Nicolai Tegeler grew up in Berlin. He comes from an acting family, his mother is the actress Melitta Tegeler, his grandfather was the actor Ludwig F. Kerscher. At the age of 15, he joined an off-theater group. His first TV shoot was an episode lead role for the ARD in “Dr. Sommerfeld – News from the Bülowbogen”. After living in New York, he completed his acting training at the Fritz Kirchhoff School in Berlin from 2000 to 2003, which he finished with the stage. Since then, Nicolai Tegeler has appeared in numerous television, film and stage roles.