Markus Meyer was born in Cloppenburg in 1971. After successfully completing his degree in biochemistry at the Technical University of Hanover, he began his drama training at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin. He graduated in 2000 and immediately joined the Berliner Ensemble. He gave his Burgtheater debut as Brick in Die Katze auf dem heißen Blechdach (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) in 2004, and has been an ensemble member ever since. Markus Meyer also does radio work and can be seen in various film and TV productions.