Carol Potter (born May 21, 1948 in New York City, New York) is an American actress best known for playing Cindy Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210. She was a regular on the show from 1990 to 1995. She has also guest starred on many shows including NYPD Blue, JAG, Crossing Jordan and Providence.


Potter attended high school in Tenafly, New Jersey,[1] and went on to attend Harvard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in social relations.[2]

In 1977, she made her Broadway theatre debut in Albert Innaurato's play Gemini, which went on to become the fifth-longest running non-musical play in Broadway history.[3]

Potter had her first role as a regular in a prime time television series in 1981, playing Maggie Clinton on Today's F.B.I.. In 1985, she married screenwriter Spencer Eastman, and their son Christopher was born in 1987.[1] Three months later, Eastman was diagnosed with lung cancer, and he died in 1988.

Potter married for a second time to actor Jeffrey Josephson in October 1990, the same month Beverly Hills 90210 made its television debut.

She also appeared on a special "TV Moms" episode of the Anne Robinson version of The Weakest Link, in which she won $124,000 for her charity, beating June Lockhart.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Carter, Claire (1992-04-05). "The actress Carol Potter had met the man of her dreams and was on top of the world. Then ... 'In One Second, Everything Changed'". The Houston Chronicle: pp. 4. 
  2. Carol Potter | LinkedIn
  3. Helen Hayes Theatre (Broadway). Playbill: Theatre information. Playbill, Inc.. Retrieved on 2006-11-08.

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