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Franka Potente Biography

Birth Place:
Munster, Germany

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


  • 2007Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Lead Actress: nominated
  • 2001Deutscher Filmpreis-Best Actress: nominated