Franka Potente Net Worth

March 18, 2024
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Franka Potente was born on the 22nd July 1974 in Münster, the West Germany, and is an actress and singer. She made her debut in the film “After Five in the Forest Primeval” (1995) and gained more recognition after starring in “Run, Lola, Run” (1998) – the biggest awards received in her country were thanks to that film, and the television film “Opernball” (1998). After five years of a successful career in the German cinema, Potente landed roles in the USA in Blow (2001) and as a co-star in the “Bourne Saga” (2002 – 2004). Potente has been active in the entertainment industry since 1995.

How much is the net worth of Franka Potente? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth is equal to $18 million, as of the data given in the middle of 2017. Acting is the main source of Potente’s net worth.

Franka Potente Net Worth $18 Million

To begin with, the eldest of three siblings, Potente grew up near the city of Dülmen. Her Italian surname comes from her great-grandfather, a Sicilian slater. At the age of 17, she studied a couple of months as an exchange student in Humble, Texas, USA, then after finishing high school in Germany, Potente studied at the Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich.

Potente got jobs as an actress out of school, and in 1995 made her first appearance on screen in a student film called “Aufbruch”. She was later discovered by a casting agent, and worked on the film “After Five in the Forest Primeval” (1995), directed by her boyfriend at the time, Hans Christian Schmid. For her work in that film Franka received the Bavarian Film Award as the Best Young Actress. The same year, she completed her final year of training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, then returned to Europe and worked in German and French films. She was chosen to star in “Run, Lola, Run” (1998) after meeting the director, Tom Tykwer, at a café. The scripot was written for her, and although it was a low budget production, it ended up being popular in Europe and the rest of the world – the actress also sang in the soundtrack of the film.

She continued to work in German films, including the horror film “Anatomy” (2000) and the thriller “The Princess and the Warrior” (2000). Her first English-speaking character was in “Storytelling” (2001), and continued with “Blow” (2001) starring next to Johnny Depp, and was the female protagonist in “The Bourne Identity” (2002) next to Matt Damon. In 2006, she co-starred with Eric Bana in the Australian film “Romulus, My Father”, for which she was nominated for an AFI Award for the Best Actress. Also in 2006, she wrote and directed “Der die Tollkirsche Ausgräbt”, a silent comedy. In 2007, she played Vera Less in the biographical film “Eichmann” by Robert Young. She has also guest starred in the American series “House” (2009) and “Psych” (2010). Recently, she starred in the horror film “The Conjuring 2” (2016) by James Wan.

Finally, in the personal life of Franka Potente, she had a romantic relationship with director Tom Tykwer from 1998 to 2003. In 2008, she became engaged to an American businessman, but in 2009 the couple separated. In 2011, she gave birth to a girl, and in 2012 she married the father, actor Derek Richardson; they had another daughter in 2013.

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