Katrin Fröhlich

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Katrin Fröhlich (born August 18, 1968 in Berlin ; bourgeois Katrin Fandrych ) is a German actress , radio play and dubbing speaker , dialog book author and dubbing director .


The younger sister of the actor and voice actor Andreas Fröhlich is happy . She has been active as a radio play and voice actor since 1977 and lends her voice to well-known actresses such as Cameron Diaz , Gwyneth Paltrow , Heather Locklear and Virginie Efira .

Katrin Fröhlich studied singing, dance and acting and, after some theater engagements, is now mainly active as a speaker and dubbing director.

Fröhlich lives in Munich, is married and has three children.

Theater, film and television

In 1985 she starred in the youth drama Dagmar as the protagonist at the side of her brother Andreas Fröhlich. As an actress, she also worked in the films Who is Afraid of Red, Yellow, Blue (1991) and Das Superweib (1996) based on Hera Lind , and she made guest appearances in the television series Happy Holiday (1993) and Immer im Einsatz - Die Notärztin ( 1994).

On the theater stage, for example, she was seen with Heiner Lauterbach and Uwe Ochsenknecht in A Strange Couple , which was performed in the Munich Comedy in the Bayerischer Hof at the end of 2002 .

On the television station Das Vierte she was heard in various program trailers. Katrin Fröhlich is also currently a regular spokesperson for Sky Germany .



Since the mid-1980s, Fröhlich has dubbed numerous actors. For example, she spoke Martha Plimpton in The Goonies (1985), Sharon Stone in Triple Trouble (1988), Uma Thurman in Robin Hood - A Life for Richard the Lionheart (1991), Rosie Perez in a $ 2 million tip (1994), Mira Sorvino in At First Sight (1999), Vittoria Belvedere in Augustus (2003), Amanda Peet in Something Like Love (2005), Beyoncé Knowles in Dreamgirls (2007), Jennifer Esposito in Conspiracy (2008 ), Cameron Diaz in The Green Hornet and Kristen Wiig in the comedy Bridal Alarm (both 2011).

Associated actresses

Katrin Fröhlich has been the cast member of Gwyneth Paltrow since 1997, when she took on the role of the protagonist in Jane Austen's Emma . She has been used on a permanent basis for actress Cameron Diaz since the comedy Crazy About Mary , which was released in Germany in 1998. In the same year she spoke for the first time Heather Graham in the science fiction thriller Lost in Space and was then repeatedly heard on her. Furthermore, the Indian actress Preity Zinta is only set to music by Fröhlich, for the first time in 2004 in the successful Bollywood film Live and don't think about tomorrow .

She has also dubbed Laura Linney several times , including in the comedy film Dave (1993), the Oscar-nominated film drama You Can Count on Me (2000), the mystery thriller The Mothman Prophecies (2002) and the literary film adaptation of Der Others (2008). She has also appeared in some of her earlier films for actress Kate Winslet , including Heart in Turmoil in 1996 , Marrakech 1998 , Iris 2001 and When Dreams Learn to Fly in 2004 . Mary-Louise Parker has also been cast as Peggy Blane in Goodbye Lover (1998), Molly Graham in Red Dragon (2002), Sarah Ross in RED - Older, Harder, Better (2010) and the miniseries Engel in America from 2003.


At the age of seven, Fröhlich had her first leading role as a voice actress for the baby Elizabeth in the American family series The Waltons , which was broadcast on ZDF from 1975 to 1981. After moving to Munich, in 1988 she spoke Courteney Cox as Gloria with telekinetic skills in The Specialists On the Move , and in the 1989 ZDF Christmas series Laura and Luis she lent the German voice to the thief Giuliana.

Fröhlich has appeared in comedy series since 1990, for the first time on the Australian family sitcom Hey Dad! (1990–1997) as Debbie Kelly, in Sabrina - Totally Verhext! (1997–2004) as Aunt Hilda, for Heather Locklear from 2000 to 2002 as campaign manager Caitlin Moore in Chaos City (2000–2002), for Terry Farrell as Reggie in Becker (2001–2003), as Cindy Devlin in Immer wieder Jim ( 2004-2009), since 2009 as Beth Campbell in I'm in the band and since 2011 for Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison in The Big C . She also speaks Sophie Kuczynski in the US sitcom 2 Broke Girls .

She was also cast in some soap operas in the 1990s, for Nicollette Sheridan as Paige Matheson in the Dallas branch Unter der Sonne California (1991-1995), again for Heather Locklear as a scheming career woman Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place (1993-2000) and his New edition (2011) and 1996 as "Toni" Marchette in the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210 .

In the genre of science fiction, fantasy and action series, she also had many different roles. She spoke in 1995 Rebecca Gayheart in Earth 2 , Sabrina Lloyd as Wade Welles in Sliders - The Gate to a Foreign Dimension (1997-2000) and Hudson Leick as Callisto in Xena - Die Kriegerprinzessin (1997-2000) with cross-over appearances in Hercules . The main and title role of Peta Wilson in the dramatic agent series Nikita (1999-2001) was spoken by Fröhlich in the German translation. From 2005 to 2009 she lent Katee Sackhoff her voice as the daring pilot Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica , including in Bionic Woman (2010). She set Gretchen Egolf to music in Journeyman - Der Zeitspringer (2007) and Sofie Gråbøl in the Danish, Emmy-nominated crime series Kommissarin Lund - Das Verbrechen (2008/2010). In 2011 she spoke to the new partner Ilsa Pucci for Indira Varma in Human Target and the nurse Flanagan Callahan , played by Taylor Schilling, in Mercy . From 2012 to 2017 she dubbed Sasha Alexander as coroner Dr. Maura Isles in Rizzoli & Isles , from 2015 to 2016 Vanessa Valence as Commissioner Frédérique "Fred" Kancel in Profiling Paris . She can also be heard as Mira in Steven Spielberg's science fiction series Terra Nova .

