Monica Potter
American actress
Monica Potter
Monica Potter is an American film and television actress.
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Monica Potter's personal information overview.
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Monica Potter: Why I love Cleveland
CNN - 7 months
"Parenthood" actress and Cleveland native Monica Potter talks about why she loves living in Cleveland.
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Where are the realistic TV moms?
Salon.com - about 3 years
At a time when parents are overworked, overburdened, stretched, frustrated, and when countless studies continue to batter us about unhappy parents — it comes as a great surprise that there aren’t more depictions of parents, namely mothers, struggling with the act of parenting on television. Sure there are a few exceptions — moments of realistic parenting. There’s Claire Dunphy, played by Julie Bowen on "Modern Family," the anxiety-ridden and “undervalued” stay-at-home mom who becomes more undervalued when she transitions into work, as a friend put it. A few friends swear by Kristina Braverman (Monica Potter) from "Parenthood" because, according to friend and writer Miriam Novogrodsky, “she has a recognized vulnerability.” But as my friend Nancy told me, “I love 'Parenthood,' but the parenting situations — all the situations — are too neatly wrapped up. ‘I have cancer.’ Done! ‘I ran for mayor, but I didn’t get elected which is fine because now I can be home with my kids which is really ...
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Golden Globe Nominations: See All the 2014 Nominees
US Magazine - about 3 years
The first of the trophies won't be handed out until next year, but awards season is already heating up in a big way! One day after the Screen Actors Guild revealed its list of nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association followed suit, revealing its nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. The nominations -- honoring the year's best in both TV and film -- were announced live on Thursday, Dec. 12, in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Aziz Ansari, and Miss Golden Globe Sosie Bacon. Among the favorites? American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, and Gravity. Check out the full list of nominees below, and tell Us who you'll be rooting for come January. PHOTOS: The best-dressed stars from the 2013 Golden Globes BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA 12 Years A Slave Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Rush BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi ...
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Another Guy Predicting Another Golden Globes Telecast in Another Blog Post
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Ever since I was a little fat kid who used movies and television as a way to escape my sad, sometimes bullied world, I've loved watching the glitz, the glamor, and the flowing booze of the Golden Globes. While many in the industry don't take the awards seriously (they nominated The Tourist remember?) and feel they don't hold as much weight any more in terms of shaping the Oscar race, I've always enjoyed seeing stars make drunken speeches or schmooze in-between commercial breaks. I also, of course, love that they honor comedic films as well as television. Focusing on the former, let me just say I'm still not over Will Ferrell getting shafted for Elf a decade ago. Anyway, the Globes are a party - nothing less, nothing more. Where else can you find Jack Nicholson literally talking out of his ass or Christine Lahti late out of the gate because she was dropping a deuce? OK, maybe she wasn't but you know what I mean. I love it all, and love that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the fun s ...
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TV’s most unflinching portrayal of Asperger’s goes even deeper
Salon.com - over 3 years
This season, fresh on the heels of a rough bout with cancer, "Parenthood's" Kristina Braverman decided to run for mayor of Braverman base camp, Berkeley, Calif. On last week's episode, Kristina (Monica Potter) found herself buried in the polls with single-digit voter support and facing off against a younger, more polished politician in a debate she couldn't hope to win. While she is running on an education platform, the private mother of three had already informed her dedicated, if icy, campaign manager, Heather (Jurnee Smollett), that she would not use her children -- particularly her son, Max -- to garner sympathy or further her cause with voters. Max Braverman, played with relentless agitative energy by Max Burkholder, has Asperger's syndrome. One of the things that I have always loved about the NBC series is how unflinching it has been since Max's diagnosis about the effect his condition has had on his long-suffering parents and, by extension, the entire Braverman family. "Parenth ...
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Monica Potter Says Kristina Is 'Really Gonna Live Her Life' On 'Parenthood' Now
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When "Parenthood" returns, Kristina Braverman is "going for the gusto," star Monica Potter says. Now that Kristina (Potter) is cancer-free, the stay-at-home mom is going back to work and taking on a new challenge by running for mayor in Season 5.
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Emmy Awards: Another year, another snub-fest
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
KARACHI:  Emmys are to television what Oscars are to Hollywood — the ultimate award, the last hurrah and the moment of glory. Like every year, the Emmys snubbed some incredible performances this year from network television and chose to side with the excessively violent and slightly sociopathic cable shows. What else will you call Michael C Hall’s Dexter? It’s not that cable television is not good. Au contraire, a show like Homeland will stay with you long after the season is over. It’s the most gripping show on cable television. After all, President Barack Obama is a fan for a reason. Claire Danes has put up the  performance of a lifetime as a bipolar CIA agent. As Carrie, she falls in love with a man who, is as damaged and broken as she is, while working for a spy agency with its own egoistical bosses and power players. But, not every show is Homeland. Game of Thrones is violent (appealing as it maybe to the world). Make no mistake, Dexter is ...
