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Franka Potente

Franka Potente is one of the famous German television movie Actress and Models. She made her debut on the screen in the comedy After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995) which for which she has awarded an award called the Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actress. The breakthrough for her came when she played the title character in the acclaimed action-thriller Run Lola Run, for which she received a BAMBI Award for Best Actress. Her performance received even more praise from critics and received a Bavarian Television Award nomination for her performance in the television movie Opernball (also 1998).

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Quick Info Franka Potente

Full name:Franka Potente
Occupation:Actress and Model
Years of active:1995–present
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Birthday:22 July 1974
Age Now:47–Years (Update as of October 2021)
Birthplace:Munster, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Zodiac Sign:Cancer

Besides, after an entire decade of well-received performances within German film productions, Potente began her transition to Hollywood through her performance in biographical film Blow (2001) as well as gained more recognition for her performances on The Bourne Identity (2002) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004). Potente played the revolutionary communist Tamara Bunke in Che (2008) and Anita Gregory’s psychologist in The Conjuring 2 (2016).

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Height Weight & Body Facts

Body measurements:34-26-36 inches
Bra Size:34B
Waist Size:26 inches
Hip Size:36 inches
Body Shape:Hourglass
Hourglass Body Shape
Height (approx.):In inches- 5 feet 8”
In meters- 1.74 m
In centimeters- 174 cm
Hair Color:Brown
Eye Color:Black
Skin Tone:Fair
Weight (approx.):In Kilogram- 56 kg
In pounds- 123 lbs
Tattoo:Franka Potente tattoo image
Dress Size:6 (U.S.)
Shoe Size:14 (U.S.)
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Early Life

Taliveshion actress Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in Munster, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, and raised in nearby Dülmen. Her father, Dieter Potente, is a teacher, and her mother, Hildegard, is a medical assistant. Potente’s Italian surname comes from her great-grandfather, a Sicilian slater who immigrated to Germany in the late 19th century. At 17 years old, she moved to Germany. Young, Potente spent a few months as an exchange student in Humble, a suburban area of Houston, Texas.

After graduating from High School and going to Germany, Potente enrolled at the Otto Falckenberg Performing Arts School in Munich. Potente was able to work in acting outside of school hours and was in her first film, the student film of 1995 Aufbruch.

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Franka Potente Family Photo

Family & Relatives

Father’s name:Dieter Potente
Mother’s name:Hildegard
Brothers:Will Update
Sisters:Will Update
Marital Status:Married
Husband’s name:Derek Richardson
Marriage date:2012
Boyfriend:Derek Richardson
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with her Husband

Personal Life

In April 2011, Franka Potente and her partner, American actor Derek Richardson, had Polly’s daughter. In mid-2012, they tied the knot in the privacy of a ceremony. They welcomed their second child, Georgie.

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with her Children

Education / Contact

School:Arts School in Munich
Collage / University:will Update
Phone Number:Not Published
Email Address:will Update
Home Town:Westphalia, West Germany
Official website:Will Update

Franka Potente Net Worth

Franka Potente is among the most successful movie actresses and is named the most sought-after Movie Actress. Based on our research, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Franka Potente’s net worth is around $18 million.

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Favorite Things of Franka Potente

Favorite foods:Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Stollen, and Kartoffelpuffer
Favorite color:White, Black, Red, and Blue
Favorite Actors:Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl, Klaus Kinski, and Manolo Cardona
Favorite Actress:Martina Gedeck, Barbara Sukowa, Bella Poarch, Julia Jentsch, and Loren Gray
Favorite Sports:Football
Favorite Place:The Black Forest, The Rhine Valley, Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, and Munster, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.
Favorite Animals:Horse, Cat, and Dog
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Red dress Image


After graduating from High School within Germany, Franka Potente enrolled at the Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich. Potente was able to find acting gigs outside of school hours and appeared in her debut film in the student film of 1995 Aufbruch. She played a 17-year-old girl named Anna who seeks freedom in a city is labored to leave her home with a man who is a fan of her. Her name has later discovered by a casting agent, and she made an appearance in the movie Nach Funf im Urwald (After Five in the Forest Primeval), which has directed by her former boyfriend, Hans Christian Schmid.

