Professional since 1993, American actress Monica Potter is better known for her versatility in her career from an actress to producer to entrepreneur. The Cleveland, Ohio-born earned TV fame through her work in Boston Legal (2004- 2005) and Parenthood (2010- 2015).
Throughout these years, she has worked in many films movies including Con Air (1997), Along Came a Spider (2001), Saw (2004), and The Last House on the Left (2009).
Monica Potter is the founder of Monica Potter Home, which focuses on natural skincare & home goods production.
What Is Monica Potter’s Net Worth In 2020?
With over 26 years of career in the entertainment industry, Monica Potter has earned herself wide fame along with a good sum of money. According to Celebrity Net Worth and The Richest, the 49-year-old actress owns a net worth of $3 million as of August 2020.
From 2004 to 2005, she was a regular cast in 21 episodes of Boston Legal starring James Spader, William Shatner, and Candice Bergen. Indeed, it was a huge shot for Monica that possibly earned her a salary in a 6-digit figure.
Since the regular casts of the show, Peter Krause and Lauren Graham each earned $175,000-an-episode, the payroll for Monica Potter is alleged to be the same. However, no report on her actual payroll ever surfaced.
Entrepreneurship: Investment In Monica Potter Home Cost $1 Million
Quite often Monica promotes the products of her own line Monica Potter Home on her Instagram. The actress is passionate about home goods, decors & lifestyle that she turned into a business.
In 2014, along with a 12 man team, she started Cleveland-based Monica Potter Home, with special emphasis on home goods, natural skincare, and home decor.
However, the business saw downhill. In an episode of Marcus Lemonis’ The Profit in 2017, Potter appeared & discussed that her entrepreneurship loss cost her $1 million apparently.
In March 2019, her Monica Potter Home store in Garrettsville closed.
Did you know? If Potter signs endorsement via Instagram, her Instagram account with over 85.1 K followers (as of August 2020) can grab her $338- $563 per sponsored post.
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Monica Potter’s Acting Career: Movies and TV Series
The Ohio native Monica worked in ads & commercials in Chicago before she relocated to Los Angeles in 1994 to pursue acting. Subsequently, she landed in an episode of The Young and the Restless (1994).
In 1996, Potter made her film debut in buddy cop-action Bulletproof starring Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler.
Thereafter, she earned a minor role in 1997 box-office hit Con Air starring Nicolas Cage. The film made $224 million over the budget of $75 million.
Throughout the 90s & 2000s, the American actress appeared in the films:
- Without Limits (1998)
- Patch Adams (1998)
- Heaven or Vegas (1999)
- Head Over Heels (2001)
- Along Came a Spider (2001)
- I’m with Lucy (2002)
- Saw (2004)
- Lower Learning (2008)
- The Last House on the Left (2009)
As for a fact, her notable feature role came in the 2001 film Along Came a Spider alongside Morgan Freeman.
It was until 2004 when Monica Potter’s acting prominence began to hit TV fame as she starred in Boston Legal. There, she portrayed Lori Colson & appeared in 21 episodes earning a nomination for Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In 2009, the actress appeared in 13 episodes of the short-lived TV series Trust Me. Then, she portrayed Kristina Braverman, a regular cast in Parenthood from 2010 to 2015; & even more, earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Interesting Fact: In August 2019, Potter was replaced by JoAnna Gracia Swisher in the lead role of Netflix drama series ‘Sweet Magnolias’ that premiered on May 19, 2020.
Married Twice and Mother Of 3 Children: Is Monica Still Married To Husband?
The 5 ft. 7 inches tall actress has been married twice in her life but split with both. She is the mother of 3 children from 2 marriages.
Firstly, Potter was in a marital relationship with Tom Potter. They exchanged vows on July 21, 1990, but divorced on Apri 4, 1998. While together, she and Tom welcomed 2 sons: Daniel Potter (b. 1990) and Liam Potter (b. 1994).
On February 14, 2007, the Parenthood actress married again, her second husband Daniel Christopher Allison is an orthopedic surgeon.
As for a fact, Potter and Allison had already welcomed a daughter named Molly Brigid Allison, on August 3, 2005.
Following a decade of their marriage, the duo filed for divorce in February 2018; it is yet to be finalized.
Monica Potter’s Bio Age, Height and Education
Monica Gregg Brokaw was born on June 30, 1971, in Cleveland, Ohio, the USA. 49 years Monica Potter’s height is Average. and Her mother Nancy Brokaw was a secretary in a hospital while her father Paul Brokaw was a businessman.
Monica’s father invented the first flame-resistant car wax; he died of cardiovascular disease in 2002.
Monica Potter grew up a catholic alongside 3 sisters, Brigette Corcoran-Brokaw, Jessica Brokaw, and Kerry Brokaw. An American by nationality, the actress hails from German, English, Scottish, and Irish descent.
After attending Villa Angela Academy, she went to and graduated from Euclid High School.