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Could Amber Have Two Love Interests On 'Parenthood'?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Parenthood" has cast Matthew Atkinson for a multi-episode arc in Season 5, according to TVLine. Atkinson, who previously starred on ABC Family's "Jane By Design," will play Zach -- a drummer in the same band as All American Rejects' Tyson Ritter. According to TVLine, he'll bond with Mae Whitman's Amber while the band is recording at the Luncheonette. Will he cause a rift between Amber and her ex-soldier boyfriend Ryan (Matt Lauria)? We'll have to tune in to find out. The rest of the Braverman clan will have their own challenges in Season 5: Josh Stamberg will play Carl, "a charming and fun new addition in Sarah's [Lauren Graham] building," while Drew (Miles Heizer) will be become friends with occasional benefits with "90210's" Lyndon Smith. Meanwhile, "Lost's" Sonya Walger will play a "sexy, confident fireball of an architect" working with Joel (Sam Jaeger), and "The Office's" David Denman will get to know Julia (Erika Christensen) as Ed, a stay-at-home dad who end ...
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Exciting New Details Revealed In 'Parenthood' Promo
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There's no doubt that Season 4 of "Parenthood" had us all shedding our fair share of tears, but from the looks of the new Season 5 "Parenthood" promo (above) a happier season is on the way. "Is Ryan the man you want to spend the rest of your life with?" Sarah (Lauren Graham) asks Amber (Mae Whitman) of Ryan, played by Matt Lauria. "Let's plan your wedding," she says when Amber tearfully tells her mother how much she loves him. Additionally, Hank (Ray Romano) makes it clear that he's not quite done with Sarah when he makes an appearance in the promo, and it looks like Kristina (Monica Potter) is finally living a cancer-free life. "Parenthood" won't be all fun and games this season, though. "All-American Rejects" frontman Tyson Ritter has joined the cast as a musician playing at the Luncheonette, which could cause trouble for Ryan and Amber, "Office" star David Denman will play a stay-at-home dad who might get to know Julia (Erika Christensen) a little too well for Jo ...
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Parenthood: Monica Potter & Peter Krause Talk Breast Cancer Storyline
Access Hollywood - over 3 years
“Parenthood” star Monica Potter gave one of the most moving performances in the 2012-2013 primetime season playing Kristina Braverman, a mom battling breast cancer in Season 4 of her NBC show and she opened up about how she approached that storyline on Saturday.
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5 Teases for Season 5 of Parenthood: A Wedding and a "Conveyor Belt of Babies"
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
The show kept viewers reaching for the tissues when Kristina Braverman (Monica Potter) battled breast cancer, while her niece Amber (Mae Whitman) struggled with her feelings for a former soldier suffering from PTSD. Behind the camera, the perennial bubble show had been renewed for 15 episodes - shorter than the usual 22 - and ended its season way back in January. [...] seven months later, the show has been renewed for a full 22-episode season and has been moved to one of NBC's most historically significant timeslots - Thursdays at 10/9c - putting it in the same category as great NBC dramas such as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and ER. "The fact that we're being put into such a premium timeslot is another indicator of [NBC's] support," showrunner Jason Katims told reporters Saturday at NBC's Television Critics Association fall previews. [...] that her daughter (might be) contemplating marriage and her son is going off to college, Sarah will be suffering from empty nest syndrome. F ...
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Emmy Snubs And Surprises 2013: Monica Potter, 'Parks And Rec' Left Off Nominees List
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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Tom O'Neil: 15 Experts Predict Emmy Nominees (and Winners)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When Emmy Award nominations are unveiled Thursday morning at 8:35 a.m. ET, Netflix's new House of Cards will become the first web-based series to compete in a top category, according to the predictions of 15 top media experts polled by GoldDerby. They believe it will be nominated for Best Drama Series along with Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Mad Men. Breaking Bad and last year's champ Homeland are tied with the best racetrack odds to win (27 to 10). See how the pundits rank all leading contenders category per category. See their combined rankings and racetrack odds. The experts are sharply divided over whether or not Netflix's Arrested Development will make the list for Best Comedy Series. Seven say it will be nominated: Debra Birnbaum (TV Guide Magazine), Mike Cidoni and Lynn Elber (Associated Press), John Kubicek (Buddy TV), Ken Tucker, Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and me. However, eight gurus don't place Arrested Development in their rankin ...
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Kristina's 'Parenthood' Hair: Actress Monica Potter Debuts New Look
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Kristina will have new hairdo when "Parenthood" returns for Season 5. Actress Monica Potter has been tweeting about her big haircut for the NBC series and revealed the new look on ET Online. More...
