Annie Potts Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Sep, 2018
Facts of Annie Potts
Date of Birth: 1952 , October-28
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Annie Potts
Birth Name Anne Hampton Potts
Father Powell Grisette Potts
Mother Dorothy Harris Potts
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Nashville, Tennessee, U.S
Ethnicity white-American
Profession Actress
Net Worth $8 million
Eye Color Brown Light
Hair Color Brown
Face Color white
Breast Size 34B
Waist size 25 inch (64 cm)
Hip Size 34
Affair with Tim Curry
Married Yes
Married to Steven Hartley (m. 1973 - div. 1978) Greg Antonacci (m. 1978 - div. 1980) B. Scott Senechal (m. 1981 - div. 1989) James Hayman (m. 1990)
Children Clay Senechal, Harry Hayman and James Hayman. 
Sisters Mary Eleanor Hovious and Elizabeth Grissette Potts
Siblings 2
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Genie Awards winner, Annie Potts is an American actress, known for her appearances in 1980s movies Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Pretty in Pink, and Who’s Harry Crumb?. As of 2018, she portrays the lead role of Meemaw on the CBS series Young Sheldon. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1979 for her big screen debut in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film, Corvette Summer. 

Potts has been married four times and has three children. Her fourth husband James Hayman is an American television producer, director as well as a cinematographer.

Early Life And Education Of Annie Potts

Annie Potts was born Anne Hampton Potts on 28th October 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. She belongs to white-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Potts is the youngest child of her parents, Powell Grisette Potts and Dorothy Harris Potts. She grew up along with her sisters, Mary Eleanor Hovious and Elizabeth Grissette Potts in Franklin, Kentucky.

Potts graduated from the Franklin-Simpson High School in 1970. She then joined the Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts. Potts suffered from a car accident at the age of 21, which left several bones below her waist broken.

Annie Potts' Career

Annie Potts has played iconic roles in the number of Television series as well as movies. She made her debut in the 1977 TV movie, Black Market Baby as Linda Cleary. The same year, she starred in American sitcom, TV series, Busting Loose.

Potts has been playing in  American television comedy, Young Sheldon since 2017. In the series, she shares the screen with Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, and Jim Parsons

Some of her other hits are:

Year Television series Role Cast member
1980 Goodtime Girls Edith Bedelmeyer Lorna Patterson
Georgia Engel
Francine Tacker
Marcia Lewis
1982 Bayou Romance Lily Michael Ansara
Michael Durrell
Virginia Capers
Louis Jourdan
1986–1993  Designing Women Mary Jo Shively Meshach Taylor
Jean Smart
Delta Burke
Jan Hooks
1993–1995 Love & War Dana Palladino Susan Dey
John Hancock
Jay Thomas
Charlie Robinson
1998–2002 Any Day Now Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims Lorraine Toussaint
Mae Middleton
Olivia Hack
Shari Dyon Perry
2004–2005 Joan of Arcadia Lieutenant Lucy Preston Joe Mantegna
Mary Steenburgen
Amber Tamblyn
Jason Ritter
2005–2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sophie Devere Christopher Meloni
Mariska Hargitay
Richard Belzer
Dann Florek
2013-2018 The Fosters  Sharon Foster  Teri Polo
Sherri Saum
Jake T. Austin
Hayden Byerly
2015-2016 Chicago Med Helen 

Nick Gehlfuss
Yaya DaCosta

Torrey DeVitto
Rachel DiPillo

In 1978, Potts debuted in big screen with  1978  American adventure comedy film, Corvette Summer as Vanessa. The same year, she acted in another American drama film, King of the Gypsies

Potts won Genie Awards for her performance in 1981 comedy motion-picture, Heartaches, starring Margot Kidder, Robert Carradine, and Winston Rekert. 

Annie Potts then made her appearances in the number of movies;

Year Movie Role  Cast Member
1984 Ghostbusters Janine Melnitz Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver
Harold Ramis
1986 Pretty in Pink Iona Molly Ringwald
Harry Dean Stanton
Jon Cryer
James Spader
1988 Pass the Ammo Darla Bill Paxton
Linda Kozlowski
Glenn Withrow
Tim Curry
1989 Who's Harry Crumb? Helen Downing John Candy
Jeffrey Jones
Tim Thomerson
Barry Corbin
1990 Texasville Karla Jackson Jeff Bridges
Cybill Shepherd
Cloris Leachman
Randy Quaid
1992 Breaking the Rules Mary Klinglitch Jason Bateman
C. Thomas Howell
Jonathan Silverman
Frank Welker
2004 Elvis Has Left the Building    Shirl John Corbett
Kim Basinger
Sean Astin
Mike Starr
2016 Two for One Ginny Maxwell Erika Christensen
Lydia Hearst
Summer Phoenix
Mickey Sumner
2017 Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Mary Alia Shawkat
Lauren Miller
Haley Joel Osment
Carrie Coon

Potts is currently working on her upcoming 2019 American computer-animated comedy film, Toy Story 4, alongside Tom Hanks, Laurie Metcalf, Patricia Arquette, and many others. 

Annie Potts' Net Worth

Annie Potts' net worth is $8 million at present. The Multi-award winner, Annie Potts has been active in the industries since the 1970s and has starred in various movies as well as TV series. 

Potts and her husband James sold their house for $3.875 million in Tarzana Los Angeles. The house featured 1.5 acres of grounds along with a tennis court and two swimming pools. 

In 2017, Potts and James bought a new house for $1.61 million at the Sherman Oaks, California. She paid more than the asked price of $1.495 million. The house features 2,194-square-feet of living space along with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

Some of her blockbuster movies are enlisted below along with its budget and box office collection,

Movie Budget  Box office collections IMDB rating  Cast member
Ghostbusters (1984) $30 million $295.2 million 5.3 Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver
Harold Ramis
Pretty in Pink (1986) $9 million  $40.4 million (US) 6.8  Molly Ringwald
Harry Dean Stanton
Jon Cryer
James Spader
Ghostbusters II (1989) $37 million $215.4 million 6.5 Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver
Harold Ramis
Toy Story (1995) $30 million  $373.5 million 8.3 Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
Don Rickles
Jim Varney
Toy Story 2 (1999) $90 million $497.4 million 7.9 Tim Allen
Joan Cusack
Kelsey Grammer
Don Rickles
Ghostbusters (2016) $144 million $229.1 million 5.3 Melissa McCarthy
Kristen Wiig
Kate McKinnon
Leslie Jones

Her television roles include Young Sheldon, Chicago Med, The Fosters, GCB, Joan of Arcadia, Any Day Now, Over the Top, Dangerous Minds, and Goodtime Girls.

Annie Potts' Personal Life 

Annie Potts married four times in her life. She first tied the knot to Steven Hartley on 26 August 1973 and divorced in 1978. Soon after, Poots exchanged vows to an American actor, Greg Antonacci on 21st June 1978 and divorced a year later.

After that, Potts got married to B. Scott Senechal in 1981 and has a son, Clay Senechal. But the things went wrong between the couple and separated after eight years in 1989. Potts was also rumored to be dating Tim Curry

CAPTION: Annie Potts with her husband and children's SOURCE: gettyimages.com

Potts then tied the knot to an American television producer, director as well as a cinematographer, James Hayman. They exchanged the vows on 2nd September 1990 and has two children Harry Hayman and James Hayman. 

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