Annie Potts

Annie Potts

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caption = Annie Potts at the Governor's Ball following the 41st Annual Emmy Awards, 1990
birthname = Anne Hampton Potts
birthdate = birth date and age|1952|10|28
location = Nashville, Tennessee
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spouse = Steven Hartley (1973 - 1978)
Greg Antonacci (1978 - 1980)
B. Scott Senechal (1981 - 1989) 1 child
James Hayman (1990 - present) 2 children
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Annie Potts (born October 28, 1952) is an American television and film actress.

She is probably best known for playing the role of Janine Melnitz in the "Ghostbusters" films and for the television sitcom "Designing Women", but has had a wide variety of prominent roles in both television and film. Other notable roles include Mary Elizabeth (O'Brien) Sims on the Lifetime Television show "Any Day Now", the voice of Little Bo Peep in the "Toy Story" films, a supporting role in the John Hughes drama "Pretty in Pink", and a guest-starring role on the CBS drama "Joan of Arcadia".

She has done work on audio books, including as the narrator and heroine of Larry McMurtry's "Telegraph Days." She starred in the film version of McMurtry's "Texasville", a sequel to "The Last Picture Show".

Annie Potts is the daughter of Powell Grisette Potts and Dorothy Harris (Billingslea) Potts and has two older sisters, Mary Eleanor (Potts) Hovious, and Elizabeth Grissette ("Dollie") Potts.

She was born Anne Hampton Potts in Nashville, Tennessee, [cite news | first = Brandy Hilboldt | last = Allport | url = | title = A.M.Stir | work = The Florida Times-Union | date = 2006-10-28] and grew up in Franklin, Kentucky, where she graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree (in theater arts) from Stephens College in Missouri. When Potts was 17, she was hit by a car driven by a man under the influence of alcohol.

Potts is married to television director James Hayman and is the mother of three sons, Clay (born 1981), James (called Doc, born 1992), and Harry (born 1996). She is a dedicated Board Member of Stephens College, and has been instrumental in fundraising efforts for the college for many years. Potts is currently a visiting professor of Drama at the school.

elected filmography

*"Toy Story 3" (2010; voice only)
*"Queen Sized" (2008)
*"Toy Story 2" (1999; voice only)
*"Toy Story" (1995; voice only)
*"Breaking the Rules" (1992)
*"Texasville" (1990)
*"Ghostbusters II" (1989)
*"Who's Harry Crumb?" (1989)
*"Pass the Ammo" (1988)
*"She's Having a Baby" (1988)
*"Pretty in Pink" (1986)
*"Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986)
*"Crimes of Passion" (1984)
*"Ghostbusters" (1984)
*"Bayou Romance" (1982)
*"Heartaches" (1981)
*"Corvette Summer" (1978)
*" King of the Gypsies" (1978)
*"" (1978)


*"Goodtime Girls" (1980)
*"Designing Women" (1986-1993)
*"Love & War" (1993-1995)
*"Dangerous Minds" (1996)
*"Over the Top" (1997)
*"Any Day Now" (1998-2002)
*"Joan of Arcadia" (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
*"" (1 episode, 1998)
*"Her Deadly Rival" (1995)
*"Fifty Years of Funny Females" (1995)
*"The Ultimate Driving Challenge" (1993)
*"Law & Order:SVU" (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
*"Ugly Betty" (January, 2008)
*"WitchBoard" 1988


*tcmdb name|id=154566|name=Annie Potts
* [ Annie Potts] at Allmovie

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