Paula Kalenberg's TV debut was at the age of fifteen in “Hanna, wo bist du?”. Just one year later she appeared in „Tatort – Bermuda“. In 2005 Paula was seen in the feature film “The Cloud”, starring alongside Franz Dinda and three years later the actress played alongside Daniel Brühl and David Kross in Marco Kreuzpaintner's “Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill”.
With the leading role in “Systemfehler – wenn Inge tanzt” Paula showed her musical talent and played herself into the hearts of innumerable fans. Paula Kalenberg has won the “Askania Award”, “Lilli Palmer Memorial Camera” and the “New Faces Award”.
In 2016 the actress was part of the television films "Der weiße Äthiopier" based on a novel by Ferdinand von Schirach, the political thriller "Der Fall Barschel" as well as the two-part film "Das Programm".
Paula Kalenberg shot the ARD two-parter "St. Josef am Berg" in 2017 under the direction of Lars Montag. This was followed by the production "Song von Mia" directed by Mira Thiel, where Paula Kalenberg can be seen in a leading role at Tim Oliver Schultz's side. The television film was shown on ARD in February 2019.
Currently the actress is shooting for the ZDF crime series "Letzte Spur Berlin". In the 9th season she represents Josephin Busch and takes over for her as commissioner Jessica Papst.
Besides acting Paula Kalenberg is the patron of „Mädchenhaus Bielefeld” since 2007. She gives the charitable association her public voice to help them with their goal to increase the living conditions of girls and young women in any areas of their life.