Monday, March 1, 2010

In Honor of "Parenthood:" Our Favorite Monica Potter Show

Monica Potter has spent most of her career playing the sweet and supportive girlfriend. She has been leading lady to Nicolas Cage in “Con Air,” Billy Crudup in Warner Bros.’ Prefontaine movie “Without Limits,” and Robin Williams in “Patch Adams.”

But she started to show a more comedic side on 2009’s all too-short-lived other ad exec show “Trust Me,” which starred Tom “Ed” Cavanagh and Eric “Will” McCormack. We loved Potter’s turn as the cranky copywriter Sarah Krajicek-Hunter and were sad when the show came to an abrupt end after just 13 episodes.

So we were happy to see that she’s part of the powerhouse cast bringing Ron Howard’s 1989 hit film “Parenthood” to the small screen again.

Potter also knows a thing or two about raising kids in suburbia. The mother of three (two sons with her first husband Tom Potter and a daughter with her current orthopedic surgeon hubby), has opted to raise her kids in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Monica’s so committed to her small city roots she was even named the "Best Movie Star Loyal to Cleveland" by Cleveland Scene, “Northeast Ohio’s Only Alternative Newsweekly.” Unless fellow Buckeye Drew Carey steps up his game, she just might walk away with their TV title this year.

We know we’re going to love Potter in “Parenthood,” but her edgy Sarah Krajicek-Hunter will always hold a special place in our heart, see why in this episode of “Trust Me.”

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