Monica Potter

Monica Potter

  • Highest Rated: 79% Without Limits (1998)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Bulletproof (1996)
  • Birthday: Jun 30, 1971
  • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • With looks that have been compared to Julia Roberts', Monica Potter emerged as one of the more promising actresses of the late '90s. The second of four girls in a close-knit family, Potter was raised in Cleveland, OH, where she was born on June 30, 1971. At the age of 12, she started modeling and doing commercials, and she further pursued her career with modeling stints in Chicago and Miami. Her dedication to acting became evident with a move to Los Angeles in 1994, where she was soon cast in the CBS soap The Young and the Restless. Potter's film debut came with a minor part in the 1996 Adam Sandler comedy Bulletproof, followed by a leading role in the Richard Grieco vehicle Heaven or Las Vegas, which played briefly in theaters before hightailing it to video. Fortunately, more high-profile work was to come, first as Nicolas Cage's wife in the 1997 action film Con Air and then as a medical student in the Robin Williams comedy Patch Adams (1998). After acting in the shadow of these formidable co-stars, Potter ventured into the limelight with lead roles in two 1998 films, the romantic comedy Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel, and Laurence and the Steve Prefontaine biopic Without Limits, co-starring Billy Crudup. In 1999, Potter had yet another leading role, this time in A Cool, Dry Place, in which she starred with Vince Vaughn and Joey Lauren Adams. Her rising star was given an additional push by her 1999 appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue, where she was photographed in the company of such fellow actors on the brink of stardom as Sarah Polley, Giovanni Ribisi, and Adrien Brody. She had a major role in the serial killer film Along Came a Spider in 2001, and the next year she was in the comedy I'm With Lucy. She appeared in the first of the Saw films when it was released in 2004, and that same year she was cast in the TV show Boston Legal. In 2009 she starred in the remake of The Last House on the Left, and the next year she became part of the cast of NBC's family drama Parenthood.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

41% The Last House on the Left Emma Collingwood $32.8M 2009
No Score Yet Lower Learning Laura 2008
49% Saw Alison Gordon $55.2M 2004
34% Eulogy Actor $42.3K 2004
No Score Yet Reversible Errors Actor 2004
No Score Yet I'm with Lucy Lucy 2002
31% Along Came a Spider Secret Service Agent Jezzie Flannigan $73.6M 2001
10% Head over Heels Amanda $9.9M 2001
33% The Very Thought of You Martha 1999
22% Patch Adams Carin 1998
54% A Cool Dry Place Kate 1998
79% Without Limits Mary 1998
No Score Yet Heaven or Vegas Lilli 1998
55% Con Air Tricia Poe 1997
8% Bulletproof Biker's Woman 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

26% Wisdom of the Crowd
2017-2018
Alex Hale
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Profit
2013
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
88% Parenthood
2010-2015
Kristina Braverman
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sugar Dome
2012-2013
Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Revolution
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
52% Trust Me
2009
Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
  • 2009
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Lori Colson
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004

QUOTES FROM Monica Potter CHARACTERS

Alex Cross
You do what you are, Jezzie.
Jezzie Flannigan
You mean you are what you do?
Alex Cross
No, I mean you do what you are. Everyone's born with a gift, and what you do with it depends on you.
Jezzie Flannigan
And what if yo betray your gift?
Alex Cross
Then you betray yourself. It's a sad thing
Alex Cross
Then you betray yourself. It's a sad thing.