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Occupation
  
Actress

Height
  
1.70 m

Role
  
Actress


Name
  
Monica Potter

Years active
  
1994–present

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Full Name
  
Monica Gregg Brokaw

Born
  
June 30, 1971 (age 52) (
1971-06-30
)

Spouse
  
Daniel Christopher Allison (m. 2005), Tom Potter (m. 1990–1998)

Children
  
Molly Brigid Allison, Daniel Potter, Liam Potter

Movies and TV shows
  
Similar People
  
Erika Christensen, Peter Krause, Dax Shepard, Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman

Parents
  
Nancy Brokaw, Paul Brokaw

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Monica Potter (born Monica Gregg Brokaw; June 30, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for her starring roles in the films Con Air (1997) and Patch Adams (1998). She also appeared in the horror films Saw (2004) and the 2009 remake of The Last House on the Left.

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Potter has also appeared on television, as a series regular on Boston Legal, as well as a Golden Globe-nominated role as Kristina Braverman in the NBC drama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015.

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Early life

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Potter was born Monica Gregg Brokaw on June 30, 1971, in Cleveland, Ohio to Nancy and Paul Brokaw. Her mother was a secretary in a hospital, and her father invented the first flame-resistant car wax. Potter has three sisters (Kerry, Jessica, and Brigette). Her maternal grandparents were Irish immigrants, and she was raised Catholic.

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During her childhood she attended the Villa Angela Academy, and graduated from Euclid High School. She also spent part of her early years in Arab, Alabama. Potter had wanted to be an actress since childhood. She began acting at the Cleveland Play House when she was in elementary school. Starting at age 12, she worked at a flower shop, and later in her teens, a sub sandwich shop and did some modeling for newspaper and magazine ads and local commercials. After appearing in several commercials in Chicago, Potter relocated to Los Angeles in 1994. In 1995 she appeared in the Alan Jackson music video for "Tall, Tall, Trees".

Career

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Potter made her screen debut in 1994, on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Sharon Newman. She later 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, and also appeared in the British comedy Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998). 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.

In 2004, Potter played the role of Alison Gordon in the first Saw film. Later Potter worked on television. She was a cast member of the ABC legal drama Boston Legal but left during the second season. In 2009, Potter became a cast member of the new TNT series Trust Me which was cancelled after the first season due to low ratings. In 2009, she had a lead role in the horror-thriller remake of Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left, opposite Tony Goldwyn.

Potter played the role of Kristina Braverman in the comedy-drama Parenthood, receiving critical acclaim for her performance in the fourth season. In 2013, she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role in the show.

In 2015, Potter was joined by her mother and all three sisters on Celebrity Family Feud. The following year, she appeared in a HGTV reality series titled Welcome Back Potter, which chronicled the purchase and restoration of her childhood home in Cleveland, Ohio thirty years after the family sold it in 1987.

Personal life

Potter was married to Tom Potter from 1990 to 1998; together they have two sons. In 2005, Potter married Daniel Allison, an orthopedic surgeon. Potter and Allison have one child, a daughter born in 2005.

Her father died in 2004 of cardiovascular disease.

