- 1974 born in Bremen, Germany
- 1995-1998 Brown University, Providence, RI. BA in „Modern Culture and Media“ and „Architectural History“
- 1998-2002 Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. MFA in „Radio/TV/Film“
- 2008 and 2013 participant of the Ekran programme at the Wajda School of Directing in Warsaw
- 2012 participant of the AdaptLab, part of the Torino Film Lab
- Screenplays with and for a number of directors: Marcus Lenz, Stefan Schaller, Emily Atef, Neele Vollmar and Fatih Akin
- 2016 screenplay for the adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s novel „Tschick“, director: Fatih Akin.