Daniela Rodler, actress, Munich
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  • Actress

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish French German
SingingChanson Choir Jazz
Skills (dance)Ballet
Skills (sports)badminton billiards fencing (sport) finswimming roller skating swimming underwater free-diving underwater scuba-diving
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria
Licencesdiving licence - PADI Advanced Freediver [int], diving licence - PADI Rescue Diver [int]
Further referenceshttp://www.munich-mermaid.com/#referenzen


ContactStefan Dippl
Phone+49 89 2308870


About Daniela Rodler

Daniela Rodler is an actress and underwater performer born in Munich, Germany. She works in veterinary science as main job. Since the age of 14 she was trained in classical ballet and tapdance for 10 years, got acting classes led by Helmut Frye at grammar schoool and takes singing lessons since 2011 by Andreas Kohn from the August-Everding-Academy Munich. Last, she completed an "Acting-For-Film" Workshop (April-August 2020) at Theater Werk Munich.
During her medical study years (1999-2005) she landed some parts as physician / nurse at TV productions like German crime series "SOKO 5113" or "Polizeiruf 110".

After graduating Daniela worked as veterinary scientist at Munich University where she published in many peer reviewed scientific journals. She intensively cared for her acting career at the same time. Soon she got further parts like episode role Carla Brandl at the crime series "Die Rosenheim Cops" or receptionist "Leni" at the 5-parted movie "Zwei am großen See". For her first cinema appearance she played a "Witch of the inner circle" around head witch Walpurgia (Monica Bleibtreu) at the cine film "Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen". Last, she appeared in the short film "Imago" in 2020.

The actress is a (former) competition swimmer, apnea- and scuba diver and therefore worked additionally as an underwater performer (stunt) since 2008. Her focus is the portrayal of an authentic mermaid, specialized for movie / TV appearance. It has always been her aim to represent this magical creature as realistic as possible, contrary to the current, more sporty-orientated mermaiding trend. Therfore she trained hard to gain the fluidy and elegant performance of a real mermaid.

Numerous mermaid appearances occured for Daniela, either at TV-magazines like "taff" (ProSieben), "BR Abendschau" (BR) or "Mona Lisa" (ZDF). For her underwater appearances she was cast as Lynn Margulies, deep sea scientist in the augmented-reality-installation "Jelly Eyes", as well as a contribution in the educational film "Schönheit - Wahrnehmung und Darstellung" and mermaid stunts at the crime movie "Die Toten vom Bodensee" (episode "Mermaid" ZDF, Oct 21st 2019), and a timetravel movie called "t = e/x²" (diverse movie festivals, autumn 2019).

Together with illustrator Stephanie Naglschmid, Daniela published the first German-speaking mermaid handbook for children in May 2017 (SNaglschmid, Stuttgart, Germany). She further writes articles for German professional diving magazines.

Daniela Rodler is one of the best known mermaids in Europe and performs internationally.

The actress speaks German as mother tongue, also English, French and Spanish. She lives in Munich, Germany.


2020/4werkmünchen [de] (Acting-For-Film)
2011 to 2019Gesangsunterricht (Jazz/Klassik) Andreas Kohn, August-Everding-Akademie, München
2009 to 2018Unterwasser-Performance Training / Stunt für Film und TV (Spezialgebiet: Meerjungfrau, Nixe, Sirene)
1998 to 1999Gesangsunterricht bei Delcina Stevenson, München
1997 to 2000Privater Schauspielunterricht von Schauspielern des Residenztheater München
1994 to 1996Schauspielunterricht bei Helmut Frye, Gisela-Gymnasium München
1990 to 2000Klassisches Ballett und Stepdance bei Eva Frank, Fürstenfeldbruck

Projects as actress

2020Imago (Acting for Film)Workshop-ProductionWilhelm EngelhardtAlina [SR]
2019Die Toten vom Bodensee - Die MeerjungfrauTV-Movie (Series), ORF [at], ZDF [de]Michael Schneider [1]Meerjungfrau Stunt [BP]
2019t=E/x² (NOT COMPLETED) (WT)Indie Feature FilmAndreas Z SimonMeerjungfrau [BP]
2017MedienLB - Schönheit. Wahrnehmung und DarstellungEducational FilmChristiane StreckfußMermaid Interview [SR]
2016RFO - Regionalfernsehen OberbayernTV Magazinezuständige/r Redakteur/inMeerjungfrau [L]
2016JellyEyesAppJill ScottLynn Margulis [SR]
2015PulsTV Magazine, BR [de]zuständige/r Redakteur/inMeerjungfrau / Apnoetrainerin [BP]
2015Wir in BayernTV Magazine, BR [de]Benjamin RostMeerjungfrau [LE]
2014Die AbendschauTV Magazine, BR [de]Patrizia WackersMeerjungfrau [LE]
2014ML Mona LisaTV Magazine, ZDF [de]Matthias RöckMeerjungfrau [LE]
2014taff.TV Magazine, ProSieben [de]Saskia LangerMeerjungfrau / Unterwassermodel [SRE]
2013KiKA LiveTV-Show, KiKA Kinderkanal [de]Priska MettenMeerjungfrau [SRE]
2008Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Gunter KrääCarla Brandl (F: - Eine Leiche für den Neuen) [SRE]
2006Wieder daheimTV Movie, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Walter BannertJane [BP]
2005Zwei am großen See - Große GefühleTV-Movie (Series), Degeto [de]Walter BannertLeni [BP]
2004Zwei am großen See - Angriff aufs ParadiesTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Walter BannertLeni [BP]
2004Zwei am großen See - Die EröffnungTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Walter BannertLeni [BP]
2004Der AlteTV Series, ZDF [de]Hartmut GriesmayrSchwester Waltraud [BP]
2003Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen EulenFeature FilmFranziska BuchHexe [SR]
2003Im Namen des HerrenTV Movie (multi-part), ARD [de]Bernd FischerauerKrankenschwester [BP]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2019Die Gaukler auf dem MeeresgrundCharybdisAlbrecht von WeechMünchner Künstlerhaus
1996Berlin AlexanderplatzEvaHelmut FryePasinger Fabrik

