Annie Potts Biography

( 1952 - )
Annie Potts Biography

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Date of Birth: 1952 October 28
Age:65 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
body_measurement1.6 m
networth$8 million
spouseJames Hayman, B. Scott Senechal, Greg Antonacci, and Steven Hartley
educationFranklin-Simpson High School , Stephens College
place_of_birthNashville, Tennessee, United States
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The Genie Award winner, Annie Potts is an American film, television, and stage actress better known for portraying the roles in 1980s popular films including Ghostbusters (1984), Pretty in Pink (1986) etc. Potts currently stars as "Meemaw" Constance in the television series, Young Sheldon.


She was previously married to husbands, B. Scott Senechal, Greg Antonacci, and Steven Hartley. Potts is currently married to James Hayman and has three children.

Annie Potts Early life and Education

Annie Potts was born on October 28, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. She is the youngest daughter of Powell Grisette Potts and Dorothy Harris (née Billingslea) Potts. Mary Eleanor (Potts) Hovious and Elizabeth Grissette ("Dollie") Potts are her elder sisters. 

Potts and her sisters grew up in  Franklin, Kentucky. In 1970, Potts graduated from the Franklin-Simpson High School. Likewise, she received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. At the age of 21, Potts faced a fatal car accident which left several bones below her waist broken.

Annie Potts Career

Soon after getting recovered from injury, Potts made her big screen debut in 1978 through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1979. In 1982, Potts starred in the movie Heartaches as Bonnie Howard for which she won Genie Awards for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress in 1982. 

[ CAPTION: Annie Potts and other cast members of Men In Trees ][ SOURCE: Twitter ]

Potts came to fame after she portrayed the role of Janine Melnitz in 1984 movie Ghostbusters and achieved more recognition after starring in Designing Women (1986–1993). For her role as Dana Palladino on Love & War (1993–1995), she got nominated forPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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Moreover, her other notable roles include Mary Elizabeth (O'Brien) Sims television series Any Day Now for which she was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. Potts has further starred in Joan of ArcadiaClose to Home, Men in Trees, Ugly Betty etc. 

[ CAPTION: Annie Potts on Young Sheldon ][ SOURCE: seat42f ]

Furthermore, Potts has also done work on audio books as the narrator and heroine in the movie Telegraph Days. Similarly, she made her Broadway debut through the Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage where she portrayed the role as Annette. Currently, she appears on the series Young Sheldon as a main cast "Meemaw" Constance.

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Annie Potts Personal life

The gorgeous and renowned actress, Annie Potts is married four times in her life. Potts was previously married to husband, Steven Hartley in 1973. But the things went wrong between the couple and separated after five years in 1978. After that, Potts tied the knot with second spouse, Greg Antonacci in 1978  but they separated within a year in 1979.

[ CAPTION: Annie Potts and her husband James Hayman ][ SOURCE: Getty images ]

Likewise, Potts got married to husband, B. Scott Senechal in 1981 and also has a son named Clay Senechal. But even being the parents of a son the couple failed to continue their relationship and separated after eight years in 1989. In the same way, Potts was also rumored to be dating ex-boyfriend, Tim Curry

[ CAPTION: Annie Potts with her husband and children ][ SOURCE: Twitter ]

However, even several divorces didn't stop Potts falling for someone. Well, she is currently married to James Hayman. The duo shared their vows back on September 2, 1990. They have two children, Harry Hayman and James Hayman. It has already been 27 years that the couple got married and the couple is still single. 

Annie Potts Net worth

The Multi-award winner, Annie Potts earns a decent amount of money from her acting career. She has been active in this field since long and has starred in numerous movies and television series. As of now, Potts has an estimated net worth of $8 million. 

[ CAPTION: Annie Potts's house at Tarzana, Los Feliz ][ SOURCE: Latimes ]

Potts and her husband James sold their house in Tarzana Los Angeles for $3.875 million. However, the house was previously kept on sale for $6.545 million before 2 years. The house featured 1.5 acres of grounds along with a tennis court and two swimming pools. 

[ CAPTION: Annie Potts's house at Sherman Oaks, California ][ SOURCE: Variety ]

Well, in 2017, the couple bought a new house for  $1.61 million at Sherman Oaks, California. Potts paid more than the asked price of $1.495 million. The house features 2,194-square-feet of living space along with 3 bedrooms and2 bathrooms.

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