Ursula Ehler was born in 1940 in Bamberg where she also grew up. After her Abitur, she studied sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, and trained to be a certified librarian. She then worked at the Bavarian State Library. In the 1970s, she took part in the student marionette theatre Das kleine Spiel. Ursula Ehler is married to Tankred Dorst and has collaborated for years on many of his plays.
As of November 2015