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Annie Potts : Alyson

Annie Potts returned to series television in the ABC drama “GCB,” based on the book Good Christian Bitches.  Her character on the show ‘Gigi’ ranks among the many iconic female roles Potts has created including the wonderful ‘Mary Jo Shively’ from “Designing Women.” Her work in “Love & War” garnered her an Emmy nomination and with “Any Day Now” she scored two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. In addition, she has played recurring or guest star roles on such series as “Law & Order: SVU,” “Huff,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Men in Trees,” “Ugly Betty,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Boston Legal.” Potts also starred in the Hallmark Channel movie, “Freshman Father” and in “Marry Me” for Lifetime.

She has appeared in numerous films including “Ghostbusters I & II,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Who’s Harry Crumb?,” “King of the Gypsies” and “Corvette Summer” for which she received a Golden Globe® Award nomination.  Additionally she voiced the memorable ‘Bo Peep’ in “Toy Story I & II.”

Potts made her Broadway debut in Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award winning black comedy, God of Carnage, replacing Tony nominee Hope Davis. She appeared in off-Broadway productions such as The Vagina Monologues, Diva, Love Letters, Charley’s Aunt, The Merchant of Venice, A Little Night Music, Cymbeline and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.  Most recently she received rave reviews for her performance of a distraught wife dealing with her husband’s suicide in Aftermath.  The play received the LA Times’ Critics Choice Ovation Recommendation.

Born in Nashville and raised in Kentucky, Potts was the youngest of three girls. Interested in stage and film at an early age, she received her BA in Theater from Stephens College in Missouri where she’s currently a visiting professor of Drama and a dedicated Board Member.