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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 series Zwei Brüder 1994-12-17
Latest Project:
Series Taboo 2017-01-07
Known For
Poster of The Bridge
Poster of Copper
Poster of Χωρίς Ταυτότητα
Poster of Zwei Brüder
Series Taboo Helga 2017-01-07
Movie Taboo 2017-01-07
Movie Το Κάλεσμα 2 Anita Gregory 2016-05-13
Series The Bridge Eleanor Nacht 2013-07-10
Series Copper Eva Heissen 2012-10-11
Series The Sinking of the Laconia Hilda 2011-01-06
Movie Beate Uhse - das Recht auf Liebe Beate Uhse 2011-10-09
Movie The Sinking of the Laconia Hilda 2011-01-06
Series American Horror Story Anne Frank / Charlotte Brown 2011-10-05
Movie Σαγκάη Leni Müller 2010-06-10
Movie Valerie Valerie 2010-09-21
Movie Che: Part Two Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider) 2009-01-24
Movie La traque Beate Klarsfeld 2008-01-01
Movie Die Brücke Elfie Bauer 2008-06-20
Movie Romulus, My Father Christina 2007-05-19
Movie Eichmann Vera Less 2007-09-22
Series Psych Nadia 2006-07-07
Movie Elementarteilchen Annabelle 2006-02-10
Movie Στη Σκιά Των Κατασκόπων Marie Helene Kreutz 2004-07-23
Movie The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Trixie Boudain 2004-02-09
Movie Creep Kate 2004-08-10
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 Blueprint Iris Sellin 2003-12-08
Movie Anatomie 2 Paula Henning 2003-11-23
Movie La mer 2002-01-01
Series The Shield: Η ασπίδα του νόμου Unknown 2002-03-12
Movie Τρελές Φαντασιώσεις Jane 2002-09-10
Movie Χωρίς Ταυτότητα Marie Helena Kreutz 2002-06-14
Movie Blow Barbara Buckley 2001-04-04
Movie Anatomie Paula 2000-02-03
Movie Der Krieger und die Kaiserin Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt 2000-10-12
Movie Downhill City Peggy 1999-06-28
Movie Südsee, eigene Insel Kassiererin 1999-07-08
Movie Schlaraffenland Mona Wendt 1999-11-11
Movie Opernball Gabrielle Becker 1998-03-15
Movie Τρέξε Λόλα, Τρέξε Lola 1998-08-20
Movie Bin ich schön? Linda 1998-09-17
Movie Die drei Mädels von der Tankstelle Lena 1997-06-12
Movie Nach Fünf im Urwald Anna 1995-09-30
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Series Zwei Brüder Mara 1994-12-17