Annie was born (October 28th, 1952) and raised in Franklin, Kentucky, the youngest of three daughters of Powell and Dorthy Potts. She graduated from Stephens College, and began her acting career in television movies. Annie Pott's first film, in 1977, was in a mediocre B TV movie, BLACK MARKET BABY, where she had a small supporting role.
Pott's next film, in 1978, was another B movie, but a much better part, as she co-starred with Mark Hamil in CORVETTE SUMMER. Her performance also got Annie noticed as an actress by the GOLDEN GLOBES, and was nominated in the category of Best Motion Picture Acting Debut - for a female actress.
Annie's big break in film was her memorable performance as a supportive character, Janine Melnitz, the unflappable secretary in GHOSTBUSTERS (1984).
Her work schedule took off from 1984, in that she found herself very busy between TV work and movies. Annie won a character role on an Emmy-winning TV show, DESIGNING WOMEN, which was on from 1986-1993. When she wasn't acting in this show, Annie was active in film:(PRETTY IN PINK, GHOST BUSTERS 2, WHO'S HARRY CRUMB?, to name a few.)
From 1993-1995, Annie was on another award-winning TV show, LOVE AND WAR, which was canceled despite it's awards.
Other high-lights in her career was her voice-over work for the character BO-PEEP in the animated movies, TOY STORY 1 and TOY STORY 2.
Since 2002, Annie Potts has done mostly TV and mini-series work, with a few good movies thrown in (THE SUNDAY MAN).
She is a visiting drama professor for Stephens College. Annie Potts wasn't lucky in marriage, until she met the love of her life, television director James Hayma. They have three sons.
Annie Pott's other notable film and TV credits include:
SINGLE WITH PARENTS (2008)
JOAN OF ARCADIA (TV Series, 2003-2005)
ANY DAY NOW (88 TV EPISODES, 1998-2002)
DANGEROUS MINDS (TV Series-1996 )
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1987)
WHY ME? (1984)
BAYOU ROMANCE (1982)
KING OF THE GYPSIES (1978)
THE MUSIC TEACHER (TV Movie) (2012)
GBC (TV Series) (2012)
FIVE (TV Movie) (2011)
MARRY ME (TV Mini-Series) (2010)
FRESHMAN FATHER (TV Movie) (2010)
TWO AND A HALF MEN (TV Series) (2009)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (TV Series) (2005-2009)
Annie Potts in GHOSTBUSTERS 2 (1989)