Caroline Peters completed her acting studies at the Saarland Hochschule for Music and Theater in Saarbrücken. Already during her final academic year, she was engaged at the Berlin Schaubühne. Engagements at all of the important German-language theaters followed. She has performed at the theaters in Cologne, Hamburg and Zurich, the TAT Frankfurt, the Volksbühne Berlin. Since 2004 she has been performing at the Burgtheater in Vienna. In theater, her collaborations with Luc Bondy and René Pollesch were instrumental for her artistic development, while her role as the female lead in Isabel Kleefeld’s drama ‘Arnies Welt’ (Arnie’s World) marked her breakthrough in film.
Caroline Peter’s expressive portrayal of a cleptomaniac who almost crumbles under the pressure of her social environment and can only defy it with humor, was awarded the Adolf Grimme Prize. Since then, the actress has received many awards for her authentic and multifaceted performances, including the Bavarian Television Prize and the Ulrich Wildgruber Prize. Caroline Peters won the German Actor award 2016 as ‘Best Actress in a Comedic Role’. In 2020 she played the Paramour At the Salzburg Festival. She was named ‘Actress of the Year 2016’ and ‘Actress of the Year 2018’ by the prestigious theater magazine Theater heute. In 2018 she also received the prestigious Nestroy Prize for her outstanding acting performance, with which she was honored a second time in 2020. A special honor was accorded her when René Pollesch shared both of his Mühlheim Dramatist Prizes with the actors. Alongside her theatrical engagements, Caroline Peters continues to perform in many challenging film and television productions such as ‘Contergan’ (Thalidomide), ‘Der Nachname’ (The Last Name), ‘Der Vorname’ (How About Adolf), ‘Im Netz’ (In the Net)‚ ‘Schlaflos’ (Sleepless), ‘Schöne Frauen’ (Beautiful Women), ‘Süßer September’ (Sweet September), ‘Womit haben wir das verdient?’ (What Have We Done To Deserve This?) or the international motion picture ‘Walk on Water’. She is known to the wide audience through her lead role as ‘Sophie Haas’ in the cult series ‘Murder with a View’.
Caroline Peters is a much sought-after film and theater actress. Alongside her engagement at the Burgtheater in Vienna, she is regularly engaged at other theaters by directors who have shaped and transformed the theater of today, including Barbara Frey, Dimiter Gotscheff, Karin Beier, Nicolas Stemann, Thomas Ostermeier and recently Simon Stone, who has staged many award-winning productions with her. In film, she has worked repeatedly with Adolf Winkelmann, Arne Feldhusen, Christoph Schnee, Eva Spreitzhofer, Isabel Kleefeld, Jan Schomburg, Sathyan Ramesh, Sönke Wortmann and Vanessa Jopp. Audiences and the press value the actress’s remarkable and precise performances, with which she moves expressively between genres in her roles. They testify to a pronounced feeling and sensitive intelligence for the ambivalent motivations of her characters. The actress moves effortlessly between finely nuanced acting and impulsive behavior. Conventional boundaries are what the actress seeks to dissolve in her work. In so doing, Caroline Peters always strives to find the truthfulness in the paradox of human behavior.
Caroline Peters works as an actress in the German-speaking world and lives in Berlin and Vienna. More on the artistic activities of Caroline Peters can be found at www.schlag-agentur.de.