16 Facts About Annie Potts


Anne Hampton Potts was born on October 28,1952 and is an American actress.


Annie Potts voiced Bo Peep in the first, second and fourth films of the Toy Story franchise.


On television, Annie Potts played Mary Jo Jackson Shively on the CBS sitcom Designing Women.


Annie Potts was born in Nashville, Tennessee, as the third child of Dorothy Harris and Powell Grisette Annie Potts.


Annie Potts attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in theater.


Annie Potts made her debut on the big screen in 1978 in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer, with Mark Hamill.


Annie Potts was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1979 for her role in the film.


Annie Potts played receptionist Janine Melnitz in the Ghostbusters film series; being from Tennessee, Annie Potts created the character's trademark New York accent based on a friend's who was from the city.


Annie Potts then achieved fame as pragmatic interior designer Mary Jo Shively on the CBS television sitcom Designing Women, and has had a wide variety of prominent roles in both television and film.


Annie Potts has done work on audio books; including as the narrator and heroine of Larry McMurtry's Telegraph Days, winning the 2007 Audie Award for Solo Narration-Female, for her portrayal.


Annie Potts starred in the film version of McMurtry's Texasville, a sequel to The Last Picture Show.


In 2012, Annie Potts starred as Elizabeth "Gigi" Stopper in ABC's comedy-drama series GCB, with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Aspen, Miriam Shor, and Marisol Nichols.


In March 2013, Annie Potts signed on for the lead role of the ABC comedy-drama pilot Murder in Manhattan about a mother and daughter who team up as amateur sleuths.


In late 2013, it was announced that Annie Potts would join Diane Paulus' critically acclaimed revival of Pippin beginning January 21,2014.


Annie Potts replaced Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh in the role of Pippin's grandmother Berthe.


Annie Potts is the mother of three sons: one with her third husband Scott Senechal, and two with her fourth and current husband James Hayman.