Annie Potts Biography – Age, Family, Height, Career etc

Anne Hampton Potts, born on October 28, 1942, is an American actress. She was once nominated for a Golden Globe for the movie Corvette Summer in 1978. She won a Genie Award for Heartaches in 1981. She appeared in the critically acclaimed movie Ghostbusters in 1984 and Ghostbusters II in 1989.

She has also appeared in movies like Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Pretty in Pink. She is also a voice actor and has voiced Bo Peep in Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 4.


Quick Facts of Annie Potts

Full Name:Anne Hampton Potts
Date of Birth:October 28, 1942
Age:66 (as of 2019)
Height:5 ft 3 inches; 160.02 centimeters
Weight:52 kg; 114.64 pounds
Hair & Eye :Salt and pepper,Hazel
Marital status:James Hayman (married 1990-present)
Profession:Actress, producer, author
Net Worth:8 million dollars.
Birthplace:Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Annie Potts Biography

Anne “Annie” Potts was born in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States in October 28th, 1952. She is the last born of Powell Grisette Potts and Dorothy Harris Billingslea. She has two siblings, Mary Eleanor Hovious and Elizabeth Grissette Potts.

She made her professional debut in 1978 for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the comedy film Corvette Summer. She co-starred alongside Mark Hamill in the film. The film earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Awards in 1979.

Annie grew up in Franklin, Kentucky, with her two sisters. She graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School in 1970. She played a titular character Heidi in production in summer camp when she was just 12.

She joined Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri where she got a bachelor in fine arts degree. Annie was involved in a car accident when she was 21 that broke several bones below her waist.

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Annie Potts Relationship

Annie has been married four times to;
Steven Hartley (1973-1978). The two married when she was 20. The two had been partners since high school. They were involved in a car accident by two drivers at high speed. Steven lost a leg in the crash. Annie broke several bones below the waist. The two divorced in 1978.

Greg Antonacci (1978-1980). She got married to television actor Greg Antonacci a short while after divorcing her first husband. They were not compatible, however, and they divorced in 1980.

B. Scott Senechal (1980-1989). She started dating assistant director B. Scott Senechal after her divorce. They got married and had their first child Clay Samuel Senechal in 1981. They divorced in 1989 after eight years of marriage.
James Hayman (1990-present).

Annie met producer and director James Hayman in 1989 on the set of Sketches. The two hit it off and got married in 1990. In 1992, the couple welcomed their first child James Powell Hayman. They had a second boy in 1996 called Isaac Harris Hayman. The two are still married to date

Professional Life And Career

Annie’s first television appearance was in the comedy series Bursting Loose in 1977 as Helene. Her first film was in Matthew Robbins comedy Corvette Summer as Vanessa in 1987. She also has the credit of being a voice actress lending her voice to the animation The Kwicky Koala Show in 1981 and Toy Story.

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Awards and Nominations

1978 – Golden Globe Awards- New Star of the Year-Actress; as Corvette Summer-Nominated

1981 – Genie Awards- Best Performance by a Foreign Actress for Heartaches- Won

1994 – Primetime Emmy Awards- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Love & War- Nominated

1998 and 1999 – Screen Actors Guild- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for Any Day Now-Nominated

2019 – Critics Choice Awards- Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Young Sheldon- Nominated

Net Worth, Income, And Salary

Annie Potts net worth as of 2019 is 8 million dollars

Body Measurement, Height, Weight, Body Size

  • Height- 5 ft 3; 160.03 cm
  • Weight- 52 kg; 114.64 lbs
  • Body size- unknown

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Social Media Account And Other Details

Annie Potts doesn’t have any known social media handles. There are, however, a couple of social media fan pages under her name. You can follow the pages on facebook, twitter, and Instagram for all things Annie Potts.

