Award for Die Hebamme – Auf Leben und Tod. At the Word Film Festival in Montréal, she was named Best Actress in 2012 for her portrayal of the farmer’s wife Emma in Ende der Schonzeit by Franziska Schlotterer. Most recently, Brigitte Hobmeier received the Ulrich Wildgruber Prize (2013).
Current as of summer 2013