Born 1963 in Bremen, Germany. Ulrike is a Director, Actress, Narrator and Screenwriter. As a director she won the student Oscar and was nominated for the Oscar.
Studied acting at the Hochschule der Künste (HdK) Berlin from 1985 to 1989 and became a member of the ensemble at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. In 1994 Grote was become one of the "Actors of the Year" selected by the specialist magazine "Theater heute".As a director, she then filmed two episodes of the crime series "Großstadtrevier" ("In the Sign of Doubt", 2010; "Mother's Day", 2010). In the summer of 2012, her comedy "Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf" was released in German cinemas.