Anne Hampton Potts is an American film, TV and stage actress. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Annie Potts is known for the part she played in 1980s films such as Ghostbusters (1984) and Pretty in Pink (1986). She made her debut in the 1978 comedy film Corvette Summer, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Here is her biography.
Full Name: Anne Hampton Potts
Date of Birth: October 28, 1952
Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Education: Franklin-Simpson High School and Stephens College
Occupation: American Film, TV and Stage Actress
Years active: 1977–present
Board member: Stephens College
Spouse(s): Steven Hartley (m. 1973; div. 1978)
Greg Antonacci (m. 1978; div. 1980)
B. Scott Senechal (m. 1981; div. 1989)
James Hayman (m. 1990)
Height: 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Annie Potts was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 28 1952. Her parents are Dorothy Harris (nee Billingslea) and Powell Grisette Potts. Annie Potts has two older sisters, Mary Eleanor (Potts) Hovious and Elizabeth Grissette (“Dollie”) Potts. She grew up with her family in Franklin, Kentucky.
Annie Potts graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School in Franklin, Kentucky, in 1970. She also attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre.
Annie Potts was interested in stage and films at an early age. She had a wide variety of prominent roles in both television and film. She made her debut on the big screen in 1978 in the comedy film Corvette Summer with Mark Hamill. In 1980, Annie Potts played Edith Bedelmeyer in Goodtime Girls. Annie Potts also played a supporting role in the Ghostbusters film series and then achieved fame as pragmatic interior designer Mary Jo Shively on the CBS television sitcom Designing Women (1986–1993).
She also featured as Mary Elizabeth M.E in Any Day Now, Sophie Devere NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage. She featured in the film version of McMurtry’s Texasville, a sequel to The Last Picture Show GCB.
The American actress had a recurring role on Foster(2013-2018); Potts starred a leading role in the 2012 Hallmark Channel original musical movie The Music Teacher, a high-school music teacher who is on the verge of losing her beloved school music program because of district budget cuts. From 2017 till the present, Anne Potts has been a series regular on the CBS sitcom Young Sheldon as Connie “Meemaw” Tucker.
In 1973, Potts married her college sweetheart, Steven Hartley. Shortly after their marriage, the two were involved in a serious automobile accident. Steve lost a leg to the accident while Potts suffered from multiple fractures. They got divorced in 1978. That same year, Potts married Greg Antonacci; their marriage lasted for just a year. She also married Scott Senechal in 1981. Potts and her husband Scott Senechal both had a son, Clay, together before they divorced in 1989.
Annie Potts is now married to James Hayman. They have two sons, James and Harry. She also has a grandson, Cassius. Cassius was born on July 12, 2021.
Annie Potts has a net worth of $10 million. The actress earnings come from her acting career.
1979: Annie Potts was selected for a Golden Globe Award for the role she played in Corvette Summer.
1982: she won Genie Awards for her role in Heartaches as Best Performance by a Foreign Actress
1994: Potts was selected for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Dana Palladino on Love & War (1993–1995).
1978: Corvette Summer as Vanessa
1978: King of the Gypsies as Persa
1981 Heartaches as Bonnie Howard
1984 Ghostbusters as Janine Melnitz
1984: Crimes of Passion as Amy Grady
1986: Pretty in Pink as Iona
1986: Jumpin’ Jack Flash as Liz Carlson
1988: Pass the Ammo as Darla Porter
1989: Who’s Harry Crumb? as Helen Downing
and in Ghostbusters II as Janine Melnitz
1990 :Texasville as Karla Jackson
1992: Breaking the Rules Mary Klinglitch
1995: Toy Story as Bo Peep( Voice role)
1999: Toy Story 2
2004: and Elvis Has Left the Building Shirl
2007: The Sunday Man Mrs Culp
2014: Chu and Blossom Aunt Harley
2015: As Good As You Dr Laura Berg
2016:Ghostbusters as Vanessa and in All At Once as Ginny Maxwell
2017: Humor Me as Dee
2018: Happy Anniversary as Diane
2019: Toy Story 4 as Bo Peep
2021 : Arlo the Alligator Boy as Edmée
2021: Ghostbusters: Afterlife as Janine Melnitz
1986–1993: Designing Women as Mary Jo Shively /Mary Jo Jackson
1987: CBS Schoolbreak Special as Kathy Sanders and Amazing Stories as Mrs Bev Binford (voice)
1993–1995 : Love & War as Dana Palladino
1995: Her Deadly Rival as Kris Lansford
1996–1997: Dangerous Minds LouAnne Johnson
1997: Over the Top as Hadley Martin
1998: Hercules Syrinx the Muse (voice)
1998–2002: Any Day Now as Mary Elizabeth Sims
1999: Johnny Bravo as Wrangler (voice)
2003: Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story as Julie Posey
2004: Huff as Doris Johnson
2004–2005: Joan of Arcadia as Lieutenant Lucy Preston
2005: Close to Home as Dr Marla Dodds
2005–2009: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Sophie Devere
2007: Men in Trees as Mary Alice O’Donnell and Ugly Betty as Linda
2008: Boston Legal as Joy Espenson
2008: Queen Sized as Joan Baker
2009: Two and a Half Men as Lenore
2010: Marry Me as Vivienne Carter and Freshman Father as Kathy Patton
2011: Five as Charlotte’s Mom
2012: GCB as Gigi Stopper, The Music Teacher, Fish Hooks as Nurse Fishington (voice) and Animal Practice as Virginia Coleman
2013–2018: The Fosters as Sharon Elkin
2013: Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja as Tawny Zingwald (voice) and Grey’s Anatomy as Joyce
2014: Instant Mom as Roberta Montgomery and in Young & Hungry as Donna Kaminski (voice)
2015: Major Crimes as Clarissa, NCIS: New Orleans as Olivia Brody
2015–2016: Chicago Med as Helen Manning
2016: Scandal as Louise Baker and in Royal Pains as Mrs Sacani
2017–present: Young Sheldon “Meemaw” or Constance “Connie” Tucker
2021: I Heart Arlo as Edmée (voice)