Matthias Schweighöfer Biography

Matthias Schweighöfer is a German actor film director and producer. He is sometimes credited as Matthias Schweighofer.
Born in Anklam, Western Pomerania, Schweighöfer attended the renowned acting school Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, but dropped out after one year. Nevertheless, the son of an actor couple has already worked with established directors such as Peter Greenaway.

His first role in a feature film was Raus aus der Haut (1997) (TV), directed by Andreas Dresen. In the following years, he appeared in critically acclaimed projects such as Soloalbum (2003), Off Beat (2004) or Das wilde Leben (2007) and Keinohrhasen. In 2010 Schweighöfer made his debut as film director with the romantic comedy What a Man, followed in 2013 by his second movie Schlussmacher.

In 2009 he founded the fashion label German Garment with TV-Presenter Joko Winterscheidt.

Between 2004 and 2012 Schweighöfer dated Ani Schromm, but they reconciled in the summer of 2013. They have a daughter, Greta (born 1 May 2009) and a son, Valentin (born 17 February 2014). He currently lives in Berlin.
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