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Nils Kahnwald graduated from the University of the Arts in Berlin. During his studies, he undertook several guest roles at both the Deutsche Theater Berlin and the Maxim Gorki Theater. From 2009 until 2013, he was an ensemble member of the Schauspiel Frankfurt, where he performed in the productions of René Pollesch (including „Sozialistische Schauspieler sind schwerer von der Idee eines Regisseurs zu überzeugen“ ["Socialist actors are more difficult to be convinced by by the idea of a director"] and „Wir sind schon gut genug!“ ["We are already good enough!"]) and Antú Romero Nunes ("Abgesoffen" [“Flooded”] and "Peer Gynt"). He also worked together with Christopher Rüping in a production of "Woyzeck". Since the beginning of the 2013/14 season, Nils Kahnwald has been a permanent ensemble member of the Schauspielhaus Zürich. He most recently appeared in "The Ten Commandments" by Kieślowski (dir. Karin Henkel), Arthur Miller's " The Crucible" (dir. Jan Bosse) and René Pollesch's „Bühne frei für Mick Levčik!“ ["Clear the Stage for Mick Levčik!"]. He is currently, appearing at the Munich Kammerspielen in Christopher Rüping's production of "Hamlet".
Starting from the season 2017/18, Nils Kahnwald is a permanent ensemble member of the Münchner Kammerspiele.