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Interested in stage and film at an early age, Annie Potts attended Stephens College in Missouri, enrolling in the theater studies course, followed by graduate work in California. At the age of 20, she married her college sweetheart, Steven Hartley. Only a short time later, she and her husband were in a serious automobile accident in New Mexico -- ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Janine Melnitz
(1984)
Pretty in Pink
(1986)
Designing Women
Designing Women Mary Jo Shively
(1986-1993)
Toy Story
Toy Story Bo Peep
(1995)

Filmography

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 2019 Toy Story 4 (filming)
Bo Peep (voice)
 2017 Distefano (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Helen
 2017 Humor Me
Dee
 2013-2017 The Fosters (TV Series)
Sharon Elkin
- Until Tomorrow (2017) ... Sharon Elkin (voice, uncredited)
- The Long Haul (2017) ... Sharon Elkin
- Under Water (2016) ... Sharon Elkin
- If and When (2016) ... Sharon Elkin
- Mixed Messages (2016) ... Sharon Elkin
 2016 All At Once
Ginny Maxwell
 2016 Ghostbusters
Desk Clerk
 2016 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Mrs. Sacani
- Palpating the Orbital Rim (2016) ... Mrs. Sacani
- Stranger Danger (2016) ... Mrs. Sacani
 2015-2016 Chicago Med (TV Series)
Helen
- Withdrawal (2016) ... Helen
- Us (2016) ... Helen
- Saints (2016) ... Helen
- Bound (2016) ... Helen
- iNO (2015) ... Helen
 2016 Scandal (TV Series)
Louise Baker
- Buckle Up (2016) ... Louise Baker
 2016 Disney Magic Kingdom (Video Game)
Bo Peep (voice)
 2015 Family Fortune (TV Movie)
Ginger
 2015 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Olivia Brody
- Broken Hearted (2015) ... Olivia Brody
 2015 As Good As You
Dr. Laura Berg
 2015 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Clarissa
- Special Master: Part Two (2015) ... Clarissa
 2014 Young & Hungry (TV Series)
Donna Kaminski
- Pilot (2014) ... Donna Kaminski (voice, uncredited)
 2014 Instant Mom (TV Series)
Roberta Montgomery
- True Romance (2014) ... Roberta Montgomery
 2013 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Joyce Bosco
- Map of You (2013) ... Joyce Bosco
 2013 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (TV Series)
Tawny Zingwald
- Stank'd to the Future/Wave Slayers (2013) ... Tawny Zingwald (voice)
 2013 Murder in Manhattan (TV Movie)
Blythe Sutton
 2012 Animal Practice (TV Series)
Virginia Coleman
- Turkey Jerky (2012) ... Virginia Coleman
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Coleman? (2012) ... Virginia Coleman
 2012 Fish Hooks (TV Series)
Granola Girl
- Principal Bea (2012) ... Granola Girl (voice)
 2012 The Music Teacher (TV Movie)
Alyson
 2012 GCB (TV Series)
Gigi Stopper
- Revelation (2012) ... Gigi Stopper
- Adam & Eve's Rib (2012) ... Gigi Stopper
- Pride Comes Before a Fall (2012) ... Gigi Stopper
- Sex Is Divine (2012) ... Gigi Stopper
- Turn the Other Cheek (2012) ... Gigi Stopper
 2011 Five (TV Movie)
Helen
 2010 Marry Me (TV Mini-Series)
Vivienne Carter
- Part 2 (2010) ... Vivienne Carter
- Part 1 (2010) ... Vivienne Carter
 2010 Toy Story 3 (Video Game)
Bo Peep
 2010 Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Video Game)
Bo Peep (voice)
 2010 Freshman Father (TV Movie)
Dorothy Downs
 2009 The Karenskys (TV Movie)
Pearl Karensky
 2009 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Lenore
- Mmm, Fish. Yum. (2009) ... Lenore
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game)
Janine Melnitz (voice)
 2005-2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sophie Devere
- Selfish (2009) ... Sophie Devere
- Impulsive (2007) ... Sophie Devere
- Infected (2006) ... Sophie Devere
- Rockabye (2005) ... Sophie Devere
 2008 Family Man (TV Movie)
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Joy Espenson
