Luzius Ziermann was born in Frankfurt am Main on November 9th, 1959.
He was already interested in art from an early age and has been painting since he was 18 years old. However, he initially devoted his attention to professional training as an actor. In 1979 he was accepted at the Dorothea Gmelin drama school in Munich and one year later he continued his acting studies in New York at the drama school of Herbert Berghof & Uta Hagen for another four years. Immediately after completing his studies, from 1984 until 1988 he was employed as a writer at McCann Erickson, an advertising agency in Frankfurt.