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Wolfgang Petersen was born on 14 March 1941 in Emden, Hanover, Prussia, Nazi Germany. He was a German film director, producer, and screenwriter. He attended the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums in Hamburg and made his first film while still a student.
Petersen also attended the Film and Television Academy in Berlin and directed plays at Hamburg’s Ernst Deutsch Theater. His initial film productions were primarily for German television.
Wolfgang Petersen Wife: Who Is Maria Borgel-Petersen?
Maria Borgel-Petersen was the wife of the late Wolfgang Petersen.They had been married since 1978. Borgel-Petersen was a script supervisor and assistant director when they married.
Wolfgang Petersen Personal Life
Petersen’s first marriage was with actress Ursula Sieg with whom he had a son. In 1978, he married his assistant director Maria Borgel.Petersen moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and subsequently acquired American citizenship.