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Monica Potter is a Actor American born on 30 june 1971 at Cleveland (USA)

Monica Potter

Monica Potter
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Birth name Monica Gregg Brokaw
Nationality USA
Birth 30 june 1971 (48 years) at Cleveland (USA)

Monica Potter (born Monica Gregg Brokaw; June 30, 1971) is an American actress, best known for her roles in films Con Air (1997), Patch Adams (1998), Along Came a Spider (2001), and Saw (2004). She recently appeared as Kristina Braverman in the NBC drama series Parenthood, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Biography

Potter was married to Tom Potter from 1990 to 1998; together they have two sons. In 2005, Potter married Daniel Allison, an orthopedic surgeon. Potter and Allison have one child, a daughter born in 2005.

Potter has sometimes been satirically described in the media as the "poor man's Julia Roberts," with some fans using the phrase in articles debunking the comparison.

Her father died in 2004 of cardiovascular disease.

Best films

Patch Adams (1998)
(Actress)
Bulletproof (1996)
(Actress)

Usually with

Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1 films)
Wes Craven
Wes Craven
(1 films)
James Wan
James Wan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Monica Potter (16 films)

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Actress

The Last House on the Left, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Serial killer films, Rape and revenge films, Auto-justice
Actors Tony Goldwyn, Michael Bowen, Monica Potter, Garret Dillahunt, Joshua Cox, Spencer Treat Clark
Roles Emma Collingwood
Rating65% 3.2984653.2984653.2984653.2984653.298465
Emma (Monica Potter) and John Collingwood (Tony Goldwyn), and their daughter, competitive swimmer Mari (Sara Paxton), head out on vacation to their lake house. Shortly thereafter, Mari borrows the family car and drives into town to spend some time with her friend Paige (Martha MacIsaac). While Paige works the cash register at a local store, she and Mari meet Justin (Spencer Treat Clark), a teenager passing through town who invites them both back to his roadside motel room to smoke some marijuana. While the three are hanging out in the motel room, Justin's family members return: Krug (Garret Dillahunt), Justin’s father; Francis (Aaron Paul), Justin’s uncle; and Sadie (Riki Lindhome), Krug’s girlfriend.
Lower Learning, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education
Actors Jason Biggs, Eva Longoria, Rob Corddry, Monica Potter, Will Sasso, Nat Faxon
Roles Laura Buchwald
Rating40% 2.007252.007252.007252.007252.00725
Geraldine Ferraro Elementary, one of the worst schools in the state, is in danger of being closed. The school suffers from low test results, drunken teachers, and a corrupt Principal. The Vice Principal, Tom Willoman (Jason Biggs), decides to try to save the school. When he finds out that the school inspector is a childhood friend, he recruits her to help him save the school by rallying the teachers and students against the principal.
Reversible Errors, 2h53
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors William H. Macy, Tom Selleck, Monica Potter, Felicity Huffman, James Rebhorn, Glenn Plummer
Roles Muriel Wynn
Rating62% 3.1491153.1491153.1491153.1491153.149115
A young woman and two other people are killed in a Kindle County local bar. Experienced detective sergeant Larry Starczek (Tom Selleck) begins investigation on the murders. Soon everything points to the small time thief Squirell. Larry arrests him and makes the thief confess. After a short trial Squirrel goes to the prison where he'll be executed.
Saw
Saw (2004)
, 1h43
Directed by James Wan
Origin Australie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell
Roles Alison Gordon
Rating75% 3.7986053.7986053.7986053.7986053.798605
Adam, a young photographer, awakens in a filthy bathtub. He gets out and finds himself chained to by one foot to a pipe in a large dilapidated bathroom. Lawrence Gordon, an oncologist, is chained by one foot to a pipe across the room and between them lies a corpse, holding a revolver and a microcassette recorder. Adam manages to retrieve the recorder and they learn from tapes in their pockets what they must do: Adam must escape the bathroom, and Lawrence must kill Adam before six o'clock, or his wife and daughter will die and he will be left to die as well. Using a clue from the tape, Adam finds a bag in the toilet tank containing two hacksaws, though neither is able to cut through their chains. Adam's saw breaks and he throws it at a mirror in frustration. Lawrence realizes the saws are meant to be used on their feet and identifies their captor as the Jigsaw Killer, whom Lawrence knows of because he was once a suspect.
I'm with Lucy, 1h30
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Monica Potter, David Boreanaz, Anthony LaPaglia, Craig Bierko, Julianne Nicholson, Henry Thomas
Roles Lucy
Rating59% 2.999652.999652.999652.999652.99965
Lucy is a journalist who is dumped by her "perfect" boyfriend and then goes on a series of dates with five different men—Doug, an entomologist; Gabriel, a playwright; Bobby, a baseball player; Barry, a computer store owner; and Luke, a doctor. She acts differently around each of the men—she is drunk on her date with Doug; she uncharacteristically jumps into bed with Gabriel; she is, at first, irritated with but then moved by ex-baseball star Bobby; her date with Barry gets off to a rough start, but then while on their date, they run into her parents and end up having dinner with them; and her date with Luke is sidetracked when they see a colleague of Luke's who is with his daughter, Eve, who appears to have her own eye on Luke.
