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Franka Potente


Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German town of Dülmen. After her graduation in 1994, she went to the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon broke off to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. After a notable debut in Nach Fünf im Urwald (1995), the role of the heroine in Run Lola Run (... See full bio »

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  Blanco (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Leslee
 2014 No Way Jose (completed)
Uli
 2011 Beate Uhse - Das Recht auf Liebe (TV Movie)
Beate Uhse
 2011 The Sinking of the Laconia (TV Mini-Series)
Hilda
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Hilda
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Hilda
 2010 Small Lights
Valerie
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Nadia
- One, Maybe Two, Ways Out (2010) ... Nadia
 2010 Shanghai
Leni Müller
 2009 House M.D. (TV Series)
Lydia
- Broken (2009) ... Lydia
 2008 The Bridge (TV Movie)
Elfie Bauer
 2008 The Bourne Conspiracy (Video Game)
Marie (voice)
 2008 Manhunt (TV Movie)
Beate Klarsfeld
 2007 Eichmann
Vera Less
 2007 The Shield (TV Series)
Diro Kesakhian
- Spanish Practices (2007) ... Diro Kesakhian
- Recoil (2007) ... Diro Kesakhian
- The Math of the Wrath (2007) ... Diro Kesakhian
 2006 La mer (Short)
 2006 Atomised
Annabelle
 2005 A Life in Suitcases
Trixie Boudain
 2004/I Creep
Kate
 2003 Blueprint
Iris Sellin / Siri Sellin
 2002 Try Seventeen
Jane
 2001 Storytelling
Toby's Editor (segment "Non-Fiction")
 1999 Winke und lächle! (Short)
Susan / Stewardess
 1999 Paradise Mall
Mona Wendt
 1999 Our Island in the South Pacific
Kassiererin / Cashier
 1999 Downhill City
Peggy
 1998 Am I Beautiful?
Linda
 1998 Rennlauf (TV Movie)
Alice
 1998 Opera Ball (TV Movie)
Gabrielle Becker
 1997 Coming In (TV Movie)
Nina
 1997 Une vie pour une autre (TV Movie)
Lisa Manocci
 1997 Babes' Petrol
Lena
 1997 Easy Day (Short)
Lily
 1996 Zwei Brüder (TV Series)
Mara
- In eigener Sache (1996) ... Mara
 1995 Nach Fünf im Urwald
Anna
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Other Works:

Print ads for Amnesty International (2003) See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 5 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Franke Potente

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs. See more »

Trivia:

Tom Tykwer wrote Run Lola Run (1998) specifically for her, with the intention of casting her as Lola. See more »

Trademark:

Ever-changing hair color

Star Sign:

Cancer

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