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Annie Potts

Biography

She had functions in the comedic films Ghostbusters and Jumpin’ Jack port Flash. Like a tone of voice acting professional, she portrayed Bo Peep in Plaything Story and Plaything Tale 2. She analyzed Theater Arts at Stephens University in Missouri. She received an Emmy nomination on her behalf role in the tv screen series Like & War, where she performed Dana Palladino. She wedded her fourth spouse, Wayne Hayman, in 1990. She experienced a son called Clay with her third spouse Scott Senechal and two sons called Wayne and Harry with Hayman. She co-starred with Molly Ringwald in the 1986 film Fairly in Pink.

Quick Facts


Full Name Annie Potts
Date Of Birth October 28, 1952
Place Of Birth Nashville, TN
Height 1.6 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Stephens College
Nationality American
Spouse James Hayman, Scott Senechal, Greg Antonacci, Steven Hartley
Children Clay Senechal, Harry Hayman, James Hayman
Parents Dorothy Harris Potts, Powell Grisette Potts
Siblings Elizabeth Grissette Potts, Mary Eleanor Hovious
Awards Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Movies Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Pretty in Pink, Toy Story, Corvette Summer, Toy Story 2, Who's Harry Crumb?, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Texasville, King of the Gypsies, Crimes of Passion, Queen Sized, Breaking the Rules, Pass the Ammo, Flatbed Annie and Sweetie Pie: Lady Truckers, Elvis Has Left the Building, Freshman Father, Chu And Blossom, Her Deadly Rival, Black Market Baby, Heartaches, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Five, Two for One, Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Why Me?, The Music Teacher, Humor Me, Bayou Romance, Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story, Amazing Stories: The Movie III, Something So Right, As Good As You, Kids With Cameras, Cowboy
TV Shows GCB, Marry Me, Any Day Now, Over the Top, Dangerous Minds, Designing Women, Love & War, Single with Parents, Goodtime Girls, Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1 Currently starring in the production "Diva" at the Pasadena Playhouse running January 13-February 19th, 2006 [January 2006]
2 Returning to Stephens College and joining students in a production of "A Little Night Music" [December 2003]
3 Born at 8:30 AM (CST).
4 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.
5 Stephens College in Missouri is the same one Joan Crawford attended in the 1920s before beginning her career as an actress.
6 Three sons: Clay Senechal (b. 1981), Doc (b. 1992), & Harry (b. 1996).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town 2016 completed Mary
Humor Me 2016 post-production Dee
Two for One 2016/I post-production Ginny Maxwell
Ghostbusters 2016 Desk Clerk
Royal Pains 2016 TV Series Mrs. Sacani
Chicago Med 2015-2016 TV Series Helen
Scandal 2016 TV Series Louise Baker
The Fosters 2013-2016 TV Series Sharon Elkin
NCIS: New Orleans 2015 TV Series Olivia Brody
As Good As You 2015 Dr. Laura Berg
Major Crimes 2015 TV Series Clarissa
Young & Hungry 2014 TV Series Donna Kaminski
Instant Mom 2014 TV Series Roberta Montgomery
Chu and Blossom 2014
Grey's Anatomy 2013 TV Series Joyce Bosco
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2013 TV Series Tawny Zingwald
Murder in Manhattan 2013 TV Movie Blythe Sutton
Animal Practice 2012 TV Series Virginia Coleman
Fish Hooks 2012 TV Series Granola Girl
The Music Teacher 2012 TV Movie Alyson
GCB 2012 TV Series Gigi Stopper
Five 2011 TV Movie Helen
Marry Me 2010 TV Mini-Series Vivienne Carter
Toy Story 3: The Video Game 2010 Video Game Bo Peep (voice)
Freshman Father 2010 TV Movie Dorothy Downs
The Karenskys 2009 TV Movie Pearl Karensky
Two and a Half Men 2009 TV Series Lenore
Ghostbusters 2009 Video Game Janine Melnitz (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005-2009 TV Series Sophie Devere
Family Man 2008 TV Movie
Boston Legal 2008 TV Series Joy Espenson
The Gold Lunch 2008 Short Judge
Queen Sized 2008 TV Movie Joan Baker
Ugly Betty 2008 TV Series Linda
Single with Parents 2008 TV Movie Elizabeth
Spellbound 2007 TV Movie Bunny
Men in Trees 2007 TV Series Mary Alice O'Donnell
The Sunday Man 2007 Short Mrs. Culp
Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter 2006 TV Series Angel
Close to Home 2005 TV Series Dr. Marla Dodds
Joan of Arcadia 2004-2005 TV Series Lieutenant Lucy Preston Lucy Preston
Huff 2004 TV Series Doris Johnson
Elvis Has Left the Building 2004 Shirl
Stuck in the Middle with You 2003 TV Movie
Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story 2003 TV Movie Julie Posey
Johnny Bravo 2000 TV Series Wrangler
Toy Story 2 1999 Video Game Bo Peep (voice)
Toy Story 2 1999 Bo Peep (voice)
Hercules 1998 TV Series Syrinx the Muse
Dangerous Minds 1996-1997 TV Series Louanne Johnson
Over the Top 1997 TV Series Hadley Martin / Kate
Toy Story 1995 Bo Peep (voice)
Her Deadly Rival 1995 TV Movie Kris Lansford
Love & War 1993-1995 TV Series Dana Palladino
Designing Women 1986-1993 TV Series Mary Jo Shively
Breaking the Rules 1992 Mary Klinglitch
Texasville 1990 Karla Jackson
Ghostbusters II 1989 Janine Melnitz
Ghostbusters II 1989 Video Game Janine Melnitz (uncredited)