Head Over Heels, 1h26
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes La mode, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Shalom Harlow, Ivana Miličević, Brendan Beiser, Tomiko Fraser Hines
Roles Amanda Pierce
Rating54% 2.7015052.7015052.7015052.7015052.701505
Amanda Pierce (Monica Potter), a New York paintings conservator working at The Met, has very bad judgment in men which is proven when she walks in on her boyfriend cheating on her with a supermodel. Amanda begins looking for a new apartment and finds one with four struggling models, Jade (Shalom Harlow), Roxana (Ivana Miličević), Candi (Sarah O'Hare), and Holly (Tomiko Fraser). When Amanda discovers that Jim Winston (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), the guy she likes, lives in the apartment across from hers she starts spying on him to try to find his flaw. One night Amanda sees Jim kill a woman, Megan O'Brien (Tanja Reichert), and by the time the police arrive they don't believe Amanda because she is the only witness, and the evidence is gone. Annoyed about the police's lack of effort to find out what has really happened, Amanda and her new friends investigate on their own. When Amanda finds out about what she thinks is Jim's involvement with Megan's death, she confronts him. Amanda's judgment turns out to be wrong and Jim's (who turns out to be undercover cop, Bob Smoot, who was trying to gain Halloran's (Jay Brazeau) trust by staging his partner Megan's death) cover is blown. Amanda discovers that Jim is investigating Halloran, a Russian man who has been smuggling in money and who Amanda has been privately restoring a painting for. Later, Jim, Amanda and her roommates get captured but later escape when Roxana seduces their Russian guard and with the help of the models realize what Halloran was really doing, smuggling diamonds. Amanda, Jim (now Bob Smoot), and the models go to a fashion runway and take down Strukov. They are all awarded special commendations for meritorious service from the FBI. After the cops take care of things Jim asks Amanda if they can start over, but she refuses and Jim leaves. At the end Amanda and Jim (going by his real name Bob) "meet" again and the movie ends when Bob takes Amanda up to his new apartment and shows her the view, which turns out to be of Amanda and the models' apartment. Lisa and the models are jumping around happily while Bob and Amanda laugh. They kiss and close the curtains to his apartment window.
Along Came a Spider, 1h40
Directed by Lee Tamahori
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott, Dylan Baker, Mika Sue Boorem, Anton Yelchin
Roles Jezzie Flannigan
Rating62% 3.149993.149993.149993.149993.14999
After Washington, D.C. detective, forensic psychologist and author Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) loses control of a sting operation, resulting in the death of his partner, he opts to retire from the force. He finds himself drawn back to police work when Megan Rose (Mika Boorem), the daughter of a United States senator, is kidnapped from her exclusive private school by computer science teacher Gary Soneji (Michael Wincott). U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Jezzie Flannigan (Monica Potter), held responsible for the breach in security, joins forces with Cross to find the missing girl.
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, 1h28
Directed by Desmond McAnuff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Piper Perabo, Randy Quaid, Robert De Niro, June Foray
Rating42% 2.100172.100172.100172.100172.10017
1964 saw the cancellation of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and life became rather miserable and melancholy for Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose. Their home, Frostbite Falls, has been destroyed in deforestation, Rocky has lost his ability to fly, and the show's unseen Narrator lives with his mother, spending his time narrating everything that she does. Bullwinkle and Rocky head out to address the President of the United States regarding their situation, but are stopped for six months by red tape. Meanwhile, their enemies Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov, and Natasha Fatale lose power over Pottsylvania and dig to a Hollywood film studio where they convince an executive Minnie Mogul (Janeane Garofalo) to sign a contract giving her rights to the show, and the villains are transformed from their two-dimensional cel animation origins, and become live-action characters (portrayed by Robert De Niro, Jason Alexander, and Rene Russo). The klutzy FBI agent Karen Sympathy (Piper Perabo) and her boss Cappy von Trapment (Randy Quaid) inform President Signoff (James Rebhorn) that Fearless Leader intends to make himself the President by brainwashing the American public with his cable television network "RBTV" (short for "Really Bad Television"), with virtually nothing but mediocre spy film-based programming on the air. Karen is sent to a special lighthouse to bring Rocky and Bullwinkle to the real world. She succeeds, the Narrator being brought along as well but never being physically seen.
Heaven or Vegas, 1h46
Genres Drama
Actors Richard Grieco, Yasmine Bleeth, Monica Potter, Geoffrey Blake, Andy Romano, Sarah Schaub
Roles Lilli
Rating47% 2.3963352.3963352.3963352.3963352.396335
Rachel (Yasmine Bleeth) is a woman looking for a way out of her dead-end existence. Six years after she ran away from her home in Utah, Rachel is living in Las Vegas, where she works as an exotic dancer and an occasional call girl.
