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Franka Potente

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Birth Place: Munster, Germany

Birthday: July 22, 1974, Cancer

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Grew up in Germany, but spent a year as an exchange student at a high school in Texas.
  • Studied acting in Germany at the Otto Falckenberg School and in the United States at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
  • Was discovered by a casting agent at a bar in Germany in 1996.
  • Shaved her head after completing work on one of the Bourne films.
  • Is a former vegetarian.


  • 2007, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actress: Nominee


  • Hildegard — Mother
  • Dieter — Father
  • Tom Tykwer — Ex-significant Other
  • Stefan — Brother
  • Derek Richardson — Husband
  • Elijah Wood — Ex-significant Other