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Film Appearances

  • 1978- Corvette Summer as Vanessa
  •           -King of the Gypsies as Persa
  • 1981 – Heartache as Bonnie Howard
  • 1984  -Ghostbusters as Janine Melnitz
  •            -Crimes of Passion as Amy Grady
  • 1986 – Pretty in Pink as Iona
  • Jumpin Jack Flash as Liz Carlson
  • 1987 – The Man Who Fell to Earth as Louise
  • 1988 – Pass the Ammo as Darla
  • She’s Having a Baby, cameo appearance as Herself
  • 1989 – Who’s Harry Crumb? As Helen Downing
  • Ghostbusters II as Janine Melnitz
  • 1990– Texasville as Karla Jackson
  • 1992 – Breaking the Rules as Mary Klinglitch
  • 1995 – Toy Story as Bo Peep, voice role
  • 1999 – Toy Story 2 as Bo Peep, voice role
  • 2004 – Elvis Has Left the Building as Shirl
  • 2007 – The Sunday Man as Mrs. Culp
  • 2014 – Chu and Blossom
  • 2015 – As Good As You as Dr. Laura Berg
  • 2016 – Ghostbusters as Vanessa the hotel clerk
  • Two for One as Ginny Maxwell
  • 2017 – Humor Me as Dee
  • Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town as Mary
  • 2018 – Happy Anniversary as Diane
  • 2019 – Toy Story 4 as Bo Peep; voice role
  • 2020 – Ghostbusters as Janine Melnitz; still filming
  • Television Appearances
  • 1977- Black Market Baby as Linda Cleary
  • Busting Loose as Helene (3 episodes)
  • 1978 – Family as Caddy Wilde (1 episode)
  • 1979 – Flatbed Annie & Sweetpie: Lady Truckers as Flatbed Annie
  • Visions as Ellen (1 episode)
  • 1980 – Goodtime Girls as Edith Bedelmeyer (12 episodes)
  • 1982 – Something So Right as Sunday
  • Bayou Romance as Lily
  • 1983 – Remington Steele as Annie Carpenter (1 episode)
  • 1983-1986- Magnum, P.I as Tracy Spencer (2 episodes)
  • 1984 – Why Me? As Darla
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear as Cindy Mills
  • 1985 – The Twilight Zone as Cathy Lowery (1 episode)
  • 1986-1993 – Designing Women as Mary Jo Shively (163 episodes)
  • 1987 – CBS Schoolbreak Special as Kathy Sanders (1 episode)
  • Amazing Stories as Mrs. Bev Binford (voice, 1 episode)
  • 1993-1995- Love & War as Dana Palladino (44 episodes)
  • 1995 – Her Deadly Rival as Kris Lansford
  • 1996-1997 – Dangerous Minds as LouAnne Johnson (17 episodes)
  • 1997 – Over the Top as Hadley Martin (12 episodes)
  • 1998 – Hercules as Syrinx the Muse(voice; 1 episode)
  • 1998-2002 – Any Day Now as Mary Elizabeth ‘M.E’ Sims (88 episodes)
  • 1999 – Johnny Bravo as Wrangler (voice; 1 episode)
  • 2003 – Defending Our Kids: The July Posey Story as July Posey
  • 2004 – Huff as Doris Johnson (4 episodes)
  • 2004-2005 – Joan of Arcadia as Lieutenant Lucy Preston (11 episodes)
  • 2005 – Close to Home as Dr. Marla Dodds (1 episode)
  • 2005-2009 – Law & Order: Special Victims Units as Sophie Devere (4 episodes)
  • 2007 – Men in Trees as Mary Alice O’Donnell (4 episodes)
  • 2008 – Ugly Betty as Linda (1 episode)
  • Boston Legal as Joy Espenson (1 episode)
  • Queen Sized as Joan Baker
  • 2009 – Two and a Half Men as Lenore (1 episode)
  • 2010 – Marry Me as Vivienne Carter
  • 2011 – Five as Charlotte’s Mom
  • 2012 –  GCB as Gigi Stopper (10 episodes)
  • The Music Teacher as Alyson Daley
  • Fish Hooks as Nurse Fishington (voice; 3 episodes)
  • Animal Practice as Virginia Coleman (2 episodes)
  • 2013-2018 – The Fosters as Sharon Foster (11 episodes)
  • 2013 – Randy Cunningham:9th Grade Ninja as Tawny Zingwald (voice; 1 episode)
  • Grey’s Anatomy as Joyce (1 episode)
  • 2014 – Young & Hungry as Donna Kaminski (voice; 1 episode)
  • 2015 – Major Crimes as Clarissa ( 1 episode)
  • NCIS: New Orleans as Olivia Brody (1 episode)
  • 2015-2016 – Chicago Med as Helen (recurring role; 5 episodes)
  • 2016 – Scandal as Louise Baker (1 episode)
  • Royal Pains as Mrs. Sacani (2 episodes)
  • 2017-present – Young Sheldon as “Meemaw” or Constance “Connie” Tucker (main role)
  • Video Games
  • 1999 – Toy Story 2:Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue as Bo Peep(voice)
  • 2009 – Ghostbusters: The Video Game as Janine Melnitz(voice)
  • 2010 – Toy Story 3: The Video Game as Bo Peep(voice)
  • 2016 – Disney Magic Kingdoms as Bo Peep(voice)


  • 2009-2010 – Annette
  • 2014 – Pippin as Berthe; Broadway

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Facts You Don’t Know

  • Annie is a big fan of Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd.
  • She has been known for voice acting in video games like Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Toy Story 3: The Video Game.
  • She has narrated audio books like Telegraph Days(2006) and Annie (2014)
  • Annie is an author. She has released a couple of books like Chicken (2012) and The Science Fiction of S*x
  • Her first movie appearance was in Black Market Baby in 1977.
  • Her first Broadway appearance in Pippin in 2014 as Berthe was originally supposed to be played by Tovah Feldshuh.
  • She used to keep her dead pets’ ashes for years. She eventually emptied them in columns near her house pool.
  • She can’t live without her children and Earl Grey Tea.
  • When asked what she would change about herself, she said she would want longer legs.
  • Her favorite slippers are Red Chinese bedroom slippers, and her favorite food is oxtail soup.

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