Without Limits, 1h57
Directed by Robert Towne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Athletics films
Actors Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter, Jeremy Sisto, Matthew Lillard, Judith Ivey
Roles Mary Marckx
Rating71% 3.5975553.5975553.5975553.5975553.597555
La vie du coureur de fond américain Steve Prefontaine.
Patch Adams, 1h55
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide
Actors Robin Williams, Daniel London, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter, Daniel London, Bob Gunton
Roles Carin
Rating68% 3.4033753.4033753.4033753.4033753.403375
A suicidal Hunter "Patch" Adams (Robin Williams) commits himself into a mental institution. Once there, he finds that using humor to help his fellow patients gives him a purpose in life. Because of this he wants to become a medical doctor and two years later enrolls at the Medical College of Virginia (now known as VCU School of Medicine) as the oldest first year student. He questions the school's soulless approach to medical care and clashes with the school's Dean Walcott (Bob Gunton), who believes that doctors must treat patients as patients and not bond with them as people. Because of this and incidents such as setting up a giant pair of legs during an obstetric conference, he is expelled from the medical school, although he is later reinstated due to his methods actually helping patients improve. Adams encourages medical students to work closely with nurses, learn interviewing skills early, and argues that death should be treated with dignity and sometimes even humor.
The Very Thought of You, 1h28
Directed by Nick Hamm
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Monica Potter, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, Tom Hollander, Ray Winstone, Jan Pearson
Roles Martha
Rating63% 3.1981553.1981553.1981553.1981553.198155
Fed up with her dead-end job with a Minneapolis car rental agency, Martha quits, cashes her final paycheck, and uses the money to purchase an airline ticket to the least expensive international destination she can find - London. At the airport, she meets Daniel, a successful music label executive, who covertly arranges for her to be upgraded to First Class and seated next to him on the flight. When she sells the ticket to another passenger and Daniel finds his seatmate is an obnoxiously loud woman instead of the girl of his dreams, he moves back to the Economy section and takes the vacant seat next to Martha. Before landing in London, he offers her the use of a deluxe suite in a luxury hotel at his company's expense in exchange for a lunch date the following day.
A Cool, Dry Place, 1h37
Directed by John N. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vince Vaughn, Devon Sawa, Monica Potter, Joey Lauren Adams, Dean McDermott, Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Roles Kate Durrell
Rating62% 3.1493053.1493053.1493053.1493053.149305
A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five-year-old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new relationship with a veterinarian's assistant, his wife suddenly reappears and wants to re-assert herself in her husband and son's life. On top of the romantic conflict, he is also suddenly presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to join a major firm in Dallas. In the end, the wife runs off with the boy to Cincinnati, the father turns down the job, and the wife gives the boy back to him.
Con Air
Con Air (1997)
, 1h55
Directed by Simon West
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Aviation films, Dans un avion, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, LGBT-related film, Films about hijackings, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney
Roles Tricia Poe
Rating67% 3.399163.399163.399163.399163.39916
Former Army Ranger Cameron Poe is sentenced to prison for manslaughter for using excessive force on a drunk man while trying to protect his pregnant wife Tricia. Poe is paroled eight years later, and is to be released after being flown to Alabama on the Jailbird, a C-123K transport prison aircraft. Along with Poe are several other prisoners including his diabetic cellmate and friend Mike "Baby-O" O'Dell, who is being transferred (but not yet paroled) with Poe. The transfer is being overseen by U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin, as the transfer includes notorious criminal mastermind Cyrus "Cyrus The Virus" Grissom, gangster and Black Guerrilla member Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones and mass murderer William "Billy Bedlam" Bedford for their transfer to a new Supermax prison. Larkin is approached at the last minute by DEA agents Duncan Malloy and Willie Sims, who ask for Sims to be brought aboard disguised as a prisoner so that he can extract more information from drug lord Francisco Cindino, a prisoner that is to be picked up at Carson City, Nevada en route. Larkin agrees, unaware that Malloy has hidden a gun on Sims' body.
Bulletproof, 1h22
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Kristen Wilson, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Monica Potter
Roles Biker's Girlfriend
Rating57% 2.899032.899032.899032.899032.89903
Archie Moses (Adam Sandler) is a small time crook and a thief who lives in Los Angeles, and he is working for a local drug lord Frank Colton (James Caan). He is unaware that his best friend Rock Keats (Damon Wayans) is actually an LAPD undercover cop, with a real name being Jack Carter, who is seeking evidence against Colton, and he befriended Moses only to infiltrate Colton's gang.