Annie Potts (born October 28, 1952) is an American television and film actress. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and grew up in Franklin, Kentucky, where she graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School. She then received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree (in theater arts) from Stephens College in Missouri. She is the daughter of Powell Grisette Potts and Dorothy Harris (Billingslea) Potts and has two older sisters, Mary Eleanor (Potts) Hovious, and Elizabeth Grissette ("Dollie") Potts. She is probably best known for her roles in the Ghostbusters films and in the television sitcom Designing Women but has done a wide variety of prominent roles in both television and film. Other notable roles include the voice of Little Bo Peep in the Toy Story films, a supporting role in the John Hughes drama Pretty in Pink, and a recent guest-starring role on the CBS drama Joan of Arcadia.
Potts is married to TV director James Hayman and the mother of three sons, Clay, Doc, and Harry. She continues as a dedicated alumna and Board Member of Stephens College. She has been instrumental in fundraising efforts for the college for many years. Potts is currently a visiting professor of Drama at the school.