Franka Potente

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Franka Potente is a German film actress and singer. She was born on July 22, 1974 in Münster North Rhine-Westphalia and raised in nearby Dülmen. She first appeared in the comedy After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995) and gained critical recognition in the action thriller Lola rennt (released in English as Run Lola Run) (1998). Potente received Germany's highest film and television awards for her performances in Run Lola Run and Opernball. After half a decade of critically acclaimed roles in German films, Potente gained Hollywood's attention by playing the role of Barbara Buckley in Blow (2001) and the female lead with Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity (2002). In 2006, she starred with Eric Bana in the Australian film Romulus, My Father, for which she was nominated for an Australian Film Industry Award for Best Lead Actress. Also in 2006, she wrote and directed Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt, a silent comedy. She has also appeared in several American television series including, The Shield in 2007, House M.D. in 2009 and Psych in 2010. As of 2011, she played Hilda in a BBC drama The Sinking of the Laconia. When not working on location, Potente lives in Berlin.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1998: Lola - Lola rennt
2000: Paula - Anatomie
1995: Anna - Nach Fünf im Urwald
2003: Iris Sellin - Blueprint
2004: Kate - Creep
2000: Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt - Der Krieger und die Kaiserin
2011: Beate Uhse - Beate Uhse - das Recht auf Liebe
1999: Peggy - Downhill City
2008: Beate Klarsfeld - La traque
2010: Valerie - Valerie
2002: Marie Helena Kreutz - The Bourne Identity
2004: Marie Helene Kreutz - The Bourne Supremacy
1999: Mona Wendt - Schlaraffenland
2008: Elfie Bauer - Die Brücke
2007: Christina - Romulus, My Father
2002: Jane - Try Seventeen
2002: La mer
2017: Susan Gilard - Muse
2016: Solveig Karlsdóttir - Der Tote im Westfjord
Leslee - Blanco
2018: Julie - Between Worlds
2019: Queen Karla (voice) - Prinzessin Emmy
2009: Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider) - Che: Part Two
1997: Lena - Die drei Mädels von der Tankstelle
2007: Vera Less - Eichmann
1998: Gabrielle Becker - Opernball
1997: Nina - Coming In
2006: Annabelle - Elementarteilchen
1998: Linda - Bin ich schön?
2018: Ute - 25 km/h
2019: The Onibaba Witch - The Haunted Swordsman
2001: Barbara Buckley - Blow
2003: Paula Henning - Anatomie 2
2010: Leni Müller - Shanghai
1999: Kassiererin - Südsee, eigene Insel
2003: Mia Lang - I Love Your Work
2016: Anita Gregory - The Conjuring 2
2004: Trixie Boudain - The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea
2003: Trixie Boudain - The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

TV CREDITS:
2011: Hilda Smith - The Sinking of the Laconia
2002: The Shield
2002: Through the Night with...
2012: Eva Heissen - Copper
2011: Anne Frank / Charlotte Brown - American Horror Story
2013: Elwood Reid - The Bridge
2006: Nadia - Psych
2013: Eleanor Nacht - The Bridge
1994: Mara - Zwei Brüder
1995: The Harald Schmidt Show
2017: Helga - Taboo
2016: Solveig Karlsdottir - Der Island-Krimi
1951: herself - Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola)
1989: herself - Bayerischer Fernsehpreis (Blauer Panther)
1966: Laudatio - Goldene Kamera Verleihung
1948: herself - Bambi-Verleihung
1979: herself - Bayerischer Filmpreis
1998: Gabrielle Becker - Opernball
1996: Zimmer frei!
2004: Lydia - House
2003: Menschen bei Maischberger
1998: Die Johannes B. Kerner Show