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Monica Potter is a famous American actress

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BirthdayJune 30, 1971
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateOhio
SpousesDaniel Christopher Allison (m. 2005), Tom Potter (m. 1990–1998)
Childrens Daniel Potter, Liam Potter, Molly Brigid Allison
Birth PlaceCleveland, Ohio, United States
Height170cm
GenderFemale
FatherPaul Brokaw
MotherNancy Brokaw
Net Worth$3.6 million as of jan 2017
Sun SignCancer
Born inCleveland, Ohio, United States
Famous asActress
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Who is Monica Potter?

Monica Potter is a famous American actress, best known for her roles in feature films, such as‘Con Air’, ‘Patch Adams’ and ‘Along Came a Spider’. Her other film credits include her performances in‘Head Over Heels’, ‘I'm with Lucy’, ‘Saw’, ‘Without Limits’,‘Lower Learning’and ‘The Last House on the Left’. This dedicated actress has appeared in many television series as well. She is one of the most admired on-screen mothers on television. The Golden Globe nominated actress is majorly known for playing Kristina Braverman in the hit family drama, ‘Parenthood’. Her performance in the popular series, ‘Boston Legal’earned her acclamations, many nominations and awards. Monica played significant roles in ‘Trust Me’, ‘Nubeluz’ and ‘The Young and the Restless’. A creative person by nature, Monica has ventured into a line of natural, locally crafted home and beauty products, collectively known as Monica Potter Home. She is on her way to becoming a producer and is considering several scripts.

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Childhood & Early Life

Monica was born on June 30, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio and wasraised in Arab, Alabama. She was raised by a Catholic family and has Irish-American ancestry.

Her father, Paul,is the inventor of the first flame-resistant car wax.Butbeing a salaried inventor, he never cashed in on the invention's profits. Her mother, Nancy, was a secretary.

Though she was not born with a silver spoon, Monica grew up in a happy family, along with three sisters –Brigette, Kerry and Jessica. She attended Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School and gained her graduation from Euclid High School.

As a child, she was interested in acting and participated in the Cleveland Play House.

Her father sent Monica's photograph to a local modeling agency, which then hired her immediately.

When she was 18, she moved to Miami, Florida and landed a job in a children's show which was shot in Peru. She gave birth to her first child a year later, when she was 19.

When she was 24, Monica moved to Hollywood with her child.Shewas also pregnant with her second child at that time.

Career

Monica stepped into the world of showbiz with a role in the 1994 soap opera, ‘The Young and the Restless’. Soon, she landed a role in the 1996 film, ‘Bulletproof’.

But her initial roles did not cement her place in Hollywood. For years, she was a struggling actress in B-films and also did some low-paid jobs. She had her first Hollywood breakthrough in 1997 when she got a chance to act along with Nicolas Cage in the movie, ‘Con Air’.

She soon got opportunitiesto act in box office hits like ‘Patch Adams’ and ‘Along Came a Spider’. She then portrayedAmanda Piercein the Mark Waters directed flick, ‘Head over Heels’.

Monica also won critical acclaim for her performance in the 1998 film, ‘Without Limits’ which was based on the life of American runner, Steve Prefontaine. In the 1998 flick‘A Cool, Dry Place’, she played an irresponsible mother, a role which was quite opposite to what she really is in real life.

In 2003, she was presented with an opportunity to play a role in the Michael Clancy’s comedy flick ‘Eulogy’, but was later replaced by Famke Janssen. She then appearedas Alison Gordon in the 2004 adventure thriller, ‘Saw’.

After playing such diverse roles on the big screen, she turned her attention towards television. In 2004, she played a role in the series, ‘Boston Legal’,for which she, along with other cast members, was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

After she departed from the show during the second season in 2009, Monica became a cast member of a new TNT series titled ‘Trust Me’ which was taken off air after the first season, owing to low ratings.

In 2010, she was seen as Kristina Braverman in the super hit television drama, ‘Parenthood’. She has been a part of the show since its first airing in 2010, and has been critically applauded for her performance. The show even earned her a Golden Globe best supporting actress nomination.

In 2016, Monica, along with her family members, renovated her childhood home for the reality show, ‘Welcome Back Potter’. The house,which was abandoned by her family thirty years ago, was in Cleveland.

Monica is very much active in philanthropic activities. She has collaborated with the cornflakes brand Kellogg’s for National Breakfast Week which provides children with a nutritious breakfast. Her entrepreneurial skills are displayed through her line of natural beauty products, Monica Potter Home.

The company operates its sales through mrspotter.com. The company will soon open its first stand-alone store in Garrettsville, Ohio. Apart from selling its products, the company aims to create job opportunities in the area.

Major Works

The Young and the Restless – Monica portrayed a fictional character named Sharon Newman in this American television drama. The show was first aired on March 26, 1973, but Monica started playing her part from 1994.