- The Bad Seed (2008) ... Joy Espenson
 2008 The Gold Lunch (Short)
Judge
 2008 Queen Sized (TV Movie)
Joan Baker
 2008 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Linda
- Zero Worship (2008) ... Linda
 2008 Single with Parents (TV Movie)
Elizabeth
 2007 Spellbound (TV Movie)
Bunny
 2007 Men in Trees (TV Series)
Mary Alice O'Donnell
- Sea Change (2007) ... Mary Alice O'Donnell
- Nice Day for a Dry Wedding: Part 2 (2007) ... Mary Alice O'Donnell
- The Girl Who Cried Wolf: Part 1 (2007) ... Mary Alice O'Donnell
- The Indecent Proposal (2007) ... Mary Alice O'Donnell
 2007 The Sunday Man (Short)
Mrs. Culp
 2006 Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter (TV Series)
Angel
- Pilot (2006) ... Angel
 2005 Close to Home (TV Series)
Dr. Marla Dodds
- Divine Directions (2005) ... Dr. Marla Dodds
 2004-2005 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Lieutenant Lucy Preston
- Romancing the Joan (2005) ... Lieutenant Lucy Preston
- The Rise & Fall of Joan Girardi (2005) ... Lieutenant Lucy Preston
- Game Theory (2005) ... Lieutenant Lucy Preston
- Dive (2004) ... Lieutenant Lucy Preston
- The Book of Questions (2004) ... Lieutenant Lucy Preston
 2004 Huff (TV Series)
Doris Johnson
- Is She Dead? (2004) ... Doris Johnson
- Flashpants (2004) ... Doris Johnson
- Control (2004) ... Doris Johnson
- Lipstick on Your Panties (2004) ... Doris Johnson (uncredited)
 2003 Stuck in the Middle with You (TV Movie)
 2003 Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story (TV Movie)
Julie Posey
 1998-2002 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims / Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien Sims
- Just the Beginning: Part 1 (2002) ... Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims
- Just the Beginning: Part 2 (2002) ... Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims
- Let the Games Begin (2002) ... Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims
- Boys Will Be Boys (2002) ... Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims
- Truth Hurts (2002) ... Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims
 2000 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Wrangler
- Pop Art Johnny/Dude Ranch Doofus/A Cake Too Far (2000) ... Wrangler (voice)
 1999/I Toy Story 2 (Video Game)
Bo Peep (voice)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Bo Peep (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Syrinx the Muse
- Hercules and the Muse of Dance (1998) ... Syrinx the Muse (voice)
 1996-1997 Dangerous Minds (TV Series)
Louanne Johnson
- Teach, Don't Touch (1997) ... Louanne Johnson
- A Different Light (1997) ... Louanne Johnson
- Three Guns (1997) ... Louanne Johnson
- Everybody Wants It (1997) ... Louanne Johnson
- The Feminine Mystique (1997) ... Louanne Johnson
 1997 Over the Top (TV Series)
Hadley Martin / Kate
- Acting Out (1997) ... Hadley Martin
- The Nemesis (1997) ... Hadley Martin
- The Kernel (1997) ... Hadley Martin
- I'm Bonnie, I'm Clyde (1997) ... Hadley Martin
- Pilot ... Kate
 1995 Toy Story
Bo Peep (voice)
 1995 Her Deadly Rival (TV Movie)
Kris Lansford
 1993-1995 Love & War (TV Series)
Dana Palladino
- Tradition (1995) ... Dana Palladino
- The Proposal (1995) ... Dana Palladino
- Shrunken Heads (1995) ... Dana Palladino
- Atlantic City (1995) ... Dana Palladino
 1986-1993 Designing Women (TV Series)
Mary Jo Shively
- Gone with a Whim: Part 2 (1993) ... Mary Jo Shively
- Gone with a Whim: Part 1 (1993) ... Mary Jo Shively
- The Lying Game (1993) ... Mary Jo Shively
- The Woman Who Came to Sugarbakers (1993) ... Mary Jo Shively
- It's Not So Easy Being Green (1993) ... Mary Jo Shively
 1992 Breaking the Rules
Mary Klinglitch
 1990 Texasville
Karla Jackson
 1989 Ghostbusters II
Janine Melnitz
 1989 Ghostbusters II (Video Game)
Janine Melnitz (uncredited)