Who's Harry Crumb? 1989 Helen Downing
Pass the Ammo 1988 Darla
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1987 TV Movie Louise
Amazing Stories 1987 TV Series Mrs. Bev Binford
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1987 TV Series Kathy Sanders
Magnum, P.I. 1983-1986 TV Series Tracy Spencer
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 Liz Carlson
Comedy Factory 1986 TV Series Annie
Pretty in Pink 1986 Iona
Lime Street 1985 TV Series
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Cathy Lowery (segment "Wordplay")
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 1984 TV Movie Cindy Mills
Crimes of Passion 1984 Amy Grady
Ghostbusters 1984 Janine Melnitz
Why Me? 1984 TV Movie Daria
Cowboy 1983 TV Movie D.G.
Remington Steele 1983 TV Series Annie Carpenter
Romance Theatre 1982 TV Series Lily
Something So Right 1982 TV Movie Sunday
The Kwicky Koala Show 1981 TV Series voice
Heartaches 1981 Bonnie Howard
The Scarlett O'Hara War 1980 TV Movie Betty (uncredited)
Goodtime Girls 1980 TV Series Edith Bedelmeyer
Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers 1979 TV Movie Flatbed Annie
Visions 1979 TV Series Ellen
King of the Gypsies 1978 Persa
Family 1978 TV Series Caddy Wilde
Corvette Summer 1978 Vanessa
Busting Loose 1977 TV Series Helene
Black Market Baby 1977 TV Movie Linda Cleary
Paging Dr. Freed TV Movie
Toy Story 4 2019 pre-production Bo Peep (voice)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Over the Top 1997 TV Series producer - 12 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Over the Top 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pass the Ammo 1988 performer: "You're in Paradise Now", "Samson and Delilah", "Stand Up for Jesus"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters 2016 Video documentary post-production Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2016 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Herself
Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Bo Peep
Mother's & Others 2015 Short Herself
Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey 2014 Documentary Herself
Today 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Chew 2012 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Close Calls 2011 TV Series Herself
Kids with Cameras 2009 Documentary voice
Don't You Forget About Me 2009 Video documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2006 TV Series Herself
CBS at 75 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
The Designing Women Reunion 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Weddings of a Lifetime: Dream Weddings on a Budget 2002 Herself
Secrets of Superstar Fitness 2002 TV Series Herself
The Story Behind 'Toy Story' 2000 Video documentary short Herself (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Real Designing Women 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1998 TV Series Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment 1998 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show 1997 TV Series Herself
Showbiz Today 1995-1997 TV Series Herself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Co-Host and Presenter: Favorite Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture
The Making of 'Toy Story' 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Intimate Portrait 1993 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Ultimate Driving Challenge 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or a Special
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress / Actor in Drama Series
A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera 1989 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
She's Having a Baby 1988 Herself (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman 1987 TV Series Herself
Hour Magazine 1986 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1984 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1979 TV Series Guest Appearance

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Herself
Video Games AWESOME! 2014 TV Series Janine Melnitz
TV's Greatest Sidekicks 2004 TV Special
Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary 1991 TV Special Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by a Foreign Actress Heartaches (1981)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Queen Sized (2008)
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Any Day Now (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a New Drama Series Any Day Now (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Cable Series Any Day Now (1998)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Any Day Now (1998)
1999 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series Any Day Now (1998)
1997 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series Dangerous Minds (1996)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Love & War (1992)
1989 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Designing Women (1986)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Acting Debut - Female Corvette Summer (1978)


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#Quote
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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