Mirjam Weichselbraun knew she was destined to work in media from a young age, booking her first hosting gig aged 17. It turned out to be the right decision — Mirjam is one of the most in-demand presenters in Germany and her native Austria. She is also an active actress across film, TV, dubbing, and audio book platforms.
In 2001, Mirjam joined notable music network Viva Plus as a host. There, she was able to pursue her passion for music and gain on screen experience.
A year later, she moved to Berlin to work at MTV. For several years she hosted daily live shows, such as MTV Select and TRL, as well as some of the great music festivals such as the MTV European Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and hugely successful regional events Rock Am Ring and Hurricane.
In 2003, Mirjam was asked to join one of Germany's most successful and highly-rated shows "Wetten, Dass" as their celebrity interviewer. There she interviewed Rihanna, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Denzel Washington, and more.
In 2004, Mirjam began working with Austrian network ORF. There she has covered major events such as Life Ball (Europe's largest charity event boasting attendees such as Elton John, Sharon Stone, Heidi Klum etc.) and of course the Eurovision Song Contest.
In 2005, she started hosting Austria's most popular TV show "Dancing With the Stars," now in its tenth year still with Mirjam as beloved presenter. The following year, she ventured into icy climates hosting "Dancing on Ice" for Germany's RTL.
In 2007, Mirjam accepted her first role as an actress, playing the lead in "Die Rosenkoenigin" (The Rose Queen) alongside Oscar winner Maximilian Schell. The same year, she was a dubbed Renee Zellweger's leading role for the German release of Dreamwork's "Bee Movie".
In 2009, Mirjam decided to further her career in acting and attained a theatre degree in Vienna. She was then cast as Sugar Kane for the musical "Some Like It Hot" at prestigious Viennese theatre Kammerspiele from September 2009 until January 2010.
2010 saw Mirjam presenting documentary "Die Schönsten Opern Aller Zeiten" (The Most Beautiful Operas of all Time) together with star violinist Daniel Hope for the German TV network 3Sat and ZDF. At the same time, she co-hosted the Sat1 show "Hitgiganten Reloaded" (Megahits Reloaded) with musician Roger Cicero.
The year ended with a bang, with Mirjam live on location presenting the New Year's Eve coverage from Brandenburg Gate with over one million viewers. She continued to host the show, which in 2011 and 2012 was one of the largest open-air events worldwide.
2011 saw Mirjam report live from the Viennese Opera Ball, where she interviewed politicians, artists, athletes, and other stars from the celebrity studded guest list of this influential, society event. She returns for the next Viennese Opera Ball in February 2016.
In 2012, Harald Schmidt (Germany's most famous late night talk show host) hired Mirjam as his sidekick on the show.
In 2013, Mirjam combined her love of TV hosting and cinema, presenting LOLA – Germany's most renowned and sought after film award – at Berlin's Friedrichstadt Palace. That same year, she moderated the Aussenwette segment on Wetten Dass, as well as the "Querdenker Awards" (Odd Thinker award) in Munich. She then starred in the Austrian production of "Zweisitzrakete" (Two Seat Rocket) alongside Manuel Rubey and Simon Schwarz.
In 2014, she returned to Wetten Dass, while continuing to host ongoing shows for Austria's ORF network such as "Galanacht des Sports" (The Sports Gala Night) - the regional, societal highlight of the year in sports, with the next one in November 2015. She also joined the cast of the ZDF crime movie "Kommissar Marthaler".
In 2015, Mirjam hosted the four selection shows to select Austria's Eurovision contestants, and finally The Makemakes were chosen to represent her native country. She hosted the semi-finals and finale of the Eurovision Song Contest, viewed by over 200 million people worldwide. Mirjam also hosted 6 prime time quiz shows called "Great Moments" for ORF.