Parenthood – Counted among the most notable works of Monica, this series showcased her as Kristina Braverman in all its seasons. The series revolves around Kristina, who despite many hurdles raises her children, with one of them being autistic. The show announced its last season on May 11, 2014.

Wisdom of the Crowd –Monica is currently seen in this television drama which is written by Humphrey and directed by Adam Davidson. The series was first aired on October 1, 2017.

Awards & Achievements

Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013) –Monica won the award under the category, BestDrama Supporting Actress for‘Parenthood’.

Personal Life

In 1990, Monica married Tom Potter and the couple eventually welcomed two sons, Daniel and Liam Potter. Monica divorced Tom in the year 1998.

Monica lost her father in 2002.He passed away due to a cardiovascular disease.

In 2005, she exchanged rings with a medical surgeon named Daniel Allison.

Monica and Daniel welcomed their first bundle of joy, their daughter Molly.

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Monica Potter biography timelines

  • // 30th Jun 1971
    Monica was born on June 30, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio and wasraised in Arab, Alabama. She was raised by a Catholic family and has Irish-American ancestry.
  • // 26th Mar 1973 To 1994
    The Young and the Restless – Monica portrayed a fictional character named Sharon Newman in this American television drama. The show was first aired on March 26, 1973, but Monica started playing her part from 1994.
  • // 1990 To 1998
    In 1990, Monica married Tom Potter and the couple eventually welcomed two sons, Daniel and Liam Potter. Monica divorced Tom in the year 1998.
  • // 1994 To 1996
    Monica stepped into the world of showbiz with a role in the 1994 soap opera, ‘The Young and the Restless’. Soon, she landed a role in the 1996 film, ‘Bulletproof’.
  • // 1997
    But her initial roles did not cement her place in Hollywood. For years, she was a struggling actress in B-films and also did some low-paid jobs. She had her first Hollywood breakthrough in 1997 when she got a chance to act along with Nicolas Cage in the movie, ‘Con Air’.
  • // 1998
    Monica also won critical acclaim for her performance in the 1998 film, ‘Without Limits’ which was based on the life of American runner, Steve Prefontaine. In the 1998 flick‘A Cool, Dry Place’, she played an irresponsible mother, a role which was quite opposite to what she really is in real life.
  • // 2002
    Monica lost her father in 2002.He passed away due to a cardiovascular disease.
  • // 2003 To 2004
    In 2003, she was presented with an opportunity to play a role in the Michael Clancy’s comedy flick ‘Eulogy’, but was later replaced by Famke Janssen. She then appearedas Alison Gordon in the 2004 adventure thriller, ‘Saw’.
  • // 2004
    After playing such diverse roles on the big screen, she turned her attention towards television. In 2004, she played a role in the series, ‘Boston Legal’,for which she, along with other cast members, was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, she exchanged rings with a medical surgeon named Daniel Allison.
  • // 2009
    After she departed from the show during the second season in 2009, Monica became a cast member of a new TNT series titled ‘Trust Me’ which was taken off air after the first season, owing to low ratings.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she was seen as Kristina Braverman in the super hit television drama, ‘Parenthood’. She has been a part of the show since its first airing in 2010, and has been critically applauded for her performance. The show even earned her a Golden Globe best supporting actress nomination.
  • // 2013
    Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013) –Monica won the award under the category, BestDrama Supporting Actress for‘Parenthood’.
  • // 11th May 2014
    Parenthood – Counted among the most notable works of Monica, this series showcased her as Kristina Braverman in all its seasons. The series revolves around Kristina, who despite many hurdles raises her children, with one of them being autistic. The show announced its last season on May 11, 2014.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, Monica, along with her family members, renovated her childhood home for the reality show, ‘Welcome Back Potter’. The house,which was abandoned by her family thirty years ago, was in Cleveland.
  • // 1st Oct 2017
    Wisdom of the Crowd –Monica is currently seen in this television drama which is written by Humphrey and directed by Adam Davidson. The series was first aired on October 1, 2017.

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Monica Potter's FAQ

  • What is Monica Potter birthday?

    Monica Potter was born at 1971-06-30

  • Where is Monica Potter's birth place?

    Monica Potter was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States

  • What is Monica Potter nationalities?

    Monica Potter's nationalities is American

  • Who is Monica Potter spouses?

    Monica Potter's spouses is Daniel Christopher Allison (m. 2005), Tom Potter (m. 1990–1998)

  • Who is Monica Potter childrens?

    Monica Potter's childrens is Daniel Potter, Liam Potter, Molly Brigid Allison

  • How tall is Monica Potter?

    Monica Potter's height is 170

  • Who is Monica Potter's father?

    Monica Potter's father is Paul Brokaw

  • Who is Monica Potter's mother?

    Monica Potter's mother is Nancy Brokaw

  • What is Monica Potter's sun sign?

    Monica Potter is Cancer

  • How famous is Monica Potter?

    Monica Potter is famouse as Actress

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