Biography

Annie Potts

Annie Potts

Annie Potts is an American actress best known for her roles in the films Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Pretty in Pink, and Who’s Harry Crumb? from the 1980s. She now plays Meemaw on the CBS series Young Sheldon, where she has been since 2018. In 1979, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy picture Corvette Summer. Potts has three children and has been married four times. James Hayman, her fourth husband, is an American television producer, director, and cinematographer.

Stephens College

Annie Hampton Potts was born on October 28, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. She is of white American ancestry and possesses American citizenship.

Potts is the youngest of Powell Grisette Potts and Dorothy Harris Potts’ three children. In Franklin, Kentucky, she grew up with her sisters, Mary Eleanor Hovious and Elizabeth Grissette Potts.

In 1970, Potts graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School. She went on to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, to study fine arts and acquire a bachelor’s degree. Potts was involved in an automobile accident when she was 21 years old, and several bones below her waist were fractured.

Movies and TV Shows are my professional fields.

Annie Potts has starred in a number of well-known television shows and films. She made her screen debut as Linda Cleary in the 1977 television film Black Market Baby. In the same year, she starred in the American sitcom Busting Loose on television.

Since 2017, Potts has been a part of the American television sitcom Young Sheldon. She appears alongside Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, and Jim Parsons in the series.

Her other hits include:

YearTelevision seriesRoleCast member
1980Goodtime GirlsEdith BedelmeyerLorna Patterson
Georgia Engel
Francine Tacker
Marcia Lewis
1982Bayou RomanceLilyMichael Ansara
Michael Durrell
Virginia Capers
Louis Jourdan
1986–1993Designing WomenMary Jo ShivelyMeshach Taylor
Jean Smart
Delta Burke
Jan Hooks
1993–1995Love & WarDana PalladinoSusan Dey
John Hancock
Jay Thomas
Charlie Robinson
1998–2002Any Day NowMary Elizabeth ‘M.E.’ SimsLorraine Toussaint
Mae Middleton
Olivia Hack
Shari Dyon Perry
2004–2005Joan of ArcadiaLieutenant Lucy PrestonJoe Mantegna
Mary Steenburgen
Amber Tamblyn
Jason Ritter
2005–2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitSophie DevereChristopher Meloni
Mariska Hargitay
Richard Belzer
Dann Florek
2013-2018The FostersSharon FosterTeri Polo
Sherri Saum
Jake T. Austin
Hayden Byerly
2015-2016Chicago MedHelenNick Gehlfuss
Yaya DaCosta

Torrey DeVitto
Rachel DiPillo

Potts made her big-screen debut in 1978 as Vanessa in the American adventure comedy picture Corvette Summer. In the same year, she appeared in King of the Gypsies, another American drama film.

Potts earned a Genie Award for her role in Heartaches, a 1981 comedy film starring Margot Kidder, Robert Carradine, and Winston Rekert.

Annie Potts then appeared in a number of films, including:

YearMovieRole Cast Member
1984GhostbustersJanine MelnitzBill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver
Harold Ramis
1986Pretty in PinkIonaMolly Ringwald
Harry Dean Stanton
Jon Cryer
James Spader
1988Pass the AmmoDarlaBill Paxton
Linda Kozlowski
Glenn Withrow
Tim Curry
1989Who’s Harry Crumb?Helen DowningJohn Candy
Jeffrey Jones
Tim Thomerson
Barry Corbin
1990TexasvilleKarla JacksonJeff Bridges
Cybill Shepherd
Cloris Leachman
Randy Quaid
1992Breaking the RulesMary KlinglitchJason Bateman
C. Thomas Howell
Jonathan Silverman
Frank Welker
2004Elvis Has Left the Building   ShirlJohn Corbett
Kim Basinger
Sean Astin
Mike Starr
2016Two for OneGinny MaxwellErika Christensen
Lydia Hearst
Summer Phoenix
Mickey Sumner
2017Izzy Gets the F*** Across TownMaryAlia Shawkat
Lauren Miller
Haley Joel Osment
Carrie Coon

Carrie Coon Potts is presently filming Toy Story 4, a 2019 American computer-animated comedy film starring Tom Hanks, Laurie Metcalf, Patricia Arquette, and others, with Tom Hanks, Laurie Metcalf, Patricia Arquette, and others.

She played Connie ‘Meemaw’ Tucker / Meemaw in the CBS sitcom Young Sheldon from 2017 until 2021, alongside Iain Armitage, Lance Barber, and Montana Jordan. She is currently filming for the film Ghostbusters: Afterlife, in which she will play Janine Melnitz.

Annie Potts’s net worth is unknown.

Annie Potts has an estimated net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Annie Potts, a multi-award winner, has worked in the entertainment industry since the 1970s and has starred in a number of films and television series.

Potts and her husband James sold their Tarzana, Los Angeles home for $3.875 million. There were 1.5 acres of grounds, as well as a tennis court and two swimming pools, at the mansion.

Potts and James purchased a new home in Sherman Oaks, California, for $1.61 million in 2017. She paid more than the $1.495 million asking price. The house has a total living area of 2,194 square feet, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The following are some of the blockbuster films that allowed her to enhance her net worth:

MovieBudget Box office collectionsIMDB ratingCast member
Ghostbusters (1984)$30 million$295.2 million5.3Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver
Harold Ramis
Pretty in Pink (1986)$9 million $40.4 million (US)6.8Molly Ringwald
Harry Dean Stanton
Jon Cryer
James Spader
Ghostbusters II (1989)$37 million$215.4 million6.5Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver
Harold Ramis
Toy Story (1995)$30 million$373.5 million8.3Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
Don Rickles
Jim Varney
Toy Story 2 (1999)$90 million$497.4 million7.9Tim Allen
Joan Cusack
Kelsey Grammer
Don Rickles
Ghostbusters (2016)$144 million$229.1 million5.3Melissa McCarthy
Kristen Wiig
Kate McKinnon
Leslie Jones

Young Sheldon, Chicago Med, The Fosters, GCB, Joan of Arcadia, Any Day Now, Over the Top, Dangerous Minds, and Goodtime Girls are among her television credits.

Husband, Wedding, Divorce, and Children in My Personal Life

Annie Potts had four marriages throughout her life. She married Steven Hartley on August 26, 1973, and they divorced in 1978. Potts married an American actor, Greg Antonacci, on June 21, 1978, and they divorced a year later.

Potts married B. Scott Senechal in 1981 and they have a son named Clay Senechal. However, the couple’s relationship deteriorated, and they divorced in 1989 after eight years together. Tim Curry was also said to be dating Potts.

Potts later married James Hayman, an American television producer, director, and cinematographer. On September 2, 1990, they exchanged vows. Harry Hayman and James Hayman are her two children with her current husband.

Facts of Annie Potts
Date of Birth:1952October-28
Age:69 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
Height:5 Feet 3 Inch
NameAnnie Potts
Birth NameAnne Hampton Potts
FatherPowell Grisette Potts
MotherDorothy Harris Potts
NationalityAmerican
Birth Place/CityNashville, Tennessee, USA
EthnicityWhite
ProfessionActress
Net Worth$8 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorGrey
Face ColorFair
Breast Size34B
Waist size25 inch (64 cm)
Hip Size34
Famous forGhostbusters
Affair withTim Curry
MarriedYes
Married toJames Hayman
Children3
DivorceB. Scott Senechal, B. Scott Senechal, Steven Hartley
Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
SistersMary Eleanor Hovious and Elizabeth Grissette Potts
Siblings2