She plays drums, speaks four languages and is a trained actor. Even as a child, Denise Owono was enthusiastic about music and acting, where she acquired early experience in front of the camera.


Already as a child, the Berlin-born actress Denise Owono was enthusiastic about music and acting. While still in school, she played roles in front of the camera in various productions, was a model and learned to play drums. After graduation from high school, she first completed studies in visual communication at the Berlin University of the Arts, then acting studies at the Actors Space Berlin, alongside Mike Bernardi and Andre Boulouri. Immediately thereafter she played the leading role in the film “Meral, Kizim” (DFFB/Süheyla Schwenk/2014), which won three international prizes.

The versatile and multi-talented actress speaks four languages, and she has already impressively demonstrated her expressive and nuanced acting in a range of film productions like “Madimak – Carinas Tagebuch” (Yeni Kusak Sinemacilar/Ulas Bahadir/2014), “Immigration Game” (Roundhouse Film/Kristof Zlatnik/2015), “The Disenchanted” (Agustos Film/Selim Günes/2016) and “Kreuzberg” (Raven West Film/Carl Bessai/2017).

In 2015, she played alongside Devid Striesow in the film “Ich bin dann mal weg” (UFA Cinema/Julia von Heinz/2015), based on Hape Kerkeling’s book of the same name.

Furthermore, in recent years the vivacious Berliner founded an e-casting service for actors called ADHOC, assisted Monika Gossmann in teaching “Lucid Body” at NYU and taught up-and-coming acting talents at Actors Space and at the acting school Reduta-Berlin. The rich experiences she acquired far from the set enable her to continue to obtain various perspectives of the art of acting, and to integrate them into her own work in front of the camera. Most recently, Denise Owono could be seen in “Sweet Disaster” (Zeitgeist, Arte/Laura Lehmus/2021) at the renowned London Raindance Film Festival.

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