Julia Thurnau was born 1974 in Munich. She grew up in France in a village near Cannes. As a child she played several parts at her school’s theatre but she was undecided whether to become an actress or a sculptor as her father Nicolai Tregor was. After finishing school in Munich in 1995 she was cast more or less by chance for a role in the TV series “So ist das Leben – Die Wagenfelds”. One year later she had her first appearance in German cinemas in the movie “Nach fünf im Urwald”. During the shooting she took private lessons in acting until she enrolled in the drama school “Schauspiel München” in Munich in 1996.