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Josefine Preuß (Seppeline)
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Preuß in 2014
Born 13 January 1986 (1986-01-13) (age 35)
Zehdenick, Bezirk Potsdam, East Germany
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Josefine Preuß (born 13 January 1986) is a German television actress.

Early life

Preuß was born in Zehdenick, Brandenburg, near Berlin with an older sister. She won the Brandenburg Junior Championships in rhythmic gymnastics in 1993.


Her breakthrough role was Anna Reichenbach in Schloss Einstein (Einstein Castle), a broadcast for children, in which she starred from 1999 to 2001. Preuß also starred in numerous other movies and broadcasts like Abschnitt 40 or Klassenfahrt - Geknutscht wird immer. She won the German TV Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2005. Since 2005, she has been playing Lena, the lead role in the family comedy Türkisch für Anfänger (Turkish for Beginners). As "Josi" she hosts Quergelesen, a TV show for children about books. As a voice actor, she performed the German voices for Mary Katherine in the 2013 film Epic and as Judy Hopps in the 2016 film Zootropolis.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Jargo Emilia
2006–2009 Türkisch für Anfänger Lena TV series
2012 Türkisch für Anfänger – Der Film Lena Feature film
2013 Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga [de] Sonja Schadt TV miniseries
2013 Ruby Red Lucy Montrose
2013 Epic Mary Katherine voice; German version
2013 Lost Place Jessica
2014 Saphirblau Lucy Montrose
2016 Zootopia Judy Hopps voice; German version
2016 Smaragdgrün Lucy Montrose
2016 Das Sacher Konstanze von Traunstein TV movie
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