Stefanie Preissner is an Irish writer, actress and columnist. She is best known as the creator and writer of comedy drama Can't Cope, Won't Cope.
An only child born in Munich, Germany, Preissner moved to Mallow, County Cork with her mother, Bernie, from Dublin after she had separated from her husband, Stefanie's German father. She gained a BA in Spanish and drama and theatre studies from University College Cork. She attended the Garda Síochána College in Templemore, county Tipperary for a short period. She attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin in 2008.
Preissner's first acting role was in Enda Walsh's Chatroom.
Preissner wrote and starred in Solpadeine is my Boyfriend a one-woman show for the Dublin Fringe Festival, and she toured it internationally. The show was recreated for RTÉ Radio Drama on One. The podcast of this version is the most downloaded of all podcasts from RTÉ. Preissner created a series of documentaries entitled How To Adult for the RTÉ Player.
Preissner's first book Why can't everything just stay the same? : and other things I shout when I can't cope is a collection of poetry and prose. It was published in 2017. Her second book Can I Say No?: One Woman's Battle with a Small Word was published in 2019.