Nora Marie Tschirner is a German film actress, musician and former television and radio presenter.
Nora Tschirner was born in Berlin (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) to the documentary film director Joachim Tschirner and the radio journalist Waltraud Tschirner. She grew up with her two older brothers in the East Berlin suburb Pankow. She attended John-Lennon-Gymnasium in Berlin, as did Sarah Kuttner, with whom she is friends. She completed her Abitur at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Oberschule in Pankow. She made her first appearance on television in 1997 with a role in the ZDF children's series "Achterbahn".
In 2001, she was cast as a VJ for MTV and worked for the station until 2007. In addition, she hosted the radio program "Blue Moon" on Radio Fritz (RBB) with Stephan Michme. In 2004 she appeared with Christian Ulmen in his show "Ulmens Auftrag" on MTV. In 2007 she hosted the First Steps Awards. She was also seen in OneRepublic's Secrets music video as the main character.
After appearing as Anya in Conny Walter's "Wie Feuer und Flamme" (2001), she was the leading actress, playing Paula Behringer, in the ARD series "Sternenfänger" (2002). In 2003 she played alongside Matthias Schweighöfer as Katharina in "Soloalbum", from the novel with the same title by Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre. In 2005 she was the leading actress, playing Titzi in Anno Saul's "Kebab Connection" and some smaller roles in television series including "Ein starkes Team" and "Abschnitt 40". She was the leading actress playing alongside Christian Ulmen in the film "FC Venus – Elf Paare müsst ihr sein". In 2006 she played in the ZDF science fiction series "Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot", a filming of "The Star Diaries" by Stanisław Lem. It won the German Television Prize and was nominated for the Grimme-Preis. In 2007 she was the leading actress alongside Til Schweiger in the romantic comedy "Keinohrhasen". For this role, she won a Bambi in the national film category in 2008. In 2012, she voiced the main role of Merida in the German dub of "Brave". From 2013, Tschirner and Christian Ulmen will play a team of investigators in the Weimar-based episodes of the "Tatort" series. In the German version of the 2013 reboot of the video game "Tomb Raider", she voices the main character Lara Croft.