Yvonne Maria Schaefer
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Yvonne Maria Schaefer is an actress and a film producer currently living in New York City, she was born and was raised in Frankfurt Main Germany. Early on in her career she began as a model and actress. As a child she studied ballet, while also acting in theater productions. Later on Yvonne worked internationally.
In the 1990´s meanwhile studying at the Goethe University in Frankfurt / Germany, Yvonne focused more intently on her acting career and studied drama. During her studies, she worked in numerous Films, TV Series and plays. She also sang background vocals for various bands including Vanessa Mae and Joe Cocker.
Through her passion and participation in extreme sports, the Maxim Lifestyle Magazine voted Yvonne Maria Schaefer as the "Action Girl".
After living part time in Asia and Spain, she moved in 2008 to New York City and founded the Film Production Company YMC Films. In the States Yvonne Maria Schaefer has been successfully working as both, an actress and a producer.

She can be seen in the successful film FORGET ME NOT, opposite Peter Greene (The Bounty Hunter, The Mask, Pulp Fiction).
Yvonne  plays the character “Ece,” an Arabic mother and wife of a strict Moslem Diplomat, in the comedy TV pilot MAN OF THE HOUSE, directed by Chris Backus, with Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and Fergie Duhamel (The Great Gatsby, Knight and Day)

Yvonne Maria Schaefer has the award-winning female lead in the highly lauded festival film CHECKMATE KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER (2013). The cast includes Manny Perez (The Ministers, La Soga, Homeland) and William Sadler (Iron Man 3, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption). Further Films with Yvonne are LILY OF THE FEAST with Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Dick Tracy) and Tony Lobianco (French Connection, The Juror), directed by Federico Castelluccio (The Sopranos, Pink Panther 2, Made) and  APT. 5K with Mel Gorham (Carlito´s way, Smoke) and Yvonne in the role of Eve.


Yvonne is the co-producer for the psychological thriller, THE CHILD (2012), an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Sebastian Fitzek. The cast includes Eric Roberts , Peter Greene, Dieter Hallervorden, Sunny Mabrey and Ben Becker among others. In this film Yvonne plays the role of Sophie Stern, Eric Roberts’s characters ex-wife. She also stars in the Texas film production VOODOO as Sarah Bright and in the film MI HIJO with Daniel Margotta (Carlito's Way), directed by John Hoyt.

In the 2016 feature film "THE BROOKLYN BANKER", Yvonne has a notable scene with David Proval

Further films Yvonne filmed in 2016 are the feature film PIZZA JOINT with Noel Gugliemi and the two New York TV Pilots "OUTCALL" directed by Federico Castelluccio and LITTLE WEST 12th STREET directed by Roberto Monticello.

In 2012 Yvonne  founded a second company, the YMC Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt / Germany, focusing on Film and Music Productions.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

FILM

2016 Pizza Joint (USA)… Gabi
2016 Brooklyn Banker (USA) … Rose 
2015 Happy Birthday (USA) … Anna
2015 Voodoo (USA) … Sarah Bright, Producer
2014 Suri (Germany) … Suri (Lead), Producer
2014 Checkmate (USA) … Sandra Aquilar
2013 Numba One (USA)… Monica
2012 Keep Your Enemies Closer (USA) … Sandra Aquilar, Producer
2012 The Child (USA / GERMANY)… Sophie Stern, Co-Producer
2012 APT5K (USA) … Eve, Producer
2010 Lily of the Feast (USA) … Rosie
2010 Forget Me Not (USA) … Woman (Lead), Producer
2009 Chaostage (Germany)… Journalist
2007 Hans im Glueck (Germany) … Gaensedieb
2007 Making it in (Germany) ... (Short Film)… Lead
2006 Woyzeck, (Short Film) Marie von Woyzeck
2005 Fear (Germany) … Zoe
2005 Auf den Spuren Hans im Glück, (Germany)… Ivon von der Muehle
2005 Mariposas en la noche (Spain)
2004 Keks aka Keks (Germany) … Keks
2004 Bankrobbery (Germany) … Cat
2004 Shark Alarm - ... aka Hai- Alarm auf Mallorca (Germany) (original title) aka Shark Attack in the Mediterranean - USA (DVD box title)…Chica
2003 Trece (Spain)… Yocasta …
2003 666 - In Bed with the Devil (Germany) … Model

TV

2016 Oucall (USA) (TV Pilot)… Denise, Producer
2016 Little West 12th Street (USA) (TV Pilot) … Carol

2010 Men Of The House  (USA) (TV Pilot) … Ece,

2008 Twin Kisses (TV) … Girlfriend
2007 A Case for Two aka Ein Fall fuer Zwei (original title), Schmutzige Haende (TV episode) … Tanja
2005 Alarm fuer Cobra 11 – Die Autobahn Polizei aka Autobahn Cop - Der Kommissar - (TV Episode)
2004 Beauty Queen – Das Zweite Gesicht (TV Episode)… Sally
2003 SOS Barracuda - Der Auftrag (TV-Episode) … Fabiola
2001 Denninger- Der Mallorca Krimi (TV Episode) … Client
2001 S.O.S. Barracuda - Der Mädchenjäger (TV Episode) …Fabiola
1995 Welcome To Babylon (TV)

 

MUSIC VIDEO

2008 Klage weiter - Agrip Nassim feat. Sebastian Haemmer (Music Video)
2005 Apoptygma Berzerk, In this together (Music Video) …
2005 Nana - Ride with me (Music Video) …
2004 Womanhood (Music Video)
2003 Declaime Feature Lil Dap Shine Time (Music Video)

COMMERCIAL

2008 Hase (Commercial)
2008 Dermedis(Commercial)
2007 Deutsche Bank (Commercial)
2006 Carlsberg (Commercial)
2005 Arques (Commercial)
2004 Lufthansa (Commercial)
2004 Porsche worldwide (Commercial)
2004 Sparkasse (Commercial)

TV SELF

2008 Bike TV … Host
2008 Boris Becker meets … Alicia Keys … Herself
2005 - 2006 Stil (Lifestyle-Magazin) … Host
2004 Wetten dass…? … Herself
2004 Guten Abend RTL- Einsteigen und abheben (TV Episode) … Herself
2004 Maxim TV … Herself
2003 - 2006 ZDF Fernsehgarten Herself
2002 RTL Explosiv … Herself2001 RTL Exclusive …Herself
2001 RTL Punkt 12 … Herself
2000 ZDF Hallo Deutschland … Herself
1999 Sat 1 Magazin … Herself

 

Back vocals

2002 Joe Cocker
2002 Vanessa Mae
2001 Melanie Thornton
2000 Sweet Connection

EDUCATION

1997 Method Acting Workshop
1998 Speech and Voice Training Scream Factory in Frankfurt
1999 Lee Strasberg Acting Workshop, Michael Margota, Spain
1999 Acting Academy, Acting Classes
2000 Speech Lessons Thissen Coaching Center Frankfurt
2001 Vocal Lessons Scream Factory in Frankfurt
2001 Theatre Workshop
2002 Acting workshop and Acting Lessons, Kathryn L. Carter
2003 Hollywood Acting Workshop, Las Vegas
2008 Dialect Coaching, Stoller System, Amy Stoller, New York
2008 Training, Scream Factory, Frankfurt
2008 The Acting Corps, Actor’s Boot Camp, Los Angeles, Acting Classes
2010 Stoller System, Amy Stoller, New York