Marie Bäumer was born Henrike Bäumer on May 7, 1969 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany. The daughter of an architect and a psychotherapist, she grew up in Hamburg, where she attended the Gymnasium first Blankenese and then the Waldorf School. Her acting training began in 1992 at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Verscio and 033 in the studio in Hamburg. From 1994 to 1996 she studied at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. During this time, her breakthrough came in Detlev Buck's Comedy “Männerpension” (1995). For her role in Oskar Roehler's “Angst Marie” (2002) Bäumer was awarded the Bavarian Film Prize and the Prize of the German Film Critics. In 2001 she appeared in her only Euro-western so far “The Shoe of Manitu” as Uschi.
In addition to her film work, Bäumer also starred in stage plays. In 1995 under the direction of Dieter Löbsch she appeared in “Menschenhaß und Reue” in the theater in Hamburg’s Theater im Zimmer, in 1996 she starred in the theater in the Theater im Kampnagel in a production by Falk Richter “Stück Silikon”. In 2007, she followed the call of the Salzburg Festival and played the Paramour in Hugo von Hofmannsthal's play “Jedermann”. In January 2011, Bäumer directed her first staging of the play “Abschied” at the Hamburger Kammerspielen.
Today we celebrate Maria Bäumer’s 45th birthday.