Nora Abdel-Maksoud was born in Munich in 1983 and began to study acting in 2005 at the Academy of Film and Television Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. In 2008 she won the Solo Prize at the Theatre Meeting of German-Language Acting Students for her portrayal of Miranda in Der Sturm (The Tempest)
. She has performed at the Hans Otto Theatre in Potsdam and at Ballhaus Naunynstraße, where she appeared in the productions Schnee
, Verrücktes Blut
and Bloodshed in Divercity
. Since 2009 Nora Abdel-Maksoud has been a freelance actress in film and TV productions.