Franka Potente

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 Film Festival.

Potente’s breakout English language film was THE BOURNE SUPREMACY. Directed by Paul Greengrass, she reprises her role of ‘Marie,’ opposite Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne character. Previously, Franka was seen in Doug Liman’s blockbuster, THE BOURNE IDENTITY opposite Matt Damon.

Other recent films include, Adam Goldberg’s 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 Cinema’s BLOW, directed by Ted Demme. Potente played the love of George Jung’s 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 Greenaway’s 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. Potente’s 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 (IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE) (1995), as well as the television productions, DOWNHILL CITY (1999), RENNLAUF (1997), OPERNBALL (OPERA BALL) (1997), and COMING IN (1996).

Richard Roxburgh