Franka Potente net worth, career, husband, kids, wiki/bio, education.

Franka Potente is a German actress, singer, and songwriter. She first gained international recognition for her starring role in the 1998 film “Run Lola Run,” directed by Tom Tykwer. In the film, she portrayed the title character Lola, a young woman who races against time to save her boyfriend’s life. Potente received widespread acclaim for her performance, and the film became a cult hit and helped to launch her career. In this article, we will bring everything to know about her including her net worth.

Early Life:

Franka Potente was born on July 22, 1974 in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is the daughter of Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher, raised in a Catholic family and grew up in the nearby town of Dülmen.

Franka Potente

Potente was interested in acting from an early age and began performing in local theater productions while still in school. After completing her education, she attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), where she studied acting.

After graduating, Potente began her career by appearing in various German television shows and films. She also appeared in several German-language stage productions and acted in various independent films.


Potente has appeared in a number of films and television shows in Germany and the United States. She began her career in the early 1990s and gained international recognition for her role as Barbara Buckley in the critically acclaimed crime thriller film “Run Lola Run” (1998), for which she won a Bambi award for Best Actress.

In the early 2000s, Potente began to make a name for herself in Hollywood, with roles in films such as “The Bourne Identity” (2002), in which she played the character Marie Kreutz opposite Matt Damon, and “Blow” (2001), in which she played the wife of Johnny Depp’s character. She also had supporting roles in films like “Anatomie” (2000), “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004), “American Horror Story” (2012), “The Conjuring” (2016).

Potente also appeared in a number of television shows, including “Tatort” (1990-1994) and “Küstenwache” (1995-1997) in Germany, as well as “The Bridge” (2013-2014) in the United States.

In addition to her acting career, Potente is also a talented singer and has released two albums, “Franka Potente” (2001) and “Souvenirs” (2003).

In her stage career, Potente appeared in a number of stage productions, particularly in Germany, including “Kalt ist der Abendhauch” (1993), “Cinderella” (1998), “Summertime” (1999), and “Lulu” (2006).

Potente work on film and television continues with many projects in process and is expected to be released in the near future.

Net Worth:

As a successful actress and singer, Franka Potente has earned a significant amount of money throughout her career. Her international recognition and being part of some of the most successful movies and series in the world helped her in the cause accumulating a substantial amount of wealth. As of now, Potente has a net worth of $8 Million.

Personal Life:

Franka Potente is married to American actor Derek Richardson. The pair exchanged wedding vows in 2012 in a private ceremony. Before marriage, they were in a relationship for three years starting in 2009. And had the birth of their first child Polly Richardson in 2011. After marriage, Potente was conceived with her second child Polly Richardson.

Franka Potente and her husband Derek Richardson

Interesting Facts:

  1. Franka Potente began her career as a stage actress, performing in various theater productions in Germany before transitioning to film and television.
  2. She learned to speak English for her role in The Bourne Identity, which was filmed in the United States.
  3. Potente is fluent in German, English, and French.
  4. Potente is also known for her philanthropic work, particularly with refugees and immigrants, and has also supported various other humanitarian organizations.
  5. Potente is well-traveled, she has lived in different countries during her life, including France, the United States, and Australia, and has been known to take extended breaks between projects to explore new places and cultures.
  6. Potente has a standing height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.74 m)

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