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Franka Potente

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 Dülmen - North Rhine-Westphalia - Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Unsettled Dyke
Latest Project:
Movie Princess Emmy 2019-01-24
Known For
Poster of The Bridge
Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of Psych
Poster of The Bourne Identity
Movie Princess Emmy Queen Karla (voice) 2019-01-24
Movie The Unsettled Dyke Mary Hensworth 2018
Movie Between Worlds Julie 2018-12-21
Movie 25 km/h Ute 2018-10-31
Movie Muse Susan Gilard 2017-11-09
Series Taboo Helga 2017-01-07
Movie The Conjuring 2 Anita Gregory 2016-06-08
Movie Der Island-Krimi: Der Tote im Westfjord Solveig Karlsdóttir 2016-10-27
Series Der Island-Krimi Solveig Karlsdottir 2016-10-27
Series The Bridge Eleanor Nacht 2013-07-10
Series Copper Eva Heissen 2012-10-11
Series The Sinking of the Laconia Hilda Smith 2011-01-06
Movie The Sinking of the Laconia Hilda 2011-01-06
Movie Beate Uhse - das Recht auf Liebe Beate Uhse 2011-10-09
Movie Hall Pass (archive footage) 2011-02-25
Series American Horror Story Anne Frank / Charlotte Brown 2011-10-05
Movie Shanghai Leni Müller 2010-06-10
Movie Small Lights Valerie 2010-09-21
Movie Manhunt Beate Klarsfeld 2008-03-10
Movie The Bridge Elfie Bauer 2008-06-20
Movie Che: Part Two Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider) 2008-12-12
Movie Eichmann Vera Less 2007-09-22
Movie Romulus, My Father Christina 2007-05-31
Movie Swinger Club Annabelle 2006-09-21
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 Creep Kate 2004-08-10
Movie The Bourne Supremacy Marie Helene Kreutz 2004-07-23
Movie Blueprint Iris Sellin 2003-12-08
Movie The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Trixie Boudain 2003-05-24
Movie I Love Your Work Mia Lang 2003-10-05
Movie Anatomy 2 Paula Henning 2003-11-23
Movie La mer 2002-01-01
Movie The Bourne Identity Marie Helena Kreutz 2002-06-14
Series The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Movie Try Seventeen Jane 2002-09-10
Movie Storytelling Toby's Editor 2001-11-08
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
Movie Paradise Mall Mona Wendt 1999-11-11
Movie Downhill City Peggy 1999-06-28
Movie Südsee, eigene Insel Kassiererin 1999-07-08
Movie Run Lola Run Lola 1998-03-03
Series Opernball Gabrielle Becker 1998-03-15
Movie Am I Beautiful? Linda 1998-09-17
Movie Opera ball Gabrielle Becker 1998-03-15
Movie Coming In Nina 1997-01-01
Movie Die drei Mädels von der Tankstelle Lena 1997-06-12
Movie It's a Jungle Out There Anna 1995-09-30
Series Zwei Brüder Mara 1994-12-17