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Monica Potter Biography
- The second of four daughters in a tight-knit Catholic family. She attended Villa Angela Catholic School for girls and became a mother at 19. She pursued modeling in Chicago and Miami before moving to Los Angeles in 1994.
Monica Potter Filmography
- (2013) The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself
- (2013) The Hollywood Reporter Emmy Roundtable as Herself
- (2012) Sugar Dome as Herself - Guest Judge
- (2011) After Lately as Herself
- (2010) Parenthood as Kristina Braverman
- (2010) The Talk as Herself - Guest
- (2009) The Last House on the Left as Emma
- (2009) Trust Me as Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- (2008) Lower Learning as Laura Buchwald
- (2007) Chelsea Lately as Herself - Guest
- (2007) Chelsea Lately as Kristina Braverman in 'Parenthood' (archive footage)
- (2007) Head Case as Herself
- (2007) Protect and Serve as Lizzie Borelli
- (2007) Up Close with Carrie Keagan as Herself
- (2005) Infanity as Herself
- (2005) The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as Herself
- (2004) Boston Legal as Lori Colson
- (2004) Boston Legal as Lori Colson (credit only)
- (2004) Reversible Errors as Muriel Wynn
- (2004) Saw as Alison Gordon
- (2004) The Amazing Westermans as
- (2003) The Lunchbox Chronicles as Kate
- (2002) I'm with Lucy as Lucy
- (2001) Along Came a Spider as Jezzie Flannigan
- (2001) Head Over Heels as Amanda
- (2001) The Making of 'Along Came a Spider' as Herself (also archive footage)
- (1999) Heaven or Vegas as Lilli
- (1999) The Medical Value of Laughter as Herself
- (1998) A Cool, Dry Place as Kate Durrell
- (1998) Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence as Martha
- (1998) Patch Adams as Carin
- (1998) Without Limits as Mary Marckx
- (1997) Con Air as Tricia Poe
- (1997) The View as Herself
- (1996) Bulletproof as Biker's Woman
- (1996) The Rosie O'Donnell Show as Herself
- (1981) Entertainment Tonight as Herself
- (1973) The Young and the Restless as Sharon Newman #1 (1994)
- (1952) Today as Herself
Monica Potter Trivia and Facts
- The song "Mrs. Potters 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.
- Is a vegetarian.
- 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 ODonnell 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).
- Although Monicas maiden name is Brokaw, she has no relation to anchorman Tom Brokaw.
Monica Potter Quotes
- "If something strikes me as really funny, very intriguing or really touching, then I just go and do it. Its 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 whos directing it, I just go for it." Interview, April 2001.
Monica Potter Photoshoots
- "Maxim" (USA), May 2001, Iss. Special, pg. 14, by: Antoine Verglas, "Maxim Hot 100 2001: #38"
- "Maxim" (USA), March 2001, Vol. 5, Iss. 3, pg. 102-108, by: Antoine Verglas, "The Full Monica"
- "Premiere" (USA), March 2000, Vol. 13, Iss. 7, pg. 80-85, by: Hugh Stewart, "Once Was Not Enough"
- "Vox" (Hungary), March 1999, Vol. 3, Iss. 3 (23), pg. 51
- "SELF" (USA), January 1999, pg. 104-107+145, by: Nancy Griffin, "The Big Time"
Monica Potter Other Works
- Starred in the country music video for 'Alan Jackson (I)' 's "Tall, Tall
- The Very Thought of You - year released 1999
- TV ad for Tru-Value hardware store paint lady that pulls her hair on deciding on a new color to paint.