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Monica Potter

Biography

She played major functions within the 2001 movies Head Over Heels and Along Came a Spider. This year 2010, she started her award-nominated part as Kristina Braverman in Parenthood. She began acting in advertisements at age twelve. Within the 2004 film, Noticed, she performed Alison Gordon. After divorcing her 1st husband, she wedded Daniel Christopher Allison. She’s two sons called Daniel and Liam Potter along with a daughter called Molly Brigid Allison. She co-starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. in Mind Over Heels.

Quick Facts


Full Name Monica Potter
Date Of Birth June 30, 1971
Place Of Birth Cleveland, OH
Height 1.7 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Euclid High School
Nationality American
Spouse Daniel Christopher Allison, Tom Potter
Children Molly Brigid Allison, Liam Potter, Daniel Potter
Parents Nancy Brokaw, Paul Brokaw
Awards Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama
Movies Along Came a Spider, The Last House on the Left, Patch Adams, Con Air, Saw, Head over Heels, I'm with Lucy, Without Limits, A Cool, Dry Place, Lower Learning, Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence, Bulletproof, Reversible Errors, Heaven or Vegas, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Very Thought Of You, Truckin'
TV Shows Parenthood, Boston Legal, Welcome Back Potter, Trust Me, Wisdom of the Crowd
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 Daughter of Nancy Brokaw.
2 Has three sisters: Brigette Corcoran-Brokaw, Jessica Brokaw and Kerry Brokaw.
3 Favorite movie is Radio Flyer (1992).
4 Favorite singer is Cat Stevens.
5 Potter and Christopher Allison had their first child, daughter named Molly Brigid Allison, on August 3, 2005.
6 She appeared as "Dalina" for the pilot of the US version of the Peruvian TV show Nubeluz (1990), which was never aired.
7 During the 2003 TV development season, she appeared in the CBS comedy The Lunchbox Chronicles (2003), which failed to get picked up. Early in 2004, she was cast opposite Chris O'Donnell and Jay Harrington in the unsuccessful comedy pilot "The Amazing Westermans", also at CBS.
8 Gave birth to a girl, Molly Brigid Allison, on August 3, 2005 weighing in at 7 lb. 3 oz.
9 Married an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Christopher Allison.
10 Has 2 sons; Daniel Potter (born 1990) and Liam Potter (born 1994) with her ex-husband, Tom Potter.
11 The song "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" by Counting Crows was written about her.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seamlessly She 2016 TV Series
Parenthood 2010-2015 TV Series Kristina Braverman
Truckin' 2014 Short Heather Fairchild
Disordered 2014 Short Monica Lynch
Trust Me 2009 TV Series Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
The Last House on the Left 2009 Emma
Lower Learning 2008 Laura Buchwald
Protect and Serve 2007 TV Movie Lizzie Borelli
Boston Legal 2004-2005 TV Series Lori Colson
Reversible Errors 2004 TV Movie Muriel Wynn
Saw 2004 Alison Gordon
The Amazing Westermans 2004 TV Movie
The Lunchbox Chronicles 2003 TV Movie Kate
I'm with Lucy 2002 Lucy
Along Came a Spider 2001 Jezzie Flannigan
Head Over Heels 2001 Amanda
Heaven or Vegas 1999 Lilli
Patch Adams 1998 Carin
Without Limits 1998 Mary Marckx
The Very Thought of You 1998 Martha
A Cool, Dry Place 1998 Kate Durrell
Con Air 1997 Tricia Poe
Bulletproof 1996 Biker's Woman
The Young and the Restless 1973 TV Series Sharon Newman #1 (1994)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Recycled Babies 2013 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 7 episodes
The Lunchbox Chronicles 2003 TV Movie producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome Back Potter 2016 TV Series Herself
Home & Family 2013-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Herself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2015-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Cake Wars 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Celebrity Family Feud 2015 TV Series Herself
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Today 2012-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night 2014 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
The Queen Latifah Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee (uncredited)
Access Hollywood Live 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2013 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Reporter Emmy Roundtable 2013 Video Herself
After Lately 2013 TV Series Herself
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Sugar Dome 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
The Talk 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Infanity 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Head Case 2008 TV Series Herself
The View 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Making of 'Along Came a Spider' 2001 Video documentary short Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Medicinal Value of Laughter 1999 Video documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Herself
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Kristina Braverman in 'Parenthood'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Parenthood (2010)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Festival Award Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival, NJ Best Actress in a Comedy Short Film Truckin' (2014)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Parenthood (2010)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Supporting Actress Parenthood (2010)
2013 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Parenthood (2010)
2013 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actress Parenthood (2010)
2009 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actress The Last House on the Left (2009)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Boston Legal (2004) · Rene Auberjonois
· Ryan Michelle Bathe
· Candice Bergen
· Julie Bowen
· Justin Mentell
· Rhona Mitra
· William Shatner
· James Spader
· Mark Valley


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#Quote
1 [on who deserves the 2013 Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series] I love Anna Gunn. She's great. And we share the same manager, so I feel like there's a sisterhood there.
2 "If something strikes me as really funny, very intriguing or really touching, then I just go and do it. It's never about managing my career in a way that this would be a good move. I have enough people telling me what to do, so I think that when I read something, if I admire the writing and who's directing it, I just go for it." Interview, April 2001.


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