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- Franka Potente
- Münster North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
- Running Playing Violin
- Athletic Hot German Babe
Franka Potente Introduction
Potente is best known as playing that one chick with the really red hair in Run Lola Run. She’s famous because she was in the movie Blow, and the Bourne Identity.
Franka Potente Life Story
Potente was born and raised in Germany. She spent her last year of high school, at age 17, as an exchange student in Humble, Texas at Humble High School, where she loved to go to dances and sketch her classmates, and get stared at by a bunch of hicks.
Potente has worked on many German and French films. She was cast as the lead in the film Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) after meeting the director, Tom Tykwer, in a café. The part was written for her and although the film was a small-budget, art house film production, it was a big success in Europe. She also sang the main songs used in the film. She made several more German language films, including the horror film, Anatomy and the romantic thriller, The Princess and the Warrior. Her first film in English was Storytelling in 2001, as the narrator. This was followed by a role in Blow, opposite Johnny Depp, and the female lead in The Bourne Identity, with Matt Damon, which she later reprised in The Bourne Supremacy. She has written and directed Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt, a silent comedy.
Starting on May 22, 2007, Potente had a three-episode recurring role in FX drama The Shield, where she played Diro Kesakhian, the ruthless Godmother of LA's Armenian Mafia.