Franka Potente

Actor
"Potente" means powerful in Italian, and this up and coming actress is living up to her name. Though Franka Potente has been attracting attention since she was a little girl, it was in the restroom of a local bar that ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1974 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (30)

Shanghai 2015 (Movie)

Leni Muller (Actor)

No Way Jose 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wave 2014 (Movie)

Kate Callaghan (Actor)

Copper 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Power of Few 2013 (Movie)

Mala (Actor)

American Horror Story 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wie zwischen Himmel und Erde 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valerie 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eichmann 2010 (Movie)

Vera Less (Actor)

Baba's Song 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Che: Part Two 2008 (Movie)

Tania (Actor)

Romulus, My Father 2008 (Movie)

Christina (Actor)

Elementarteilchen 2006 (Movie)

Annabelle (Actor)

A Life in Suitcases 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Love Your Work 2005 (Movie)

Mia Lang (Actor)

Anatomie 2 2004 (Movie)

Paula Henning (Actor)

Creep 2004 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

The Bourne Supremacy 2004 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Blueprint 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Storytelling 2002 (Movie)

Toby's Editor (Actor)

The Bourne Identity 2002 (Movie)

Marie Kreutz (Actor)

Blow 2001 (Movie)

Barbara Buckley (Actor)

The Princess and the Warrior 2001 (Movie)

Sissi (Actor)

Anatomy 2000 (Movie)

Paula Henning (Actor)

Run Lola Run 1999 (Movie)

Lola (Actor)

Am I Beautiful? 1998 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Downhill City 1998 (Movie)

Peggy (Actor)

All I Want (TV Show)

Actor

The Precious One (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (1)

Der Die Tollkirsche Ausgraebt 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Der Die Tollkirsche Ausgraebt 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

"Potente" means powerful in Italian, and this up and coming actress is living up to her name. Though Franka Potente has been attracting attention since she was a little girl, it was in the restroom of a local bar that the beautiful Potente was discovered.

Relationships

Dieter Potente

Father

Hildegard Potente

Mother

Stefan Potente

Brother
Younger

Tom Tykwer Director

Companion
Tykwer directed Potente in "Run Lola Run" (1998) Ended relationship c. 2002

Elijah Wood Actor

Companion
Co-starred in "Try Seventeen/All I Want" (2002)

EDUCATION

Lee Strasberg Institute

New York , New York

Otto Falckenberg School

Humble High School

Houston , Texas
Attended as an exchange student

Milestones

2008

Portrayed Tamara Bunke in Steven Soderbergh's biopic about Marxist revolutionary in "Che"

2008

Co-starred in "Romulus, My Father" the directing debut of Richard Roxburgh

2007

Had a three-episode recurring role on the FX drama "The Shield" as the ruthless Godmother of LA's Armenian Mafia

2004

Reprised role of Marie Helena Kreutz opposite Matt Damon in "The Bourne Supremacy"

2003

Starred opposite Giovanni Ribisi in "I Love Your Work" directed by Adam Goldberg

2002

Co-starred with Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore in "Try Seventeen"

2002

Starred opposite Matt Damon in "The Bourne Identity"

2001

Cast as the stewardess lover of George Jung in "Blow"

2001

Had small role as a film editor in the "Nonfiction" segment of Todd Solondz's "Storytelling"

2000

Reteamed with Tykwer for "The Princess and the Warrior"

1999

Had starring role in "Downhill City"

1999

Played a med student involved in a mystery in "Anatomy"

1998

Breakthrough role in Tom Tykwer's "Run, Lola, Run"

1997

Starred in the TV series "Opernball"

1996

Had lead role in the German TV special "Coming In"

1995

First leading role in features, "Nach funf im Urwald"

1995

Acting debut, "Aufbruch"

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