Yangzom Brauen is a Swiss actress, activist, and writer. In this post, I will be writing about Yangzom Brauen biography, age, career, net worth, relationship, and other facts about her. First, let’s look at her profile summary.
Yangzom Brauen’s Profile Summary
April 18, 1980
41 years old
Place of Birth
Actress, Writer, Activist
Hadi Salem (m. 2012)
Sonam Dolma Brauen, Martin Brauen
$1 million – $5 million
Yangzom Brauen Biography
Brauen was born on April 18, 1980, in Bern, Switzerland. She is the daughter of Martin Brauen, a Swiss Ethnologist, and Sonam Dolma Brauen, a Tibetan Artist. Brauen has a sibling by name Tashi Brauen.
Brauen started her acting career with small roles in Swiss television series and she had her Hollywood debut in the film Æon Flux in the role of Inari. She has also played in various American independent productions including a minor role in Al Pacino’s Salomaybe, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Salome. She also played the leading part in the German film Asudem (2006) by Daryush Shokof.
Brauen has drawn media attention with her public advocacy on behalf of the Tibetan people and this is in addition to her acting work. She co-organized demonstrations against Chinese leader Jiang Zemin’s visit to Switzerland in 1999. In 2001 a photograph of her being arrested in Moscow during a protest against the award of the 2008 Summer Olympics to Beijing was used in news reports worldwide.
In 2009, Eisenvogel (“Iron Bird”), Brauen’s account of her grandmother Kunsang’s and her mother Sonam’s escape from Tibet, and her own youth in exile were published. It became a bestseller in Germany and it was later published in English as Across Many Mountains.
Yangzom Brauen Movies/TV Shows
2000: Mannezimmer (TV show)
2001: Schluss mit lustig! (TV show)
2002: Usfahrt – Joy Ride
2004: Heimkehr (TV show)
2004: Oeschenen (TV show)
2005: The Big One
2005: Æon Flux
2006: Meine bezaubernde Nanny (TV show)
2008: Movin’ in
2009: Hallo Hollywood (TV show)
2009: The Mandala Maker
2010: Länger Leben
2012: Escape from Tibet
2013: Who Killed Johnny?
2015: Born in Battle
Yangzom Brauen Books
Brauen, Yangzom (2009). Eisenvogel: drei Frauen aus Tibet; die Geschichte meiner Familie. München: Heyne. ISBN 978-3-453-16404-8.
Published in English as:
Across many mountains: three daughters of Tibet. London: Harvill Secker. 2011. ISBN 978-1-84655-344-8.
Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom. New York: St.Martins Press. 2011. ISBN 978-0312600136.
Yangzom Brauen Family
Brauen is the daughter of Martin Brauen, a Swiss Ethnologist and Sonam Dolma Brauen, a Tibetan Artist. She has a sibling by name Tashi Brauen. Her grandmother’s name is Kunsang Wangmo.
Yangzom Brauen Relationship/Marriage
Brauen got married to Hadi Salem in 2012.
Yangzom Brauen Net Worth
Brauen net worth is estimated to be between $1 – $5 million. Following In accordance with business insider.