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Monica Potter is a well-known American actress who is best recognized for her work in films such as ‘Con Air,’ ‘Patch Adams,’ and ‘Along Came a Spider.’ Her additional film roles include ‘Head Over Heels,’ ‘I’m with Lucy,’ ‘Saw,’ ‘Without Limits,’ ‘Lower Learning,’ and ‘The Last House on the Left. This devoted actress has also appeared in numerous television series. She is one of television’s most admired on-screen mums. The Golden Globe-nominated actress is primarily recognized for her role as Kristina Braverman in the popular family drama ‘Parenthood’. Her portrayal in the popular television series “Boston Legal” garnered acclaim, accolades, and awards. Monica has big parts in the films “Trust Me,” “Nubeluz,” and “The Young and the Restless.” Monica, a creative person by nature, has launched Monica Potter Home, a collection of natural, locally created home and beauty goods. She is aspiring to become a producer and is currently evaluating various screenplays.

Youth and Early Life

Monica was born in Cleveland, Ohio on 30 June 1971 and raised in Arab, Alabama. She grew up in a Catholic household and has Irish-American background.
Paul, her father, invented the first flame-resistant automobile wax.

But as a hired inventor, he never profited from his creation. Nancy, her mother, was a secretary.
Monica was not born with a silver spoon, but she did grow up in a happy home with her three sisters, Brigette, Kerry, and Jessica. She attended Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School and Euclid High School and graduated from both.

She was interested in performing as a child and performed at the Cleveland Play House.
Her father sent a photograph of Monica to a local modeling agency, which promptly recruited her.

At age 18, she relocated to Miami, Florida, and won a role in a children’s show filmed in Peru. She gave birth to her first child when she was 19 years old, a year later.

Monica went to Hollywood with her child at age 24.
Additionally, she was pregnant with her second kid at the time.

Monica Potter’s Career

Monica entered the entertainment industry with a part in the 1994 soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” Soon after, she was cast in the 1996 picture Bulletproof.

However, her early assignments did not solidify her position in Hollywood. She was a struggling actress for years, appearing in B-movies and other low-paying jobs. In 1997, she landed her first major Hollywood role alongside Nicolas Cage in the film “Con Air.”

She has immediately cast in box office smashes such as ‘Patch Adams’ and ‘Along Came a Spider.’ She then portrayed Amanda Pierce in “Head over Heels,” a film directed by Mark Waters.

Monica’s portrayal in the 1998 film “Without Limits,” which was based on the life of American runner Steve Prefontaine, also garnered critical acclaim. In the 1998 film ‘A Cool, Dry Place,’ she portrayed an irresponsible mother, much the contrary to who she is in reality.

In 2003, she was offered a part in Michael Clancy’s comedy film “Eulogy,” but Famke Janssen was ultimately cast in the part. The following year, she portrayed Alison Gordon in the 2004 adventure thriller “Saw.”

After assuming such a variety of roles on the big screen, she shifted her focus to television. Together with other cast members, she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her participation in the 2004 series Boston Legal.

After leaving the show during its second season in 2009, Monica joined the cast of a new TNT series called ‘Trust Me,’ which was canceled after its first season due to poor ratings.

In 2010, she portrayed Kristina Braverman in the immensely popular television drama Parenthood. She has been a part of the show since its debut in 2010, and her performance has been praised by critics. The show even won her a Golden Globe nomination for best-supporting actress.

In 2016, Monica and her family rebuilt her childhood house for the reality television series “Welcome Back, Potter.” The house, which her family abandoned thirty years ago, was in Cleveland.

Monica is actively involved in charitable initiatives. She has teamed with Kellogg’s cornflakes for National Breakfast Week, which encourages youngsters to eat a healthy breakfast. Her business acumen is demonstrated through her line of natural beauty products, Monica Potter Home.

The company’s sales are conducted via mrspotter.com. Soon, the company’s first standalone store will open in Garrettsville, Ohio. In addition to selling its products, the company intends to provide employment possibilities in the region.

Her Major Opera

The Young and the Restless — In this American television drama, Monica portrayed a fake character named Sharon Newman. The series premiered on March 26, 1973, but Monica did not begin playing her role until 1994.
Parenthood – Among Monica’s most prominent works, all seasons of this series featured her as Kristina Braverman.

The series focuses on Kristina, who despite numerous obstacles, raises her children, one of them is autistic. The show’s final season was announced on May 11, 2014.

Wisdom of the Crowd — Monica is now starring in this Humphrey-written and Adam Davidson-directed television drama. The premiere of the series occurred on October 1, 2017.

Awards & Achievements

Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013) – Best Drama Supporting Actress for ‘Parenthood’ was awarded to Monica.

Her Personal Life

Monica married Tom Potter in 1990, and the couple went on to have two boys, Daniel and Liam Potter. Tom and Monica divorced in 1998.
In 2002, Monica lost her father.

He died as a result of cardiovascular illness.
In 2005, she exchanged engagement rings with the physician Daniel Allison. Monica and Daniel welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Molly.

Estimated Net Worth

The estimated net worth of American actress Monica Potter is $3 million. Monica Potter was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and began her career as a model and actor in elementary school, appearing in print advertisements and commercials.

In the mid-1990s, she began to add television roles to her resume, and she received her first recognition as Sharon Newman on “The Young and the Restless.”