Tanja Schumann was born on 03.08.1962 in Lüneburg.
At the age of seven, she started her dance education at the rennomated National Opera School in Hamburg. After graduating from high school, she studied sports at university. Additionaly, Tanja Schuman began her acting and dance training. Yet at the age of 22 she was casted for a part in the musical “Große Freiheit Nr. 7” at a famous hamburger theatre. Different engagements and even a part in the play “Der Ölprinz” at the german Karl-May-Festival followed. It took a while until Tanja Schumann became more familiar with a bigger public. In 1993, the northern german whirlwind got the chance to demonstrate her comedic talent in the popular Saturday Night Show, broadcasted by the TV channel RTL. Between 1993 and 1998 she became an important part of the ensemble and finally got awarded with the Bavarian Television Award. Tanja Schumann is an all-round talented star. Besides her parts in different shows, TV-films and sitcoms she plays theatre and works as a voice actor for different animated movie productions . She married Stefan Burmeister upon a truck at the hamburger musicevent “Schlagermove” on 08.07.2007.
However Tanja Schumann is not only a comedian and an actor, but she also got involved with different social projects. For instance, she is a sustaining member of Kronos, an association that is fighting against child abuse and that is giving help to the victims and their families. Kronos stands up against tabooization of sexual violence by sensitizing society to this issue and by assisting both children and adults.
Besides, Tanja Schumann gets involved with “Plan International”, an international Children´s Fund which is working in developping countries and lobbying for children´s rights. Since 1995, the german actress is godmother of Rauni from Nepal as well as of Silvia from Honduras. Due to her godparenthood, these both children got hope for a better life. And due to her visits with her godchildren, Tanja Schumann knows about the problems children living in the poorest areas of our world have whilest she was also able to see for herself, how effective the projects of Plan International actually are. In place of visiting a school, many girls living in these countries have to start working at a young age, in order to financially support their family. By the use of godparenthoods, Plan International establishes a basis which enables any child to get a well-grounded education. Another important concern of Plan International is an adequate supply of the villages with drinking water as well as education about health issues.