Franka Potente


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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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  Blanco (TV Movie)
Leslee
 2019 The Haunted Swordsman (Short)
The Onibaba Witch
 2019 Princess Emmy
Queen Karla (voice)
 2018 25 km/h
Ute
 2018 Between Worlds
Julie
 2018 Claws (TV Series)
Zlata
- Breezy (2018) ... Zlata
- Til Death (2018) ... Zlata
- Crossroads (2018) ... Zlata
- Burn (2018) ... Zlata
- Double Dutch (2018) ... Zlata
 2017/II Muse
Susan Gilard
 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
 2016 The Conjuring 2
Anita Gregory
 2014 The Bridge (TV Series)
Eleanor Nacht
- Jubilex (2014) ... Eleanor Nacht
- Quetzalcoatl (2014) ... Eleanor Nacht
- Beholder (2014) ... Eleanor Nacht
- Eidolon (2014) ... Eleanor Nacht
- Rakshasa (2014) ... Eleanor Nacht
 2012-2013 Copper (TV Series)
Eva Heissen
- The Place I Called My Home (2013) ... Eva Heissen (credit only)
- Beautiful Dreamer (2013) ... Eva Heissen
- Good Heart and Willing Hand (2013) ... Eva Heissen
- The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman (2013) ... Eva Heissen
- Think Gently of the Erring (2013) ... Eva Heissen
 2012 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Anne Frank / Charlotte Brown
- I Am Anne Frank: Part 2 (2012) ... Anne Frank / Charlotte Brown
- I Am Anne Frank: Part 1 (2012) ... Anne Frank
 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 (TV Series)
Lydia
- Broken (2009) ... Lydia
 2008 The Bridge (TV Movie)
Elfie Bauer
 2008 The Bourne Conspiracy (Video Game)
Marie (voice)
 2008 Che: Part Two
Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider)
 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
 2007 Romulus, My Father
Christina Gaita
 2006 La mer (Short)
 2006 Atomised
Annabelle
 2005 A Life in Suitcases
Trixie Boudain
 2004/I Creep
Kate
 2004 The Bourne Supremacy
Marie
 2003 Blueprint
Iris Sellin / Siri Sellin
 2003 I Love Your Work
Mia Lang
 2003 Anatomy 2
Paula Henning
 2002 Try Seventeen
Jane
 2002 The Bourne Identity
Marie
 2001 Storytelling
Toby's Editor (segment "Non-Fiction")
 2001 Blow
Barbara Buckley
 2000 Anatomy
Paula
 1999 Winke und lächle! (Short)
Susan / Stewardess
 1999 Paradise Mall
Mona Wendt
 1999 Our Island in the South Pacific
Kassiererin
 1999 Downhill City
Peggy
 1998 Am I Beautiful?
Linda
 1998 Run Lola Run
Lola
 1998 Rennlauf (TV Movie)
Alice
 1998 Opera Ball (TV Movie)
Gabrielle Becker
 1997 Blood Sisters (TV Movie)
Lisa Manocci
 1997 Coming In (TV Movie)
Nina
 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:

TV commercial for amnesty international. (Germany) 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)

Spouse:

Derek Richardson  (2 children)

Children:

Richardson, Polly | See more »

Parents:

Potente, Hildegard | Potente, Dieter
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Personal Quote:

To give somebody your time is the biggest gift you can give. See more »

Trivia:

Has occasionally shaved off her hair after filming movies because she has wanted time to get her "real" hair back (as it is dyed or bleached so often for roles). See more »

Trademark:

Ever-changing hair color

Star Sign:

Cancer

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