Max Riemelt Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Jan, 2020
Facts of Max Riemelt
Date of Birth: 1984 , January-7
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Max Riemelt
Father Gunnar Riemelt
Mother Judith Riemelt
Nationality German
Birth Place/City East Berlin
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $0.8 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Light brown
Face Color White
Boyfriend Brian J. Smith
Awards Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Outstanding Achievement Fiction
Siblings Lukas Riemelt
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Max Riemelt is a German actor, best known for his role in Netflix's television series, Sense 8 as Wolfgang Bogdanow. He is also known for his acting and directing in both television and cinema for many years. 

Started his career at the age of 13, in the TV productions, he played his first leading role in  ZDF Christmas series Zwei Allein.

Early Life And Education Of Max Riemelt

Max Riemelt was born on January 7, 1984, in East Berlin, East Germany. He belongs to White ethnicity and holds German nationality. Capricorn is his birth sign. He has a brother named Lukas.

CAPTION: Max Riemelt, childhood SOURCE: getty images

Riemelt is the elder son of his parents, Gunnar & Judith Riemelt. Both of his parents were graphic designers. He also has a younger brother named, Lukas Riemelt who is an actor. 

Max Riemelt's Career

Max Riemelt was interested in acting since his school days & even used to participate in different plays in his school. He made his acting debut in a German movie, Eine Familie zum Kussen as a minor role in 1997. Later, he was seen in several other films but did not get much of the popularity as he portrayed minor characters.

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In 2001, after appearing in the comedy movie, Madchen Madchen (Girls on Top), directed by Dennis Gansel, he gained fame & colossal fan following as well.

Riemelt's most famous movies are ‘Before the Fall,' ‘The Wave’ and ‘Free Fall.' Also, his highest rated movies include ‘Berlin Syndrome’ & ‘We Are the Night.'

Riemelt's hard work & determination won him prestigious awards including, the 2004 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the category of the Best Actor & the 2006 Bavarian Film Award in the category of the young actor.

He starred in the 2013 German drama movie Free Fall alongside Hanno Koffler, Katharina Schuttler and Oliver Brocker, among others in the film. He portrayed Kays Engel, a police officer in the movie.

CAPTION: Max Riemelt, Sense8 cast SOURCE: Mirror

He received his breakthrough role as Wolfgang Bogdanow in the Netflix series Sense8 in 2015. The series originally aired on June 5, 2015, and released its second season in 2016. The second season of the series ran until 2018.

In 2019, he appeared in the drama-war show World on Fire, along with Parker Sawyers and Max Riemelt.

Max Riemelt's Net Worth

As of 2017, Max Riemelt's estimated worth is around $0.8 million. His talent, passion, & the ability to portray a diverse set of characters, makes Riemelt genuinely unique.  His curiosity in trying out different roles, & keenness on improvisation and personalization of the characters according to his style, makes him remarkable.

After appearing in several movies and television series, Riemelt earns a decent amount of salary from his excellent career. In the USA the actor gets paid around $50 thousand, so he also might be getting his salary in the same range. 

Is Max Riemelt Married? Who Is the Mother Of Her Daughter? 

Max Riemelt is active on Twitter and Instagram with thousands of followers. He has shared the moments of his life on social networking sites.

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The 35 years old, Max Riemelt faced many controversies in his life. Among his many rumors & controversies, his kissing with his co-star is on the top.  He kissed his co-star, Brian J. Smith, in 2016 at the Brazil festival which became one of the top hottest topics of the time. The incident led to rumors about him being gay. 

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Max Riemelt and Brian share a lot of erotic scenes in Sense8. But now since the Netflix series has been canceled after season 2,  Netflix announced the decision on 21st June 2017, many fans are going to miss the chemistry. And these fans are tweeting Brian J.Smith showering love at this disappointing in his life.

Apart from the kissing moment, there were rumors that Riemelt is a married man & used to live with his wife in Berlin.

Reportedly, Riemelt also has a daughter with the said wife. However, he has never talked about his marriage & family, so this might be a baseless rumor. He might have in a relationship in the past however has not preferred to disclose single information. 

He is an animal lover and has a pet dog.