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Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Claim to Fame
Lola Rennt on Run Lola Run; Marie on The Bourne Identity
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Director
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Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German 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 Nach Fünf im Urwald (1995), the role of the heroine in Lola rennt (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 The Bourne Identity (2002) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and lived one year in Los Angeles. After her return to Berlin, she continues working with German and international directors.
Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts, Munich, Germany, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York
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Franka Potente (born 22 July 1974) is a German film actress and singer. She first appeared in the comedy After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995), for which she won a Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actress. Her breakthrough came in 1998, when she had the leading role in the acclaimed 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 the television film Opernball. After half a decade of critically acclaimed roles in German films, Potente went on to land the role of Barbara Buckley in Blow (2001) and as Jason Bourne's love interest in the Bourne film series.
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10 (US), 42.5 (EU), 8.5 (UK), 270 (J)
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Humble High School, Humble, TX (exchange student, one year)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Thruline Entertainment, Inc. (USA), Heppeler Agency (GER)
(2002) TV commercial for amnesty international. (Germany), Print ads for Amnesty International (2003)
www.franka-potente.org/, www.nndb.com/people/388/000159908/, www.franka-potente.org
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