An actress who first made an indelible mark on audiences worldwide in
RUN, LOLA, RUN, Franka Potente is now an established a respected actor
on the international film scene. Potente was most recently seen in the
German film ELEMENTARTEILCHEN. She also wrote and directed DER DIE TOLLKIRSCHE
AUSGRABT. Both films were received with critical acclaim at the 2006 Berlin
Potentes breakout English language film was THE BOURNE SUPREMACY. Directed by Paul Greengrass, she reprises her role of Marie, opposite Matt Damons Jason Bourne character. Previously, Franka was seen in Doug Limans blockbuster, THE BOURNE IDENTITY opposite Matt Damon.
Other recent films include, Adam Goldbergs I LOVE YOUR WORK, with Christina Ricci and Giovanni Ribisi, TRY SEVENTEEN, with Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore and a cameo in Todd Solondz STORYTELLING.
In 2001, she starred in New Line Cinemas BLOW, directed by Ted Demme. Potente played the love of George Jungs life (Johnny Depp), the U.S. connection to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The film also starred Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta, and James Gandolfini.
Other films include the German sci-fi film BLUEPRINT directed by Rolf Schubl and Peter Greenaways trilogy THE TULSE LUPER SUITCASES. In 2001, Potente starred in the romantic thriller, THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR, which re-teamed her with writer-director Tom Tykwer. Potentes additional German credits include the feature films, SCHLARAFFENLAND (PARADISE) (1998), BIN ICH SCHON (AM I BEAUTIFUL?) (1997), EASY DAY (1997), and NACH FUNF IM URWALD (ITS A JUNGLE OUT THERE) (1995), as well as the television productions, DOWNHILL CITY (1999), RENNLAUF (1997), OPERNBALL (OPERA BALL) (1997), and COMING IN (1996).