Anke Engelke

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Anke Engelke
Engelke in 2019
Anke Christina Engelke

(1965-12-21) December 21, 1965 (age 57)
Other namesAnke Christina Fischer
OccupationComedian, Actress

Anke Christina Fischer (née Engelke; born 21 December 1965 in Montréal) is a German comedian, actress and voice-over actress.

Life[change | change source]

Engelke moved to Cologne in 1971 with her parents. Early on, she exhibited singing talent, and was discovered in 1978 by Georg Bossert at a performance of her school's choir.

In May 2011, she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf alongside Stefan Raab and Judith Rakers.[1]

The following year, Engelke served as the spokesperson for Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Before presenting the votes, she also gave a live statement on the human-rights issues in the hosting country, saying: "Tonight nobody could vote for their own country. But it is good to be able to vote. And it is good to have a choice. Good luck on your journey, Azerbaijan. Europe is watching you." She was the only spokesperson to articulately address human rights during the event. She had also served as one of Germany's national juries for the contest during that year.[2][3][4]

In February 2013, her involvement with the Eurovision Song Contest continued as she hosted Unser Song für Malmö, the German national final.

Filmography[change | change source]

Movie[change | change source]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 LiebesLuder Christine
2001 Der Schuh des Manitu Mutter (extended edition)
The Little Polar Bear Mutter Eisbär (voice)
2003 Operation Dance Sensation Veronica Rell
Just Get Married! Ina
Finding Nemo Dori (voice)
2004 Germanikus Frau Senator
Der Wixxer Doris Dubinsky
2005 About the Looking for and the Finding of Love Helena Stokowski
The Little Polar Bear 2: The Mysterious Island Iguanita/Frieda (voice)
2006 Urmel aus dem Eis Wutz (voice)
Oh, wie schön ist Panama Fish (voice)
2007 Complete Idiot Owl
2008 Urmel voll in Fahrt Wutz (voice)
Freche Mädchen Mila's mother
2009 Lippels Traum Frau Jakob / Böse Tante
2010 Freche Mädchen 2 Mila's mother

Television[change | change source]

Year Film Role Notes
1996–2000 Die Wochenshow Host and sketches German Television Award for Best Entertainment Program shared with Ingolf Lück, Bastian Pastewka, Markus Maria Profitlich, Ralf Guenther and Josef Ballerstaller (1999)
German Comedy Award for Best Comedy/Variety Show shared with Josef Ballerstaller, Rainer Bender, Ralf Guenther, Ingolf Lück, Bastian Pastewka and Marco Rima (1999)
Goldene Kamera-Audience Camera (1999)
Adolf Grimme Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement (1999)
1997 Tatort Anke Episode: "Tod im All"
1998 ...und im Keller gärt es Episodes: "Umbau", "Klapsmühle", "Prinz"
2001 Blind Date Yvonne
2000–2001 Anke Anke German Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian (2000–2001)
2002 Blind Date 2 - Taxi nach Schweinau Ruth Bavarian TV Award shared with Olli Dittrich (2003)
Adolf Grimme Award in Gold for Fiction/Entertainment shared with Olli Dittrich (2003)
Nominated-German Television Award for Best Comedy Program shared with Olli Dittrich (2002)
Blind Date 3 - Der fünfbeinige Elefant Constanze Pillmann
2002–2010 Ladykracher Various Roles German Television Award for Best Comedy Program (2002)
German Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian (2002)
German Comedy Award for Best Comedy/Variety Show shared Ralf Guenther and Josef Ballerstaller
Golden Rose for Best Performance - Comedy - Female (2004)
Nominated-German Comedy Award for Best Comedian (2003)
Nominated-Goldene Kamera for Best Entertainment Show (2009)
2003 Lindenstraße Conny / Moderatorin Episode: "Heldentum"
Blind Date 4 - London, Moabit Caroline
2004 Blind Date 5 - Blaues Geheimnis Sonja Mette
Anke Late Night Host and sketches 43 episodes
2005 Blind Date 6 - Tanzen verboten Elke
2006–2007 LadyLand Andrea Steinkamp / various other roles 11 episodes
2006–2009 Pastewka Anke Engelke 3 episodes
2007 Fröhliche Weihnachten Anneliese / Mario Barth / Nina Hagen / Shakira / various other roles German Comedy Award for Best Comedy Event shared with Bastian Pastewka (2008)
Bavarian TV Award shared with Bastian Pastewka (2008)
Adolf Grimme Award for Entertainment shared with Bastian Pastewka (2008)
Nominated-German Television Award for Best Comedy shared with Bastian Pastewka (2008)
2007–2010 Komissarin Lucas Rike 8 episodes
2008 Mitternachtsspitzen Amy Winehouse / Frau Schmickler Episode: "20 Jahre Mitternachtsspitzen"
2009 Fröhliche Weihnachten II Various roles
2009 22nd European Film Awards Anke Engelke
2010 23rd European Film Awards Anke Engelke host with Märt Avandi
2011 Fröhlicher Frühling Various roles
2011 Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Anke Engelke host with Stefan Raab and Judith Rakers
2011 24th European Film Awards Anke Engelke
2012 Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Anke Engelke Spokesperson presenting German votes. National jury for Germany.
2012 25th European Film Awards Anke Engelke
2013 Unser Song für Malmö Anke Engelke

References[change | change source]

This article is based on the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia (retrieved February 3, 2004).

  1. "ESC 2011: Moderatoren stehen fest". Retrieved 2010-12-16.
  2. "Umstrittener Eurovision Song Contest. Danke, Anke!". Der Spiegel. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  3. "Anke's brave message to Baku. Final. 2012 Eurovision Song Contest". YouTube. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  4. "GERMAN AND FINNISH JURY VOTING REVEALED". 5 June 2012. escToday. Retrieved 6 June 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Norway Nadia Hasnaoui, Haddy N'jie and Erik Solbakken
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
Germany (with Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab)
Succeeded by
Azerbaijan Leyla Aliyeva, Nargiz Berk-Petersen and Eldar Gasimov