Sebastian Koch Biography
Koch was raised in Stuttgart by his single mother. On May 31, 1962, he was born (. He planned to be a musician at first, but production by artistic director Claus Peymann led him to change jobs in the late 1970s and become an actor. Koch attended the prestigious Otto Falckenberg School in Munich from 1982 to 1985. He portrayed a variety of diverse parts on stage in addition to his film work.
Sebastian Koch Career
Sebastian Koch is a German film and television actor. He is most recognized for his appearances in the 2007 Academy Award-winning film The Lives of Others, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and the fifth season of the Showtime series Homeland as Otto Düring. He earned the Adolf Grimme Prize, one of the most prestigious accolades for German television, in 2002 for his performance as the title character in Dancing with the Devil [de] and as the writer Klaus Mann in Heinrich Breloer’s docudram. The Manns – A Novel of the Century. The latter was also named “TV event of the year” by the German Television Awards. Koch also earned the Bavarian TV Award for the same film. Sebastian Koch played one of the key characters in Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s drama The Lives of Others in 2006. He played Georg Dreyman, a dramatist who resided in East Germany with his partner, a dissident who was spied on and tracked. In 2007, the film won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the BAFTA Award, the César Award, and the German and European Film Awards. Koch was nominated for multiple awards for his performance in The Lives of Others, including the Globo d’oro for Best European Actor, the Quadriga, and the Bambi.
Sebastian Koch Personal Life
Sebastian Koch is a Berlin resident with a daughter, Paulina, and a son, Jacob. He was in a relationship with actress Carice van Houten, whom he met on the filming of the movie Black Book, from 2005 till 2009.
Sebastian Koch Net Worth
Sebastian Koch has an estimated net worth of approximately $185 million.