Monica Potter

Potter in 2013, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Monica Gregg Brokaw

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 30, 1971

*father – German, English, Scottish, Dutch, distant French Huguenot/Belgian, remote Swedish
*mother – Irish

Monica Potter is an American actress.

Monica is the daughter of Nancy and Paul Brokaw. Her father invented the first flame-resistant car wax. Her maternal grandparents were Irish immigrants. Monica has two children with her former husband Tom Potter; and a daughter with her husband, orthopedic surgeon Daniel Christopher Allison.

Monica’s paternal grandfather was Paul Ely Brokaw (the son of Ernest Franklin Brokaw and Myrtle Belle Ely). Paul was born in Michigan. Ernest was the son of William Bush Brokaw, whose father was of mostly Dutch ancestry, and of Viola Fisher. Myrtle was the daughter of Asher/Archer Bird Ely and Amelia Dennen Earick.

Monica’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Alberta Gregg (the daughter of Albert Sidney Gregg and Sarah/Sadie Earle Covington). Dorothy was born in Ohio. Monica’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of John B. Gregg and Ruth Barrett Selby. Sarah was the daughter of Melmoth Ashbury/Asbury Covington and Sarah Jane Trazzare.

Monica’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph M. Sexton. Joseph was born in Clare, Ireland.

Monica’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Fahey.

Sources: Genealogy of Monica’s paternal grandfather, Paul Ely Brokaw –

Monica’s paternal grandfather, Paul Ely Brokaw, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Monica’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Alberta Gregg, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    William Bush Brokaw’s father was of mostly Dutch ancestry, more than French/Belgian.

    Amelia D./P. Earick -> Amelia Dennen Earick

  2. Capricious says:

    Picture please? She’s a fairly known actress.

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