Franka Potente Net Worth

Franka Potente Net Worth is
$18 Million

Franka Potente Biography

A global known Actress Franka Potente born about Monday, July 22, 1974

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameFranka Potente
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 22, 1974
Height1.74 m
ProfessionWriter, Actor, Singer
EducationLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
SpouseDerek Richardson
ChildrenPolly Richardson
ParentsDieter Potente, Hildegard Potente
SiblingsStefan Potente
AwardsMTV Europe Music Award for MTV Select - Central, German Film Award - Audience Award for Best Actor/Actress
NominationsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actress, German Film Award for Best Leading Actress, Echo Award for Music Video of the Year, Bambi - German film, European Film Audience Award for Best Actress, Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
MoviesThe Bourne Identity, Run Lola Run, The Bourne Supremacy, The Conjuring 2, Blow, The Princess and the Warrior, Romulus, My Father, I Love Your Work, All I Want, After Five in the Forest Primeval, Creep, Che: Part Two, Anatomy, Anatomy 2, Atomised, Opernball, Am I Beautiful?, Beate Uhse, Storytelling, Digging for Belladona, The Sinking of the Laconia, Downhill City, Blueprint, Shanghai, Eichmann, Schlaraffenland, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part II Vaux To The Sea, Our Island in the South Pacific, Small Lights, Baba's Song, Iceland Crime – Mystery Of Westfjord
TV ShowsCopper

Interesting Facts

1 Filming The Bourne Supremacy (2004). [November 2003]
2 (Summer 2012) Married her longtime boyfriend and father of her 1-year-old daughter Polly Derek Richardson.
3 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Polly Richardson in April 2011. Child's father is her boyfriend (now husband), Derek Richardson.
4 During the shooting of Blow (2001), she was so impressed by Johnny Depp that she always blushed in his presence.
5 She is of Sicilian descent.
6 Wrote her first book "Los Angeles - Berlin. One Year." together with her good friend, the actor Max Urlacher 2005.
7 Was director for the short movie Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt (2006) (German title) for the first time 2005. She also wrote the script.
8 Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.
9 1/16th Italian by descent. Her great-great-grandfather was an Italian roof-tiler, who stayed in Germany.
10 1998: Named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion.
11 Number 8 in 'Neon' Magazine's list of 100 most important young Germans. (Issue 1, September 2003)
12 Plays the violin and the flute.
13 Speaks fluent French, English, and German.
14 Has occasionally shaved off her hair after filming movies because she has wanted time to get her "real" hair back (as it is dyed or bleached so often for roles).
15 Disliked the strict fitness regimen and diet that were required for The Bourne Identity (2002).
16 Knows how to fence.
17 In spring 2002, she broke up with longtime boyfriend Tom Tykwer.
18 Tom Tykwer wrote Run Lola Run (1998) specifically for her, with the intention of casting her as Lola.
19 Has a brother who is three years younger and was very sick when he was born. She says she always was very jealous on the way he was cosseted and that was why she often behaved like a clown and arranged performances to get more attention, and that this was why she decided to become an actress.
20 Says she was discovered as an actress in a public restroom. She was in a bar when she noticed she was constantly stared at by some woman. She decided to leave but went to the restroom before. The woman followed her and again stared at her through the mirror. Suddenly she asked "How would you describe yourself in one sentence?". Turns out she was a casting agent.
21 Graduated from high-school (German Gymnasium) in 1994.
22 Her father is a teacher.
23 Education: Otto Falckenberg School, Munich; Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York.
24 Her last name "Potente" (pronounced Poe-ten-the) means "powerful" in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Net Worth & Salary

