7 January 1984: Max Riemelt is born in the East Berlin district of Mitte. He grows up in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) for the first six years of his life.
Max Riemelt gains his first experience in the television business at the age of 13. In the TV productions "Eine Familie zum Küssen" and "Praxis Bulöwbogen" the Berlin native takes on the first, smaller supporting roles.
In the ZDF Christmas series "Zwei Allein" ("Two of a kind", directed by Matthias Steurer) Max Riemelt plays the first leading role: the orphan "Max Loser". The six-part series is mainly filmed during the 1998 summer holidays in Berlin and Hamburg.
In the video to the title song "Two of a kind" of the Hamburg duo "R & B" Max Riemelt has a cameo appearance. The music channels VIVA and MTV show the video. The single has sold over 450,000 copies to date.
"Two of a kind" proves to be an entrance ticket to the film and television world. Still, just 15 years old, Max is dependent on learning from older colleagues and experienced directors.
Max Riemelt plays a leading role in the road movie "Ein Weihnachtsmärchen - Wenn alle Herzen schmelzen". Director Johannes Fabrick films a classic father-son story for RTL. Max plays "Lukas", Götz Otto plays his film father "Tschak".
In the same year, Riemelt meets director Dana Vávrová on the set of the children's film "Der Bär ist los" ("Bear on the run"). Under her direction he plays the first leading role in a movie.
In "Brennendes Schweigen" (ZDF), Friedemann Fromm's adaptation of Jacques Berndorf's novel "Eifelschnee", Max Riemelt takes on the supporting role of "Schappi".
The coming-of-age comedy "Mädchen, Mädchen" ("Girls on the top") is the starting point of many years of collaboration between director Dennis Gansel and Max Riemelt. Along with Diana Amft, Karoline Herfurth and Felicitas Woll, Max Riemelt plays the leading male role "Flin".
On March 29, "Girls on the top" is released. Dennis Gansel's comedy reaches 1.78 million viewers and becomes one of the most successful German films of the year.
In the same year Max Riemelt is shooting for the TV production "Mein Vater und andere Betrüger" (director: Christian von Castelberg), among others together with Uwe Ochsenknecht.
Together with Mariele Millowitsch and Miroslav Nemec, Max Riemelt shoots the comedy "Lottoschein ins Glück", directed by Dirk Regel for ZDF. The Berlin-based TV series "Alphateam - Die Lebensretter im OP" (Sat.1, episode: "Respekt", director: Gero Erhardt), "Balko" (RTL, episode: "Giftzwerge", director: Rolf Liccini), "Wolffs Revier - Au Pair" (Sat.1, Director: Peter Ristau) and "Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei" (RTL, episode "Ein tiefer Fall", director: Holger Gimpel).
In Yasemin Şamderelis "Sextasy" Max Riemelt plays the first leading role in a short film - a film art to which he is still committed today.