Annie Potts is especially remembered as the cheeky secretary in the 1984 hit Ghostbusters. She not only proved herself in big screen but also in small screen and stage. She has to her credit iconic television roles including Love and War, Designing Women, etc.
Annie is famous for her popular roles like Ghostbusters, Pretty in Pink, and Jumping Jack Flash. She also voiced for animated movies Toy Story and Toy Story 2.
Potts was born on October 28, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee in U.S. She was the third daughter of her parents. She was raised in Franklin.
Potts had the fire in her belly for acting when she was just 12 years. At this time, she took part in a drama camp in North Carolina. The counselor, Sylvia Bernard, who later become Potts’ close buddies, cast her in a pivotal role in Heidi, the camp’s production.
Annie Potts graduated from the Franklin-Simpson High school. After that, she received a degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts in theater arts from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.
Annie Potts married four persons in her life. Her fourth marriage was successful. She is the mother of three sons. Now she is a board member of Stephens College.
Annie Potts made her big screen debut through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer in1978. She also essayed the role of Edith Bedel Meyer in the comedy series Goodtime Girls. Her acclaimed roles include Mary Elizabeth Sims in drama series
Any Day Now.
She also endeavored as a narrator for audio books. She won the Genie Awards in 1981 for the wonderful performance by a foreign actress for Heartaches.
She was nominated in the category of New Star of the year in 1978 for Golden Globe Awards for her performance in Corvette Summer.
In 1994, she was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series for Love & War.
In 1998 to 1999 she was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a drama series for her work in Any Day Now.
Potts had once stated that she is still sustaining because she cannot dream of a life without acting. She also confessed that she is all for working 12-15 hours during a day.