Henni Jörissen

Henni Jörissen was born in Hamburg in 1986. She graduated from the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin, and acted in Spring Awakening at Hamburger Schauspielhaus in 2005 under the direction of Nils Daniel Finckh. She made her debut at Deutsches Theater Berlin as Selma in Gerhart Hauptmann's The Rats (invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen 2008), after which she appeared in The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Michael Thalheimer. Henni Jörissen was awarded the O.E. Hasse Prize in 2007 and was an ensemble member at Schauspiel Frankfurt from 2009 to 2013 (appearing in such productions as Faust, Part I directed by Stefan Pucher and Peer Gynt, directed by Antú Romero Nunes). She has been a permanent member of the ensemble at Schauspielhaus Zurich since the start of the 2013-14 season; she has appeared i.e. in Sea by Jon Fosse (directed by Barbara Frey), in Sibylle Berg’s Good Cooking (directed by Sebastian Nübling) and in Andorra by Max Frisch (directed by Bastian Kraft).