During a visit to the West Side Market with reporter Dave Chudowsky of WKYC online magazine, the acclaimed Parenthood TV star, Monica Potter, hinted at the possible return of the TV series which ran from 2010 to 2015.
The mother of three started out as a model, covering tabloids and magazines before she veered into the acting industry in 1994; this was after she won a role as Sharon Newman in The Young and the Restless. The previous year, she played Dalina in Nubeluz.
Monica Potter Age and Background Details
Named Monica Gregg Brokaw after she was birthed on the 30th of June 1971 and in Cleveland, Ohio; this actress is of mixed ethnicity that includes English, German, Irish, Scottish and even a tiny blend of Swedish, Belgian, and French bloodline.
She attended Villa Angela Academy and thereafter, proceeded to Euclid High School from where she graduated. Potter’s ambition as an actress dates back to her childhood days when she acted at the Cleveland Playhouse in elementary school.
When Monica was only 12, she worked in a flower shop and later in her teen years, she worked in a sandwich shop from where she was introduced to modeling for local newspaper and magazine advertisements. She appeared in quite a number of adverts in the city of Chicago before moving to Los Angeles in 1994. There, she was granted an opportunity to feature the following year in Alan Jackson’s country music video for the song Tall, Tall Trees.
Monica Potter’s first major TV appearance was in 1994 when she was cast in the soap opera The Young and Restless. As stated earlier, she portrayed Sharon Newman who was the love interest of Nicolas Newman played by Joshua Morrow. In 1997, she played the wife of the Nicolas Cage character in the movie Con Air and followed it up in 1998, appearing alongside Robin Williams in a comedy-drama film, Patch Adams as well as Without Limits and Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Lawrence.
She featured with Morgan Freeman in 2001 in the psychological thriller Along Came the Spider and alongside Freddie Prinze Jr in Head Over Heels the same year. Afterward, Potter played Alison Gordon in the 2004 horror movie Saw and she later got cast in the first season of American legal comedy-drama, Boston Legal (2004-2005).
As though that was not enough, she clinched a role in 2009 in the TV series Trust Me before it was canceled after only one season. She went on to star in Wes Craven’s horror thriller Last House on the Left with Tony Goldwyn. The award-winning actress would later appear with her family in Celebrity Family Feud and Welcome Back Potter; this was in 2015.
Monica Potter was vastly praised when she played Kristina in the comedy-drama, Parenthood. She won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance in the fourth season of the TV series as well as a Golden Globe nomination in 2013.
Her Net Worth
Apart from being an actress, Monica is also a businesswoman; the actress launched Monica Potter Home in 2013. The establishment, among other things, sells natural skin care products. When the business began to fail in 2017, Monica Potter collaborated with TV personality, philanthropist, and politician, Marcus Lemonis on CNBC’s small business reality TV show, The Profit, to help get it back on its feet.
Of course, the 2013 Golden Globe award nominee earns from her appearance in movies and Television series. All these have left her with a net worth estimated at $3 million.
Family – Husband and Children
Monica Potter comes from a multi-racial family of six people, her parents’ names are Paul and Nancy Brokaw. Her mother worked in a hospital as a secretary and her father was an inventor and innovator who invented the first anti-combustion car wax.
Her siblings are all ladies named Kerry, Jessica, and Bridgette.
The actress has been in more than one marriage. Her first was in 1990 when she married Tom Potter with whom she had two sons before they split up in 1998.
Her second marriage was to Orthopedic surgeon Daniel Christopher Allison in 2005. Monica Potter and Allison’s baby girl was born the same year. The couple announced in February 2018 that they were officially ending their 10 years marriage on grounds of irreconcilable differences.
The Cleveland born has a total of three children; two sons from her first marriage and a daughter from the second. Their names are Liam, Daniel, and Molly Brigid.
Monica Potter posted an Instagram picture that sparked rumors of another pregnancy in January 2018. The picture showed her displaying her bloated tummy with a caption that read “I have something to share”. When follower’s congratulatory comments began to pour in, the actress thanked them and explained that she wasn’t pregnant but is currently battling with an intestine inflammation (Colitis).
The blonde actress has a slim hourglass body shape with her height projecting at 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m). She weighs 54 kg (119 lb) and her other body measurement are as stated below.
Breast – 35 inches
Waist – 23 Inches
Hips – 35 Inches