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Antje Traue
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Traue at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (2017)
Born (1981-01-18) 18 January 1981 (age 43)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Antje Traue (German: [ˈantjə ˈtʁaʊə]; born 18 January 1981) is a German actress. She appeared in her first English-language role for the film Pandorum. Internationally, she is known for her portrayal of the villain Faora in Man of Steel (2013) and The Flash (2023), as well as Agnes Nielsen in the German Netflix series Dark.

Early life

Traue was born in Mittweida, Saxony, in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany). Her mother was a dancer and musician. She speaks German and English fluently. She trained as an artistic gymnast from age six to her teens in an elite training unit. Her stage career began when she portrayed Jeanne d'Arc in a school play. At sixteen, she won the lead role in the International Munich Art Lab's first ever "Hip Hopera" (the musical "West End Opera").


Traue performed and toured with the production for four years, appearing on stages throughout Germany, Europe, and in New York City. Subsequently, Traue appeared in several films and television movies, such as Kleinruppin Forever, Berlin by the Sea [de] and Phantom Pain [de].

In 2008, Traue was chosen for the lead female role in the film Pandorum, a science fiction/thriller film directed by Christian Alvart, written by Travis Milloy, and starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster.

In 2013, Traue played villain Faora-Ul in the Superman film Man of Steel, to positive reviews. In preparation for the role of Faora, Traue underwent an intense four-month training and dieting program.

In 2014, Traue portrayed Bony Lizzie in the Universal Pictures action-fantasy film Seventh Son. She received critical acclaim in Germany for portraying the fictional character of Giselle Neumayer in the 2016 ARD-produced TV movie Fatal News [de], and nominations as best actress in German TV productions for 2016 both for her female lead roles in the TV mini series Weinberg and Berlin 1. She has since been cast in several German and international movies and TV productions in lead roles or recurrent supporting roles, including the 2017 movie Bye Bye Germany alongside actor Moritz Bleibtreu directed by Sam Garbarski, and the 2017 Amazon series pilot episode Oasis. Traue's further acting appearances in 2017 and 2018 include the German Netflix series production Dark (as Agnes Nielsen), and German movies Das Ende der Wahrheit, Spielmacher and Ballon. In 2019, Traue headlined the cast in the German ZDFneo TV miniseries Dead End.

Traue reprised her role as Faora-Ul in The Flash, released in 2023.

Personal life

Traue was previously in a relationship with actor Ben Foster, moving to Los Angeles to live with him.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Verlorene Kinder TV film
2003 Die Nacht davor Franziska Short
2004 Kleinruppin Forever Ramona
2005 202a Jessica Short
2006 Goldjunge Manuela Short
2007 Ego Isabell Short
2008 Berlin by the Sea [de] Estelle
2009 Pandorum Nadia Female lead role
Blau.Pause Journalistin Short
2011 5 Days of War Zoe
2012 Nobel's Last Will Kitten TV film
2013 Man of Steel Faora-Ul Main role
Aenne Comedia Herself Short
2014 Outlier Gretchen / Red Widow Short
2015 Seventh Son Bony Lizzie
Berlin One [de] Irma Berger TV film / female lead role / German TV Awards Nomination 2016 : Best actress
Fatal News [de] Giselle Neumayer TV film / female lead role
Woman in Gold Adele Bloch-Bauer
2016 Despite the Falling Snow Marina
Criminal Elsa Mueller
Kundschafter des Friedens Paula Kern Female lead role
Vier gegen die Bank Zollner Female lead role
2017 Bye Bye Germany Special Agent Sara Simon Female lead role
Kundschafter des Friedens Paula
Oasis Sara Keller TV Movie
Rewind: Die zweite Chance Zoé Gerbaulet
2018 Das Ende der Wahrheit Aurice Köhler Cinema release May 2019
Playmaker Vera Female lead role / also co-producer
Ballon Kindergärtnerin (Ulrike Piehl) Directed by Michael 'Bully' Herbig
2019 Blame Game Aurice Köhler Lead role
Die Freundin meiner Mutter Rosalie / Viktoria's lover NDR TV movie / comedy / lead role
2020 King of Ravens Alina
2021 Gefangen Ellen ARD crime drama TV movie / female lead role
At His Side Viola Frankenberg TV Movie
2022 Die Bilderkriegerin Anja Niedringhaus ZDF and Ziegler Film produced drama movie - biopic crossover about the life and career of award-winning German photographer and journalist Anja Niedringhaus
2023 The Flash Faora-Ul
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Cologne P.D. Diana Wrobel Episode: "Später Ruhm"
2009 Der Staatsanwalt Sandra Thewes Episode: "Schwesternliebe"
2015 Weinberg (The Valley) Hannah Zepter Miniseries / female lead role / German TV Awards Nomination 2016 : Best actress
2016 Berlin Station Lana Vogel / Joker TV series (2 episodes)
Close to the Enemy Bergit Mentz / Mentz Miniseries
Tempel Eva ZDFneo TV series / main role
2017–2020 Dark Agnes Nielsen / Agnes Nielsen 1954 German Netflix TV series (S1E08-10, S2E03&08, S3E04&07)
2019 Dead End (CSI Mittenwalde) Emma ZDFneo TV mini series (6 episodes) / lead role
Tod einer Journalistin Anne Gerling Polizeiruf 110 ARD Crime Series
2020 Tatort Juliane Modica Tatort series 50th anniversary (2 episodes, joining Tatort München and Tatort Dortmund teams) / female lead (episode 1 only)
2021 Am Anschlag - Die Macht der Kränkung Eva Miniseries
2022 Herzogpark Elisabeth von Lynden RTL/TVNow TV series / main cast

See also

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