Annie Potts

BirthDay:

28 Oct 1952

BirthPlace:

Franklin, Kentucky, USA

BirthName:

Anne Hampton Potts

Bio:

Interested in stage and film at an early age, Annie Potts attended Stephens College in Missouri, enrolling in the theater studies course, followed by graduate work in California. At the age of 20, she married her college sweetheart, Steven Hartley. Only a short time later, she and her husband were in a serious automobile accident in New Mexico -- their Volkswagen bus was demolished by two drivers who were drag racing. Steve lost a leg, and Annie had multiple fractures (resulting in a traumatic arthritis that still persists). Early roles were primarily in television, such as Black Market Baby (1977), but her presence moved up with an appearance in the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984), and then she hit the big time with a seven-year stint as one of the stars of Designing Women (1986). A brief period in Love & War (1992) ended with the cancellation of the show, about which she remains resentful.
Filmography

Actor ( 88 credits )

Toy Story 4 (2019) Bo Peep (voice)
Ghostbusters (2016)
Two for One (2016) Ginny Maxwell
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2016) Mary
Humor Me (2016) Dee
As Good As You (2015) Dr. Laura Berg
Chicago Med (2015)  Helen (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey (2014) Herself
Chu and Blossom (2014)
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)  Olivia Brody (1 episode, 2015)
Young & Hungry (2014)  Donna Kaminski (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood Today Live (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Fosters (2013)  Sharon Elkin (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Instant Mom (2013)  Roberta Montgomery (1 episode, 2014)
GCB (2012)  Gigi Stopper (10 episodes, 2012)
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012)  Tawny Zingwald (1 episode, 2013)
Animal Practice (2012)  Virginia Coleman (2 episodes, 2012)
Major Crimes (2012)  Clarissa (1 episode, 2015)
Scandal (2012)  Louise Baker (1 episode, 2016)
The Chew (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Fish Hooks (2010)  Granola Girl (1 episode, 2012)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012)
Celebrity Close Calls (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Kids with Cameras (2009) (voice)
The Gold Lunch (2008) Judge
The Sunday Man (2007) Mrs. Culp
Ugly Betty (2006)  Linda (1 episode, 2008)
Men in Trees (2006)  Mary Alice O'Donnell (4 episodes, 2007)
Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter (2006)  Angel (1 episode, 2006)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Joyce Bosco (1 episode, 2013)
Close to Home (2005)  Dr. Marla Dodds (1 episode, 2005)
Elvis Has Left the Building (2004) Shirl
Boston Legal (2004)  Joy Espenson (1 episode, 2008)
Huff (2004)  Doris Johnson (4 episodes, 2004)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Two and a Half Men (2003)  Lenore (1 episode, 2009)
Joan of Arcadia (2003)  Lieutenant Lucy Preston / ... (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Weddings of a Lifetime: Dream Weddings on a Budget (2002) Herself
Secrets of Superstar Fitness (2002)  Herself
Toy Story 2 (1999) Bo Peep (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Sophie Devere (4 episodes, 2005-2009)
Hercules (1998)  Syrinx the Muse (1 episode, 1998)
Any Day Now (1998)  Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims / ... (88 episodes, 1998-20
Johnny Bravo (1997)  Wrangler (1 episode, 1999)
Over the Top (1997)  Hadley Martin / ... (12 episodes, 1997)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dangerous Minds (1996)  Louanne Johnson (unknown episodes)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Toy Story (1995) Bo Peep (voice)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Narrator (1 episode)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Breaking the Rules (1992) Mary Klinglitch
Love & War (1992)  Dana Palladino (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
Texasville (1990) Karla Jackson
Ghostbusters II (1989) Janine Melnitz
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989) Helen Downing
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
The Pat Sajak Show (1989)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Pass the Ammo (1988) Darla
She's Having a Baby (1988) Herself (uncredited)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) Liz Carlson
Pretty in Pink (1986) Iona
Designing Women (1986)  Mary Jo Shively (163 episodes, 1986-1993)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
The Twilight Zone (1985)  Cathy Lowery (segment "Wordplay") (1 episode, 1985)
Amazing Stories (1985)  Mrs. Bev Binford (1 episode, 1987)
Lime Street (1985) (1 episode, 1985)
Comedy Factory (1985)  Annie (1 episode, 1986)
Crimes of Passion (1984) Amy Grady
Ghostbusters (1984) Janine Melnitz
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)  Kathy Sanders (1 episode, 1987)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Herself (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Remington Steele (1982)  Annie Carpenter (1 episode, 1983)
Romance Theatre (1982)  Lily (5 episodes, 1982)
Heartaches (1981) Bonnie Howard
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
The Kwicky Koala Show (1981) (unknown episodes)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)  Tracy Spencer (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Goodtime Girls (1980)  Edith Bedelmeyer (13 episodes, 1980)
King of the Gypsies (1978) Persa
Corvette Summer (1978) Vanessa
Busting Loose (1977)  Helene (3 episodes, 1977)
Family (1976)  Caddy Wilde (1 episode, 1978)
Visions (1976)  Ellen (1 episode, 1979)
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Guest Appearance (1 episode, 1979)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Herself (1 episode, 1984)
Today (1952)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Over the Top (1997) producer (12 episodes, 1997)