'Parenthood' Star Monica Potter Breaks Down Crying Over Her Struggling Store on 'The Profit' (Exclusive)


The 46-year-old actress attempts to turn her hometown business around.

Monica Potter is turning to CNBC's The Profit to help save her struggling home goods store.

Though Potter is best known for her role on the popular family drama, Parenthood, the 46-year-old actress also runs Monica Potter Home near her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. But with her busy schedule and family in Los Angeles, Potter has found it more and more difficult to keep the home goods store afloat.

In Tuesday's episode of The Profit, Potter enlists the help of businessman and investor Marcus Lemonis to give her financial and strategic guidance to ensure that her small business keeps its doors open. Unfortunately for Potter, sometimes the truth is hard to hear.

In ET's exclusive sneak peek from the episode, Potter discovers that the company's finances aren't exactly in the best shape, even though their monthly profits are relatively healthy. When Lemonis asks how much money Potter has put into the store over the years, he's stunned to learn that she's put well over $1 million over the past decade.

"You're throwing money in the trash right now," Lemonis states bluntly, which becomes too much for Potter to bear, as she leaves the room mid-conversation and starts to break down.

"I'm crying more today than I have on seven seasons of Parenthood," Potter admits, her voice cracking as she speaks. "This is beyond real." Will Potter successfully revitalize her local hometown store?

Watch the exclusive emotional clip below.

The Profit airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC.