Franka Potente

Franka Potente

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    • July 22nd, 1974
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.

Starring Franka Potente on Plex


Acting (28 Credits)

2018Between Worlds as Julie
201825 km/h as Ute
2017Muse as Susan Gilard
2016The Conjuring 2 as Anita Gregory
2012Copper as Eva Heissen
2010Shanghai as Leni Müller
2010The Sinking of the Laconia as Hilda Smith
2008The Bridge as Elfie Bauer
2008Che: Part Two as Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider)
2007Romulus, My Father as Christina
2007Eichmann as Vera Less
2006The Elementary Particles as Annabelle
2004Creep as Kate
2004The Bourne Supremacy as Marie Helene Kreutz
2004The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea as Trixie Boudain
2003Blueprint as Iris Sellin
2003Anatomy 2 as Paula Henning
2003I Love Your Work as Mia Lang
2003The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story as Trixie Boudain
2002The Bourne Identity as Marie Helena Kreutz
2002Try Seventeen as Jane
2001Blow as Barbara Buckley
2001Storytelling as Toby's Editor
2000Anatomy as Paula
2000The Princess and the Warrior as Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt
1998Run Lola Run as Lola
1998Am I Beautiful? as Linda
1995Nach Fünf im Urwald as Anna


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