Filmography

Actress
-
Mort in Sherman Oaks (post-production) as
Elaine
2022
Classified (Podcast Series) as
Dr. Bell / Doctor Bell
- Escape Squad (2022) - Dr. Bell
- The Unusual Suspects (2022) - Dr. Bell
- All is (Almost) Lost (2022) - Dr. Bell
- The Dirty Half Dozen (2022) - Dr. Bell
- Get the Hell Outta Here Club (2022) - Dr. Bell
- There Are No Roommates (2022) - Doctor Bell
- Welcome to Ravenholm (2022) - Dr. Bell
2019
Goliath (TV Series) as
Christina Lukin
- Lawyer Trickery Bullshit (2021) - Christina Lukin
- Forcibly Removed (2021) - Christina Lukin
- Joy Division (2019) - Christina Lukin
2017
Wisdom of the Crowd (TV Series) as
Alex Hale
- The Tipping Point (2018) - Alex Hale
- Root Directory (2018) - Alex Hale
- Alpha Test (2017) - Alex Hale
- Live Stream (2017) - Alex Hale
- Proof of Concept (2017) - Alex Hale
- Denial of Service (2017) - Alex Hale
- Trade Secrets (2017) - Alex Hale (credit only)
- Trojan Horse (2017) - Alex Hale (credit only)
- Clear History (2017) - Alex Hale
- User Bias (2017) - Alex Hale
- Machine Learning (2017) - Alex Hale
- In the Wild (2017) - Alex Hale
- Pilot (2017) - Alex Hale
2010
Parenthood (TV Series) as
Kristina Braverman
- May God Bless and Keep You Always (2015) - Kristina Braverman
- We Made It Through the Night (2015) - Kristina Braverman
- Let's Go Home (2015) - Kristina Braverman
- How Did We Get Here? (2015) - Kristina Braverman
- Lean In (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Aaron Brownstein Must Be Stopped (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- These Are the Times We Live In (2014) - Kristina Braverman (credit only)
- Too Big to Fail (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- The Scale of Affection Is Fluid (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- A Potpourri of Freaks (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- The Waiting Room (2014) - Kristina Braverman (credit only)
- Happy Birthday, Zeek (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Vegas (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- The Pontiac (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- I'm Still Here (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Cold Feet (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Fraud Alert (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- The Offer (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Limbo (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- The Enchanting Mr. Knight (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Just Like at Home (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- You've Got Mold (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Jump Ball (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Stay a Little Longer (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- Promises (2014) - Kristina Braverman
- All That's Left Is the Hugging (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- Election Day (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- The Ring (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- Speaking of Baggage (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- The M Word (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- Let's Be Mad Together (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- Nipple Confusion (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- All Aboard Who's Coming Aboard (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- It Has to Be Now (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- Because You're My Sister (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- Small Victories (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- Keep on Rowing (2013) - Kristina Braverman
- What to My Wondering Eyes (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Trouble in Candyland (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- You Can't Always Get What You Want (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- One More Weekend with You (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Together (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- I'll Be Right Here (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- There's Something I Need to Tell You- (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- The Talk (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Everything Is Not Okay (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Left Field (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Family Portrait (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- My Brother's Wedding (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Remember Me, I'm the One Who Loves You (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Tough Love (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Politics (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- It Is What It Is (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Just Smile (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Road Trip (2012) - Kristina Braverman
