Julia Effertz, actress, voice actress, speaker, Berlin
© Teresa Marenzi 2018
  • Actress
  • voice actress
  • speaker
Acting age 30 to 40 Years


  • In German cinemas: "My Zoe" by Julie Delpy (14 November 2019)
    Wie weit würde eine Mutter gehen um ihr Kind zu retten?

    "My Zoe" ist ein berührender, packender Film von Julie Delpy über Familie, Elternliebe, und die Grenzregionen der modernen Wissenschaft.

    Ab dem 14. November im Kino!

    Cast: Daniel Brühl, Richard Armitage, Gemma Arterton, Julie Delpy, Jördis Trieble, Nicolette Krebitz, Vladimir Burlakov, Julia Effertz.

    Casting: Anja Dihrberg BVC
    Buch + Regie: Julie Delpy
    Produktion: Amusement Park / Warner Bros
  • Award win - "180 km/empty" wins 2nd prize at the mo.bile Handyfilmfestival!
    I am delighted to share that my comedy about burnout, "180 km/empty" has been awarded the 2nd prize in the "industry pros" category at the mo.bile Handyfilmfestival in Monheim.

    Thank you to the jury and the to the audience - I am very moved that my film about the topic of burnout has resonated so strongly.
  • Germany's first Intimacy Coordinator (mentored by Intimacy on Set)
    I trained as an intimacy coordinator under Ita O'Brien in London, and continue to be mentore by Intimacy on Set in London.
    I am delighted to be sharing this important practice, and its guidelines, in the German-speaking industry.

    Please direct all enquiries to: info@juliaeffertz.com

About Julia Effertz

Old soul in the guise of a Golden Retriever.
Julia is a an award-winning German actress of Polish and Flemish heritage. She can currently be seen in Julie Delpy's most recent drama "My Zoe" (starring Richard Armitag and Gemma Arterton), as well as season 4 of award-winning AMAZON ORIGINAL comedy series “The Glory is Gone” opposite Kai Wiesinger and Bettina Zimmermann, and German procedural series "The Specialists" (ZDF/UFA).

Growing up trilingually with English, German and French, Julia trained as an actress in Paris, Oxford and London, where her dramatic range and comedic chops earned her rave reviews and a "Best Lead Actress" nomination at the 2011 Off West End Awards London.
Julia mader her German Television debut in "My Daughter’s children" (2013) opposite Jürgen Prochnow (Das Boot, Dune), René Ifrah (Homeland), and Kida Khodr Ramadan (4 Blocks).

Her talent as a comedy writer has received multiple accolades: Julia is a 2018 Funny Women Awards nominee with her romantic comedy “So, how did you and dad meet?”, which went on to have a successful international festival run.
Her comedy about burnout, "180 km/empty" is currently touring festivals worldwide and has been awarded Honorable Mention at the Berlin Flashfilmfestival 2019, as well as the 2nd prize at the mo.bile Handyfilmfestival 2019.

Julia divides her time between Berlin, London and Paris, and works on productions across borders and languages. When not trying out a new French dessert, Julia loves to hone her Thai Boxing skills as well as dance her heart out, tea cup in hand.


2019Intimacy on Set (Ita o'Brien): Ausbildung Intimacy Director und Coordinator
2018Upright Citizens Brigade, Los Angeles: Comedy Improvisation
2016 to 2017Audition Technique / Selftape masterclass with Greg Apps (CGA) (Casting Guild of Australia)
2015Masterclass Casting Luci Lenox / Nancy Bishop (Berlinale 2015)
2015 to 2016Die Tankstelle | Coaching | Film - TV - Theater
2008 to 2011The Actors Centre London
2007/10 to 2010/6University of Oxford (Repertory Company)

Film awards

2019180 km/h leer (Wettbewerbsbeitrag 99 Fire Films Award)Berlin Flash Film Festival [de]Honorable MentionWinner
2016ZeitSnowdance Speedcasting 2016Marlene SchauspielerpreisNominated


20192. Preis beim mo.bile Handyfilmfestival Monheim
2019Austin Micro Short Film Festival: Official Selection ("180 km/h leer")
2019Kurier ROMY 2019 "Bestes Kurzformat Digital": "Der Lack ist ab" (d: Kai Wiesinger)
201999-Fire Films 2019: Top-44 Shortlist - "180 km/h leer"
2018Official Selection Los Angeles Indie Short Fest: "So, how did you and dad meet?"
2018Funny Women Awards London: "So, how did you and dad meet?" (Comedy Writing, nominiert)
2018Virgin Spring Cinefest: Gold Awards Short Film "The Nurses of Blackchapel"
2016Snowdance Filmfestival Landsberg am Lech: Offizielle Auswahl Speedcasting
2014Offizieller Wettbewerb Viewster Online Film Festival (Fanmail: Regie/Drehbuch)
2011Off West End Awards London (Secret Boulevard: Nominierung als Beste Schauspielerin)

