in Head Over Heels, and in the thriller Along Came a Spider with Morgan Freeman, based on the James Patterson best-seller.In 2004, Potter played the role of Alison Gordon in the first Saw film. She was a cast member of the ABC legal drama Boston Legal but left during the second season.Ranging from her college-aged Danny, 21, to teen Liam, 17, to 6½-year-old Molly, Potter tells PEOPLE, “What makes me sad is that I can’t get them all to see the same movie unless it’s something we can all relate to.

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(June 2005 - present) 1 child She married Daniel Christopher Allison, an orthopedic surgeon, on June 1, 2005.

Potter and Allison had their first child, a daughter named Molly Brigid Allison, on August 3, 2005 weighing in at 7 lb.

“You can’t control them your whole life.” So far, Potter’s elder son is the only one of her boys to have experienced a relationship.

“I loved Danny’s [previous] girlfriend,” she admits.

Potter played the role of Kristina Braverman in the comedy-drama Parenthood, receiving critical acclaim for her performance in the fourth season.

In 2013, she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role in the show.

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