Margit Bendokat was born on August 12, 1943 in Templin, Brandenburg, Germany. Upon completing her training to become a technical illustrator Bendokat began acting training at the State Drama School in Berlin. Her acting debut was in 1964 on the stage in Parchim, then in 1965, a theatrical engagement at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. While there she worked as a character actress. For her role in “Aeschylus' The Persians”, she was nominated in 2007 for the Faust Theatre Award in the category of Best Performance in the theater. In 2010 she was awarded the Berlin Theatre Prize of the Royal Norwegian Foundation considered and voted one of the actresses of the year in the critics' poll of the magazine Theater heute.
Margit has also appeared in television productions of the DFF and in DEFA feature films such as her only Euro-western “Atkins” (1985) as Emilie. After Germany’s reunification, she starred in films, working with such directors as Alexander Lang, Einar Schleef, Heiner Müller, Jürgen Gosch and Nicolas Stemann.
Today we celebrate Margit Bendokat’s 70th birthday.