Annie Potts

Annie Potts

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

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

Birthday: Oct 28, 1952

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Annie Potts was an American film and TV actress who was best known for her roles in "Ghostbusters" (1984), "Designing Women" (1986-1993), "Young Sheldon" (CBS, 2017- ), and three of the four "Toy Story" movies, in which she voiced the role of Bo Peep. Born in Nashville and raised in Kentucky, Potts always dreamt of becoming an actress. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri where she first began taking drama courses. After graduating, Potts continued her acting studies with post-graduate work in California. However, Potts's burgeoning acting career was nearly derailed in her early 20s when she and her then husband were involved in a major car accident in New Mexico. Potts survived, thankfully, but broke several bones as a result from the wreck and was laid up for weeks in the hospital. After recovering from the accident, Potts pushed forward with her fledgling acting career. She made her feature film debut in 1978's "Corvette Summer" which also starred Mark Hamill, who was fresh off his starring role in the blockbuster "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (1977). Potts continued nabbing roles throughout the early 1980s but it was her supporting role as a wise-cracking secretary in 1984's "Ghostbusters" that really put her on the map. The huge success of "Ghostbusters" put Potts into the purview of casting agents seemingly overnight and before long she was appearing in popular 80s films like "Crimes of Passion" (1984), "Pretty in Pink" (1986), and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986). Then in 1986 Potts joined the cast of the CBS sitcom "Designing Women." She played the role of Mary Jo Shively on the series, which also starred Delta Burke and Dixie Carter. Potts appeared in all 163 episodes of the series, which ended its 7 season run in 1993. Potts' next big role came in 1995 when she was cast as the voice of Bo Peep in the Pixar animated film "Toy Story" (1995). Potts reprised her role as Bo Peep in two subsequent "Toy Story" sequels, including 2019's "Toy Story 4." Potts continued acting regularly in both films and on TV shows well into the 2010s. In 2013 she landed a recurring role on "The Fosters" (Freeform, 2013-18). In 2017 she joined the cast of the highly anticipated spin-off series "Young Sheldon." The sitcom, which was told from the point-of-view of Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007-2019) at 9-years-old, was an immediate success, and premiered its third season in the fall of 2019.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghostbusters: Afterlife Janine Melnitz (Character) - 2021
97% 94% Toy Story 4 Bo Peep (Voice) $434M 2019
83% 52% Happy Anniversary Diane (Character) - 2018
70% 59% Humor Me Dee (Character) - 2017
55% 60% Izzy Gets the F... Across Town Mary (Character) - 2017
74% 50% Ghostbusters Desk Clerk (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 44% All at Once Ginny Maxwell (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 62% Chu and Blossom Aunt (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Music Teacher Alyson Daley (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 74% Five Helen (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 38% Freshman Father Dorothy Downs (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kids With Cameras Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 42% Queen Sized Joan Baker (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sunday Man Mrs. Culp (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 37% Elvis Has Left the Building Shirl (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 44% Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story Julie Posey (Character) - 2003
100% 86% Toy Story 2 Bo Peep (Voice) $245.9M 1999
100% 92% Toy Story Bo Peep (Voice) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Deadly Rival Kris Lansford (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 59% Breaking the Rules Mary Klinglitch (Character) $23.2K 1992
55% 46% Texasville Karla Jackson (Character) $1.9M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie III Unknown (Voice) - 1990
27% 46% Who's Harry Crumb? Helen Downing (Character) $10.4M 1989
No Score Yet 67% Pass the Ammo Darla (Character) $98.2K 1988
29% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash Liz Carlson (Character) $24.5M 1986
75% 81% Pretty in Pink Iona (Character) $521K 1986
97% 88% Ghostbusters Janine Melnitz (Character) $298.2M 1984
36% 55% Crimes of Passion Amy Grady (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 84% It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Cindy Mills (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Me? Daria (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboy D.G. (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Sunday (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bayou Romance Lily (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartaches Bonnie Howard (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers Flatbed Annie (Character) - 1979
50% 43% Corvette Summer Vanessa (Character) - 1978
86% 66% King of the Gypsies Persa (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Market Baby Linda Cleary (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 83% Young Sheldon Meemaw (Character) 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017-2019 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2019
97% 84% The Fosters Grandma Sharon (Guest Star) 2016-2017 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
94% 74% Royal Pains Mrs. Sacani (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 75% Chicago Med Helen (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet 66% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
17% 17% Animal Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
42% 75% GCB Gigi Stopper (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revolution Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry Me Unknown (Character) 2010
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Lenore (Guest Star) 2009
86% 90% Boston Legal Joy Espenson (Guest Star) 2008
97% 86% Ugly Betty Linda (Guest Star) 2008
56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sophie Devere (Guest Star) 2005-2007
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
96% 50% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Any Day Now Mary Elizabeth "M.E." O'Brien Sims (Character) 1998-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Top Hadley Martin (Character) 1997
56% No Score Yet Dangerous Minds Louanne Johnson (Character) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love & War Dana Palladino (Character) 1992-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Mary Jo Shively (Character) 1986-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodtime Girls Edith Bedelmeyer (Character) 1980

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!