, Makatsch at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2005
(1971-08-13) 13 August 1971 (age 42), Düsseldorf, Germany
Daniel Craig (1994-2001)
Heike Makatsch (born 13 August 1971) is a German actress and singer.
1 Early life,
3 Personal life,
8 External links,
Makatsch was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, the daughter of former German national ice hockey team goaltender Rainer Makatsch. She spent several months in New Mexico in 1988 in an effort to improve her English, and later studied politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for four semesters, which was followed by an apprenticeship as a dressmaker until 1994.
Her television career started in 1993, when she was hired by music channel VIVA, hosting shows such as Interaktiv and Heikes Hausbesuche; two years later, on August 13, 1995, she became the host of the German chart show Bravo TV, aired by RTL II, a position she kept until summer 1996. In 1997, she started hosting her own weekly, late night show titled Heike Makatsch Show. However, due to bad ratings, it was cancelled after only eight episodes.
Makatsch first appeared in a movie in 1996, when she starred in Detlev Buck's Männerpension (English: "Jailbirds"); she received the Bavarian Film Award as most talented young actor for her performance. Since then, she has appeared in several German and English language productions including the romantic comedy Love Actually. She is perhaps best known for her role as Lisa Addison, Matt's sister in the Capcom video game-based sci-fi/horror film Resident Evil (2002).
Makatsch was involved in a seven-year relationship with British actor Daniel Craig.
She has two daughters, Mieke Ellen (born in 2007) and Pippa (born in 2009), with Max Martin Schröder from the German indie band Tomte.
Männerpension (English: "Jailbirds", directed by Detlev Buck, 1996),
Obsession (directed by Peter Sehr, 1997),
Bin ich schön? (English: "Am I Beautiful?", directed by Doris Dörrie, 1998),
Liebe deine Nächste (English: "Love Your Neighbour", directed by Detlev Buck, 1998),
Aimée & Jaguar (English: "Aimee & Jaguar", directed by Max Färberböck, 1999),
Gripsholm (directed by Xavier Koller, 2000),
Late Night Shopping (directed by Saul Metzstein, 2001),
Nackt (English: "Naked", directed by Doris Dörrie, 2002),
Resident Evil (directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, 2002),
Love Actually (directed by Richard Curtis, 2003),
Anatomie 2 (English: "Anatomy 2" directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2003),
Margarete Steiff (TV-film) (directed by Xaver Schwarzenberger, 2005),
A Sound of Thunder (directed by Peter Hyams, 2005),
Keine Lieder über Liebe (English: "No Songs About Love", directed by Lars Kraume, 2005),
Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (directed by Bille Eltringham, 2007),
Hilde (directed by Kai Wessel, 2009),
Die Tür (English: "The Door", directed by Anno Saul, 2009),
Tom Sawyer (2011),
The Book Thief (directed by Brian Percival, 2013)