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) $1,000,000


1 Ever-changing hair color


1 I've published one book before, and now I'm writing a book of essays and stories about life in Tokyo. And I have one book coming out in May in Germany, about fitness.
2 I'm so uncomfortable, especially in emotional situations, having to say sentences that don't feel right. As an actor - or really, as any kind of person sensitive to it.
3 I never consciously said, 'I want to be an actor.' It sounds stupid, but it's kind of like being a painter or something. You don't say, 'From today on I'm going to be a painter.' It's not something conscious - you've just been painting pictures all your life.
4 I think actors are divided into two groups: one that wants to be an actor to become famous and rich, and the other that wants to be an actor because they have to be. I'm more in the second group.
5 I think I'm a really good partner and very sensitive to the other person's feelings. I want somebody else to be comfortable, to understand about my job, and if they want to come on a set and see me work, they always can.
6 I don't really care where I work, actually, because you know making a movie is like living in movie world. There's such a secluded world, and the director is the king ruling the country, and everybody's building this little town to speak in symbolism.
7 I just want to be able to sit on grass as long as I want to, without anybody telling me to leave. Everything is so restricted, here, in that you actually have to stand behind a line, you can't go up the Canyon and enjoy the view.
8 My background is a small town with no movie theater. So... I always pictured myself onstage. I went to acting school and learned all the skills. I left early because I did my first movie and discovered that I really loved the minimalistic work with the camera.
9 Everybody is great when things are great. It's the 'not great' stuff that matters.
10 I don't like actors who try to talk directors into making their part bigger and that's really lame.
11 I choose my work very carefully, always for the script and the director, and I don't think that's going to change. My work is like a house. It's built on very strong poles.
12 I think when I'm in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I'm really not the one that's not available because of work and I'm very sad when I actually leave.
13 I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs.
14 I said, 'Wouldn't it be great if Matt Damon's character fell in love with a girl with a real butt?' They were like, 'Yeah sure, sure - here's your personal trainer.'
15 I think working with Johnny Depp was very intimidating. It was my fault though. I mean he's a total cool nice, nice guy, but I was just so, I don't know, overpowered by his presence. Like he's a very mystic person. He's older so I never really warmed up around him. I was so stiff.
16 When I was a kid at first I wanted to own a candy shop. I guess every kid wants to - we just want to have access - free access.
17 To give somebody your time is the biggest gift you can give.


All Franka Potente pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Adolf Grimme Award Adolf Grimme Awards, Germany Outstanding Individual Achievement Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt (2006) Frank Griebe
2000 Audience Award German Film Awards German Actor/Actress of the Year
2000 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best German Actress Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (2000)
1999 Audience Award German Film Awards German Actor/Actress of the Year
1999 Special Prize of the German Phono Academy International Biennal for Film Music Lola rennt (1998) Thomas D
1998 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - National Lola rennt (1998)
1998 Bavarian TV Award Bavarian TV Awards Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television (Beste Schauspielerin - Fernsehspiel/Fernsehfilm) Opernball (1998)
1996 Bavarian Film Award Bavarian Film Awards Best Young Actress (Darstellernachwuchspreis) Nach Fünf im Urwald (1995)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best German TV Actress Beate Uhse - Das Recht auf Liebe (2011)
2008 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Television Films - Best Performance by an Actress La traque (2008)
2007 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Lead Actress Romulus, My Father (2007)
2002 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (2000)
2001 Film Award in Gold German Film Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Weibliche Hauptrolle) Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (2000)
2000 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Lola rennt (1998)
1998 Golden Lion RTL Golden Lion Awards Best Supporting Actress Opernball (1998)



