Franka Potente - Updated Jul 2024

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Munster, Germany
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Munster, Germany

Franka Potente

Franka Potente is a well-known German Actress. Franka Potente is a famous Singer. Besides that, she is also best known for her work in TV serials and films.

Early Life and Childhood

Franka Potente was born on 22nd July 1974 in Munster, West Germany. As of Februray 2024, she is 49 years old and she holds German nationality. Likewise, she believes in Christian Religion and her zodiac sign is Cancer according to her date of birth.

Talking about her family background, Franka Potente is the daughter of Dieter Potente(Father) and Hildegard Potente(Mother). She has a sibling brother named Stefan Potente.


Franka is a graduate student. She has completed her graduation from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute with a Bachelor of Arts. She had schooling at Humble High School Otto Falckenberg School of the Performing Arts.

Franka Potente – Net Worth 2024

Franka Potente believed in hard work and earned a decent amount of money throughout her career. As of 2024, she has a net worth of $18 million.

Franka Potente – Relationship Status

Regarding her relationship status, she is a married woman. She married actor Derek Richardson in 2012. The couple has 2 children named Polly and Georgie(Daughter).

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Caption: Franka Potente was captured with her husband in one of the event show
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Besides this, she has also dated a famous director named Tom Tykwer (1998-2002). Likewise, she has dated Elijah Wood in 2003.

Franka Potente – Career and Professional Life

Franka began her career in school time where she appeared in her first ever movie named ‘Aufbruch’ in 1995. After that, she was spotted by a casting agent and appeared in the film named ‘After Five in the Forest Primeval’ as a 17-year-old girl role named Anna.

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Caption: Franka Potente was captured while giving a pose Source: QuotesGram

Similarly, the film premiered at the Hof International Film Festival in 1995 and was released in 1996 in German theaters. From this movie, she has received an award in 1996.

Likewise, in 1998 after returning to Europe she worked in German and French films where she met the director Tom Tykwer in a cafe. She played a movie as a role woman who needs to obtain  100,000 Deutsche Mark in 20 minutes to save her boyfriend’s life.

Which movie earned commercial success with US $14.5 million and also earned fame through the movie. She became one of the most successful and richest actresses in the World.

In 1999, she appeared in a small-scale drama which was directed by Hannu Salonen in a romantic comedy where people have trouble with love and identity.

International Career

However, in 2000 she appeared in the German language horror movie Anatomy in the role of a medical student. Although, the movie was a box office success in Germany grossing US $10.5 million.

Also, she appeared in the romantic drama named ‘The Princess and the Warrior’ in 2000m which was directed by Tykwer. Later in 2001, she appeared in the first English-language movie in the role of an airline stewardess who has become engaged to a cocaine smuggler.

Likewise, she has wider recognition by the audience for her performance in the movie named ‘The Bourne Identity in 2002. After her role in the movie, she started appearing in American films named ‘All I Want in 2002 and ‘I Love Your Work’ in 2003.

Additionally, in 2003 she was an appearance in the German horror sequel ‘Anatomy 2’. Also, she has taken for the second time for her role in the movie ‘The Bourne Supremacy in 2004.

Likewise, in the years 2006-2009, she made appearances in many popular movies. She played in the drama The Sinking of the Laconia in 2011. Later, she starred in BBC America’s first original scripted series named Copper.

In 2012, she had the largest debut in the network’s history. Moreover, in 2014 she starred in the FX series The Bridge as Eleanor Nacht, a ‘fixer’ for the cartel. Likewise, she has returned to the big screen in the horror sequel ‘The Conjuring 2’ as a real-life German-British.

Also, she obtained the 2 episodes of the ‘Dark Matter’ series in 2016-17.

Awards and Nomination

Franka has received many awards throughout her career. She received the Bambi Award for Best Actress in 1998 from the Run Lola Run. Likewise, she won the German Film Award for German Actress of the Year in 1999 from the Opernball.

Also, she received the Jupiter Award for Best German Actress in 2000 for The Princess and the Warrior. In 1998, she was nominated for a Bavarian TV Award for Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV.

She was nominated for a European Film Award for Best Actress in 2000 for The Princess and the Warrior. Later, in 2007 she was also nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Body Measurements

Coming to her physical appearance, she is tall of height 5ft 9 inches, and her weight is 59kg. She has a pair of Dark Brown eyes and Light Brown hair color.

Likewise, she has a body measurement of 35-26-35, her bra size is 32A, her shoe size is 10US and she has a 6US dress size.

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Caption: Franka Potente was captured in one of the movie event show
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Social Media

Moving toward her social media presence, she has 93 followers and 48 Tweets on her Twitter whose username is @FrankaPote. She has more than 2,625 followers on her Instagram username @franka_potente.

She is also active on Facebook where she has more than 5,460 followers on it.