ANNIE POTTS (voice of Bo Peep) returned to series television
in the highly anticipated
prequel "Young Sheldon" from creator Chuck Lorre. On the CBS hit comedy, her
character, Meemaw, ranks among the many iconic female roles Potts has created,
including the wonderful Mary Jo Shively from "Designing Women." Her work in
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
star roles on such series as "Law & Order: SVU," "Chicago Med," "Scandal,"
Anatomy," "Major Crimes," "The Fosters" "Ugly Betty," "Two and a Half Men" and
"Boston Legal," among others. Potts also starred in the Hallmark movies "The
Teacher" and "Freshman Father," along with "Marry Me" for Lifetime.
Potts has appeared in numerous feature films, including the "Ghostbusters"
"Pretty in Pink," "Texasville" (Peter Bogdanovich's sequel to "The Last Picture
"Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Who's Harry Crumb?," "King of the Gypsies" and "Corvette
Summer," for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. Additionally,
voiced the memorable Bo Peep in "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2." She reprises her
in the highly anticipated upcoming fourth installment of the film. Her recent
include "Happy Anniversary" for Netflix, along with "Izzy Gets the F*ck Across
and "Humor Me," both of which debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Potts made her Broadway debut in Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning black
comedy "God of Carnage" and has since appeared in the long-running "Pippin." She
appeared in Off-Broadway productions such as "The Vagina Monologues," "Diva,"
Letters," "Charley's Aunt," "The Merchant of Venice," "A Little Night Music,"
and "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds." On the West Coast,
she received rave reviews for her performance as a distraught wife dealing with
husband's suicide in "Aftermath." The play received the Los Angeles Times'
Choice Ovation Recommendation.
Born in Nashville and raised in Kentucky, Potts was the youngest of three
Interested in stage and film at an early age, she received her BFA in theater
Stephens College in Missouri, where she's currently a visiting professor of
drama and a
dedicated board member. Potts is also an ambassador for White Pony Express, an
organization that feeds and clothes those in need in the Bay Area. In addition
a children's book about a young boy named Kemarley Brooks, titled "Kemarley of
Anguilla," with all proceeds going to the Arijah Children's Foundation, an
cause in Anguilla.