Alexandra Maria Lara - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Alexandra Maria Lara
Nick Name: Alex
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Rush (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : November 12, 1978 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Alexandra Maria Platareanu
Birth Place: Bucharest, Romania
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Valentin Platareanu
Mother's Name: Doina Platareanu
Siblings: No Sibling(s)
High School: Französisches Gymnasium Berlin
University: Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg
Ethnicity: Romanian
Nationality: Romanian, German


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 8, 2009
Husband's Name: Sam Riley
Children: 1

Ben Riley (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.74 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 9 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: B

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Who is Alexandra Maria Lara?

Alexandra Maria Lara is an actress by profession and Romanian, and German by nationality. She is best known for appearing in the films Downfall, The Reader, Rush, and Geostorm.

Alexandra Maria Lara – Age, Parents, Siblings

Alexandra Maria Lara was born on 12 November 1978 in Bucharest, Romania. Her birth name is Alexandra Maria Platareanu and is known by her nickname Alex. She is the only child of her parents Valentin Platareanu (father), an actor, and Doina Platareanu (mother).

The family fled to West Germany in 1983 to escape Nicolae Ceauşescu's regime in Communist Romania. They had planned to emigrate to Canada but later settled in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg before moving to Germany’s capital Berlin.

young Alexandra Maria Lara (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Alexandra Maria Lara graduated from Französisches Gymnasium Berlin in 1997 and went on to study acting under the management of her father who was also the co-founder of the Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg. She graduated from the same in 2000.

Her ethnicity is Romanian.

Alexandra Maria Lara – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Alexandra Maria Lara was in a relationship with Florian Unger. After dating for more than nine years, the couple broke up in 2006.

She went on to date British actor Sam Riley, having met on the set of the film Control in 2007. Lara went on to marry her boyfriend on August 8, 2009. With her husband, she welcomed her son Ben Riley on December 29, 2013. Currently, the pair seems to be happy with their marriage. Also, there are no rumors of divorce surrounding them.

Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara (Image: The Irish Sun)

Alexandra Maria Lara – Career

Early Days

Having started her career at a young age Lara was only sixteen years old when she began playing lead roles in various television dramas. Some are namely Mensch, Pia! (1997), Tatort: Fürstenschüler (1998), Polizeiruf 110: Sumpf (1999), Doctor Zhivago (2002).

Films, Series

Over the years Alexandra Maria Lara has appeared in the films Downfall (2004), Offset (2006), Control (2007), I Really Hate My Job (2007), Youth Without Youth (2007), The Reader (2008), City of Life (2009), Small World (2010), Rush (2013)The Most Beautiful Day (2016), The King's Man (2020), etc.

Alexandra Maria Lara in Rush  (Image: Pinterest)


On the set of The King's Man, Alexandra Maria Lara has worked with Harris Dickinson, Joel Basman, Connor Calland, Branka Katic, and Neil Jackson.

Alexandra Maria Lara – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Alexandra Maria Lara are under review and will be under review.

Alexandra Maria Lara – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On the social media site Instagram, Lara is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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