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Franka Potente

Franka Potente is a German film actress and singer. She was born on July 22, 1974 in Münster North Rhine-Westphalia and raised in nearby Dülmen. She first appeared in the comedy After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995) and gained critical recognition in the action thriller Lola rennt (released in English as Run Lola Run) (1998). Potente received Germany's highest film and television awards for her performances in Run Lola Run and Opernball. After half a decade of critically acclaimed roles in German films, Potente gained Hollywood's attention by playing the role of Barbara Buckley in Blow (2001) and the female lead with Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity (2002). In 2006, she starred with Eric Bana in the Australian film Romulus, My Father, for which she was nominated for an Australian Film Industry Award for Best Lead Actress. Also in 2006, she wrote and directed Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt, a silent comedy. She has also appeared in several American television series including, The Shield in 2007, House M.D. in 2009 and Psych in 2010. As of 2011, she played Hilda in a BBC drama The Sinking of the Laconia. When not working on location, Potente lives in Berlin.

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Jul 22, 1974 In Münster, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Bambi-Verleihung 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Blanco 2022
Known For
Poster of Between Worlds
Poster of The Bourne Identity
Poster of Blow
Poster of Coming In
Movie Blanco Leslee 2022
Movie Princess Emmy Queen Karla (voice) 2019-01-24
Movie The Haunted Swordsman The Onibaba Witch 2019-12-13
Movie 25 km/h Ute 2018-10-31
Movie Between Worlds Julie 2018-12-21
Series Taboo Helga 2017-01-07
Movie Muse Susan Gilard 2017-11-29
Movie The Conjuring 2 Anita Gregory 2016-05-13
Series Der Island-Krimi Solveig Karlsdottir 2016-10-27
Movie Der Island-Krimi: Der Tote im Westfjord Solveig Karlsdóttir 2016-10-27
Movie Der Island-Krimi: Tod der Elfenfrau Unknown 2016-11-03
Series The Bridge Eleanor Nacht 2013-07-10
Series Copper Eva Heissen 2012-10-11
Series American Horror Story Anne Frank / Charlotte Brown 2011-10-05
Series The Sinking of the Laconia Hilda Smith 2011-01-06
Movie Beate Uhse - das Recht auf Liebe Beate Uhse 2011-10-09
Movie Shanghai Leni Müller 2010-06-10
Movie Small Lights Valerie 2010-09-21
Movie Che: Part Two Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider) 2009-01-24
Movie Manhunt Beate Klarsfeld 2008-03-10
Movie The Bridge Elfie Bauer 2008-06-20
Movie Eichmann Vera Less 2007-09-22
Movie Romulus, My Father Christina 2007-05-31
Movie The Elementary Particles Annabelle 2006-02-10
Series Psych Nadia 2006-07-07
Movie A Life in Suitcases Trixie Boudain 2005-10-20
Movie The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Trixie Boudain 2004-02-09
Movie The Bourne Supremacy Marie Helene Kreutz 2004-07-23
Movie Creep Kate 2004-08-10
Series House Lydia 2004-11-16
Movie I Love Your Work Mia Lang 2003-10-05
Movie The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Trixie Boudain 2003-05-24
Series Menschen bei Maischberger Unknown 2003-09-02
Movie Anatomy 2 Paula Henning 2003-11-23
Movie Blueprint Iris Sellin 2003-12-08
Series The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Movie La mer 2002-01-01
Movie The Bourne Identity Marie Helena Kreutz 2002-06-14
Movie Try Seventeen Jane 2002-09-10
Series Through the Night with... Unknown 2002-05-10
Series Aeschbacher herself 2001-01-04
Movie Blow Barbara Buckley 2001-04-04
Movie Anatomy Paula 2000-02-03
Movie The Princess and the Warrior Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt 2000-10-12
Series Beckmann herself 1999-01-25
Movie Downhill City Peggy 1999-06-28
Movie Südsee, eigene Insel Kassiererin 1999-07-08
Movie Paradise Mall Mona Wendt 1999-11-11
Series Die Johannes B. Kerner Show Unknown 1998-01-22
Movie Run Lola Run Lola 1998-03-03
Movie Opera ball Gabrielle Becker 1998-03-15
Series Opernball Gabrielle Becker 1998-03-15
Movie Am I Beautiful? Linda 1998-09-17
Movie Coming In Nina 1997-01-01
Series Taff self 1997-03-11
Movie Die drei Mädels von der Tankstelle Lena 1997-06-12
Series Nachtstudio herself 1997-09-03
Series Zimmer frei! Unknown 1996-07-09
Movie It's a Jungle Out There Anna 1995-09-30
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Series Zwei Brüder Mara 1994-12-17
Series Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin self 1994-03-01
Series Bayerischer Fernsehpreis (Blauer Panther) herself 1989-01-01
Series Bayerischer Filmpreis Self 1979-12-01
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung Presenter 1966-01-25
Series Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) Self 1951-01-01
Series Bambi-Verleihung herself 1948-01-01