- Missing (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Mr. Honesty (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Sore Loser (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- In-Between (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Forced Family Fun (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Tales from the Luncheonette (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Nora (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Clear Skies from Here on Out (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Step Right Up (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Hey, If You're Not Using That Baby- (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- I Don't Want to Do This Without You (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Hard Times Come Again No More (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Slipping Away (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- New Plan (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Taking the Leap (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Qualities and Difficulties (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Do Not Sleep with Your Autistic Nephew's Therapist (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Just Go Home (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- A House Divided (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Opening Night (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Meet the New Boss (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Damage Control (2011) - Kristina Braverman
- Happy Thanksgiving (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Put Yourself Out There (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- If This Boat Is a Rockin' (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Seven Names (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Orange Alert (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- The Booth Job (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Date Night (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- I'm Cooler Than You Think (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- No Good Deed (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- I Hear You, I See You (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Lost and Found (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Team Braverman (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Solace (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Namaste No More (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Perchance to Dream (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Rubber Band Ball (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- What's Goin' on Down There? (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- The Big 'O' (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- The Situation (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Wassup (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- The Deep End of the Pool (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Man Versus Possum (2010) - Kristina Braverman
- Pilot (2010) - Kristina Braverman
2014
Truckin' (Short) as
Heather Fairchild
2014
Disordered (Short) as
Monica Lynch
2009
Trust Me (TV Series) as
Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- The More Things Change (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- You Got Chocolate in My Peanut Butter (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- Norming (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- Thanks, I Needed That (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- Odd Man Out (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- What's the Rush? (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- Damage Control (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- Promises, Promises (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- Way Beyond the Call (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- Au Courant (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- But Wait, There's More (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- All Hell the Victors (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
- Before and After (2009) - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
2009
The Last House on the Left as
Emma
2008
Lower Learning as
Laura Buchwald
2007
Protect and Serve (TV Movie) as
Lizzie Borelli
2004
Boston Legal (TV Series) as
Lori Colson
- Men to Boys (2005) - Lori Colson
- Finding Nimmo (2005) - Lori Colson
- Schadenfreude (2005) - Lori Colson (credit only)
- The Black Widow (2005) - Lori Colson (credit only)
- Death Be Not Proud (2005) - Lori Colson
- Let Sales Ring (2005) - Lori Colson
- Tortured Souls (2005) - Lori Colson
- 'Til We Meat Again (2005) - Lori Colson
- It Girls and Beyond (2005) - Lori Colson
- From Whence We Came (2005) - Lori Colson
- Schmidt Happens (2005) - Lori Colson
- Hired Guns (2004) - Lori Colson
- A Greater Good (2004) - Lori Colson
- Loose Lips (2004) - Lori Colson
- Questionable Characters (2004) - Lori Colson
- Truth Be Told (2004) - Lori Colson
- An Eye for an Eye (2004) - Lori Colson
- Change of Course (2004) - Lori Colson
- Catch and Release (2004) - Lori Colson
- Still Crazy After All These Years (2004) - Lori Colson
- Head Cases (2004) - Lori Colson
2004
The Amazing Westermans (TV Movie)
2004
Reversible Errors (TV Movie) as
Muriel Wynn
2004
Saw as
Alison Gordon
2003
The Lunchbox Chronicles (TV Movie) as
Kate
2002
I'm with Lucy as
Lucy
2001
Along Came a Spider as
Jezzie Flannigan
2001
Head Over Heels as
Amanda
1998
Patch Adams as
Carin
1998
Without Limits as
Mary Marckx
1998
Heaven or Vegas as
Lilli
1998
The Very Thought of You as
Martha
1998
A Cool, Dry Place as
Kate Durrell
1997
Con Air as
Tricia Poe
1996
Bulletproof as
Biker's Woman
1973
The Young and the Restless (TV Series) as
Sharon Newman #1 (1994)
Producer
2013
Recycled Babies (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Your Meal Is Very Important (2013) - (executive producer)
- Romantic Comedy (2013) - (executive producer)
- Looney Tunes (2013) - (executive producer)
- Freak in the Sheets (2013) - (executive producer)
- Athlete (2013) - (executive producer)