The film was premiered at the 1995 Hof International Film Festival and began showing in German theaters on 25 April 1996. The film won an award in 1996 called the Bavarian Film Award for Young Talent for her contribution to the film. Then she completed her final year of study in the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan. Potente was back in Europe and was a part of German in both French films. Her breakthrough was in the 1998 film Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) after meeting with director Tom Tykwer in a cafe.

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The film has specifically written to fit her character; her role as a woman who has to collect 100000 Deutsche Mark in twenty minutes to help her boyfriend escape. It has budgeted at US$1 million. This arthouse-style thriller became a substantial critical and commercial hit, earning US$14.5 million across the globe. Variety reported she was “heroic, fierce, frightened and vulnerable all at once,” and described her performance as a “smart choice.”

After her recent popularity, she appeared alongside Teemu Aromaa in Downhill City (1999), A small-scale drama by Finnish director Hannu Salonen. Then she starred as a romantic comedic character in Bin ich schon?, about people who struggle with their identity and love in Germany on 17 September 1999.

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new pic

In 2000: The horror German film Anatomy (2000), Franka Potente was a part of a medical student who got a spot at an elite Heidelberg medical school. There, she was intricate in a sinister plot carried out by an espionage Anti-Hippocratic society. It was an enormous box-office success in Germany with a gross of $10.5 million in the U.S.; and Variety wrote a review of the film said: “boasting a gutsy performance from sturdy young German star Franka (Run Lola Run), Anatomy is creepy, sometimes gruesome, widescreen fun that pushes all the right buttons.

Out-performing Scream at the local and the most significant German pic of the year so far, this is natural late night/fantasy fest fare that could become a cult item on half-inch and possibly even theatrically”. In 2000, she played the lead role on the drama romantic The Princess and the Warrior, directed by Tykwer, the Run Lola Run director. The film played a nurse in a mental hospital who, after a near-death experience, finds herself in the arms of a grieving ex-military (Benno Furmann, who was also her co-star in the film Anatomy) who relapse into a life of crime character.

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BBC Photo

Critics highly appreciated the independent film. eFilmCritic declared it was a success because Franka Potente “proves her versatility as an actress here. with a much more subdued role, but is still capable of delivering powerhouse emotional scenes” The reviews on the review site Rotten Tomatoes was: “More slow-filming than Run Lola Run, this movie nonetheless offers an intriguing storyline toward love and fate.” Potente nominates for The European Film Award and the German Film Award for Best Actress.

Franka Potente’s first role in English was as an airline stewardess engaged to cocaine drug smuggler George Jung in the biographical crime film Blow and Johnny Depp. She was an editor of the movie in the unpopular independent film Storytelling (2001), starring Leo Fitzpatrick and Selma Blair. The film began in 2001 at the Cannes Film Festival and had a limited release worldwide in various markets. The film received mixed praise; however, it made US$83.2 million in the world.

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Recent Photo

Franka Potente later received more acclaim from the public for her role as a character in The Bourne Identity (2002) which co-starred Matt Damon. In the film, she has portrayed as a European woman who becomes closer to the role of the film, which suffers from severe memory loss and tries to uncover his identity amid a secretive plot within the Central Intelligence Agency.

A positive response from the critics greeted the film’s release and has budgeted at 60 million; the film grossed USD 214 million worldwide. After her performance on the screen, She appeared in the American movie All I Want (2002), and I Love Your Work (2003), and also for Blueprint, a German film Blueprint (2003).

