Max Riemelt is a German actor. He became famous worldwide after he appeared as Wolfgang Bogdanow in the Netflix series “Sense8”.
As the main character of the series, Riemelt was portrayed as a German thief and safecracker of Russian descent. He struggles with the unsolved problems he has with his late father and finds solace in his involvement in organized crime.
Although Max Riemelt’s role as Wolfgang brought him into the international limelight, he is still in the midst of the action. His personal side even admitted this. It said that the role of the actor in the “Sense8” role was the biggest project of his career. Nevertheless, Riemelt was a big deal in Germany before he got a place in the American science fiction web TV series.
For example, Max Riemelt was characterized as Flin, the male lead role in “Girl, Girls” – a German film by Dennis Gansel from 2001. The comedy reached more than 1.78 million viewers and gained the reputation of being one of the most successful German films of the year. In addition, the film brought in around 234,000 dollars in Russia.
Max Riemelt’s leading role in Dennis Gansel’s “Napola – Elite for the Führer” also earned him the award for best actor at the 39th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. That was in 2004 and the film received numerous awards from film critics. In addition to the German Film Award 2004 for the best screenplay, he won the award for the best film at the International Film Festival in Pyongyang in 2006. Also in 2006, Riemelt was awarded as a best up-and-coming actor for “The Red Cockatoo” at the Bavarian Film Awards.
Also, two films (Lichtgestalten and Freistatt) with Max Riemelt as a leading actor were among the 16 films nominated for the 36th Euro-Max-Ophuls-Prize. “Freistatt” won the audience award and the prize of the youth jury at the 2015 event in Saarbrücken. The prizes were the only ones awarded directly by the audience and not by an expert jury.
Max Riemelt Bio, Age
Riemelt celebrated its 33rd birthday on 7 January 2017. He was born in 1984 in East Berlin, Germany.
Max Riemelt’s career began in 1997. At 13 years old, he acquired his earliest acting skills for the camera from two television productions – “Eine Familie zum Kussen” and “Praxis Bulowbogen”.
At the beginning of this year (2017), exactly on February 13th, Max Riemelt was honored for his merits for the German-French culture. The special recognition took place at the French Embassy in Berlin. Philippe Etienne, the Ambassador of the French Republic to Germany, awarded Max Riemelt with an Order of Merit to honor personalities who have not only distinguished themselves through their artistic and literary work but who have also added value to the charisma of art and literature in France and the world at large.
Riemelt’s commitment to “Sense8” has taken him to places where he has never been before. He has traveled around the world and stayed in major cities such as Amsterdam, London, Malta, Mexico City, Mumbai, Nairobi, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo to play his Wolfgang Bogdanow leadership role. He is the only German leading actor in the series.
Max is the older brother of Lukas Riemelt, an actor known for “In the Face of Crime” (2010).
For various reasons, it has been suggested that Max Riemelt is gay. Max was a gay police officer in the German drama film “Freier Fall” from 2013.
His gay partner in the film by Stephan Lacan was Hanno Koffle (Marc Borgmann). In “Freier Fall” Marc struggled to maintain the relationship with his pregnant girlfriend Katharina Schuttler, who was portrayed as Battina Bischoff and to cope with the romantic affair he developed with his police colleague Kay Engel (Max Riemelt).
Disregarding that, the Sense8 cast was spotted kissing co-star Brian J Smith in Brazil.
When he was asked about this, he said:
“It just happened… It was all like a dream, and it felt so good … people like to see us making out together, and we thought it was just a nice treat for them.
Max Riemelt Married, Wife, Dating, Girlfriend
Apart from speculation that Max Riemelt is gay, there are no significant details about his love life that could be confirmed by Highline.
The actor kept his private life private. You can’t tell if he’s married or with someone else. Nevertheless, he once confirmed that he has a daughter who lives with him in Berlin.
Quick Facts About Max Riemelt
|Date of Birth:||7 January 1984|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Birth Name||Max Riemelt|
|Birth Place/City||East Berlin|
|Net Worth||$0.8 million|
|Hair Color||Light brown|
|Boyfriend||Brian J. Smith|
|Awards||Deutscher Fernsehpreis – Outstanding Achievement Fiction|