I moved from Cleveland to Hollywood for one reason: to become an actress. I had no idea I would also become a producer, entrepreneur, funny woman, tear-jerker, host, designer, decorator, builder, creator, cook, homemaker, and my personal favorite—mom. And I owe it all to following my dream. So I hope you enjoy this page dedicated to my work. And please stay tuned to learn more about my future projects.

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Parenthood

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From executive producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Jason Katims and Lawrence Trilling, “Parenthood” is the critically acclaimed one-hour drama inspired by the box office hit of the same name. This reimagined and updated Universal Television/Imagine Entertainment production follows the trials and tribulations of the very large, colorful and imperfect Braverman family. Monica is distinctly identified by her portrayal of Kristina Braverman on all six seasons. Her emotional performance led to a 2014 Golden Globe nomination, a 2013 Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, and a TCA Award nomination for Individual Achievement in Drama.

Welcome Back, Potter

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Actress Monica Potter has returned to Cleveland, Ohio to buy and restore her childhood home, which has remained unchanged for three decades. Together with her feisty mother and three outspoken sisters, she’s leading a massive renovation of the lake house, bringing back its original glory along with contemporary touches. From the furniture and mementos of her youth, to some hidden history, Monica uncovers more than she ever expected coming home.

Film

Year Title Role
2009 The Last House on the Left Emma Collingwood
2008 Lower Learning Laura Buchwald
2004 Saw Alison Gordon
2002 I’m with Lucy Lucy
2001 Along Came a Spider Jezzie Flannigan
2001 Head Over Heels Amanda Pierce
1998 Patch Adams Carin Fisher
1998 Without Limits Mary Marckx
1998 The Very Thought of You Martha
1998 A Cool, Dry Place Kate Durrell
1997 Con Air Tricia Poe
1996 Bulletproof Biker’s Woman
1995 Heaven or Vegas Lilli

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Alex Hale Main Cast; 9 episodes
2016 Welcome Back, Potter Producer TV Series; 6 Episodes
2010-2015 Parenthood Kristina Braverman Main Cast; 103 episodes
Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress (2013)
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2013)
Nominated — TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2013)
2009 Trust Me Sarah Krajicek-Hunter Series regular, 13 episodes
2007 Protect and Serve Lizzie Borelli TV pilot
2004-2005 Boston Legal Lori Colson Series regular, 21 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2005)
2004 Reversible Errors Muriel Wynn Miniseries
2003 The Lunchbox Chronicles Kate TV pilot, Producer
1994 The Young and the Restless Sharon Newman #1