Projects as actress

2019Nike Werbespot (WT)CommercialJohn HillcoatBoxing Coach [SR]
2019Nike - AnthemCommercialJohn HillcoatBoxing Coach [SR]
2019SMS Glücks Shorty - Glücksbärchi nach Hause telefonieren (WT)Self Made ShortyJulia EffertzSonnenschein-Bärchi [L]
2019180 km/h leer (Wettbewerbsbeitrag 99 Fire Films Award)Short FilmJulia EffertzBurnout-Patientin [L]
2018Die Spezialisten - Im Namen der OpferTV Series, ZDF [de]Kai Meyer-RicksNachrichtenmoderatorin [SRE]
2018My ZoeFeature FilmJulie DelpyPatricia [SR]
2018(L)OnlyShort FilmSimona TheoharovaDaisy Charcoal [SR]
2018The Electric Dream (WT)Short FilmRichard ParaisoCommander Barbara [SR]
2017Der Lack ist abTV Series, Amazon VideoKai WiesingerPolitesse [SRE]
2017The Nurses of BlackchapelShort FilmRichard ParaisoMiss Hayton [SR]
2017SMS Traum Shorty - BullySelf Made ShortyJulia EffertzLeni [L]
2017Party of ThreeShort FilmLuisa WietzorekWife [SR]
2017AbsentiaTV Series, AXN [de]Oded RuskinPatientin [SRE]
2017So how did you and Dad meet?Short FilmZara PlessardNina [L]
2016A****engelküsse (WT)Teaser (Film Concept)Birgit StauberNorma [L]
2016ZeitShowreel ProductionJulia EffertzJulia (Patientin) [L]
2016Triple 9Feature FilmJohn HillcoatNews Anchor [SR]
2016HeritanceIndie Feature FilmWilliam von TagenDr. Siebert (Szenen entfallen) [SR]
2016Freak City (WT)Indie Feature FilmAndreas KannengießerFilmfreak Mimi [SR]
2015One Hug At A Time (Wettbewerbsbeitrag 99 Fire Films Award)Short FilmBirgit StauberDr. Suzi Ann [L]

Projects as voice actress / speaker

2018BlackkklansmanFeature FilmEnsemble
2018Sense8TV Series, NetflixWedding guest [BP]
2017GirlFeature FilmAnne [SR]
2015High-RiseFeature FilmLucy [SR]
2015The Danish GirlFeature FilmRezeptionistin von WarnekrosCosima Shaw
2014Welcome to meFeature FilmJordana Re-Enactor [SR]Lauren Katz
1990Pas de répit pour MélanieFeature FilmMelanie [L]Marie-Stéphane Gaudry
1990The boy who cried bitchFeature FilmJessica [SR]Moira Kelly
1988Tommy Tricker and the Stamp TravellerFeature FilmNancy [L]Jill Stanley

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2014MeatBianca Katona-BauerThomas Bo NilssonSchaubühne Berlin
2013The Wrong SeaRuth (HR)Patrick O'BeirneActors Space Berlin
2013Last Jew in EuropeMaria (HR)Patrick O'BeirneTheaterkapelle Berlin
2012The EconomistDiverseYvonne VirsikMKA Theatre Melbourne/Berlin
20128 Gigabytes of Hardcore PornographyWoman 1 (HR)Annie LastTheaterkapelle Berlin
2010Secret BoulevardAva (HR)Manolis EmmanouelCourtyard Theatre Hoxton, London
2010Pool (no water)EnsembleSarah McCreadySt Catz Auditorium Oxford
2010Die Vagina MonologeEnsembleEmily PfeferOUDS
2009Drei SchwesternMaschaGeorgina SowerbyCitylit
2009A Mouthful of birdsYvonneGeorgina SowerbyCitylit
2009Servants Ball BlitzkriegArabella/ThomasSophie LewisMoser theatre, Oxford
2009A Portrait of the artist in black and whiteSusanDobrota PucherovaMoser Theatre, Oxford
2008Kein Denkmal für Gudrun EnsslinGudrun EnsslinCristina BejanSaid Cafe Theater Oxford
2008Bernarda Albas HausMaria JosefaSophie IvattsOld Fire Station, Oxford
2008The bald PrimadonnaMarySuzy CaterBurton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Speaker engagements

YearTitleProject typeActivityClient
2012DHL ExpressCorporateSprecherinHogarth Worldwide
2010SAPCorporate/WerbungDt. Stimme Alison ChanGreenfield Television (Paul Osborne)
2008City Sightseeing Tours (Recording)Corporate narrationSprecherCity Sightseeing Tours UK
2008Carlsberg Tour CopenhagenCorporate NarrationSprecherRotator Studios, Oxford
2006Citysightseeing CambridgeTonproduktionSprecherRotator Studios Oxford
2006BathTonproduktionSprecherRotator Studios Oxford

Basic data

Height167 cm
Body typewomanly
Clothing size40
Ethnic appearanceWhite Central European
Hair colourblond
Hair lengthmedium
Eye colourblue
LanguagesEnglish (Native speaker), French (Fluent), German (Native speaker), Italian (Good), Spanish (Good)
DialectsBritish (Standard), Koelsch, Rheinisch
Voice typeSoprano
SingingA cappella (Professional), Chanson (Good), Classic (Professional)
Instrumentspiano (Good), recorder (Good)
Skills (dance)Hip Hop (Good), Jazzdance (Professional), Modern Dance (Professional), Salsa (Good)
Skills (sports)boxing (Good), horseback riding (Good), rock climbing (Good), swimming (Good), volleyball (Good), yoga (Good)
Experience abroadWestern Europe: France, Great Britain
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
2nd residence (where applicablen)Köln
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Hamburg, London, Munich, Paris, Stuttgart, Vienna