Potente first came to wide notice in germany as the title character in lola rennt run lola run! Potente starred in 's first original scripted series, , as a shrewd Prussian businesswoman and the madam of a brothel, in 1860s during the.
After a notable debut in Nach Fünf im Urwald 1995 , the role of the heroine in Run Lola Run 1998 , directed by her then longtime companion Tom Tykwer was her national breakthrough.
She played the role of a 17-year-old girl named Anna who, in search of freedom in an urban environment, runs away from home with a boy who has a crush on her.
She subsequently finished her last year of training at the in.