Madeleine Potter

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Madeleine Potter
Madeleine Potter and Peter Siiteri in Loves Labor's Lost at The Shakespeare Center, 1981.
Born Madeleine Daly Potter
Washington, D.C., United States
Spouse(s) Patrick Fitzgerald (divorced)

Madeleine Potter is an American actress who has played roles in over twenty films and TV shows, including four productions directed by James Ivory. She has also appeared in numerous stage productions in the United States and United Kingdom. She made her New York stage debut in Loves Labor's Lost at The Shakespeare Center, produced by the Riverside Shakespeare Company in 1981.[1]


Potter is the only daughter of Philip B.K. Potter (1927-1975), an American diplomat who served in the OSS,[2] and his wife, the former Madeleine Mulqueen Daly (1921-1985).[3] She is also a great-great-granddaughter of Episcopal bishop Alonzo Potter and a great-grand-niece of Episcopal bishop Henry Codman Potter.

She was married to Patrick Fitzgerald, an Irish-born American actor, whom she wed in 1990.[4]

Potter's only child, Madeleine Daly (born June 4, 1995),[5] appeared as her character's niece in the 2005 movie The White Countess.








  1. ^ Review by Mel Gussow, The New York Times, May 10, 1981, and "Shakespeare in New York City," by Maurice Charney and Arthur Ganz, The Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Summer, 1982), pp. 218–222.
  2. ^ John Prados, Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby (Oxford University Press, 2003), page 65
  3. ^ "Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: User Home Page Genealogy Report: Descendants of Michael Mulqueen". Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  4. ^ MERVYN ROTHSTEIN Published: August 28, 1990 (1990-08-28). "A Friendly, Competitive Symbiosis In a Play Looking for a New Home". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
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  6. ^ [1] Archived July 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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