Potente, Franka 1974–

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POTENTE, Franka 1974–

(Franke Potente)


Born July 22, 1974, in Duelmen bei Munster, Germany; daughter of Dieter (a teacher) and Hildegard (a medical assistant) Potente. Education: Studied at Otto Falckenberg School, Munich, Germany, and Lee Strasberg Institute, New York City. Avocational Interests: Playing violin and flute

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Untitled Entertainment, 331 North Maple Dr., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials for Amnesty International in Germany, 2002; appeared in print ads for Amnesty International, 2003; Berlin International Film Festival, member of jury, 2005.

Awards, Honors: Bavarian Film Award, best young actress, 1996, for Nach Funf im Urwald; Bambi Award, Film—national, 1998, Special Prize of the German Phono Academy, International Biennial for Film Music, 1999, both for Lola Rennt; Golden Lion Award nomination, best supporting actress, RTL Golden Lion Awards, 1998, Bavarian TV Award, 1998, both for Opernball; named one of European films "Shooting Stars," European Film Promotion, 1998; Audience Awards, German Film Awards, 1999, 2000, both for German actor/actress of the year; Film Award in Gold nomination, German Film Awards, outstanding individual achievement: actress, 2001, for Der Krieger und die Kaiserin.


Film Appearances:

Anna, Nach fuenf im urwald (also known as It's a Jungle Out There and After Five in the Forest Primeval), 1996.

Lily, Easy Day, 1997.

Lena, Die drei maedels von der Tankstelle (also known as Babes' Petrol), 1997.

Linda, Bin ich schoen? (also known as Am I Beautiful?), Constantin Film, 1998.

Lola, Lola Rennt (also known as Run Lola Run and Lola Runs), Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Kassiererin and cashier, Suedsee, eigene insel (also known as Our Island in the South Pacific), 1999.

Mona Wendt, Schlaraffenland (also known as $chlaraffenland and Paradise Mall), 1999.

Peggy, Downhill City, Basis-Film-Verleih, 1999.

Paula Henning, Anatomie (also known as Anatomy), Columbia, 2000.

Simone "Sissi" Schmidt, Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (also known as The Princess and the Warrior, The Warrior and the Empress, and Der Krieger + die Kaiserin), Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Barbara Buckley, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Toby's editor, Storytelling, Fine Line Features, 2001.

La mer (short), 2002.

Marie Helena Kreutz, The Bourne Identity (also known as Die Bourne Identitat), Universal, 2002.

Jane, Try Seventeen (also known as All I Want), Try Seventeen Productions, Inc., 2002.

Paula Henning, Anatomie 2 (also known as Anatomy 2), 2003.

Mia, I Love Your Work, ThinkFilm Inc., 2003.

Iris Sellin/Siri Sellin, Blueprint, 2003.

Trixie Boudain, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea, 2004.

Marie, The Bourne Supremacy (also known as Die Bourne Verschworung), Universal Pictures, 2004.

Kate, Creep, 2004.

Therese, Therese Raquin, 2005.

Annabelle, Elementarteilchen, 2005.

Tamara Burke, Che, River Road Entertainment, 2005.

Eyes of the Street, 2005.

Film Work:

Singer, Lola Rennt (also known as Run Lola Run and Lola Runs), Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Director, Der di Tollkirsche ausgraebt (short), 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mara, Zwei Bruder-In eigener sache, 1996.

Lisa Manocci, Une vie pour une autre, 1997.

Alice, Rennlauf, 1997.

Nina, Coming In, 1997.

Gabrielle, Opernball (also known as Opera Ball), 1998.

All I Want, Starz!, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002.

Copresenter, The 2004 European Film Awards, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, Zimmer frei!, 1998.

Herself, "Franka Potente und John Carpenter," Durch die Nacht mit …, 2003.

Herself, Die Johannes B. Kerner Show, 2003.

Herself, Menschen bei Maischberger, 2004.



Der di Tollkirsche ausgraebt (short), 2005.

Film Songs:

Lola Rennt (also known as Run Lola Run and Lola Runs), Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.



Interview, April, 2001, p. 60.

People Weekly, July 1, 2002, p. 62.