Marie Burchard was born 1982 in Bonn and grew up bilingual in Paris. She studied at “Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art” from 2005 till 2008.
In those years as a student she played “Personenkreis” at Bat Berlin and “Die Reiherkönigin” at Maxim Gorki Theatre. 2008 the directress Andrea Breth brought her to the Salzburg Festival for Dostoevsky's play “Crime and Punishment”. This was followed by the play “Der zerbrochene Krug” at the Ruhrtriennale in Essen 2009. From 2008 till 2010 Marie Burchard was a company member of the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, where she performed in productions like “Medea” and “Gerettet”. 2011 followed an engagement at Schauspiel Frankfurt for “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. This was followed by the third cooperation with Andrea Breth for the play “Marija” at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Alongside her theatre engagements she played her first leading role in “Die letzte Lüge”.
Numerous roles in TV and feature films followed like “Der Kriminalist”, “Zwischen den Zeilen” and the cinema film “The Book Thief”. 2014 she was seen in the leading role of Sat.1 “Verliebt, Verlobt, Vertauscht”. Since 2015 she is a company member of the Schaubühne Berlin. There she performs in plays like “Peng” and “Stück Plastik” from Marius von Mayenburg as well as “Ungeduld des Herzens”.
Since December 2017 she rehearses under the direction of Thomas Ostermeier for “Italienische Nacht”. The play premieres at the 1. March 2018. 2017 she was filming the cinema films “Wuff – Folge dem Hund” by Detlev Buck, “Klassentreffen” by Til Schweiger, “Wenn Fliegen träumen” by Katharina Wackernagel and Jonas Grosch as well as “Roads” under the direction of Sebastian Schipper.
Since January 2019 she can be seen in the play "status quo" directed by Marius von Mayenburg at the Schaubühne Berlin. From 30 May, "Roads" by Sebastian Schipper will be shown in cinemas. The film opened the International Feature Film series at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
In 2020, Marie Burchard shot the feature film "Oskar's Dress" directed by Hüseyin Tabak and "Mein Hass bekommt ihr nicht" directed by Kilian Riedhof. She also appeared in "Liebe. Jetzt!" and "Frau Jordann stellt gleich".
In 2021 she was in front of the camera for Til Schweiger's novel adaptation "Kurt" and Bully Herbig's "Tausend Zeilen" based on the book by Juan Morenos. In the turbulent comedy "Jagdsaison", Marie Burchard took on one of the three leading roles alongside Rosalie Thomass and Almila Bagriacik, directed by Aron Lehmann.
"Oskar's Dress" opened in cinemas on 22 December 2022.