Liv Lisa Fries (born 31 October 1990) is a German actress. In 2017, she gained an international following as the female lead Charlotte Ritter in the German TV series Babylon Berlin.
Liv Lisa Fries (born 31 October 1990) is a German actress. In 2017, she gained an international following as the female lead Charlotte Ritter in the German TV series Babylon Berlin. She was raised in the Berlin borough of Pankow. Fries studied abroad as an exchange student in Beijing. After receiving her Abitur in 2010, she enrolled in university to study philosophy and literary science, but dropped out as her career as an actress progressed. Fries wanted to become an actress when she was fourteen years old after watching Léon: The Professional because she was impressed by Natalie Portmans performance. Her first film role was in Atomised (2005) (German: Elementarteilchen); however, her role was cut from the film. Her debut occurred in 2006 with an episode of Schimanski, in which she played the female lead role. She performed in the German made-for-television film Sie hat es verdient (2010) as an aggressive, frustrated teenager named Linda who tortures one of her peers. Fries said that during filming, she started feeling lonely and isolated, just like her character. In 2013, she starred in the German tragicomedy Zurich (original title Und morgen Mittag bin ich tot). She received wide critical acclaim for her performance as Lea, a young woman with cystic fibrosis.