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Cinta Laura Kiehl
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Laura in November 2019
Cinta Laura Kiehl

(1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 29)
Quakenbrück, Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater Columbia University
Jakarta International School
  • Actress
  • singer
  • model
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Musical career
  • Pop
  • electropop
  • hip hop
  • dance
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007 - present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment
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Cinta Laura Kiehl (Indonesian: [ˈtʃinta ˈlaura]; German: [ˈtʃiːn'ta 'laʊʁa]; born August 17, 1993) is a German actress, singer, and model based in Indonesia.

She was appointed ambassador of anti-violence against women and children by the Indonesian Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection in 2019.

Early life and education

Laura grew up in several countries such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and Indonesia. Upon her move to Indonesia at 12 years old, Laura became an Indonesian national swimmer, winning 10 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 7 bronze medals from various swimming competitions.

Laura studied at Columbia University in New York. She was a teaching assistant (TA) for Professor Herbert S. Terrace in Columbia's psychology department. While at Columbia, she joined the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Laura graduated cum laude from the university in May 2014. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career in Hollywood, signing her contract under Netflix and Grindstone Entertainment Group.


2007: Debut

Laura started her career in February 2007, debuted under MD Entertainment. Her first soap opera, Cinderella: Apakah Cinta Hanyalah Mimpi? aired on SCTV and TV2 (Malaysia) with 310 episodes, where she gain popularity and won ”2007 Indonesia's Best Actress” on 2007 SCTV Awards.

2007−2012: Oh Baby, Cinta Laura album, and Hollywood Dreams

In 2007, Laura playing her first movie Oh Baby, where she also taking part on the film soundtrack, Oh Baby reigned in the no. 1 position of various charts in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. Soon after that, she released her first self-titled studio album, Cinta Laura (2010). The album was released in February 2010 and sold over a million copies. In the summer of 2010, Cinta received the Wannabe Artist Award of 2010 Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards.

She also filming her TV soap series, Upik Abu dan Laura (2008) and Air Mata Cinta (2009), which was a success in Indonesia and Malaysia aired in RCTI and TV3 (Malaysia). Following her success, she released several songs You Say Aq, Guardian Angel, Cinta Atau Uang, Tulalit, Boomerang and Playlist for her second album Hollywood Dreams (2012).

2013−present: International acting career and English album

In 2013, she decided to move to Los Angeles. In addition, Laura was offered to act in a Hollywood-produced movie After the Dark (2013), starring Bonnie Wright and James D’Arcy. Laura work together with Grindstone Entertainment Group, continuing her acting at The Ninth Passenger (2018) by Hollywood producer Corey Large. She has also appeared on several Netflix Lifetime films, such as Crazy For The Boys (2018), TAR (2018), Goodnight (2018) and The Nanny Is Watching (2018). Laura won a "Best Film Actress" at the "2019 Latino Film awards", for the movie Goodnight (2018).

In 2019, Laura came back with her new English single Caliente and Vida after 7 years hiatus. She also starred in several Indonesian films such as Target (2018), MatiAnak (2019) and Jeritan Malam (2019).



Year Title Role Note Genre Ref.
2007 Oh Baby Baby Indonesian film comedy film
2010 Seleb Kota Jogja (SKJ) Gadis comedy film
2013 After the Dark Utami American film science fiction
2016 3 Pilihan Hidup Laura Indonesian film reality film
2018 The Ninth Passenger Nicole American film horror-thriller film
Crazy For The Boys Madison romance film
TAR Camilla Landry horror-thriller film
Goodnight Lisa horror film
The Nanny Is Watching Rachel psychological thriller film
Target Cinta Indonesian film comedy film
2019 MatiAnak Ina horror film
Jeritan Malam Wulan horror film


Television drama
Year Title Role Production Episodes Ref.
2007 Cinderella (Apakah Cinta Hanyalah Mimpi?) Cinta MD Entertainment 310 Eps.
2008 Cinta Cinta 3 Eps.
Upik Abu dan Laura Laura SinemArt 110 Eps.
2009 Air Mata Cinta Cinta 53 Eps.

Variety show

Television series
Year Title Shows Ref.
2010 Ayo Nge-dance Bareng Cinta SCTV
2013 - 2014 Yuk Keep Smile Trans TV
2021 - 2022 Indonesia Mencari Bakat Trans TV


Studio albums

Year Title Singles Sales Certification
2010 Cinta Laura
  • "Cinta Atau Uang" (2008)
  • "Shoot Me" (2009)
  • "Guardian Angel" (2010)
  • 1,000,000
  • 2× Platinum
  • 11× Platinum
  • 12× Platinum
2012 Hollywood Dreams
  • "Tulalit" (2012)
  • "All of My Life" (2013)
  • 1,000,000

Featured singles

Year Title Album Ref
2008 "Penghianat Cinta" Sang Juara
by Duo Maia
2009 "Let's Get the Beat" Ost. Beat Hits
featured Afgan
2011 "Who's That Girl" Twenty Ten
by Guy Sebastian
2019 "Vida" TBA
2019 "Caliente" TBA

Awards and nomination

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2007 Finalis Top Model Indonesia Model N/A Won
SCTV Awards 2007 Aktris Ngetop (Best Actress) Won
Gadis Magazine Breakthrough Awards Won
Panasonic Awards 2007 Aktris Panasonic Awards (Actress of the Year) Nominated
2008 Best Actress Trax Magazine Won
Teen Magazine Won
Gadis Magazine Won
Hai Magazine Won
Indonesia Kids Choice Awards 2008 Favorite Female Singer Nominated
Favorite Actress Won
Indonesian Star Wannabe Award Nominated
2009 Anugerah Planet Muzik 2009 Best Vocal – Song (New Female Singer) Oh Baby Nominated
Indonesia Kids Choice Awards 2009 Favorite Actress N/A Nominated
2010 Indonesia Kids Choice Awards 2010 Favorite Female Singer Nominated
Favorite Actress Nominated
Indonesian Star Wannabe Award Won
2011 SCTV Music Awards 2011 Best Album Cinta Laura Nominated
Indonesia Kids Choice Awards 2011 Favorite Female Singer N/A Nominated
Anugerah Musik Indonesia 2011 Best Dance/Electronica Music Performance Cinta Atau Uang Won
FTV Awards Favorite Theme Song Nominated
2013 Anugerah Musik Indonesia 2013 Best Electronic Dance/Dance Production Work Tulalit (feat. Rayi Putra) Nominated
2016 Pop Awards 2016 Female Pop Awards N/A Nominated
2019 Latino 5th Annual Film Festival Best Female Actress Goodnight Won
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