Biography English

Sophie Schütt was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 09.03.1974. As a child she had extensive ballett and step dance training. Before her TV carrer started she was a member of the theatre ensemble  “Curry, Sand und Eigelb” and starred in productions like “Das Dreckstück” or “Krankheit der Jugend” across stages in Hamburg.

In 1995 Sophie Schütt gave her TV debut in the German criminal series “Tatort – Mord hinterm Deich”. Other roles in series like “Faust”, “Die Gang”, “Großstadtrevier”
or “Ein Fall für Zwei” as well as in TV movies (“Trickser” or “Dr. Mag Love”) succeeded.

For German broadcaster RTL Sophie appeared in front of the camera a number of times: she was starring in the series “Doppelter Einsatz”, “OP ruft Dr. Bruckner”, “Dr. Stefan Frank” and together with Mark Keller and Hardy Krüger Jr. did her first leading part in the melodrama “Zerschmetterte Träume”. In 1999 followed the comedy “Sieben Tage bis zum Glück” in which the blonde actress was to be seen with Gregor Törzs and Mirco Nontschew.

In late summer 1999 Sophie starred in the film adaption of Rosamund Pilcher’s “Zeit der Erkenntnis” in Cornwall, England. Later in autumn she shot the SAT.1 movie “Wie angelt man sich seinen Chef” in Berlin.

In summer 2000 she filmed the romantic comedy “Es geht nicht immer nur um Sex” for SAT.1. That following she departed to Australia to star as the leading role in the ZDF two part series “1000 Meilen für die Liebe”.

In early 2001 Sophie took over the leading part in a series – “Kaufhaus – Alles unter einem Dach” – for the first time in her career for broadcaster ZDF.

In July 2001 she was the leading part in SAT.1′s romantic comedy “Ein Millionär zum Frühstück” . The movie, directed by Josh Broecker, was shot in Hamburg and Copenhagen.

Later in the year with rainy autumn around the corner Sophie flew to the Bermudas to star alongside Helmut Zierl in the love story “Bermudas um drei Ecken” for the ZDF.

In 2002 Sophie shot two movies for SAT.1: ”Traumprinz in Farbe” and “Der Augenblick der Begierde”.

In the following year Sophie was again busy shooting abroad. First she was playing in the  international co-production “Wintersonne” together with world famous actors Peter Ustinov and Geraldine Chaplin in England, then she moved on to France where she shot the two-piece “Reiche Witwen küssen besser” for SAT.1. Together with German icon Iris Berben they worked on the cheeky comedy close to Nizza.

Since the cooperation between Sophie and SAT.1 showed to be highly successful the German broadcaster decided to develop a custom-made series for her carrying her own name: “Typisch Sophie”. As a single mother she works in a lawyer’s office and solves complicated and often dramatic cases together with solicitor Roman Lehnhard (Bernhard Schir) and private investigator Jo Hennecke (Jochen Horst).

The first eight series were shot in 2004 and directed by Brigitte Müller who was responsible for the script as well. In 2005 another ten series were produced. Again Brigitte Müller wrote most of the scripts, Thomas Nennstil staged most of them.

Due to that role Sophie was nominated for the German TV Awards, the “Deutscher Fernsehpreis”, in 2005 together with Jochen Horst.

In 2004 she was shooting the two-piece “Himmel über Australien” in her adopted country Australia. The thrilling movie in which Sophie plays a young marine biologist was aired on SAT.1 in 2006.



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