Fabian Hinrichs was born in 1976 and studied Law and then Drama at the Westfälische Schauspielschule Bochum. Since 2003 he has appeared in film and TV productions, including the Oscar-nominated feature film Sophie Scholl – The Final Days. In 2010, he received the Max-Ophüls Preis for his role in the film Schwerkraft. His first theatrical engagement was with the Volksbühne Berlin from 2000-2005. Since 2005 he has also worked at other theatres including the Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Köln and Schauspielhaus Hamburg. At the Volksbühne Berlin he has collaborated over many years with René Pollesch. In 2009 he was voted Actor of the Year by Theater heute for his role in Ich schau Dir in die Augen, gesellschaftlicher Verblendungszusammenhang! (I’m looking you in the eye, social context of delusion!), and he was awarded the Alfred Kerr Acting Prize at Theatertreffen 2012 for Kill your Darlings! Streets of Berladelphia.