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Franka Potente

Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German town of Dülmen, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher. After her graduation in 1994, she went to the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon broke off to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. After a notable debut in Dans la forêt vierge après cinq heures (1995), the role of the heroine in Run Lola Run (1998), directed by her then longtime companion Tom Tykwer was her national breakthrough. After some other successful movies in Germany, she starred in several Hollywood productions, most prominently The Bourne Identity (2002) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and lived one year in Los Angeles. After her return to Berlin, she continues working with German and international directors.

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Jul 22, 1974 In Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
Latest Project:
Series The Bridge 2013

8 wins & 8 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Copper
Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of Psych
Poster of The Shield
The Bridge Eleanor Nacht 12 episodes, 2014 2013
The Sinking of the Laconia Hilda 2 episodes, 2011 2012-06-28
Copper Eva Heissen 22 episodes, 2012-2013 2012-08-06
American Horror Story Unknown 2011-10-05
Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
House Unknown 2004-11-16
The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Roswell Unknown 1999-10-06
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25