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Udo Kier Biography

Birth Place:
Lindenthal, Cologne, Germany

Fast Facts

  • The hospital in which he was born was bombed shortly after his birth, during world War II, and he and his mother had to be rescued from underneath the rubble
  • Moved to Palm Springs, California in 1991
  • Has appeared in a number of music video including Madonna's "Deeper and Deeper," Eve's "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" and Korn's "Make Me Bad
  • "ICH-UDO
  • der Schauspieler Udo Kier (ME-Udo
  • the actor Udo Kier), a documentary on his life and career was produced for the French-German culture channel ARTE in 2012 and went on to win the New York Festival Finalist certificate
  • Frequently works with controversial film director Lars von Trier, having appeared in nearly all of his films since 1987's Epidemic


  • Thekla Kierspe -- Mother