Quick Facts of Franka Potente

  • Full Name Franka Potente
  • Net Worth$18 Million
  • Date of Birth1974 /07 /22
  • Nickname Franka
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceMünster, West Germany,[
  • EthnicityGerman
  • ProfessionActress, Singer
  • NationalityGerman
  • Active Year1995–present
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourDark Brown
  • SpouseDerek Richardson (m. 2012)
  • Height5 feet 8 inches
  • Weight54 Kg
  • Education Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts
  • Online PresenceInstagram
  • Children2
  • HoroscopeCancer

Winner of Jupiter Award for Best German Actress, Franka Potente is known for her role as Simone “Sissi” Schmidt in 2000 German drama film The Princess and the Warrior. For her role as Anna in 1995 German romantic comedy film After Five in the Forest Primeval, she was nominated for Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actress.

German Film Award for German Actress of the Year winner in 1999, Potente is a married woman and mother of two children. She is in a conjugal relationship with her spouse Derek Richardson.

Franka Potente Bio & Wiki

Franka Potente was born on 22nd July 1974 in Münster, West Germany. She is the daughter of Hildegard Potente (mother ), a medical assistant, and her father, Dieter Potente, a teacher. Further, her Italian surname originates from her great-grandfather, a Sicilian slate who immigrated to Germany during the 19th century.

Growing up in Dulmen, Franka spent her childhood along with her brother Stefan Potente who is younger than her by three years.

In addition, Franka completed her high school in Germany and spent a few months in Humble, a suburb of Houston, Texas, as an exchange student. Further, she went to a drama school in Munich – Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, to enhance her acting skills.

Who Is Franka Potente Husband?

Franka Potente is a happily married woman and mother of two children. The German actress is married to her boyfriend turned husband Derek Richardson. Her husband is an American actor known for his TV roles on Men in Trees and Anger Management.

Franka and her husband Derek met each other while appearing on an episode of House. After that, the couple began dating each other and welcomed a daughter Polly Richardson in 2011. Later in mid-2012, the lovebirds shared the wedding vows in a private ceremony.

Franka Potente and her husband Derek Richardson
Franka Potente and her husband Derek Richardson

After a year of their marriage, in 2013, the husband and wife welcomed their second daughter Georgie Richardson. Since their marriage, Franka and Derek are living a happy life and further manages to spend some quality time with their children despite having quite a busy schedule.

Further, there are no rumors of their separation since their wedding. Before getting married to Richardson, Potente was in a relationship with Tom Tykwer. The couple dated each other for five years however, they failed to continue their relationship so they broke up. Likewise, after the split with Tom, she dated NOFX band guitarist Eric Melvin for a short period of time.

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Franka Potente’s Net Worth

Franka Potente’s net worth is $18 Million as of 2019. Being active in the industry since 2000, Franka is able to collect a heavy amount of money. Further, she has played in the several hit movies and TV series which are doing good in the industry. Besides acting, she also added an extra amount through her singing career.

One of her film Run Lola Run which was made under the budget of $1.75 million collected $22.9 million in the box office. Likewise, her another film, Blow grossed $83.3 million at the box office against its production budget of $53 Million.

In Blow, she played along with Ray Liotta, Paul Reubens, and others. Similarly. Franka’s other hit movie The Bourne Supremacy earned $288.5 million against the budget of $75 Million.

Though Frank has collected a heavy amount of money, the information about her house and cars are still unknown. But observing her husband’s Instagram, we can see that they are living a lavish life. He posts several pictures with his wife enjoying the vacation in different places.

Franka Potente Tattoos

Franka Potente is fond of tattoos. She has inked several tattoos on her body. On her bicep, she made a tattoo of bird, sparrow and on her upper arm, there is a star.

Franka Potente tattoo
Franka Potente’s tattoo
Src: Pinterest

Likewise, Potente also inked a tattoo of a dragon on her upper arm.


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