 1989 Who's Harry Crumb?
Helen Downing
 1988 Pass the Ammo
Darla
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Annie Potts (uncredited)
 1987 The Man Who Fell to Earth (TV Movie)
Louise
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Mrs. Bev Binford
- Family Dog (1987) ... Mrs. Bev Binford (voice)
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Kathy Sanders
- My Dissident Mom (1987) ... Kathy Sanders
 1983-1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Tracy Spencer
- A.A.P.I. (1986) ... Tracy Spencer
- Legacy from a Friend (1983) ... Tracy Spencer
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
Liz Carlson
 1986 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
Annie
- Hearts of Steel (1986) ... Annie
 1986 Pretty in Pink
Iona
 1985 Lime Street (TV Series)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Cathy Lowery (segment "Wordplay")
- Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (1985) ... Cathy Lowery (segment "Wordplay")
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie)
Cindy Mills
 1984 Crimes of Passion
Amy Grady
 1984 Ghostbusters
Janine Melnitz
 1984 Why Me? (TV Movie)
Daria
 1983 Cowboy (TV Movie)
D.G.
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Annie Carpenter
- Steele Crazy After All These Years (1983) ... Annie Carpenter
 1982 Romance Theatre (TV Series)
Lily
- Bayou Romance: Part 5 (1982) ... Lily
- Bayou Romance: Part 4 (1982) ... Lily
- Bayou Romance: Part 3 (1982) ... Lily
- Bayou Romance: Part 2 (1982) ... Lily
- Bayou Romance: Part 1 (1982) ... Lily
 1982 Something So Right (TV Movie)
Sunday
 1982 In Security (TV Movie)
Annie Leighton
 1981 The Kwicky Koala Show (TV Series) (voice)
 1981 Heartaches
Bonnie Howard
 1980 The Scarlett O'Hara War (TV Movie)
Betty (uncredited)
 1980 Goodtime Girls (TV Series)
Edith Bedelmeyer
- All for One (1980) ... Edith Bedelmeyer
- Sing Till It Hurts (1980) ... Edith Bedelmeyer
- Who's Benny? (1980) ... Edith Bedelmeyer
- The Show Must Go On (1980) ... Edith Bedelmeyer
- Internal Injury (1980) ... Edith Bedelmeyer
 1979 Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (TV Movie)
Flatbed Annie
 1979 Visions (TV Series)
Ellen
- Ladies in Waiting (1979) ... Ellen
 1978 King of the Gypsies
Persa
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Caddy Wilde
- Magic (1978) ... Caddy Wilde
 1978 Corvette Summer
Vanessa
 1977 Busting Loose (TV Series)
Helene
- All in Love's Unfair (1977) ... Helene
- Hell Hath No Fury (1977) ... Helene
- Five's a Crowd (1977) ... Helene
 1977 Black Market Baby (TV Movie)
Linda Cleary
 1977 Hollywood High (TV Series)
Paula / Phoebe
- Friends and Other Strangers (1977) ... Paula
- It Didn't Happen One Night (1977) ... Paula
- Untitled pilot (1977) ... Phoebe
  Paging Dr. Freed (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Annette"; 17 Nov 2009-28 Feb 2010) in "God of Carnage". Comedy. Written by Yasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Music by Gary Yershon. Associate Director: Beatrice Terry. Directed by Matthew Warchus. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre: 22 Mar 2009-6 Jun 2010 (452 performances + 24 previews that began on 28 Feb ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on stage actors and cell-phones in the audience] We're sensitive to how the audience is breathing. And when a phone goes off, I feel like I've been electrocuted.

Trivia:

Returning to Stephens College and joining students in a production of "A Little Night Music" See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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