Juliane Köhler is a German theatre, television and film actress.
Köhler was born in Göttingen to a puppeteer. From 1985-88 she studied under Uta Hagen in New York City and attended the HB acting studio. She also received ballet instruction in Munich. Since her first appearance at Hanover's Lower Saxon State Theatre in 1988, she has regularly appeared in German theatre productions. She performed in an ensemble cast of the Bavarian State Theatre from 1993-97. She left the company because her filming of Aimée & Jaguar interfered with rehearsals for a production of Das Käthchen von Heilbronn. She later returned to Munich to participate with the Munich Kammerspiele.
She has starred in the 1999 film Aimée & Jaguar; the 2001 film Nowhere in Africa; the 2004 film Downfall; the 2008 film Haber as Clara, the wife of Fritz Shimon Haber; Christina in Eden Is West and starred in Two Lives as Katrine Evensen Myrdal.