American Horror Story 2012 TV Series Anne Frank Charlotte Brown
Beate Uhse - Das Recht auf Liebe 2011 TV Movie Beate Uhse
The Sinking of the Laconia 2011 TV Mini-Series Hilda
Valerie 2010 Valerie
Psych 2010 TV Series Nadia
Shanghai 2010 Leni Müller
House M.D. 2009 TV Series Lydia
Die Brücke 2008 TV Movie Elfie Bauer
The Bourne Conspiracy 2008 Video Game Marie (voice)
Che: Part Two 2008 Tania (Haydee Tamara Bunke Bider)
La traque 2008 TV Movie Beate Klarsfeld
Eichmann 2007 Vera Less
The Shield 2007 TV Series Diro Kesakhian
Romulus, My Father 2007 Christina Gaita
La mer 2006 Short
Elementarteilchen 2006 Annabelle
A Life in Suitcases 2005 Trixie Boudain
Creep 2004/I Kate
The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Marie
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea 2004 Trixie Boudain
Blueprint 2003 Iris Sellin / Siri Sellin
I Love Your Work 2003 Mia Lang
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story 2003 Trixie Boudain
Anatomie 2 2003 Paula Henning
Try Seventeen 2002 Jane
The Bourne Identity 2002 Marie
Storytelling 2001 Toby's Editor (segment "Non-Fiction")
Blow 2001 Barbara Buckley
The Princess and the Warrior 2000 Sissi
Anatomie 2000 Paula Henning
Winke und lächle! 1999 Short Susan / Stewardess
Schlaraffenland 1999 Mona Wendt
Südsee, eigene Insel 1999 Kassiererin / Cashier
Downhill City 1999 Peggy
Am I Beautiful? 1998 Linda
Run Lola Run 1998 Lola
Rennlauf 1998 TV Movie Alice
Opera Ball 1998 TV Movie Gabrielle Becker
Coming In 1997 TV Movie Nina
Une vie pour une autre 1997 TV Movie Lisa Manocci
Babes' Petrol 1997 Lena
Easy Day 1997 Short Lily
Zwei Brüder 1996 TV Series Mara
Nach Fünf im Urwald 1995 Anna
Blanco TV Movie Leslee
Muse 2017/II pre-production
Der Island-Krimi 2016 TV Series Solveig Karlsdottir
Dark Matter 2016 TV Series Chief Inspector Shaddick
The Conjuring 2 2016 Anita Gregory
The Bridge 2014 TV Series Eleanor Nacht
Copper 2012-2013 TV Series Eva Heissen


Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
House M.D. 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture 2005 performer: "Believe"
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 2002 Video performer: "Wish"
Roswell 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing at the Blue Iguana 2000 performer: "Wish" Komm Zu Mir
Run Lola Run 1998 performer: - as Franka Potenta / performer: "Wish", "Running One", "Running Two", "Running Three"


Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt 2006 Short


Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt 2006 Short

Music Department

Run Lola Run 1998 composer: theme song "I Wish" and others


World Premiere 2014 TV Series Herself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show 2003-2008 TV Series Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Harald Schmidt 2006 TV Series Herself
Beckmann 2006 TV Series Herself
Maischberger 2006 TV Series Herself
Nachtstudio 2006 TV Series Herself
Creep: Making of Creep 2005 Video documentary short Herself - 'Kate'
The 2004 European Film Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor
The Bourne Supremacy: Keeping It Real 2004 Video short Herself
The Bourne Supremacy: On the Move with Jason Bourne 2004 Video short Herself
Im freien Fall - Tom Tykwer und das Kino 2004 Documentary Herself
The Bourne Identity: From Identity to Supremacy - Jason and Marie 2004 Video short Herself
The Bourne Supremacy: The Bourne Diagnosis (Part 2) 2004 Video short Herself
Menschen bei Maischberger 2004 TV Series Herself
Durch die Nacht mit... 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The Bourne Identity: The Birth of 'The Bourne Identity' 2003 Video short Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002 TV Series Herself
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996-2000 TV Series Herself
Zimmer frei! 1998 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Lola
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Herself
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 Marie (uncredited)
The Bourne Identity: Access Granted - Co-Writer Tony Gilroy 2004 Video short Marie
The Bourne Identity: Cloak and Dagger: Covert Ops 2004 Video short Marie
The Bourne Identity: The Bourne Diagnosis 2004 Video short Marie
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary

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