Anne Schäfer, born in 1979 in Munich, is studying acting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Zurich. After her first roles at the Schauspielhaus Zürich in 2005, she receives a permanent engagement at the Landestheater Tübingen. Here she plays, among other things, the title role in Goethe's "Iphigenia on Tauris". In 2006/2007 Schäfer is a guest actress at the Theater Basel. Since 2008 she belongs to the permanent ensemble of the Bavarian State Theater in Munich. In 2009 she is awarded the Kurt Meisel Prize, the sponsorship award from the Association of Friends of the Bavarian State Theater. Anne Schäfer plays her first movie role in the melancholic comedy "Cindy does not love me" in 2010 as a young woman who is leading two romantic relationships at the same time. After that, she has guest appearances in various television series in addition to her numerous stage roles, such as in "The Mountain Doctor" or "SOKO 5113". Shepherd then plays another role in the movie "Jasmine": under the direction of Jan Fehse, she embodies a woman who has killed her own child. For this achievement she is nominated for the Förderpreis Deutscher Film at the Munich Filmfest 2011. In spite of this success, Schäfer mainly participated in television productions in the next few years, such as in single episodes of "SOKO München" and "Der Alte". Directed by Dominik Graf, she portrayed German author Charlotte von Kalb in the feature film "The Beloved Sisters" (DE / AT 2012-2014). Her main occupation, however, was continuous series roles in "Add a Friend" (2012-2014) and especially in "SOKO Cologne", where she played the main role of Commissioner Sophia Mückeberg from 2013 to 2016. After quitting "SOKO Köln", Anne Schäfer participated in several television games, including the love comedies "Doctor with Side Effect" (2017) and (in a supporting role) "When Women Move Out" (2017). On the big screen in early 2018 she was seen as a shrewd hacker in the action comedy "Hot Dog".