Monica Potter began her career as a model, appearing in several local commercials before deciding to pursue an acting career. Her first major role was in the daytime soap The Young and the Restless; she later appeared in films such as Con Air, Patch Adams and Head Over Heels.
In 2004, she joined the cast of the legal drama Boston Legal, leaving after only one season. In 2009, she was part of the short-lived TNT series Trust Me. She currently stars in the NBC drama Parenthood, playing the role of Kristina Braverman.
She is married to orthopedic surgeon Daniel Allison, with whom she has one daughter.
- The Counting Crows wrote the song "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" for her.
- She is a vegetarian.
- Bulletproof (1996)
- Con Air (1997)
- A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
- The Very Thought of You (1998)
- 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)
- The Young and the Restless (regular, 1994)
- Boston Legal (regular, 2004-2005)
- Trust Me (regular, 2009)
- Parenthood (regular, 2010-present)