Maria Simon Movies and Career Information
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Maria Simon (born 1976 in Leipzig) is a German actress. Simon is the sister of the actress Susanna Simon. She was born and brought up in the former East Germany but moved to New York in 1990 to live with her father, a computer expert with the UN, and sister Dalena Simon. She also has a sister named Alyssa. Simon's domestic partner, with whom she has two children, is the actor Bernd Michael Lade. After finishing school she moved back to the newly reunited Germany to study acting at the "Academy of Performing Arts Ernst Busch" in Berlin where she received her diploma in 1999. Simon's first film Zornige Küsse received an award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1999. Simon was named European Shooting Star (i.e., best newcomer) at the 2004 Berlinale. In the same year she played Polly in Bertolt Brechts Dreigroschenoper at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Her TV movie Kleine Schwester was nominated for the Adolf Grimme Awards in 2005.