Franka Potente

Franka Potente

actress, director, writer

Franka Potente was born on Jul 22, 1974 in Germany. Franka Potente's big-screen debut came with Nach Fünf im Urwald directed by Hans-Christian Schmid in 1995. Franka Potente is known for Titans directed by Carol Banker, Brenton Thwaites stars as Dick Grayson and Anna Diop as Kory Anders. Franka Potente has got 10 awards and 9 nominations so far. The most recent award Franka Potente achieved is Grimme Award. The upcoming new tvshow Franka Potente plays is Echo 3 - Season 1 which will be released on Nov 23, 2022.

Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German city of Münster, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher, and raised in the nearby town of Dülmen. 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 Cours, Lola, cours (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 La mémoire dans la peau (2002) and La mort dans la peau (2004) and lived one year in Los Angeles. After her return to Berlin, she continues working with German and international directors.

  • Birthday

    Jul 22, 1974
  • Place of Birth

    Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Also known

    Франка Потенте, Franke Potente

Known For


10 wins & 9 nominations

Grimme Award
Outstanding Individual Achievement
Winner - Adolf Grimme Award
Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt (2006)
German Film Awards
German Actor/Actress of the Year
Winner - Audience Award
German Actor/Actress of the Year
Winner - Audience Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows