Mavie Hörbiger was born in Munich in 1979. She received her acting degree in Munich and has since been present and successful on stage (for example, in Hanover, Bochum, Basel, the Salzburger Festspiele, at the Josefstadt in Vienna and, since 2009, as a permanent ensemble member at the Burgtheater in Vienna), in the cinema and on television.
Her breakthrough in cinema came after smaller roles as the title character in Detlev Buck's LiebesLuder. The crime drama by Bernd Eichinger and Hark Bohm (director) Vera Brühne, Drei Schwestern made in Germany (director: Oliver Storz), Matthias Schweighöfer's successful directorial debut What A Man or the highly acclaimed three-parter Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie show the changeability of her. She appeared in Christian Alvart's Tatort - Kiezfrieden or also the Munich Tatort Die letzte Wiesn (directed by Marvin Kren). In 2014, for example, she was seen on the big screen in the feature film Bibi und Tina 2 (director: Detlev Buck). In 2015, she took on the role of Ophelia in the feature film Axolotl Blockbuster (director: Helene Hegemann) - it just had its world premiere in January as part of the International Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2016, she took on the lead episode role in the series Spuren des Bösen (directed by Andreas Prochaska).
As a permanent ensemble member at the Burgtheater in Vienna, she was most recently seen in productions by Jette Steckel (Antigone), Christian Stückl (Diener zweier Herren) or also Simon Stephens (Wastwater), among others. In Die letzten Zeugen, a project by Matthias Hartmann and Doron Rabinovici, which was invited to the Theatertreffen in Berlin, she participated as well as in Der böse Geist Lumpazivagabundus, a co-production with the Salzburger Festspiele (director: Matthias Hartmann). Since 2017, she has played the Werke in the JEDERMANN, and in 2021 she will be seen for the first time in the role of the Devil.
In 2017, the films Sommerhäuser by Sonja Maria Kröner, Anna Fucking Molnar by Sabine Derflinger and Lommbock by Christian Zübert were released; in 2018, she took on the female lead in Max Färberböck's Ich brauche euch; in early 2019, she appeared for Todesfrist (director: Christopher Schier) in front of the camera; in March 2019 Marie Kreutzer's feature film Der Boden unter den Füßen with her in the role of Elise celebrated its premiere at the Diagonale Graz. In 2020, she shone in the series I and the Others by David Schalko, which celebrated its premiere at this year's Berlinale.
Mavie Hörbiger will speak together with Aino Laberenz on 6 May , 2021 at 7 pm CET.