Max Riemelt (born in East Berlin, East Germany on 7 January 1984) is a German actor. Internationally, he is best known for playing Wolfgang Bogdanow in the television series Sense8. He is also well-known for acting in movies such as Before the Fall (2004), The Wave (2008) and Free Fall (2013). At the 2004 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, he won the best actor award for ‘Napola’ and in the 2006 Bavarian Film Awards, he won the best young actor award for ‘Der Rote Kakadu’. Riemelts career began in Germany at the age of 13, in the TV productions Eine Familie zum Küssen and Praxis Bülowbogen. The following year Riemelt played his first leading role in the ZDF Christmas series Zwei allein (director: Matthias Steurer): the Waisenkind Max Loser. In the video for the title song Two of a Kind by the Hamburg duo R & B, Riemelt has a cameo appearance. He has starred in all of Dennis Gansels feature films, starting with Mädchen, Mädchen. In 2013, he starred in the movie Free Fall with Hanno Koffler, in which he plays Kay Engel, a police officer in training. The movie depicts a gay love story and has been compared to Brokeback Mountain. From 2015 to 2018, he starred in The Wachowskis Netflix series Sense8, playing Wolfgang Bogdanow, a German safe cracker. The first season received positive reviews from critics.