Iris Baumüller grew up in Cologne, Düsseldorf, London and Johannesburg. She studied theatre, film and television in Frankfurt and then worked as an assistant director for German and international film and television productions. In 2002 she founded DIE BESETZER CASTING in COLOGNE. In 2015 she opened another BESETZER CASTING office in BERLIN. Iris Baumüller is a member of the Bundesverband Casting (BVC), the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN), the German Film Academy and the European Film Academy (EFA).