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Annie Potts is an American film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her roles in popular 1980s films such as Ghostbusters (1984) and Pretty in Pink (1986). She made her debut on the big screen in 1978 in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer, with Mark Hamill, for which she was nominated for an Golden Globe. In 2017 she was cast to portray Meemaw in Young Sheldon, a spin-off of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Potts also voiced voiced Bo Peep in the animated films Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 4 (2019).
Interesting Facts about Annie Potts
- Born at 8:30 AM (CST).
- Currently starring in the production “Diva” at the Pasadena Playhouse running January 13-February 19th, 2006 [January 2006]
- Original choice for Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987), but dropped out to star in the TV series Designing Women (1986). Glenn Close eventually took the part.
- Filming on Ghostbusters(1984) began on her 31st Birthday, October 28, 1983.
- She has appeared in two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant: Ghostbusters (1984) and Toy Story (1995).
- Born in Nashville, but raised in Franklin, Kentucky.
- Returning to Stephens College and joining students in a production of “A Little Night Music” [December 2003]
- Three sons: Clay Senechal (b. 1981), Doc (b. 1992), & Harry (b. 1996).
- Stephens College in Missouri is the same one Joan Crawford attended in the 1920s before beginning her career as an actress.
Personal Quotes by Annie Potts
I have taught some master classes and things at my alma mater and sometimes at my kids’ school. I will go in and talk to the theater students. I wouldn’t really call myself a teacher.- Annie Potts
It’s an interesting and demanding art to do voices. I have been told so many times that I have a distinctive voice, but of course, I don’t hear my own voice as others do, so I don’t know.- Annie Potts
I’ve always declined to speak about things I don’t think are anybody’s business, and what I always get from the interviewers is, ‘Well, you know, we have to ask those things.’ I say, ‘Well, maybe you do, but I don’t have to answer them.’- Annie Potts
I’m a mother myself, and sometimes mothers get a bad rap just because they’ve tried to do their job. Some people have more of a knack for it than others do, but almost all of it falls to, ‘My mother’s suffocating me.’ Whatever.- Annie Potts
I’m a character actor – always have been, always will be – and historically, character actors don’t come into their own until later in their professional and chronological lives.- Annie Potts