Franka Potente

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  • Birth Place: Munster, Germany
  • 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
  • 2001, Deutscher Filmpreis — Best Actress: Nominee


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


  • Birth Place: Munster, Germany
  • Profession: Actor