Alexandra Maria Lara Biography
Lara Plătăreanu, born in Bucharest, is the only child of actor Valentin Plătăreanu and his wife, Doina. Her family fled to West Germany in 1983 to escape Nicolae Ceaușescu’s Communist Romanian rule. Although the family intended to immigrate to Canada, they first resided in Freiburg im Breisgau before traveling to Berlin.
Alexandra Maria Lara Career
Alexandra Maria Lara is a Romanian-German actress who has starred in films such as Downfall (2004), Control (2007), Youth Without Young (2007), The Reader (2008), Rush (2013), and Geostorm (2014). (2017). By the age of sixteen, she was playing lead roles in various television dramas; since then, she has appeared in films, including the Academy Award-nominated 2004 film Downfall, in which she played Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler’s secretary; following this, Francis Ford Coppola wrote her a letter and gave her a leading role in Youth Without Youth (2007).
In 2007, she played Belgian journalist Annik Honoré in the Ian Curtis biopic Control. She was a member of the Cannes Film Festival jury in 2008. She’s also appeared in a number of French films, including Napoléon and L’Affaire Goodbye. She appeared in The Reader and Die Baader Meinhof Komplex, both of which were nominated for best picture and best foreign language film at the 81st Academy Awards.
In 2018, she co-starred in Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year, Colin Burstead as his German girlfriend, alongside her real-life spouse Sam Riley.
Alexandra Maria Lara Personal Life
Lara married English actor Sam Riley, with whom she appeared in the films Control and Suite Française, in August 2009. She gave birth to their first child, a boy, in January 2014. In Ben Wheatley’s drama Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, they also played a couple.
Alexandra Maria Lara Net Worth
Alexandra Maria Lara has an estimated net worth range between $1 million and $5 million.