Svenja Liesau was born in Magdeburg in 1989 and completed her acting training at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin in 2013. Even before her studies, she had her first engagements at the Magdeburg Theatre, where she worked with Jan Jochymski, among others. Since February 2013 she has been part of the ensemble of the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin. She has worked with directors Armin Petras and Jan Bosse, among others. From 2013 to 2017 she was an ensemble member at Schauspiel Stuttgart. From 2017 to 2022, Svenja Liesau was again a permanent ensemble member at the Gorki. There she worked with the directors Yael Ronen, Sebastian Nübling, Christian Weise and Leonie Böhm, among others. She played in VERRÜCKTES BLUT directed by Nurkan Erpulat, which was invited to the Theatertreffen in 2011, and in UND SICHER IST MIT MIR DIE WELT VERSCHWUNDEN directed by Sebastian Nübling, which was chosen by Theater heute as play of the year 2021. She can also be seen regularly on stage in HAMLET directed by Christian Weise and as a guest.