Christiane Breustedt is a German actress who has made a name for herself in the film and television industry. She was born in 1965 in East Berlin, and grew up in the former East Germany. As a child she was a student of the local ballet school, and later studied acting at the renowned Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.
After finishing her studies, Breustedt became a member of the Volksbühne Theater in Berlin in 1991. Here, she worked with distinguished directors such as Einar Schleef and Peter Zadek. She quickly made a name for herself, and soon started performing in major German films and television series.
In 1998, Breustedt starred in the movie 'The Miracle of Bern' which won a prestigious Golden Globe award. The same year, she also starred in an award-winning television movie 'The Tunnel' and was nominated for a Bambi Award.
In 2003, Breustedt starred in the movie 'Good Bye Lenin!' which won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival. She was also a part of the successful 'Tatort' television series, where she played the role of a police inspector from Berlin.
In 2006, Breustedt performed in the television movie 'Der Kommissar und das Meer'. This movie earned her a Bavarian Television Award for her outstanding performance.
In 2008, Breustedt starred in the movie 'The Reader'. This movie was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. She was also nominated for a German Film Award for her performance.
Breustedt continues to work in the film and television industry. She has been in numerous television series, movies, and theater performances. She is considered to be one of the most talented actresses in Germany. Her performances have earned her several awards and nominations, and she has become an icon of German cinema.