Annie Potts

Annie Potts

Highest Rated: 100% Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019)

Lowest Rated: 27% Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1952

Birthplace: Not Available

Involved in amateur theatricals since childhood, Annie Potts received her BFA in theatre arts from Missouri's Stephens College. Potts has been seen in comic supporting roles in films since 1978; she is most closely associated with the part of ditzy secretary Janine Melnitz in the two Ghostbusters flicks of the 1980s. On television, Potts has played Edith Bedelmeyer on the one-season sitcom Goodtime Girls (1980), then enjoyed a longer run as Mary Jo Shively on Designing Women (1986-93). Her characterization of outspoken gourmet chef Dana Paladino on the prime time sitcom Love and War won Annie an Emmy nomination in 1994. Annie Potts has also been featured in a popular series of commercials for a well-known corn-chip product, and has served as national spokesperson for the Women for Arthritis Foundation. In 1996 she was cast as a no-nonsense schoolteacher of troubled inner-city high schoolers in the ABC-TV show Dangerous Minds, a series based on the 1995 Michelle Pfeiffer film of the same name. She voiced the part of Bo Peep in the first two Toy Story films, and in 2003 she took part in a Designing Women reunion. That same year she was the lead in Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story. She appeared intermittently on the Showtime series Huff, and in 2007 she joined the cast of the short-lived series Men In Trees. In 2012 she was cast as one of the leads in the new TV series GCB.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% Toy Story 4 Bo Peep 2019
100% Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Actor 2019
55% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Mary 2018
68% Humor Me Dee 2018
83% Happy Anniversary Actor 2018
No Score Yet As Good As You Dr. Laura Berg 2017
74% Ghostbusters Desk Clerk $128.4M 2016
No Score Yet All at Once Ginny Maxwell 2016
No Score Yet The Music Teacher Alyson Daley 2012
No Score Yet Five Charlotte's Mom 2011
No Score Yet Marry Me Vivienne Carter 2010
No Score Yet Don't You Forget About Me Actor 2009
No Score Yet Queen Sized Joan Baker 2008
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building Shirl 2004
No Score Yet Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story Julie Posey 2003
No Score Yet Breaking the Rules (Sketches) Actor 2001
100% Toy Story 2 Bo Peep 1999
100% Toy Story Bo Peep 1995
No Score Yet Breaking the Rules Mary Klinglitch 1992
55% Texasville Karla 1991
53% Ghostbusters 2 Janine Melnitz 1989
27% Who's Harry Crumb? Helen Downing 1989
No Score Yet Pass The Ammo Darla 1988
29% Jumpin' Jack Flash Liz Carlson 1986
77% Pretty in Pink Iona 1986
No Score Yet Bayou Romance Lily 1986
No Score Yet It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Actor 1984
36% Crimes of Passion Amy Grady 1984
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Janine Melnitz 1984
No Score Yet Heartaches Bonnie Howard 1981
No Score Yet Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers Flatbed Annie 1979
83% King of the Gypsies Persa 1978
50% Corvette Summer Vanessa 1978
No Score Yet Black Market Baby Linda Cleary 1977

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Young Sheldon
2017
Meemaw 2020
2019
2018
2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2012
2011
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Mary Jo Shively 2019
2018
2017
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
97% The Fosters
2013-2018
Sharon 2017
2016
2014
2013
No Score Yet Chicago Med
2015
Helen 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012-2018
Clarissa Fields 2015
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
Olivia Brody 2015
2014
17% Animal Practice
2012
Virginia 2012
42% GCB
2012
Gigi Stopper 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Revolution
2012
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2012
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Lenore 2009
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Joy Espenson 2008
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Linda 2008
2007
56% Men in Trees
2006-2008
Mary Alice O'Donnell Mary Alice Marin's Mom 2007
2006
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Sophie Devere 2006
2005
65% Close to Home
2005-2007
Dr. Marla Dodds 2005
96% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Lt. Lucy Preston 2005
2004
67% Huff
2006
Guest Doris Johnson 2004
56% Dangerous Minds
1996-1997
Louanne Johnson 1997
1996
No Score Yet Love & War
1992-1995
Dana 1995
1994
1993
No Score Yet Amazing Stories (1985)
1985-1987
Voice 1987
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Annie 1987
1983
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Tracy Spencer 1986
1983
17% Over the Top
1997
Hadley Martin

QUOTES FROM Annie Potts CHARACTERS

Bo Peep says: Why would someone steal Woody?

Janine Melnitz says: You are so kind to take care of that man. You know, you're a real humanitarian.

Egon Spengler says: I don't think he's human.

Rex says: He tortures toys...just for fun!

Bo Peep says: [Buzz jumps on the ledge] What are you doing? Get down from there.

Buzz Lightyear says: I'm gonna teach that boy a lesson!

Woody says: Yeah sure go ahead with your scary laser. [sarcastically pressing Buzz's laser button]

Buzz Lightyear says: Don't do that it's extremely dangerous! [Lenny warns the toys to jump back into the room off the ledge as Sid blows up the soldier and cheers]

Buzz Lightyear says: I could have stopped him!

Woody says: Buzz I'd love to see you try. Of course I'd love to see you as a crater.

Woody says: Oh, hi Bo.

Bo Peep says: I wanted to thank you, Woody, for saving my flock.

Woody says: Oh, hey. It was nothing.

Bo Peep says: What do you say I get somebody else to watch the sheep tonight?

Woody says: Oh-ho-ho-ho-he-he-he, yeah! I...

Bo Peep says: Remember, I'm just a couple of blocks away.

Janine Melnitz says: Ghostbusters, whaddya want?!?

Janine Melnitz says: Ghostbusters, what do you want?

Janine Melnitz says: You're very good with children.

Louis Tully says: Thanks, i practice on my Hamster.

Louis Tully says: Thanks, I practice on my Hamster.

Janine Melnitz says: So do you live alone?

Louis Tully says: Well i had a roommate, but then my Mom moved to Florida.

Louis Tully says: Well I had a roommate, but then my mom moved to Florida.

Janine Melnitz says: Do you want some coffee mister Tully?

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Do i?

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Do I?

Egon Spengler says: Yes have some.

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Yes have some!

Janine Melnitz says: Do you believe in UFO's, Astral Projections, Mental Telepathy, ESP, Clairvoyance, Spirit Photography, Telekinetic Movement, Full-trance Mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

Janine Melnitz says: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP , clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

Winston Zeddmore says: If there's a steady pay-check in it, i'll believe in anything you say.

Winston Zeddmore says: Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.

Janine Melnitz says: I read a lot myself, some people think i'm too intelectual but i think it's a fabulous way to spend your time. I also play Racket ball. Do you have any hobbies?

Janine Melnitz says: I read a lot myself, some people think I'm too intelectual but I think it's a fabulous way to spend your time. I also play Racket ball. Do you have any hobbies?

Egon Spengler says: I collect Spores, Moldes, and Fungus.

Egon Spengler says: I collect spores, moldes, and fungus.

Egon Spengler says: I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

Iona says: Andie. Listen, hon. It's after seven o-clock. Don't waste that lip gloss!.

Iona says: Andie. Listen, hon. It's after seven o-clock. Don't waste that lip gloss!