- Table for 3 (2013) - (executive producer)
- Baby's First Detox (2013) - (executive producer)
2003
The Lunchbox Chronicles (TV Movie) (producer)
Thanks
2017
Quality Problems (very special thanks)
Self
2019
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard (Podcast Series) as
Self
- Live: Monica Potter (2019) - Self
2019
The Parent Trip (TV Series) as
Self
- Monica Potter and mum Nancy in Miami (2019) - Self
2013
Home & Family (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Monica Potter/Mirai Nagasu & Alan Bersten (2018) - Self - Guest
- Monica Potter/Dania Ramirez/Aaron Sanchez (2018) - Self - Guest
- Monica Potter/Sarah Lancaster/Marina Squerciati (2017) - Self - Guest
- Amy Acker/Monica Potter/Sarah Michelle Gellar (2016) - Self - Guest
- Monica Potter/Diana Nyad/Joshua Bell (2016) - Self - Guest
- Monica Potter/Noah Galloway/Pati Jinich (2016) - Self - Guest
- Monica Potter/Swoosie Kurtz/Heather Thomson/Teeny Lamothe/Bethany Hamilton/Ali Landry/Shelene Bryan (2015) - Self - Guest
- Monica Potter/Debby Boone (2013) - Self - Guest
2017
The Profit (TV Series) as
Self
- Monica Potter Home (2017) - Self
2017
Steve (TV Series) as
Self
- Chadwick Boseman/Monica Potter (2017) - Self
2012
The Talk (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Guest Co-Hostess Vanessa Lachey/Cast of "Wisdom of the Crowd" (2017) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 26 November 2012 (2012) - Self - Guest
2016
Welcome Back Potter (TV Series) as
Self
- Country Backyard and Home Office (2016) - Self
- Front Porch and Garage Restoration (2016) - Self
- New Bedrooms and Vintage Bath (2016) - Self
- Creating a Master Sunroom and Porch (2016) - Self
- Living Room and Foyer with a View (2016) - Self
- Combining a Lakeside Kitchen and Dining Room (2016) - Self
2016
Hollywood Today Live (TV Series) as
Self
- Guest Co-Hosts Ali Landry & Joey Fatone/Monica Potter/Omar Dorsey (2016) - Self
2016
Seamlessly She (TV Series) as
Self
- Family Time (2016) - Self
- A Heart for Business (2016) - Self
- Artisan Style (2016) - Self
- Acting Class (2016) - Self
2015
Talk Stoop (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Funny Girls (2016) - Self - Guest
- Family Ties (2015) - Self - Guest
2016
Hollywood Medium (TV Series) as
Self
- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi/Monica Potter/Tom Arnold (2016) - Self
2015
Cake Wars (TV Series) as
Self - Guest Judge
- Christmas: Ultimate Gingerbread House (2015) - Self - Guest Judge
2015
Celebrity Family Feud (TV Series) as
Self
- Anthony Anderson vs. Toni Braxton/Monica Potter vs. Curtis Stone (2015) - Self
2015
Extra (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #21.89 (2015) - Self
2010
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Ethan Hawke/Monica Potter/Pennybirdrabbit (2015) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 14 March 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
- Episode #8.300 (2012) - Self - Guest
- Monica Potter/Steven Wright/Alex Sgambati (2011) - Self - Guest
- Episode #7.8 (2010) - Self - Guest
2015
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2014
The Meredith Vieira Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Kristin Davis/"Parenthood" Star Monica Potter/My Hubby's a Hot Mess Makeovers with "Run's House" Star Vanessa Simmons (2014) - Self - Guest
2012
Today (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 23 October 2014 (2014) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 25 January 2012 (2012) - Self - Guest
2014
Hollywood Game Night (TV Series) as
Self - Celebrity Player
- Lynch- Jane Lynch (2014) - Self - Celebrity Player
2013
The Queen Latifah Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Betty White/"Parenthood's" Monica Potter Gets Crafty/"X-Men's" Shawn Ashmore (2014) - Self - Guest
- LL Cool J and an Exclusive Performance by Queen Latifah. Plus, Parenthood's Monica Potter (2013) - Self - Guest
2014
The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #1.88 (2014) - Self - Guest
2014
71st Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee (uncredited)
2013
Access Daily (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 13 December 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
2013
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 29 May 2013 (2013) - Self
2013
The Hollywood Reporter Emmy Roundtable (Video) as
Self
2013
Parenthood: Cast and Creators Live at Paleyfest (TV Special) as
Self - Panelist
2013
After Lately (TV Series) as
Self
- Research & Annoy (2013) - Self
2013
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2012
Sugar Dome (TV Series) as
Self - Guest Judge
- When Toy Stores Come to Life at Night (2012) - Self - Guest Judge
2010
Chelsea Lately (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #4.173 (2010) - Self - Guest
2010
Infanity (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Parenthood (2010) - Self
2009
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 11 March 2009 (2009) - Self - Guest
2008
Head Case (TV Series) as
Self
- Come Together (2008) - Self
2005
The View (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 7 April 2005 (2005) - Self - Guest
2001
The Making of 'Along Came a Spider' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2001
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 30 January 2001 (2001) - Self - Guest
1999
The Medicinal Value of Laughter (Video documentary short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2014
Lennon or McCartney (Documentary short) as
Self
2013
Chelsea Lately (TV Series) as
Kristina Braverman
- Episode #7.6 (2013) - Kristina Braverman

References

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