Alexandra Maria

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Alexandra Maria ’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Alexandra Maria

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Bucharest, Romania


43 years old

Birth Date

November 12, 1978

Star Sign


Alexandra Maria Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

Französisches Gymnasium

Net Worth

$1.5 million

Current Partner

Sam Riley


Ben Riley


Valentin Platareanu, Doina Plătăreanu


1.7m (5'7"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Horse

About Alexandra Maria Lara

Alexandra Maria Lara is the only daughter of Valentin Platareanu, a Romanian actor, director, and drama teacher.

Alexandra Maria Lara is a Romanian-German actress, who gained popularity through her films, 'Youth Without Youth', 'Rush', and 'Downfall'. Lara's role in the television film, 'Der Tunnel', earned her a critically acclaimed performance, boosting her fame and popularity in the entertainment industry.

Alexandra Maria Lara has appeared in many national and international projects. She has been a judge for two renowned film festivals; Cannes Film Festival and Transylvania International Film Festival.

Alexandra Maria Lara is married to Sam Riley and they are parents of a son named Ben.

Keep reading to learn more about the personal and professional life of actress, Alexandra Maria Lara!

Alexandra Maria Lara's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Alexandra Maria Lara’s net worth?

Alexandra Maria Lara has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million.

How much does Alexandra Maria Lara earn per year?

The exact annual income of Alexandra Maria Lara is not known and will vary depending on her various film and television projects.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Alexandra Maria Lara?

Alexandra Maria Lara is 5 ft 9 in (174 cm) tall.

How old is Alexandra Maria Lara?

Alexandra Maria Lara was born on November 12, 1978. She is currently 43 years old and will turn 44 in November 2022.

Childhood And Education

Alexandra Maria Lara was born in Bucharest, to Valentin Platareanu, a Romanian actor, and Doina.

Lara was initially raised in Bucharest and in 1983, the family relocated to West Germany in an attempt to escape Nicolae Ceaușescu's regime in Communist Romania. At that time, Nicolae Ceausescu was a Romanian Communist politician and dictator. Finally, they settled in Freiburg im Breisgau, a city in Germany. However, they later relocated again, this time to Berlin.

In 1997, Alexandra Maria Lara attended an elite high school, Franzosisches Gymnasium Berlin. She developed an interest in the acting industry, so started studying acting at Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg, from where she graduated in 2000.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Alexandra Maria Lara’s partner?

Alexandra Maria Lara married Sam Riley, an English actor, in 2009. The couple have acted together in two films, 'Control' and 'Suite Francaise'. The couple has one child, Ben Riley, born in 2014.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Throughout her successful career, Alexandra Maria Lara has earned herself over 70 film and television credits.

In 1996, Alexandra Maria Lara appeared in her breakthrough role of Pia Mangold, in the TV series, 'Mensch, Pia!'.

Alexandra Maria Lara started acting in television dramas from the age of 16.

In 2002, she appeared as Marie Walewska in a TV miniseries that showcased the life history of Napolean.

In 2003, Alexandra Maria Lara starred in the role of Princess Amelie in the film, 'Trenck'.

In 2004, she appeared in TV ministries, 'Der Wunschbaum', in the role of Camilla Senger.

Her role as Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler's last private secretary, in the drama film, 'Downfall', is one of her most notable roles. This drama film premiered in 2004 at the Toronto Film Festival. The film was nominated for the category of Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Academy Awards.

In 2007, following 'Downfall', Francis Ford Coppola offered Alexandra Maria Lara a leading role in the film, 'Youth Without Youth'.

In 2008, she appeared in the American-Italian epic war film, titled 'Miracle at St. Anna', directed by Spike Lee, in which she played the role of Axis Sally.

In 2009, Lara starred in the role of Juliana Lukas in 'Hinter Kaifeck', directed by Esther Gronenborn. The film is based on the real-life mysterious crime in Germany in 1922, against the Gruber family.

The same year, she starred in the role of Deirdre Rothemund in the American drama film, 'The City of your Final Destination', directed by James Ivory.

In 2010, Alexandra Maria Lara starred in the role of Anna Verniaz in fantasy film, 'A Distant Neighborhood', directed by Sam Garbarski.

In 2013, Ron Howard's sports film, 'Rush', was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, in which Lara played Marlene Lauda. Her co-stars in this film were Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth. This film was regarded as a sensational hit in the film industry.

In 2018, Alexandra Maria Lara and her husband, Sam Riley, appeared in the British comedy film, 'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead'. In this film, Lara starred in the role of Hannah, the German girlfriend of her husband, Sam Riley's character.

In 2021, she appeared in the action film 'The King's Man', in the role of Emily Oxford. This film is based on a comic book titled 'The Secret Service', by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.


Other Interesting Alexandra Maria Lara Facts And Trivia

  • Alexandra Maria Lara was born on November 12, 1978. She is currently 43 years old and will celebrate her 44th birthday in November 2022.
  • Alexandra Maria Lara is a Romanian-German actress, who gained fame for her roles in 'Control', 'Rush', 'Geostorm', and 'Downfall'.
  • In 2011, Alexandra Maria Lara appeared as Sarah in the film, 'Women in Love', directed by Detlev Buck.
  • In 2007, she appeared as a Belgian journalist, Annik Honore, in the film, 'Control'. This biographical film showcased the life of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the band, Joy Division, who was played in the film by Sam Riley. The film became a successful commercial hit, gaining more popularity for this actress.
  • Valentin Platareanu, the father of Alexandra Maria Lara, was the co-founder of Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg.
  • Alexandra Maria Lara resides in Berlin with her family.
  • Lara speaks four languages fluently; Romanian, French, German, and English.
  • Sam Riley, Alexandra Lara's husband, is a singer and actor.
  • Alexandra Maria Lara has numerous film and television credits to her name. She has appeared in 'Only God Can Judge Me', 'Four Against the Bank', 'Rush', 'Imagine', and Woman in Love'.
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