Who is American Actress Annie Potts?
Annie Potts, well known for her roles in famous 1980’s films, is an American theatre, television, and film actress. Potts was born on October 28, 1952, which makes her 68 years old as of 2021.
Annie was the youngest of the three daughters of Powell Graisette Potts and Dorothy Harris Potts. Her father was in World War II as a pilot and flight instructor.
|Full Name||Annie Hampton Potts|
|Also Known as||Annie Potts|
|Profession||Ghostbusters, Designing women|
|Estimated Net Worth||$8 million|
|Birthday and Zodiac|
|Age||68 years old (as in 2021)|
|Date of Birth||October 28, 1970|
|Birth Place||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|School / University||Franklin-Simpson High School, Stephens College, Missouri|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m)|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Family & Relatives|
|Father||Powell Graisette Potts|
|Mother||Dorothy Harris Potts|
|Siblings||Marry Eleanor Potts Hovious, Elizabeth Grissette Potts|
|Social media||Instagram, Twitter, IMDb|
Annie Potts Early Life
The actress was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She spent her childhood with her sisters in Franklin, Kentucky. In 1970, Potts graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School. Then, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. Potts developed an interest in acting at a very young age and performed in local theatres.
In an interview, Annie said that she grew up in a tiny town in Kentucky, where everybody knew each other. Her father was a very well-known businessman in the city. So, she grew up in a place where everybody recognized her.
Annie Potts Acting career
After her graduation in 1973, she made her debut by appearing in the television movie ‘Black Market Baby’ in 1977. In 1978, she made her big-screen debut in the adventure comedy film ‘Corvette Summer’ with Mark Hamill. She was nominated for ‘the Golden Globe Award’ for the portrayal of Vanessa in the movie.
The following year, she acted as the lead in the comedy-drama television movie ‘Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers. The same year, she was seen in an episode of the television series ‘Visions’. In 1980, she portrayed herself as Edith Bedelmeyer, a woman who shared an apartment with three other women, on the short sitcom ‘Goodtime Girls’.
She also appeared in other television movies. Potts made her Hollywood debut in 1978 with an adventure comedy film ‘Corvette Summer’. She was selected for the “Golden Globe” nomination for the film.
Annie Potts Ghostbusters (1984)
Annie Potts had a unique role in Ivan Reitman’S ‘Ghostbusters’. She played a minor role as Janine Melnitz, a receptionist and secretary for the Ghostbusters team. Her line in the movie, ‘Ghostbusters, Whaddaya want?’ got quite famous among the fans.
In an interview, she shared an exciting story about the movie. Potts had just arrived in New York and went on to meet everybody on the set. But the director, Ivan, said, “Oh, great, you are her. We’ll just put you in the scene.”
She was in street clothes, so she hurriedly grabbed a coat out of the wardrobe and put on her glasses. To her dismay, she was stuck with those prescription glasses throughout the filming. On the film’s 30th anniversary, she said she had the best time while filming this movie.
Annie Potts Children and Husband
Potts got married to her college sweetheart, Steven Hartley, at the age of 20. The couple was in a severe automobile accident in Summer, and soon they both got separated. Then she later got married to Greg Antonacci in 1978 and got divorced.
In 1981 she got married to B. Scott Senechal and had a son with him. And she is currently married to James Hayman, with whom she has two sons.
Potts has three sons, Clay Senechal, James Hayman, and Harry Hayman. She also has a grandson, Cassius, who was born on July 12, 2021.
Annie Potts Height/Weight
The actress is 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m) tall and weighs 52 kilograms. Her body measurement is still unknown.
Annie Potts Net Worth
Annie Potts is well known as one of the Wealthiest actresses, as Hollywood movies are pretty popular worldwide. Potts is also known to be one of the highest-paid actresses, with a net worth of around $8 million.
- Potts was born in Nashville on October 28, 1952, but was raised in Franklin, Kentucky.
- Annie started her career in acting when she was of the age of 12, where she played the lead role in the summer-camp production of Heidi.
- She made her television debut in 1977’s ‘Black Market Baby’.
- She is popular for her role as Mary Jo Shively on Designing Women.
- Annie Potts made her New York stage debut in 2000.
- Annie is also the mother of three sons and also has a grandson, who was born in 2021.
Frequently asked Questions
- What happened to Annie Potts?
Annie is playing Meemaw on CBS sitcom Young Sheldon.
- What is Annie Pots age?
Annie is 68 years old as in 2021.
- Who is Annie Potts mother?
Dorothy Harris Potts is the mother of Annie Potts.
- Who is Annie Potts husband?
Annie has been married to four people at different point of times in life. She was married to James Hayman, Scott Senechal, Greg Antonacci and Steven Hartley.
- Who are Annie Potts parents?
Dorothy Harris Potts and Powell Grisette Potts are Annie’s Parents.
- What does Annie Potts plays in the Fosters?
Annie plays the character ‘Sharon Elkin’ in The Fosters.
- What nationality is Annie Potts?
Annie is an American.