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Annie Potts Is a Doting Mom of 3 Grownup Sons — Meet 'Young Sheldon's' Meemaw's Off-Screen Family

Laura Beatham
Jan 21, 2022
10:35 A.M.
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"Young Sheldon" actress Annie Potts, AKA Meemaw, has something in common with her character; she is a grandmother with a fascinating family life.


Annie Potts plays the loving and protective Meemaw, the grandmother to Sheldon and his siblings, Missy and George, on the "Big Bang Theory" spinoff "Young Sheldon."

Before starring in "Young Sheldon," Potts was known for her roles in films like "Ghostbusters," "Pretty In Pink," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and "Who's Harry Crumb?"

Annie Potts as Meemaw in season 2 of "Young Sheldon," 2019 [Left] Potts's sons, Clay, Doc, and Harry at Harry's graduation in 2018 [Right] | Photo: YouTube/TV Promos & Instagram/Doctordoctormusic


She also created a career for herself in TV, as she appeared in "The Fosters" and starred in "Designing Women" for seven years. She was also in "Love & Peace" for a short period. 

Potts has been married four times. First to Steven Douglas Schwartz from 1973 to 1978, then Greg Antonacci from 1978 to 1979. Later she welcomed her first child, Clay, with her third husband, B. Scott Senechal. 


The couple was married for eight years before they divorced in 1989. Potts later married James Hayman in 1990, and the couple welcomed two sons, Doc and Harry. 

Hayman is a multiple Emmy nominated director and is equally adept at comedies and dramas. He has worked on a wide array of TV shows such as "Desperate Housewives," "The Sopranos," "Ugly Betty," and "Judging Amy."


Besides directing, Hayman has also worked as an executive producer for projects such as "Judging Amy," "Joan of Arcadia," "Ugly Betty," "To Have and To Hold," and "Dangerous Minds."

Hayman is a passionate photojournalist and has traveled the world with his work. Most recently, the Los Angeles Center for Photography displayed one of his images at "The Connected World" exhibition in 2020.


Like Potts and Hayman, two of their sons, Clay and Doc, have found careers in the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, there is not much information on what Harry does for work. 

Clay is a screenwriter and an executive producer. His most recent job listing was as a screenwriter at Rain Management Group. He has also worked with FX Networks, Warner Bros. Television, and Netflix for an animated movie called "Arlo The Alligator Boy."


According to his IMDB page, the 40-year-old is most known for his work on "Training Day" in 2017, "Deputy" in 2010, and "Home Adventured with Tip & Oh." Clay is married to author Anna Carey. 

Doc studied Sound Design at Muhlenberg College and then went into a career in sound production. One of his projects included working on "NCIS New Orleans" on the music/sound utility team. 


Now he is a director at Dream Seeker Productions. According to its website, they are a collaborative film production company focused on "epic story-telling, incredible visuals and innovative approaches to film-making."

He is based in New Orleans, where he pursues his other passion, playing music as a DJ. His stage name is Dr!Dr! Under the name, he regularly plays at events and clubs in the city. 

Doc welcomed his son in 2021 and made Potts a first-time grandmother. He posted a photo of the newborn on his Instagram and shared that the baby is named Cassius James Hayman.