Annette Paulmann, born in Ertinghausen in the Solling mountain range, attended drama school in Hamburg. From 1987 to 2000 she was engaged at the Thalia Theater Hamburg, where she worked with Robert Wilson, Jürgen Flimm, Katharina Thalbach, Joshi Oida, Sven Eric Bechtolf and others. In 1990 she was elected “Emerging Actress of the Year” by “Theater heute” and was awarded the Boy-Gobert Prize. From 2000 to 2002 she was engaged at the Burgtheater Wien and worked with Andrea Breth, Karin Baier and Dimiter Gotscheff, etc.
Since 2002 Annette Paulmann has been a permanent member of the Münchner Kammerspiele ensemble where she collaborated, among others, with Andreas Kriegenburg, Luk Perceval, Sebastian Nübling, Christiane Pohle, Stephan Kimmig, Alvis Hermanis and Johan Simons. Currently she performs in productions, such as “Die Zofen” (directed by Stefan Pucher, 2014) and “Maria Stuart” (directed by Andreas Kriegenburg, 2015). In 2010 she was elected “Actress of the Year” by “Theater heute” and awarded the 3sat Actors’ Award. From 1998 to 2008 she was the bearer of the “Tilla Durieux Necklace”. In addition, Annette Paulmann is jury member at the Festival of Young Directors “Radikal jung”.