About Annie Potts


Anne Hampton Potts is one of the most prominent faces in Hollywood. She’s an American actress who has been active in the industry for more than 40 years. Her acting skills and charisma have been ever-growing with time. With her experience in the industry, she has perfectly crafted her style and people will be quickly able to separate her from the rest of her peers. She has worked in numerous TV series and films. 

Quick Infos
Full NameAnne Hampton Potts
Date of BirthOctober 28, 1952
Birth PlaceNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Parent(s)Powell Grisette Potts and Dorothy Harris Potts
Spouse(s)Steven Hartley
​​(m. 1973; div. 1978)​
Greg Antonacci
​​(m. 1978; div. 1980)​
B. Scott Senechal
​​(m. 1981; div. 1989)​
James Hayman
​​(m. 1990)
Net WorthUS $10 Million

The younger audience may know her from her role in Young Sheldon as Sheldon’s “Meemaw”. However, she is mostly known by people all over the globe for her role in movies like Ghostbusters and Pretty in Pink. Her smile has won the hearts of millions and her contribution to the TV and film industry is something all of us should be proud of. 


Early Life


Annie Potts is the third child of Powell Potts and Dorothy Harris. She belongs to the baby boomer generation and was born on October 28, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up with her two sisters in Kentucky. After graduating from high school, she received a bachelor’s degree in theater arts. Potts had to deal with several fractured bones in her legs after a car accident when she was twenty-one years old.

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Everyone has to start somewhere, to reach their destination. Potts started her career as an actress with the film Corvette Summer. It was in 1978 and the following year she was nominated for the Golden Globes Award.

Annie Potts came into prominence after her role in the movie Ghostbusters. The movie is a classic hit and is still watched by people to this date. Her acting on it was flawless and her skills were even more highlighted after her role in the sitcom Designing Women. Much of her popularity stemmed from her role in Designing Women. The show lasted from 1986 to 1993. She also appeared in many films and TV series including Magnum, Close to Home, Two and a Half Men, and Ugly Betty. Her performance in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was outstanding. 

Her game has been ever-growing since and her acting skills kept on getting better with time. In 2009 she made her Broadway debut. 

Her previous roles have been massive hits and she has shown her ability as a capable and flexible actress.

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The role that makes her popular among the youngsters of this generation is the role of Coonie in Young Sheldon. She’s a lovable character who is instantly recognizable. 

Annie Potts has also appeared in 1989’s Ghostbusters II, 2016’s Ghostbusters, and has a role in an upcoming Ghostbusters movie named Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

She has also done voice acting infamous animated movies and games like Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 4. In all of the Toy Story movies, she voices the character of Bo Beep. 

Annie Potts has worked in more than 50 TV series. She has won a Genie Awards  and she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Young Sheldon.


Personal Life 


There are major ups and downs in everybody’s life, it is the nature of how life goes. Annie Potts married Steve Hartley in 1973. She and her then-husband Steve got into a serious car accident in which Steve lost a leg. Their marriage ended in 1978.

Later, she was married to Greg Antonacci from 1978 to 1979. 

In 1989, she split with her husband of 8 years Scott Senechal. Potts got married to James Hayman in 1990. She has three children. Potts is one of the board members of Stephens College and is one of the major fund providers for them.

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Net Worth


Annie Potts has been involved in the filmmaking industry for almost 50 years now. It is no surprise to hear that she gets paid US$ 1 million for an episode of Young Sheldon. As of August 2020, her estimated net worth is around US$ 10 million. Her net worth continues to rise as she continues her acting career. It is mesmerizing how she is able to deliver her roles with such fluency and precision at an age of 67 years old.