Franka Potente Biography


Franka Potente

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Birth Name: Franka Potente
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Germany
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age: 43 Years
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Winner of Adolf Grimme Awards, Germany for Outstanding Individual Achievement, Franka Potente is an actress from Germany. She is famous for starring the role of Anna in a German romantic comedy film After Five in the Forest Primeval. Five feet and nine inches tall, Franka Potente was born in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in the mid 1970s. She was born to Hildegard and Dieter Potente. She was born and raised in a middle class family.

From 1998, Franka began her romantic love affairs with Tom Tykwer. Tom Tykwer is a director. They dated each other as a loving partner for several years. This love life was called off with the start of 2003. She also dated Eric Melvin for several months.

Franka has also been daring Derek Richardson since a long time. Derek Richardson is an actor. He is famous for starring the role of Harry Dunne in an American comedy film Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. In the early 2011, they welcomed a daughter named Polly. They got married in 2012. Her nationality is German and she has mixed ethnicity.

At the age of 17, Franka was in Humble as an exchange student. With the completion of her high school graduation, she joined Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts. While she was still enrolled there, she appeared in her first movie named Aufbruch in 1995. That year she also starred the role of Anna in a German romantic comedy film After Five in the Forest Primeval. In 1997, she appeared in the TV film Coming In. At the end of 1990s, she starred in the movies like Run Lola Run, Bin ich schön, Paradise Mall and so on. She loves tattoos. For her role in The Bourne Supremacy, she earned the salary of $1,000,000 in 2004. Her net worth is $18 million dollars.

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Born in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia

1974 22nd of July

Five feet and nine inches tall, Franka Potente was born in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in the mid 1970s. She was born to Hildegard and Dieter Potente. She was born and raised in a middle class family.

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Graduated from German Gymnasium

1994

At the age of 17, Franka was in Humble as an exchange student. She completed her high school graduation from German Gymnasium in 1994. With the completion of her high school graduation, she joined Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts.

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Began her acting career

1995

While she was still enrolled at Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts, she appeared in her first movie named Aufbruch in 1995. That year she also starred the role of Anna in a German romantic comedy film After Five in the Forest Primeval.

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Appeared in the TV movie, Coming In

1997

In 1997, she appeared in the TV film Coming In. Next year she played the role of Gabrielle Becker in the movie Cornball. At the end of 1990s, she starred in the movies like Run Lola Run, Bin ich schön, Paradise Mall and so on.

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Released the single, Believe

1998

Besides being known as an actress, she is also a talented singer. At the end of 1990s, she released the single Believe. That year she also released the single under the title Wish (Komm zu mir). In 2001, she released Fly With Me.

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Dated Tom Tykwer

1998

From 1998, Franka began her romantic love affairs with Tom Tykwer. Tom Tykwer is a director. They dated each other as a loving partner for several years. This love life was called off with the start of 2003. She also dated Eric Melvin for several months.

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Won Bavarian TV Awards

1998

She has also once been honored with Bavarian TV Awards and that was in 1998. She won this award that year for Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television (Beste Schauspielerin - Fernsehspiel/Fernsehfilm). In 2008, she also won her first Adolf Grimme Awards, Germany.

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Won German Film Awards

1999

In 1999, she got nominated in German Film Awards for the first time in her life. She got nominated in this award that year for German Actor/Actress of the Year. She was also honored with this award that year.

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Won Jupiter Award

2000

She is also famous for starring the role of Simone "Sissi" Schmidt in the movie The Princess and the Warrior. For this role, she got her first nomination in Jupiter Award in 2000 and she won this award that year for Best German Actress.

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First child, Polly Richardson

2011 of April

She became mother for the first time in her life in the early 2011. She and her loving partner Tom Tykwer welcomed their first child together in April and that time it was a daughter and they named her Polly Richardson.

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Married to Derek Richardson

2012

Franka has also been dating Derek Richardson since a long time. Derek Richardson is an actor. He is famous for starring the role of Harry Dunne in an American comedy film Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. In the early 2011, they welcomed a daughter named Polly. They got married in 2012

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Second child, Georgie Richardson

2013

She became mother for the second time in her life 2013. She and her loving husband Tom Tykwer welcomed their second child together that year and that time it was also a daughter and they named her Georgie Richardson.

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Appeared in the movie, The Conjuring 2

2016

Franka Potente is an actress from Germany. In 2016, she starred the role of Anita Gregory in an American supernatural horror film The Conjuring 2. That year she also played the role of Helga British-American drama television miniseries Taboo.

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