Franka Potente Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Career, and Claws

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Franka Potente Biography

A native of  Münster, Germany, Franka is a famous German actress. She first emerged in the comedy film After Five in the Forest Primeval, for which she won a Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actress. 

Franka Potente Age

Potente is 47years old as of 2021. She was born on 22 July 1974 in Münster, Germany. She celebrates her birthday on 22 July every year.

Franka Potente Height

Potente stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.74 m) tall and weighs 59 kg (130 lbs).

Franka Potente Education

After finishing high school in Germany, Potente enlisted at the Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich.

Franka Potente Family

Potente was born in Münster, West Germany, and raised in nearby Dülmen. Her father, Dieter Potente, is a teacher and her mother, Hildegard, is a medical assistant. She has a brother Stefan Potente, her sister’s name is Under review.

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Franka Potente Husband

Potente is happily married to her Husband Derek Richardson. The happy couples married in 2012 and they were blessed with a daughter  Polly Richardson.

Franka Potente Net Worth

Potente has an estimated net worth of  $18 million dollars.

Franka Potente Career

After completing high school in Germany, Potente enlisted at the Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich. She took interim jobs outside school time and emerged in her first movie in the 1995 student film Aufbruch. She was then stained by a casting agent and occurred in the film Nach Fünf im Urwald (After Five in the Forest Primeval), produced by her then-boyfriend, Hans Christian Schmid.

She played the role of a 17-year-old girl named Anna who, in search of freedom in urban surroundings, runs away from home with a boy who has a crush on her. The film premiered at the 1995 Hof International Film Festival and opened in German theaters on 25 April 1996. She acquired the 1996 Bavarian Film Award for Young Talent for her work in this film. She later completed her last year of training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan.

However, she returned to Europe and worked in German and French films; her breakthrough came with 1998’s Lola rennt (Run Lola Run) after meeting the director, Tom Tykwer, in a café. Specially written for her persona, her role was that of a woman who needs to obtain 100,000 Deutsche Mark in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend’s life.

Budgeted at US$1 million, the arthouse thriller was a crucial retail success, grossing US$14.5 million worldwide. Variety wrote that her performance was “heroic, fierce, frightened and vulnerable all at once”, while eFilmCritic.com called her casting a “smart choice” Following her newfound success, she starred opposite Teemu Aromaa in Downhill City (1999), a small-scale drama directed by Finnish director Hannu Salonen, and in the romantic comedy Bin ich schön?, about people having a crisis with love and identity, which was discharged on 17 September 1999 in Germany.

Franka Potente Movies

  • Run Lola Run 1998
  • The Bourne Identity 2002
  • The Bourne Supremacy 2004
  • Blow 2001
  • Anatomy 2000
  • Jason Bourne 2016
  • Creep 2004
  • Between Worlds 2018
  • Home 2020
  • The Princess and the Warrior 2000
  • The Conjuring 2 2016
  • Five in the Forest Primeval 1995
  • All I Want 2002
  • Blueprint 2003
  • Romulus, My Father 2007
  • Che: Part Two 2008
  • km/h 2018
  • The Sinking of the Laconia 2011
  • Che: Part One 2008
  • Am I Beautiful? 1998
  • Shantaram
  • Shanghai 2010
  • Die Brücke 2008
  • Beate Uhse 2011
  • Princess Emmy 2019
  • The Mystery of the Westfjord
  • Digging for Belladona 2006
  • Love Your Work 2005
  • Der Island- Krimi: Tod der Elfenfrau 2016
  • Opernball 1998
  • Die drei Mädels von der Tankstelle 1997
  • Pope Joan 2009
  • Small Lights 2010
  • Manhunt 2008
  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part II Vaux To The Sea 2004
  • The Haunted Swordsman 2019
  • 2001
  • Downhill City 1999
  • Une vie pour une autre
  • Coming In
  • Rennlauf
  • No Way Jose 2015
  • A Life in Suitcases 2005
  • Winke und lächle!

Franka Potente Tv Shows

  • Taboo 2017
  • Iceland Murders Since 2016
  • The Sinking of the Laconia 2011
  • The Bridge 2013 – 2014
  • Copper 2012 – 2013
  • Psych 2006 – 2014
  • Claws 2017 – 2022
  • All I Want for January Since 2013
  • Krucjata
  • Opernball Since 1998
  • Bourne
  • Der Opernball Since 1998
  • Die Bourne- Identität

Franka Potente Claws

Potente is an actress who portrays the role of recurring character Zlata Ostrovsky in Season Two of Claws.

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