Gabriele Heinz was born in Vienna and studied at the Ernst Busch School for Performing Arts in Berlin. In 1975 she made her debut at the Deutsches Theater in Peter Hacks' Adam and Eve (directed by Wolfgang Heinz). Gabriele Heinz worked repeatedly with directors Wolfgang Langhoff, Alexander Lang, Wolfgang Heinz, Friedo Solter and Thomas Ostermeier, and more recently with Michael Thalheimer, Dimiter Gotscheff, Amelie Niermeyer and Jürgen Gosch. Her recent appearances include roles in Roland Schimmelpfennig's stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Michael Thalheimer's productions of The Nibelungs by Friedrich Hebbel and Lonely Lives by Gerhart Hauptmann. Currently, Gabriele Heinz can be seen in Thalheimer's staging of Hauptmann's The Weavers and Brit Bartkowiak's production of Mother Tongue Mameloschn, as well as in the Peter Hacks drama Anxieties and Power. Heinz also directed the DT productions of The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Tilla by Christoph Hein.