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Franka Potente


Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German city of Münster, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher, and raised in the nearby 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Bourne Identity
(2002)
The Bourne Supremacy
(2004)
Run Lola Run
(1998)
Blow
Blow Barbara Buckley
(2001)

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 2018 25 km/h (filming)
Ute
 2017/II Between Worlds (filming)
Julie
 2017/II Muse (post-production)
 2017 Taboo (TV Series)
Helga
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... Helga
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... Helga
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Helga
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Helga
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Helga
 2016 Der Island-Krimi (TV Series)
Solveig Karlsdottir
- Tod der Elfenfrau (2016) ... Solveig Karlsdottir
- Der Tote im Westfjord (2016) ... Solveig Karlsdottir
 2016 Dark Matter (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Shaddick
- Kill Them All (2016) ... Chief Inspector Shaddick
- Welcome to Your New Home (2016) ... Chief Inspector Shaddick
 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 Valerie
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 Die Brücke (TV Movie)
Elfie Bauer
 2008 The Bourne Conspiracy (Video Game)
Marie (voice)
 2008 La traque (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
Kate
 2003 Blueprint
Iris Sellin / Siri Sellin
 2001 Storytelling
Toby's Editor (segment "Non-Fiction")
 1999 Winke und lächle! (Short)
Susan / Stewardess
 1999 Schlaraffenland
Mona Wendt
 1999 Südsee, eigene Insel
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
  Blanco (TV Movie)
Leslee
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Other Works:

Did a song called "Easy Day" for the movie of the same name together with the "Bananafishbones". 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm so uncomfortable, especially in emotional situations, having to say sentences that don't feel right. As an actor - or really, as any kind of person sensitive to it. See more »

Trivia:

Has 2 daughters with her husband Derek Richardson - Polly Richardson (b. April 2011) and Georgie Richardson (b. 2013). See more »

Trademark:

Ever-changing hair color

Star Sign:

Cancer

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