THE BOURNE IDENTITY
FRANKA POTENTE made an impression on audiences worldwide in Tom
Tykwer's critically acclaimed Run Lola Run in 1999. Shot in real-time,
the story follows Lola as she runs through the city streets of Germany over a
breathless 20 minutes trying to scrape up $20,000 to save the life of her
boyfriend. Run Lola Run won the 1999 Audience Award at the Sundance Film
Festiveal and Best Foreign Film at the 2000 independent Spirit Awards. It was
also nominated for Best Film not in the English Language by BAFTA (British
Academy of Film & Television Arts).
Last year, Potente was seen in Ted Demme's Blow, opposite Johnny Depp
and Penelope Cruz.
In 2001, she also starred in the romantic thriller The Princess and the
Warrior, which re-teamed her with writer-director Tykwer in the story of two
Potente recently completed filming Try Seventeen opposite Elijah Wood
and Mandy Moore. Her German credits include Nach funf im Urwald (1995), Coming
In (1996), Rennlauf (1997), Opernbail (1997), Bin ich schon
(1997), Schlaraffenland (1998) and Anatomy (1999), a horror film
which was her country's highest-grossing film that year.
Born and raised in Munster, Germany, Potente attended the Otto Falckenberg
School in Munich and the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City.
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