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2019PerformanceMythen der MeereMeerjungfrau im Sealife SpeyerSEALIFE Speyer / Merlin Entertainments
2019EventNikolaus und Engel im SEALIFE MünchenTauchshow als EngelSEALIFE München
2019PerformanceDie Gaukler in den Tiefen des MeeresGesang / SchauspielKünstlerhaus München
2018PerformanceWeihnachten im SEALIFETauchshow als EngelSEALIFE München
2018PerformanceMerlins Magic WandMeerjungfrau im SEALIFE MünchenSEALIFE München
2018PerformanceSirens Of The SeaMermaid ShowSea World Gold Coast, Australia
2017Book publicationMermaids - Kleines Handbuch für Meerjungfrauen u.AutorinVerlag Naglschmid
2017PerformanceDive Bar - Special appearanceMermaid ShowDive Bar Sacramento, CA, USA
2017photo productionBut a mermaid has no tearsModelFotografie Nadja Ellinger
2017Exhibitionboot 2017 DüsseldorfVortrag2 increase
2017radio reportBayern 2 - NotizbuchMermaid InterviewBR
2016Event10 Jahre SEALIFE MünchenMermaid ShowSEALIFE Deutschland GmbH
2016EventPiraten im SchornbadMermaid ShowJugend-treff.5 / Schönau a. Königssee Tourismus
2015SoftwareAquarium-Bildschirmschoner in 4KMermaidTVN Group Hannover / SEALIFE Hannover
2015PerformanceMermaid Guest ShowMermaid ShowSilvertonCasino, Las Vegas, NV, USA
2015radio reportBayern 2 - OrangeMermaid InterviewBR
2015radio reportAusbildungsradioMermaid InterviewAusbildungsradio M94.5
2015radio reportBayern 1 am Morgen - Uwe ErdeltMermaid InterviewBR
2014PerformanceSEALIFE MeerjungfrauMermaid ShowSEALIFE München
2014PerformanceSpectacular Mermaid Experience IIMermaid ShowDeep Sea World Edinburgh, UK
2014concertFluch der Karibik 3Chor - SopranMünchen Musik / Schnitzler Musikmanagement
2014radio reportBlind DateMeerjungfrau im ChatDeutschlandradio Wissen
2014EventLaut in München - Thema: SeefahrtMeerjungfrau an LandSony Music Entertainment / G.R.A.L. GmbH
2013PerformanceArielle zum AnfassenMermaid ShowYeti Divers & EBK Wittlich
2013PerformanceMermaid Guest ShowMermaid ShowDenver Downtown Aquarium, CO, USA
2013PerformanceMermaid VisitMermaid ShowBlue Planet Aquarium Chester, UK
2013PerformanceSpectacular Mermaid ExperienceMermaid ShowDeep Sea World Edinburgh, UK
2013concertFluch der Karibik 2Chor - SopranMünchen Musik / Schnitzler Musikmanagement
2013Exhibitionf.re.e Messe MünchenNixe im FeuerwehrtankBerufsfeuerwehr München
2013radio reportBBC Merseyside; UKMermaid InterviewBBC
2012PerformanceWeihnachten unter WasserUnterwasser ShowYeti Divers & Deutsches Rotes Kreuz

Basic data

Height165 cm
Weight55 kg - 121 lb.
Body typeslim
Clothing size36
Ethnic appearanceScandinavian, White Central European
Hair colourblond
Hair lengthvery long
Eye colourblue-green
LanguagesEnglish French German
Voice typeMezzosoprano
SingingChanson Choir Jazz
Skills (dance)Ballet
Skills (sports)badminton billiards fencing (sport) finswimming roller skating swimming underwater free-diving underwater scuba-diving
Special skillsApnea diving; scuba diving; medical knowledge; author of diverse artikels, books and skipts; speaker ambition
Experience abroadNorth America: USA
Southern Europe: Canary Islands
Western Europe: Austria, Scotland
Licencesdiving licence - PADI Advanced Freediver [int], diving licence - PADI Rescue Diver [int]
Further referenceshttp://www.munich-mermaid.com/#referenzen
Preferred place of workTV and movie:
crime, saga, comedy, fantasy, fairytale, music video, documentaries, all stories about mermaids (shot at the ocean, lake, tank, aquarium, river, pool, greenscreen pool etc.)
Immediate working areaMunich
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria
Accommodation possibilitiesCologne, Koblenz, Mainz