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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 June 1971Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Birth NameMonica Gregg Brokaw
Nicknames Mocky
Mon
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Monica Potter was born on June 30, 1971 in Euclid, Ohio, to an Irish American Catholic family. Her father, Paul Brokaw, was the inventor of the first flame-resistant car wax, and her mother, Nancy, was a secretary. During her childhood, she was part of the St. Jerome Parish in Cleveland, and attended the local elementary school, as well as Villa Angela Catholic School for Girls, before graduating from Euclid High School. Potter had wanted to be an actress since childhood.

She has appeared in several feature films, including 'Con Air' (playing the wife of Nicolas Cage's character) and starring opposite Robin Williams in 'Patch Adams'. In 1998, she played the love interest of doomed distance runner Steve Prefontaine in the movie 'Without Limits'.

In 2001, she had two major roles, co-starring with Freddie Prinze Jr. in 'Head Over Heels', and in the thriller 'Along Came a Spider' with Morgan Freeman, based on the James Patterson best-seller. She was a cast member of the television series 'Boston Legal', but left during the second season. In 2004, Potter played the role Alison Gordon in the first 'Saw' film. Potter currently plays the role of Kristina Braverman in NBC's comedy-drama 'Parenthood'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christian Donatelli

Spouse (2)

Daniel Christopher Allison (1 June 2005 - present) (1 child)
Tom Potter (21 July 1990 - 4 April 1998) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

The song "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" by Counting Crows was written about her.
Has 2 sons; Daniel Potter (born 1990) and Liam Potter (born 1994) with her ex-husband, Tom Potter.
Married an orthopedic surgeon, Chris Allison.
Gave birth to a girl, Molly Brigid Allison, on August 3, 2005 weighing in at 7 lb. 3 oz.
During the 2003 TV development season, she appeared in the CBS comedy The Lunchbox Chronicles (2003), which failed to get picked up. Early in 2004, she was cast opposite Chris O'Donnell and Jay Harrington in the unsuccessful comedy pilot "The Amazing Westermans", also at CBS.
She appeared as "Dalina" for the pilot of the US version of the Peruvian TV show Nubeluz (1990), which was never aired.
Potter and Allison had their first child, a daughter named Molly Brigid Allison, on August 3, 2005.
Favorite singer is Cat Stevens.
Favorite movie is Radio Flyer (1992).

Personal Quotes (2)

"If something strikes me as really funny, very intriguing or really touching, then I just go and do it. It's never about managing my career in a way that this would be a good move. I have enough people telling me what to do, so I think that when I read something, if I admire the writing and who's directing it, I just go for it." Interview, April 2001.
[on who deserves the 2013 Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series] I love Anna Gunn. She's great. And we share the same manager, so I feel like there's a sisterhood there.

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