Monica Potter was born in Cleveland, Ohio to an Irish
Catholic family. Growing up, she was a part of the St. Jerome
Parish in Cleveland, and went to the elementary school there as
a child. She first attended high school at Villa Angela Catholic
School for Girls, then later graduated from the Euclid High
Monica Potter started modeling and doing commercials at the age of 12 in both Chicago and Miami before she decided to try out acting.
Potter is one of four daughters of an inventor and a secretary and says that she knew from childhood that she wanted to be an actress one day. She almost became a nun, but for the fact that she was married and pregnant at 19.
Monica Potter starred opposite Nicolas Cage in Con Air, Robin Williams in Patch Adams, Freddie Prinze Jr. in Head Over Heels, Yasmine Bleeth in Heaven or Vegas, and Morgan Freeman in the thriller Along Came a Spider. She currently has a recurring role on the television series, Boston Legal. In 2004, she starred in the film Reversible Errors. Monica's following film was Saw.
Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows allegedly wrote the song Mrs. Potter's Lullaby about her after watching Patch Adams.
Monica Potter was previously married to Tom Potter, with whom she has two sons. She is now married to Daniel Christopher Allison, an orthopedic surgeon. Potter and Allison welcomed their first child, a daughter named Molly Brigid Allison, on August 3, 2005.
Reversible Errors (2004) (TV series)
Boston Legal (2004) (TV series)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Head Over Heels (2001)
Heaven or Vegas (1999)
Patch Adams (1998)
Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998)
Without Limits (1998)
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Con Air (1997)
The Young and the Restless (1973) (TV series) (1994)
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