|FILM & TV - HIGHLIGHTS|
|Nina Franoszek received the Grimme Prize, Germany's most prestigious television award, a German Screen Actors Award for best Ensembe in 2014 and is a Member of Deutsche Filmakademie (Germany’s equivalent to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science).|
|She played her first international movie role in “Buster's Bedroom”(1990), a whimsical comedy by Rebecca Horn with Donald Sutherland, Geraldine Chaplin (a. o.) and noted cinematographer Sven Nykvist behind the camera.|
|She worked with Academy Award winning director Wolfgang Becker (Good bye Lenin), starred opposite Academy Award winning Jiri Menzel in “Joint Venture” and performed with Tilda Swinton (Orlando, The Beach) in “The Party-Nature Morte”. Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) directed her in “Murderous Decision”, (Gemini Film) as Dizzy Blonde and director Elodie Keene (NYPD BLUE) choose her to be the tough leading lady in “Visioner” (Taurus Film, Kirch Group, Germany).|
|Nina has the title role in the feature documentary “Marlene Dietrich: Her own song”, directed by David Riva and narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. She plays a Polish woman in “The Pianist” by renowned director Roman Polanski and was cast as "Patty Duke" in Kevin Spacey’s movie “Beyond The Sea”.|
|She played a seductive spy in the international action-adventure series “Berlin Break”, for Columbia/Sony Pictures and RTL Germany, opposite Nicholas Clay (Excalibur), Kai Wulff, Hildegard Knef (Murderers Among Us, The Story of a Sinner) and John Hillerman (Magnum P.I.) and an “African Queen” in the intercontinental detective series,” The Gang - Waterfront,” where she starred opposite Stacey Keach, Moritz Bleibtreu and Uwe Ochsenknecht.|
|In the Fox series “The Loop” Nina starred opposite Philip Baker Hall, Mimi Rogers and Brad Harrison in her first role in Icelandic, personifying Johanna Ingolfsdottir, an Icelandic government representative.|
|This was followed by her German role in “12 Means I Love You” (i.e. “12 Heisst Ich Liebe Dich”), a highly controversial & award winning German TV Movie that had its world premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival in Hof 2007. Based on a true story the film picks up where “The Life Of Others” (Foreign Oscar winner 2007) left off, becoming the first German film in which a “Stasi- man explains what he did and why he did it” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).|
|In 2008 she was invited to the International Film Festival in Hof with the feature film “Martha” by young helmer-scripter Mara Eibl Eibesfeldt. Nina plays the title role of this modern day “Mrs. Robinson story”.|
Back in Los Angeles she played Greta, her “Jet Set” Guest Star role in “Mad Men”.) In Illeana Douglas award winning webseries Easy to Assemble she guest starred as Gala the Swedish Good Witch of the North together with Ray Wise.
Back in Germany she played the recurring role of psychologist Ute Dannowski in the second season of the award winning German TV series The Weissensee Saga An East Berlin Love Story 2013 that deals with East Germany's recently past. A family saga of conflicting loyalties, love, hope, faith and betrayal set behind the Berlin Wall. Nina received a German Screen Actors Award for Best Ensemble for The Weissensee Saga in 2014.Nina is also a motion capture performer and plays the antagonist Frau Engel in the Inglourious Basterds-esk Game of “ Wolfenstein: The New Order. She is playing French Foreign Minister Dominique Roget in the dark HBO Comedy "The Brink"opposite Tim Robbins and Jack Black.
|Nina has performed in films shot in German, Spanish, French, Italian and English, and a wide range of locations including Austria, Czechoslovakia, Italy, France, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Canada and the United States.|
She is a Member of Villa
Aurora Foundation for European American Relations and attends the legendary Actor Studio in LA, moderated
by Academy Award Winner Martin
Landau and Mark Rydell.