Monica Potter

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  • Birth Name: Monica Louise Brokaw
  • Birth Place: Cleveland, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/30/1971, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Chasing Life: Does April Have to Die?

It's the elephant in the room on Chasing Life and so many other TV shows, movies, novels and plays: Is the character with cancer going to die? Showrunner Patrick Sean Smith admits he had the same question when he was first approached to join the ABC Family drama (Tuesdays, 9/8c) about a young journalist April Carver (Italia Ricci) who learns that she has cancer. "One of my first reactions was, 'Well, how do you keep this show going?' For me, the show is...read more

Ask Matt: Deaths on Homeland and Sons, the Globes, Nikita, Doctor Who

Question: [RETROACTIVE SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE NOT KEEPING UP] I'm watching Homeland and Sons of Anarchy more out of habit than passion these days, after what I thought were disappointing seasons for both. But even so, I was startled when their seasons ended on such grim notes in December, with the violent deaths of major characters. Which surprised you more: Brody's execution as Carrie bore witness on Homeland or Tara's brutal murder at Gemma's hands on Sons? Or did you see each of these events as inevitable? On the same note, which show do you think is better positioned to bounce back from these game-changers, or did they maybe (and I know you hate the expression) jump the shark? — Cass

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Golden Globes Surprises and Snubs: So Many Newbies, But No Homeland (Again)

Remember when the Golden Globes nominated Smash last year? Good times. There was no comically WTF nomination like that in Thursday's batch, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association kept us on our toes. Check out our surprises and snubs below, and then tell us yours.
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Videos

Max Comes Home
Sneak peek: Sarah & Camille discuss the family portrait.
Writers' Roundtable: Haddie and Alex
The Next Generation

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The Last House On the Left (2009)
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The Last House on the Left

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The Pontiac
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I'm Still Here
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Credits

Year Title Description
2010 Parenthood TV Show Series, Actor - Kristina Braverman
2009 Trust Me TV Show Series, Actor - Sarah Krajicek-Hunter
2009 The Last House On The Left Movie, Actor - Emma Collingwood
2004 Boston Legal TV Show Series, Actor - Lori Colson
2004 Saw Movie, Actor - Alison Gordon

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News

Parenthood Boss Reveals What’s Next for Amber and Ryan, and Joel and Julia

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Parenthood. Read at your own risk (and preferably with tissues handy!)]

After a relatively calm beginning to Parenthood's fourth season, emotions kicked into high gear on... read more

Parenthood Boss on Sarah’s Growth, Crosby's New Baby and a Separation for Joel and Julia?

What a difference a year makes. Last September, Parenthood faced a shortened 15-episode season after three years of high critical praise but lukewarm ratings. But thanks in no small part to Kristina's heartbreaking battle with breast cancer, the tearjerker family drama transformed from bubble show to buzz show. Now the NBC series returns for a full 22-episode season on a brand new night, Thursdays at 10/9c.

"Moving us to Thursdays was a vote of confidence from... read more

Parenthood Video: Monica Potter Says Kristina Is "Going for the Gusto" This Season

When Parenthood returns, Kristina Braverman is "going for the gusto," star Monica Potter says.

Now that Kristina (Potter) is cancer-free, the stay-at-home mom is going back to work and taking on a new challenge by running for mayor in Season 5.

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"She's really going for the gusto and she's really going to live her life now because of what she went through last year," Potter tells TVGuide.com in the video below. "When I read it, I was like, 'Holy, alright, let's do it.' She's so excited to ... seize the moment."

Keep watching for more on Kristina's new outlook on life and to see who pops up mid-interview!

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Ask Matt: S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. NCIS, Glee Tragedy, Orphaned at the Emmys

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Question: NCIS has been a ratings juggernaut for CBS for many years. It has consistently been the top-rated show. But I wonder if that is going to last. ABC has scheduled Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opposite NCIS this fall. I know S.H.I.E.L.D. has a lot of positive heat going for it at the moment. It's also directly tied to a series of blockbuster movies. And now the very popular Cote de Pablo is leaving. Her character Ziva's chemistry with Tony has been a major draw. I know the show is going to have to very careful in who they hire to take her place. Could this be the season that knocks NCIS for a loop? Right now, it's looking a bit vulnerable. What are your thoughts? read more

Parenthood Books Friday Night Lights Alum for Recurring Role

Parenthood has booked Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett for a recurring role, TVLine reports.

Smollett will play a smart and feisty woman named Heather whom Kristina (Monica Potter) hires as her campaign manager when she decides to run for office. The arc will reunite Smollett with her FNL producer Jason Katims, as well as Matt Lauria with whom she worked on the show's final two seasons.

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