Annie Potts

Annie Potts

Actor
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Life Story

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 -- their Volkswagen bus was demolished by two drivers who were drag racing. Steve lost a leg, and Annie had multiple fractures (resulting in a traumatic arthritis that still persists). Early roles were primarily in television, such as Black Market Baby (1977), but her presence moved up with an appearance in the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984), and then she hit the big time with a seven-year stint as one of the stars of Designing Women (1986). A brief period in Love & War (1992) ended with the cancellation of the show, about which she remains resentful.

Family

James Hayman (2 September 1990 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia

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.
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.
Born at 8:30 AM (CST).
Returning to Stephens College and joining students in a production of "A Little Night Music" [December 2003]
Currently starring in the production "Diva" at the Pasadena Playhouse running January 13-February 19th, 2006 [January 2006]
Born in Nashville, but raised in Franklin, Kentucky.

Personal Quotes 

[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.

 
Filmography

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