Monica Potter is an American actress best known for her starring role as Kristina Braverman on the comedy-drama television series Parenthood. Married to her college sweetheart Adam (Peter Krause) and a key member of the Braverman clan, like any mom, Kristina's dealing with the reality of raising two challenging kids.
She was previously best known for her role as Lori Colson, the attorney who was in love with Alan Shore and filed sexual harassment charges against Denny Crane, in the television dramedy series Boston Legal, from 2004-2005.
One of four daughters, Monica Potter grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of 12, she started modeling and appearing in commercials before deciding to pursue acting.
In 1994, Potter moved to Los Angeles and began her career on television on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless as Sharon Abbot.
Since then, Potter has appeared in several popular films alongside some of Hollywood's most celebrated actors such as Con Air with Nicolas Cage and Patch Adams, starring opposite Robin Williams.
In 1999, Potter was pictured on the cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue, where she was photographed in the company of rising stars such as Sarah Polley, Giovanni Ribisi and Adrien Brody.
In 2001 Potter co-starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. in the romantic comedy Head Over Heels, and with Morgan Freeman in the suspenseful thriller Along Came a Spider.
Potter played the title role in I'm With Lucy alongside David Boreanz, and starred in the cult favourite horror film Saw.
She returned to television in USA's original Reversible Errors, and was nominated for a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her work on Boston Legal.
She also starred in the comedy film Lower Learning, with Jason Biggs and Eva Longoria Parker, and in the television series Trust Me.
Potter resides in Los Angeles, California.