Louis Hofmann (born 3 June 1997) is a German actor. He was born in Bensberg and grew up in Cologne, Germany.
When he was nine years old, he got his first experience in front of the camera for Servicezeit, an evening magazine programme on WDR Fernsehen television network. He appeared in a section of the programme, Die Ausflieger, which tested family recreational activities. After two and a half years at Servicezeit, he decided to become an actor and applied to an acting agency.
He then started appearing in several made for TV movies. His first cinematic role was in a German produtcion of ‘Tom Sawyer’ where he played the titular character. He also sang the theme song of the movie over the credits along with his costar Leon Seidel who played Huck Finn. He followed that up with a few more TV appearances and a comedy called ‘Der fast perfekte Mann’ (The Nearly Perfect Man).
After that he starred in a couple of critically praised dramas. ‘Freistatt’ (Sanctuary), for which he received a Bavarian Film Prize and a German Actors Award for Best Newcomer, and ‘Under sandet’ (Land of Mine) which was nominated for a Best Foreign Language movie award at the Academy Awards.
His biggest international fame came with the Netflix thriller ‘Dark’ where he played the protagonist, Jonas Kahnwald. He has also acted in a couple of English language or international dramas like ‘The White Crow’ and ‘Alone in Berlin’.
After graduating from high school, he moved to Berlin where he lives in a coliving community.