The famed German actress, Franziska Walser - after having graduated from the renowned Otto Falckenberg Drama School - started her career at the Staatstheater Stuttgart. After one season there, she decided to relocate to Hamburg to start working at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus. In 1976 she became part of a star ensemble at the legendary Münchner Kammerspiele Theater and continued working there until 2001. During this time, she teamed up with famous theater directors like Dieter Dorn, Thomas Langhoff, and Hans Lietzau. In 1980 Franziska was awarded the Theater Förderpreis of Munich. Since 2002 Franziska Walser has been increasingly involved in experimental theater productions. In many of these, directors Jan Bosse and Dusan David Parizek, among others, have become important collaborators for her. Since 2013/2014 Franziska Walser has been a noticeable part within the ensemble at the Staatstheater Stuttgart where she is currently playing the leading part in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days staged by director Armin Petras. The ambitious film actress won the Bayerische Filmpreis in 1991 as Best Actress in Frank Seitz's Erfolg and in 2010 she was awarded the prestigious Adolf Grimme Preis for her work in Nikolaus Leytner's Ein halbes Leben which also secured her a nomination at the Deutsche Fernsehpreis as Best Supporting Actress. Aside from numerous roles in German TV films, Franziska also played in big screen productions like Reine Geschmacksache (directed by Ingo Rasper), and Bach in Brazil (directed by Ansgar Ahlers). Both productions were awarded prizes at multiple international film festivals. Recently Franziska has played the leading part in the TV movie So auf Erden directed by Till Endemann which will be shown at the Filmfest München 2017.