Franka Potente

22 Jul 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.


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Filmography (31 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Between Worlds
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Julie)
(movie, 2018)
···Prinzessin Emmy
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Queen Karla)
(movie, 2018)
···25 km/h
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ute)
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Role: Actor (as Susan Gilard)
(movie, 2016)
···The Conjuring 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Anita Gregory)
(movie, 2011)
···The Sinking of the Laconia
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Hilda)
Genre: Biography
Role: Actor (as Beate Uhse)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as German Spy)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Valerie)
(movie, 2008)
···Die Brücke
Genre: History, War, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Elfie Bauer)
(movie, 2008)
···Che: Part Two
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider))
(movie, 2008)
···La traque
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Beate Klarsfeld)
(movie, 2007)
···Romulus, My Father
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Christina)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Role: Actor (as Vera Less)
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Annabelle)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kate)
(movie, 2004)
7.0The Bourne Supremacy
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marie Helene Kreutz)
(movie, 2003)
···Anatomy 2
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Paula Henning)
(movie, 2003)
···I Love Your Work
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Mia Lang)
(movie, 2003)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Iris Sellin · Siri Sellin)
(movie, 2002)
7.1The Bourne Identity
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marie Helena Kreutz)
(movie, 2002)
···Try Seventeen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jane)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Barbara Buckley)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Paula)
(movie, 2000)
···Der Krieger und die Kaiserin
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt)
(movie, 1999)
···Downhill City
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Peggy)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mona Wendt)
(movie, 1998)
···Lola rennt
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lola)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gabrielle Becker)
(movie, 1997)
···Coming In
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Nina)
(movie, 1995)
···Nach Fünf im Urwald
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Anna)