|Date of Birth
||8 September 1962
|Place of Birth
||Dessau, German Democratic Republic [now Germany]
Thomas Kretschmann was born in East Germany. Before becoming an actor, he was a swimmer. He has acted in several popular American movies, such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), The Pianist (2002), U-571 (2000), In Enemy Hands (2004), etc. He now lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend Lena and their three children, Nicolas, Stella and Sascha.