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Franka Potente

Franka Potente played roles in several German films before she gained worldwide recognition for her title role in Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run, which won an Audience Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Foreign Film award at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2000. She took on the role of Marie Helena Kreutz opposite Matt Damon in Universal's The Bourne Identity in 2002. During that year, Potente starred with Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore in Try Seventeen. Potente was seen in Ted Demme's Blow, opposite Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, and she also starred in the romantic thriller The Princess and the Warrior, which re-teamed her with writer/director Tykwer in the story of two outlaw lovers. In addition, Potente recently finished shooting Christopher Smith's Creep and has signed on to play a revolutionary in Che, a biopic about Che Guevara, which will team her up with Benicio Del Toro, Benjamin Bratt and Ryan Gosling.

Potente, who was born in Münster, Germany, moved to Munich in 1974 to study drama at the Otto Falkenberg School and also studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York.


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Franka Potente Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayJuly 22, 1974 (43)
SignCancer
BirthplaceMunster, Germany
Height5' 8½" (1m74)  How tall is Franka Potente compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Conjuring 2
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
Blow
The Bourne Classified Collection
Shanghai
Run Lola Run
Conjuring 2
The Bourne Ultimate Collection
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