Philine Schmölzer was born in 1998 in Villach, Austria. She made her first acting experiences in film from the age of 16. After graduating from high school, she began her studies at the "Ernst Busch" Hochschule für Schauspielkunst in 2017. During her studies, she performed at the Schaubühne and the Volksbühne in Berlin, among others. She is been part of the Berliner Ensemble since the 2021/22 season.