The oldest of four children of an engineer and a sociologist and technical illustrator graduated after graduating from the Helene-Lange -Gymnasium Hamburg from 1983 to 1987 training at the Westphalian Drama School in Bochum. She appeared in numerous television films and series, as well as German cinema productions ( among women alone, Run Lola Run ) with. Nina Petri also acts as spokesperson of audiobooks in appearance.
For the election of the Federal President on 23 May 2009 and on 30 June 2010, they were each appointed by the Hamburg SPD as a choice woman. Nina Petri's marriage to a Brazilian journalist was divorced in the late 1990s after seven years. The twin daughters (* 1994) from that marriage, she moved on alone. In June 2012, she appeared as the first woman in the series kicking with heart to the team of FC St. Pauli Allstars against the doctors team at the University Hospital Eppendorf. She lives in Hamburg.
- 2006: This is not a Love Song by Karen Duve, Random House Audio, ISBN 978-3-866-04192-9.
- 2007: Together we are less alone by Anna Gavalda, audiobook Hamburg, ISBN 978-3-89903-746-3.
- 2007: Bad Carma by David Safier, audiobook Hamburg, ISBN 978-3899034363
- 2008: Alberta is the Love Search by Isabel Abedi, Patmos audio, Dusseldorf, ISBN 978-3-491-24143-5.
- 2008: A Summer in Venice by Wlodzimierz Odojewski, Patmos audio, Dusseldorf, ISBN 978-3-491-91290-8.
- 2009: Faunblut by Nina Blazon, audiobook Hamburg.
- 2009: Destroyed by Karin Slaughter, Random House Audio, ISBN 978-3-837-10053-2.
- 2010: Jealousy by Catherine Millet, Audio Verlag, ISBN 978-3-898-13970-0.
- 2010: Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell, Hoffmann and Campe in Hamburg, shortened 6 CDs 480 min, ISBN 978-3455306897
- 2011: Magical tale of fairies and princesses, Sauerland audio, ISBN 978-3-7941-8552-8.
- 2011: Grimm's Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Sauerland audio, ISBN 978-3-411-80830-4, ( the tales Faithful Johannes, The Bremen Town Musicians, Hans My Hedgehog, The Queen Bee ).
- 2011: horror by Karin Slaughter, Random House Audio, ISBN 978-3-837-10883-5.
- 2013: The lighthouse keeper of Camilla Läckberg, audiobook Hamburg, ISBN 978-3-89903-850-7.
- 2007: Dolores Altona Theatre, Hamburg
- 2009: Little man, what now? Altona Theatre, Hamburg
- 2009: Nibelungen Festival Worms - The Life of Siegfried
- 2011: His bride was the sea, and she embraced him, Hamburg Chamber games, Hamburg
In the children's book of applause for Lola by Isabel Abedi Nina Petri has a " guest appearance ". Her twins are mentioned.