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Overview (3)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameAnne Hampton Potts
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Annie Potts is an American film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her roles in popular 1980s films such as Ghostbusters (1984) and Pretty in Pink (1986). She made her debut on the big screen in 1978 in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer (1978), with Mark Hamill, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. In 2017 she was cast to portray Meemaw in Young Sheldon (2017), a spin-off of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007). Potts also voiced voiced Bo Peep in the animated films Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 4 (2019).

Interested in stage and film at an early age, Annie Potts attended Stephens College in Missouri, enrolling in the theater studies course, followed by graduate work in California. At the age of 20, she married her college sweetheart, Steven Hartley. Only a short time later, she and her husband were in serious automobile accident in Sumner, Washington -- their Volkswagen bus was demolished by two drivers who were drag racing. Steve lost a leg, and Annie had multiple fractures (resulting in a traumatic arthritis that still persists). Early roles were primarily in television, such as Black Market Baby (1977), but her presence moved up with an appearance in the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984), and then she hit the big time with a seven-year stint as one of the stars of Designing Women (1986). A brief period in Love & War (1992) ended with the cancellation of the show, about which she remains resentful.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com> and Pedro Borges

Family (3)

Spouse James Hayman (2 September 1990 - present)  (2 children)
B. Scott Senechal (28 February 1981 - 1989)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Greg Antonacci (21 June 1978 - 5 April 1979)  (divorced)
Steven Douglas Schwartz (26 August 1973 - June 1978)  (divorced)
Children Clay Senechal
Parents Potts (Billingslea), Dorothy Harris
Potts, Powell Grisette

Trivia (9)

Three sons: Clay Senechal (b. 1981), Doc (b. 1992), & Harry (b. 1996).
Stephens College in Missouri is the same one Joan Crawford attended in the 1920s before beginning her career as an actress.
Original choice for Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987), but dropped out to star in the TV series Designing Women (1986). Glenn Close eventually took the part.
Born at 8:30 AM (CST).
Returning to Stephens College and joining students in a production of "A Little Night Music" [December 2003]
Currently starring in the production "Diva" at the Pasadena Playhouse running January 13-February 19th, 2006 [January 2006]
Born in Nashville, but raised in Franklin, Kentucky.
Filming on Ghostbusters(1984) began on her 31st Birthday, October 28, 1983.
She has appeared in two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Ghostbusters (1984) and Toy Story (1995).

Personal Quotes (1)

[on stage actors and cell-phones in the audience] We're sensitive to how the audience is breathing. And when a phone goes off, I feel like I've been electrocuted.

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