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Franka Potente

Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German town of Dülmen, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher. 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 Fü... See full bio »

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 2011 Beate Uhse - Das Recht auf Liebe (TV Movie)
Beate Uhse
 2011 The Sinking of the Laconia (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Hilda
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Hilda
 2010 Small Lights
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
- One, Maybe Two, Ways Out (2010) ... Nadia
 2010 Shanghai
Leni Müller
 2009 House M.D. (TV Series)
- 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)
 2005 A Life in Suitcases
Trixie Boudain
 2004/I Creep
 2003 Blueprint
Iris Sellin / Siri Sellin
 2002 Try Seventeen
 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
 1998 Am I Beautiful?
 1998 Rennlauf (TV Movie)
 1998 Opera Ball (TV Movie)
Gabrielle Becker
 1997 Coming In (TV Movie)
 1997 Une vie pour une autre (TV Movie)
Lisa Manocci
 1997 Babes' Petrol
 1997 Easy Day (Short)
 1996 Zwei Brüder (TV Series)
- In eigener Sache (1996) ... Mara
 1995 Nach Fünf im Urwald
  Blanco (TV Movie)
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8 Interviews | 5 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Franke Potente


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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My background is a small town with no movie theater. So... I always pictured myself onstage. I went to acting school and learned all the skills. I left early because I did my first movie and discovered that I really loved the minimalistic work with the camera. See more »


Her father is a teacher. See more »


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