Matthias Schweighöfer - Biography

Last Modified: Jan 22, 2023

Matthias Schweighöfer
Nick Name: Matthi
Profession: Actor, Producer, Voice actor, Film director
Best Known For: Army of Thieves (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 11, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Matthias Schweighöfer
Birth Place: Anklam, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Michael Schweighöfer
Mother's Name: Gitta Schweighöfer
Siblings: 1
Ethnicity: German
Nationality: German


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Ruby O. Fee
Children: 2

Greta Schweighö
fer (daughter)
Valentin Schweighö
fer (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 72 kg (158.73 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 12 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Matthias Schweighöfer?

Matthias Schweighöfer is an actor, producer, voice actor, and film director by profession and German by nationality. He is best known for his work in the films Army of Thieves, Army of the Dead, Oppenheimer, and The Manny.

Matthias Schweighöfer – Age, Parents, Siblings

Matthias Schweighöfer was born in Anklam, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany on March 11, 1981. His mother is Gitta Schweighöfer, and his father is Michael Schweighöfer. Both of his parents are actors. He was raised alongside a sibling and he is not an only child.

Matthias Schweighöfer with his mother (Source: Instagram- posted May 2017)

Education, Ethnicity

After completing high school, Matthias Schweighöfer joined the prestigious acting school Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. However, he dropped out after a year.

His ethnicity is German.

Matthias Schweighöfer – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

From 2004 to 2012, he dated Ani Schromm but their relationship was rather uncommitted with them breaking up time and again. In the summer of 2013, he and his girlfriend Schromm got back together. They welcomed daughter Greta Schweighöfer in 2009 and son Valentin Schweighöfer in 2014. As they never got married, divorce is irrelevant in their case.

He went on to date his Army of Thieves co-star Ruby O. Fee in 2019. They are yet to marry and he is yet to take her as his wife.

Matthias Schweighöfer, Ruby O. Fee (Source: Instagram- posted Jan 2022)

Matthias Schweighöfer – Career


Born into a family of actors, he too took the path of his parents careerwise. His debut screen role was in a 1994 episode of the TV series Ärzte. Since then, as an actor, he has worked in over 40 films and TV series.

Overall, Matthias Schweighöfer has starred in the films Freunde (2000), Herz über Kopf (2001), Kammerflimmern (2004), Combat Sixteen (2005), Keinohrhasen (2007), 12 Paces Without a Head (2009), What a Man (2011), Frau Ella (2013), Vier gegen die Bank (2016), A Jar Full of Life (2018), Resistance (2020), Army of the Dead (2021), Army of Thieves (2021), The Swimmers (2022), Oppenheimer (2023), Heart of Stone (2023), Girl You Know It's True, to name a few.

Moreover, he has also appeared in the episodes of the TV series Siska (1998-1999), Police Call 110 (2001), Tatort (2001, 2010), You Are Wanted (2017-2018), etc and in the TV movies Spuk im Reich der Schatten (2000), Friends of Friends (2002), Baal (2004), The Young Schiller (2005), Mein Leben - Marcel Reich-Ranicki (2009), among others.

Matthias Schweighöfer in Army of Thieves (Source: About Netflix)

Director, Producer

As a director and producer, Schweighöfer has worked in the films What a Man (2011), Break Up Man (2013), Joy of Fatherhood (2014), The Manny (2015), You Are Wanted (2017), Army of Thieves (2021), etc.


On the set of Oppenheimer, Matthias Schweighöfer has worked alongside Benny Safdie, Rob Morgan, Alex Wolff, Olli Haaskivi, and Louise Lombard.

Matthias Schweighöfer – Awards, Nominations

Over the years Matthias Schweighöfer has been awarded the German Television Prize (2000), the Günter Strack TV Award  (2002), the Golden Camera (2003, 2009), Adolf Grimme Award  (2003), the Bavarian Film Award  (2004), the Undine Award (2005, 2007), Bambi Award (2007), Jupiter Award (2010), GQ Man of the Year (2011), etc.

Matthias Schweighöfer, Zack Snyder on the set of Army of Thieves (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Matthias Schweighöfer – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Matthias Schweighöfer is estimated at around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Matthias Schweighöfer – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Schweighöfer is active on social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He also has a self-titled YouTube channel with over 20k subscribers.

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