Tijan Marei found her way to acting at the age of eleven, after casters took notice of her at Bundesjugendspiele and she landed a small role alongside Anna Loos in the ZDF TV movie “Das Echo der Schuld”. In 2013, she played a small supporting role in the thriller “Who Am I – Kein System ist sicher”. She then appeared in the Inga Lindström adaptation “Die Kinder meiner Schwester”.
Marei received her first leading role in 2017 in the ARD production “Ellas Baby,” directed by David Dietl. For her performance, she was nominated for the Hessian Film Award as “Best Actress” and for the “New Faces Award 2018”. In 2018, Tijan Marei was in front of the camera for the English feature film “Six Minutes to Midnight” (directed by Andy Goddard) alongside Judi Dench, as well as in other leading roles, such as for Ngo The Chau’s directorial debut “Snow White” and for the ARD production “Nachts baden” alongside Maria Furtwängler.
In 2020, she took on a leading role in Til Schweiger’s film “Die Rettung der uns bekannten Welt”. This year she shot with Felix Fuchssteiner and Katharina Schöde the Netflix production “Das Privileg”.