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The actress briefly reprised her character in her role in the German thriller Anatomy 2 (2003). She also reprised for the second time her role as a character in The Bourne Supremacy (2004) grossed US$288.5 million across the world. She was also a star in the German-English British horror film Creep as an unnamed woman locked up in the London Underground overnight, followed by a sickly-looking killer living beneath the sewers.

Although it received mixed reviews, the film made US$3.2 million in U.K. cinemas. See London reviewers wrote: “The performances are good, particularly Potente, who avoids scream queen cliches by making her character amazing unlikeable – Kate is rude and arrogant in her quick scenes, and the fact that Franka’s German is, of course, a coincidence.”

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In 2006: Franka Potente was in the German coming-of-age film Elementarteilchen (Atomised), which has based on the book Les Particules elementaires by Michel Houellebecq. Oskar Roehler produced the film. Franka also wrote and directed Der die Tollkirsche ausgrabt, an unscreened movie released in the year 2006. She then starred alongside Eric Bana and Kodi Smit-McPhee in the Australian drama film Romulus, My Father (2007), which tells the story of the struggles of a couple who have to take care of their son in the face of challenges.

The film was awarded the Australian Film Industry Award for the Best Lead Actress to recognize her performance. In May 2007, Potente featured in a three-episode, recurring storyline on The Shield, an F.X. series The Shield, where she was Diro Kesakhian, “the ruthless godmother of L.A.’s Armenian mafia.” In 2007 she appeared as Eichmann (2007), a biographical film about the interrogation of Ad Eichmann (2007), which was a biographical documentary that focuses on her interrogation with Adolf Eichmann.

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Young age photo

In Che (2008) In Che (2008), an acclaimed biopic that spans two parts of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Potente took the character of the communist revolutionary Tamara Bunke. Potente described the film as being “really epic and very emotional” during an interview in Vulture magazine. The movie premiere at the Cannes Film Festival garnered an enthusiastic critical reception, and it earned US$40.9 million in the world.

The New Yorker, pointing at Franka Potente, noted the film’s “ajor figures come and go, diverting the plot without registering much of an impact” as well as The Hollywood Reporter described her role as a “small character” and felt that the actress “seems utterly uncomfortable in every scene.” She was a part-time actress in the House television show, which had a two-part series, “Broken.”

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Awards Photo

In 2010: Potente was filming the American Neo-noir movie Shanghai in Bangkok, Thailand, with the film’s production wrapping up on 8 August 2008. The film, set within the 1930s Chinese spy culture, was launched on 9 June 2010 in China and on 2 October 2015. The film has done released in North America. Based on The Laconia incident, she was the central part of a woman who was an actor for The Sinking of the Laconia. The two-part T.V. film has first shown in January on BBC Two.

Franka Potente played the lead role in BBC America’s debut original scripted drama, Copper, as a clever Prussian businesswoman and the brothel’s madam, in the 1860s New York City during the American Civil War. The show debuted on 9 August 2012 and made the most impressive debut of the network’s history. However, the BBC announced the cancellation of the show after its conclusion. The show was then renewed again for the second season.

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Nice Pic

Franka Potente later gave a second appearance on American Horror Story: Asylum in an actress who claims to be a Holocaust diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Franka Potente. The year 2014 was the first time Potente got a part in the second season of The Bridge. F.X. shows The Bridge as Eleanor Nacht, who is the “fixer” for the cartel. She made her return for a big-screen debut for the sequel to the horror film The Conjuring two as real-life German-British parapsychologist Anita Gregory, who investigated the Enfield Poltergeist case in the last decade of the 20th century.

The Hollywood Reporter found Franka Potente’s to be “curiously sidelined for much of the action” however, with a worldwide revenue that was US$320.3 million, it came out as the most-watched Potente film. In 2016, she was offered the “calculated and determined” Chief Inspector in the second season of Dark Matter’s Canadian supernatural drama. In 2017 Franka was cast as the character for her role in the BBC period drama Taboo and Tom Hardy.

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