Anke Engelke Net Worth in 2023 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €3 million
Age: 56
Born: 12/21/1965
Country of origin: Canada
Source of Wealth: Comedian, Actress, Entertainer, Singer, Voice Actress, TV Host
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Anke Engelke is one of the most famous TV faces in Germany and was already in front of the camera as a child. She is a sought-after presenter and actress and regularly appears in small film and television roles.

early life

Anke Engelke was born as Anke Christina Fischer on December 21, 1965 in Canada. She had the first points of contact in front of the camera and as an actress as a child in the school choir Sunday Children. With this choir she appeared in 1975 in Peter Frankenfeld’s television show “Musik ist Trumpf” and accompanied the singer Heino. Two years later the choir accompanied the singer Udo Jürgens on his tour. The eleven-year-old Anke Engelke sang a duet there with Udo Jürgens and was discovered for the radio. Over time she has had three children named Aaron, Emma and Lasse.


From 1978 to 1980, Anke Engelke presented the show “Moment mal” on Radio Luxembourg. She also sang in the group Manuel & Pony Das Lied von Manuel and ended up in the ZDF hit parade. Until 1986 she was a presenter in a children’s program for ZDF and presented it together with Benny Schnier. An appearance at Bio’s Bahnhof got Anke Engelke’s career going. Although she broke off her studies in English, Romance and Education in Cologne, she was then trained as an editor by the SWF radio station in Baden-Baden in 1986. Until 1998, Anke Engelke was on SWF3 radio shows like “Pop Shop” and she played herself as a radio host in a Tatort episode called “Tod im All”. In 1989 she sang together with her sister Susanne in the group “Fred Kellner und die famosen Soulsisters”. This group performed live two to three weeks a year. It was in this band that Anke Engelke met her first husband, Andreas Grimm.

From 1996 to 2000, the career began with the Sat.1 sketch show “Die Wochenshow”. There she performed with Ingolf Lück, Bastian Pastewka, Marco Rima and Markus Maria Profitlich. This was followed by his own comedy series called “Anke” from 1999 to 2001. It was a fictional talk show. At the same time, Anke Engelke twice won the German Comedy Prize for Best Comedian and was nominated for the Adolf Grimme Prize in 2001. In the sketch show “Ladykracher”, which was nominated for an Emmy, she was also seen from 2002 to 2004. At the same time, the TV shows “Anke Late Night” and “Ladyland” followed. For this reason, the show “Ladykracher” paused until 2008.

In 2003, together with Olli Dittrich, she received the Grimme Prize with gold for the television series Blind Date – Taxi nach Schweinau. In December of the same year, Anke Engelke took on the voice acting role of Dory in the well-known film “Finding Nemo”. A year later in May she started again with the late night show called “Anke Late Night”. She also appeared frequently on the TV show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in 2006, but was never able to answer the question of millions.

In 2007, Anke Engelke gave the character Marge Simpson a new voice in the cartoon series “The Simpsons” on ProSieben after her predecessor Elisabeth Volkmann died, and she also has a role in the children’s series “The Show with the Elephant”. She also appeared in a crime series called “Inspector Lucas” as the younger sister of the inspector embodied by Ulrike Kriener. In December 2007 and 2009 she worked together with Bastian Pastewka in “Froehliche Weihnachts! – with Wolfgang & Anneliese”. Anke Engelke also played the mother of one of the three main characters in the cinema comedy “Freche Mädchen” and a year later acted as presenter at the European Film Awards ceremony in Bochum.

In May 2011, Anke Engelke moderated the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf together with Stefan Raab and Judith Rakers. In October of the same year she won the German television prize in Cologne in the category “Best Entertainment Show of the Year” as well as in the category “Best Comedy” for the show “Ladykracher”. A year later, Anke Engelke was part of the five-person jury at the Eurovision Song Contest. In the same year she appeared as a presenter at the Fairtrade Awards ceremony. From July 2013 to November 2015 she hosted the talk show “Anke hat Zeit” on WDR television. In the report series “Sowas wie…” she has been talking to people about a specific topic since 2013.

Career highlights

– 1975: First major appearance in the school choir on Peter Frankenfeld’s television show “Musik ist Trumpf”. Accompaniment by singer Heino.

– 1986: Trained as an editor at the radio station SWF in Baden-Baden.

– 1996 to 2000: First sketch show on Sat. 1 called “Die Wochenshow”.

– 1999 to 2001: Twice won the German Comedy Award as best female comedian.

– 2001: Nominated for the Adolf Grimme Prize.

– 2002 to 2004: Role in the sketch show “Ladykracher”.

– 2003: She won the Grimme Prize with gold with Olli Dittrich.

– 2007: Voice of Marge Simpson in “The Simpsons”.

– 2011: Performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf.

– 2011: She won the German Television Award in Cologne in the category “Best Entertainment Show of the Year” and in the category “Best Comedy”.

Famous quotes

“We came up with a clever definition for people we don’t invite: assholes.”

“A German diver has set a new world record for diving without breathing apparatus at 101 meters. The most amazing thing: He’s still down there.”

“Men don’t get lost, they discover new destinations.”

“You should stop when it’s most beautiful – but we didn’t have the courage after the first show.”

“You hear so much about how to behave in a thunderstorm, for example nothing can happen to you in a car. My girlfriend believed that – now she’s pregnant.”

“According to a survey, 73% of all Germans believe that children make you happy. The other 27% have them.”

“I am firmly convinced: I have to shine. Only then can I make my guests shine.”

Amazing Facts

– Since 2003, Anke Engelke has been an ambassador for the German medical aid organization called “action medeor”. She visited health projects to fight malaria in Africa, Tanzania and Malawi.

– She has been teaching at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne since 2010 in the field of “creative television production”.

Estimated value: €3 million