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Franka Potente

Born Jul 22, 1974

Franka Potente is a German film actress and singer. She first appeared in the comedy After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995) and gained critical recognition in the 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 Opernball.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Franka Potente.


1974 Birth Born on July 22, 1974.


1995 20 Years Old After finishing high school in Germany, Potente enrolled at the Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich. Potente took acting jobs outside school time and appeared in her first movie in the 1995 student film Aufbruch. … Read More
1996 21 Years Old She received the 1996 Bavarian Film Prize for Young Talent for her work in this film. … Read More
1998 23 Years Old Potente was in a romantic relationship with director Tom Tykwer from 1998 until January 2003.
2001 26 Years Old Potente's first English-language role was that of film editor in Storytelling in 2001. … Read More


2006 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, she starred with Eric Bana in the Australian film Romulus, My Father, for which she was nominated for an Australian Film Industry Award for Best Lead Actress.
2007 32 Years Old Starting on May 22, 2007, Potente had a three-episode recurring role in the FX drama The Shield, where she played Diro Kesakhian, "the ruthless godmother of L.A.'s Armenian mafia".
2008 33 Years Old In 2008, she was engaged to an American businessman; however, in September 2009, the couple separated and the engagement was called off.
2009 34 Years Old In 2009, she appeared in the House television series two-part episode "Broken".
2011 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2011, she played Hilda in a BBC drama The Sinking of the Laconia. … Read More
2012 37 Years Old In summer 2012 she secretly married American actor Derek Richardson. … Read More
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