Franka Potente
Franka Potente
Real Name/Full Name Franka Potente
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Franka Potente
Birth Place: Munster, West Germany
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 July 1974
Age/How Old: 49 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 174 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 59 Kg
In Pounds – 130 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Dieter Potente
Mother – Hildegard Potente
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: German
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Derek Richardson
Kids/Children Name: Polly and Georgia
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Franka Potente is a German actress born on 22 July 1974. She has been in her career since 1995, with her first appearance being in After Five in the Forest Primeval” in 1995. Her role led her to be awarded the Bavarian Film Award in the category of Best Young Actress. However, she got her breakthrough in 1998 after her portrayal in the action thriller “Run Lola Run,” which made her win BAMBI Award as Best Actress. Over the years, she has played many other major roles in different films.

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Biography and Early Life

Franka Potente was brought on this world on 22 July 1974 in Munster, West Germany. She is the daughter of Hildegard, who worked as a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher. She has an Italian surname from her great-grandfather, who has migrated to Germany during the 19th century.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Franka Potente in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Franka Potente’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024 having been born on 22 July 1974. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 174 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 130 lbs in Pound and 59 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Blonde.


Concerning her educational background, she is actually a graduate. She has not disclosed much concerning her early education, but when she was 17 years, she spent few months at Humble as an exchange student. After graduating from high school, she joined Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts.

She regularly took acting jobs while not in school and made her first acting job was in the film Äufbruch” in 1995. It is while here she was spotted by the casting agent and was offered a chance to play n another film, “Nach Funf in Urwaid”  (After Five in the Forest Primeval). The film was directed by her then-boyfriend named Hans Christian Schmid.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Franka Potente With Husband Derek Richardson
Franka Potente With Husband Derek Richardson

Before she got married, Potente was dating Hans Christian Schmid during her college days. She met and started dating Dereck Richardson, who is also an actor. In 2011, they welcomed their first daughter, Polly, before they even got married. They walked down the aisle in mid-2012 in a private ceremony. Their second daughter, Georgie, was born in 2013.

Is Franka Potente Lesbian?

No. she has a straightforward sexual orientation and has never had any rumors of being either lesbian or gay. She has had several relationships in the past and later got married to her better half, Dereck Richardson.

Professional Career

Franka landed her first major role in the film “After Five in the Forest Primeval” in 1995 as Anna. She got her breakthrough in 1998 when she appeared in “Lola Rennt” (Run Lola Run). The role was offered to her by director Tom Tykwer after meeting him in a café. She continued to be successful in her acting, and in 1999, she landed another role in “Downhill City” opposite Teemu Aromaa, a film directed by Hannu Salonen.

By the beginning of 2000, she appeared in the horror film “Anatomy” as a medical student who wins a place at Heidelberg medical school. In the film, she uncovers a conspiracy about a secret by the Anti-Hippocratic Society.

She starred in another role in the romantic drama series “The Princess and the Warrior,” directed by her director at Run Lola Run, Tykwer. In 2001, she starred in “Storytelling” alongside Leo Fitzpatrick and Selma Blair, followed by the American film “All I Want” in 2002 and then “I Love You Work” and “Blueprint” in 2003. She appeared in another American film, “Shanghai” in 2008.

She played another leading role in the drama “The Sinking of the Laconia” in 2011 premiered from January 2011 on BBC Two. She starred as Shrewd Prussian, a businesswoman in America’s scripted series “Copper.” The series premiered on 9 August 2012. She appeared in two episodes of “American Horror Story: Asylum” as Anne Frank. She landed a role from the second season of the FX series “The Bridge” in 2014. Among the many films she has appeared in, she had a supporting role in the BBC drama series, “Taboo” opposite Tom Hardy.


Franka has been the recipient of numerous films. Her first award was from her role in “After Five in the Forest Primeval.” She received the Bavarian Film Award as the Best Young Actress. She then received Bambi Award for her second film, “Run Lola Run.” She has also won other awards, including Berlin International Film Festival, the German Film Award, and Jupiter Award. She has also received numerous nominations, including the Bavarian TV Award, European Film Award, German Film Award, and also Australian Film Institute Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Franka Potente in 2024

Franka Potente Net Worth
Franka Potente Net Worth

As of 2024, Potente has an estimated net worth of $20 million. She has acquired this huge amount from her actress career, which she has done for years now.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She has an Asian Dragon tattoo on her body.
  • She usually smokes but occasionally.

Franka Potente has had an interesting career journey, and this has always carried her name high. She has appeared in an uncountable number of films and television series, and everyone can see how successful she has become. She is indeed a very hardworking lady destined for greatness even in the coming years.


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