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Monica Potter's New 'Do
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Monica Potter is getting a major haircut! The "Parenthood" star tweeted on Monday that she'll be cutting her hair and asked her followers to weigh in on which of three looks they like best: dancing pro Julianne Hough's bob, British pop star Sarah Hardin's pixie cut, or Emma Watson's cropped cut. Big news! Getting my hair cut & need your input! Pick your fave cut for me each day & Fri will be the big reveal!! :D pic.twitter.com/U27nB9z8sG — Monica Potter (@monicapotter) July 8, 2013 Throughout Season 4 of "Parenthood," Potter's character Kristina Braverman battled breast cancer. The emotional storyline, which has garnered Potter tons of Emmy nomination buzz as of late, culminated with Kristina finishing chemotherapy and learning she was cancer-free (though her doctor hesitated to use the word "remission" for another year). Potter wore a bald cap and wigs throughout the season, though she did consider shaving her head. "They asked me to but I said no," Potter ...
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Why Monica Potter Feels Guilty About 'Parenthood'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We've said it once, twice and 10 times over: Monica Potter gave a performance that's worth its weight in Emmy gold on "Parenthood." So it's only fitting that we hopped on the phone with her as part of our continued coverage leading up to nominations to dissect all those gut-wrenching scenes. What was one of the most difficult steps along this journey? I would say ... I had a lot of guilt that I was able to come home and leave it at the door. Then I would go to Trader Joe's or to Ralph's or whatever and I would have women approach me and say they were battling it and, you know, I would cry with them and hug them. That was difficult at first, and then it became really uplifting.
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Emmys: Monica Potter's 'Parenthood' cancer battle began with her own real-life scare
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jethro Nededog LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Monica Potter's journey through the experiences of a mom with cancer on NBC's "Parenthood" actually began with her own medical scare. "When I went in last year for a mammogram, my first one, they said they found something," Potter told TheWrap. On the heels of the discovery, the 41-year-old mother of three went home and emailed executive producer Jason Katims, pitching a cancer storyline in the show's fourth season for her character Christina. ...
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Monica Potter On Soap Past: 'I Was Fired Because I Was Terrible'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Before her days as supermom Kristina Braverman on "Parenthood," Monica Potter was a struggling soap actress. In fact, she played Sharon Newman before Sharon Case took over the role. "I worked on 'The Young And The Restless,' and I was fired because I was terrible," Potter told Craig Ferguson in a 2010 interview (below) at the 4:23 mark. "I had to dance in like a bathing suit and, you know, they put all this paint on you, like you're supposed to be tan and there's music in the background, but there's not really music ... I just couldn't do it." Check out the full photo of Potter in her early soap days below: Luckily, Potter's luck has turned around since her soap days. The actress went on to have a successful film career in the early 2000s. But in between that time and when she landed her "Parenthood" role, she moved back to her hometown due to a messy divorce, which ended up being a blessing in disguise. "Four years later, I woke up one morning and said, 'I ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Monica Potter
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 43
    In 2015, Potter was joined by her mother and all three sisters on Celebrity Family Feud.
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  • 2013
    Age 41
    In 2013, she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role in the show.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 37
    In 2009, Potter became a cast member of the new TNT series Trust Me which was cancelled after the first season due to low ratings.
    More Details Hide Details Potter played the role of Kristina Braverman in the comedy-drama Parenthood, receiving critical acclaim for her performance in the fourth season.
  • 2005
    Age 33
    In 2005, Potter married Daniel Allison, an orthopedic surgeon.
    More Details Hide Details Potter and Allison have one child, a daughter born in 2005. Her father died in 2004 of cardiovascular disease.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    In 2004, Potter played the role of Alison Gordon in the first Saw film.
    More Details Hide Details Later Potter worked on television. She was a cast member of the ABC legal drama Boston Legal but left during the second season.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    In 2001, she had two major roles, co-starring with Freddie Prinze, Jr. in Head Over Heels, and in the thriller Along Came a Spider with Morgan Freeman, based on the James Patterson best-seller.
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  • 1998
    Age 26
    In 1998, she played the love interest of doomed distance runner Steve Prefontaine in the movie Without Limits.
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  • 1994
    Age 22
    Potter made her screen debut in 1994, on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Sharon Newman.
    More Details Hide Details She later appeared in several feature films, including Con Air (playing the wife of Nicolas Cage's character) and starring opposite Robin Williams in Patch Adams.
    She also did a few commercials in Chicago, went to Miami to film a Seinfeld pilot, and then moved to Los Angeles in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details In 1995 she appeared in the Alan Jackson music video for "Tall, Tall, Trees"
  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 18
    Potter was married to Tom Potter from 1990 to 1998; together they have two sons.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on June 30, 1971.
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