Cartoons / Anime

In 1988 Katrin Fröhlich worked as April Eagle in the anime series Saber Rider , the German version of which, directed by Ekkehardt Belle, contains many hidden allusions to the speakers involved. Two years later she was again next to Belle in the studio when they princess Lana in the US cartoon series Captain N set to music.

In the cartoon series Tiny Toons in 1992 she spoke the pink rabbit Babs Bunny , she was heard as Frau Turtle in Franklin - A Turtle Conquers the World (1999-2004) and in 2000 in The Jungle Book Kids as a young Baloo.

In the Japanese animated adventure series One Piece , which has been broadcast in Germany since 2003, she spoke three different characters, namely Corby , who was freed from captivity , the cocky marine Bellemere and the little girl Yuki .

She also regularly takes part in Disney productions, in Kim Possible (2002–2007) she spoke to Shego , the malicious assistant to Dr. Drakken , in the movie The Incredibles (2004) the superhero Elastigirl alias Helen Parr and in Tinkerbell (2008) and Tinkerbell - The Search for the Lost Treasure (2009) the fairy Mary .

In the film Sausage Party - It's about the sausage (2016), she speaks the hot dog bun Brenda .

Dialogue book / director

As a dubbing writer, she wrote the German texts for the drama Until All Eternity from Disney in 2006 and directed the dialogue. In 2009 she took over the responsibility for the German version of the film drama Rachel's Wedding , in which Anne Hathaway played the unstable, alcoholic sister and received an Oscar nomination for it. In 2009 she was also responsible for the writing and directing of the comedies Self is the Bride with Sandra Bullock in the lead role, (Dream) Job Wanted with Alexis Bledel , in 2010 for Plan B for Love with Jennifer Lopez and for the Disney animated films Rapunzel - New spoiled (2010) and Merida - Legend of the Highlands (2012).

As a dialogue director, in 2010 she directed the German voice recordings of the children's film Sister Hearts - Ramonas Wilde Welt with Selena Gomez , the comic adaptation Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale , in 2011 the comedy The Romantics with Katie Holmes and in 2012 the animal rights drama The Call of the Whales with Drew Barrymore .

She also translated dialogues for series and directed the German voice recordings. From 2003 to 2007 she was responsible for the German version of the Disney cartoon series Kim Possible , in 2004 for the children's series Hexe Lilli based on the children's books by Knister and also for several television series, such as in 2006 for the French crime series Dolmen - The Sacrilege of Stones and in 2009 for the Canadian miniseries Guns: The Price of Violence, starring Elisha Cuthbert . She also directed the dubbing of the British two-part film Die Schattenmacht - The State Within (2007), and in 2008 she was nominated for the German Dubbing Prize for the “outstanding dialogue book” .

Radio plays and audio books (selection)

In the radio play series The Three Question Marks , Katrin Fröhlich spoke the role of Allie Jamison , which she spoke in 1981 in the episodes "... and the singing snake" (25) and "... and the silver mine" (26). In 2011 she slipped back into the role of Allie in the episode "... and the fiery flood" (148).

In 2004 she took on various guest roles in the ghost crime series (episodes 1, 2, 4) of the Lübbe-Audio-Verlag . From 2005 to 2015 she was in the radio play series Geisterjäger John Sinclair of the same label as Pamela Scott (Lady X), a member of the legendary murder league around Solo Morasso (Doctor Death), voiced by Tilo Schmitz . In 2009, she set the professional killer Azucena to music in two episodes in the horror radio play Psycho-Cop .

She is now also active in the audio book sector. For Lübbe-Audio she set several historical novels to music, for example Die Philosopher (2004) by Peter Prange , Herrin der Lüge (2006) by Kai Meyer , Das vergierter Parchament (2006) by Philipp Vandenberg and Glencoe (2010) by Charlotte Lyne . From the field of fiction she read Sommertau und Wolkenbruch (2007), Himmelblau und Rabenschwarz (2007) and Die Piratin (2008).

For Audio Media Verlag she spoke for the first time in 2008 for the five-part veterinarian Tilly Tierlieb series and in 2011 for the children's guide I am strong, I say no out loud! . Since 2009 she has been interpreting the novels Goldstück , Sternschnuppen , Consolation plasters and icing on the cake for this label from the Anne Hertz series . 2018 she read for the Hörverlag Michelle Obama's biography Becoming: My Story as audio book one - ISBN 978-3844529661 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The speaker Katrin Fröhlich
  2. synchronverband.de: Synchronverband , accessed on April 5, 2013
  3. opus-live.de: Spokeswoman Katrin Fröhlich , accessed on October 9, 2011
  4. ^ Bastei-Lübbe-Verlag : The speaker Katrin Fröhlich
  5. sliders-dimension.de: voice actress Sabrina Lloyd , accessed on 11 July 2011th
  6. Kabelein's series encyclopedia: German first broadcast of the series “The Waltons” ; Episodes on ZDF; Retrieved July 12, 2011
  7. ^ Thomas groom : Stars and their voices - Lexicon of the voice actors. P. 98 Schüren Verlag GmbH, Marburg 2009, ISBN 3-89472-627-X .
  8. saber-rider.de: Curiosities and insider information about Saber Rider , accessed on July 19, 2011.
  9. hoerspielland.de: radio plays with Katrin Fröhlich
  10. audible.de: Audiobooks with Katrin Fröhlich , accessed on July 11, 2011.