Actress Adrianne Palicki possessed a fierce determination and commitment to her craft that made her an easy choice to play one of the most beloved superheroes of all time. She first made her mark with...
Toledo, Ohio, USA
|Robot Chicken||2013 2003 - 2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Criminal Minds||2013 2004 - 2013||Actor||Sydney Manning||20137|
|Friday Night Lights||2010 2005 - 2010||Actor||Tyra Collette||20107|
|Quintuplets||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Jessica||20047|
|About a Boy||2013 2012 - 2013||Actor||Dr. Samantha Lake||20137|
|Lone Star||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||Cat Thatcher||20107|
|Women in Trouble||2009||Actor||Holly Rocket||20097|
|Smallville||2010 2000 - 2010||Actor||Kara||20107|
|South Beach||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Brianna||20057|
|North Shore||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|Elektra Luxx||2011||Actor||Holly Rocket||20117|
|G.I. Joe: Retaliation||2013||Actor||Lady Jaye||20137|
|CSI: Miami||2011 2001 - 2011||Actor||Marisa Dixon||20117|
|From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series||2013 2012 - 2013||Actor||Vanessa Styles||20137|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2013 1999 - 2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Family Guy||2013 1997 - 2013||Voice||n/a||20136|
|Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III||Voice||n/a||6|
|Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II||2008 2007 - 2008||Voice||n/a||20086|
|The 2007 Teen Choice Awards||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Presenter||20067|
|Landed role of Tyra Collette on NBC series "Friday Night Lights"|
|Moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting|
|Starred in indie film "Getting Rachel Back"|
|Appeared on short-lived UPN series "South Beach"|
|Cast in The WB's "Supernatural" as Sam Winchester's doomed girlfriend, killed by the demon on pilot episode; reprised role in later episodes|
|Co-starred in remake of 1984 teen action film "Red Dawn"|
|Joined cast of action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" as Lady Jaye|
|Cast in short-lived Fox drama "Lone Star" as the daughter of an oil executive and wife of main character|
|Moved to New York City after high school to participate in a modeling and talent competitions|
|Portrayed Wonder Woman in David E. Kelley's adaptation for NBC; pilot was not picked up for a series|
|Landed starring role on a "Lost in Space" pilot directed by John Woo; show was not picked up|
|Co-starred in apocalyptic thriller "Legion"|
Adrianne Palicki was born on May 6, 1983 in Toledo, OH. At her hometown's Whitmer High School, she ran track, played basketball, and was a runner-up for homecoming queen. After graduating from high school in 2001, Palicki headed out West to pursue a career in show business. But before she landed acting gigs, she bid her time making sandwiches at Togo's restaurant. By 2003, Palicki started making headway in her acting career with minor roles in independent short films and on a number of drama series such as "Smallville" (WB, 2001-2011), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ), and a recurring part on the short-lived "South Beach" (UPN, 2006) starring Vanessa Williams. She also appeared in the pilot episode of the fantasy drama "Supernatural" (The WB, 2005- ), as the ill-fated girlfriend of Jared Padalecki's character.
In 2006, Palicki joined the ensemble cast of the critically acclaimed drama "Friday Night Lights," based on H.G. Bissinger's classic 1990 book and a 1994 film of the same name. The show centered on the Permian Panthers, the high school football team in a fictional Texas town, and the team's coach and his family. Palicki portrayed the cheerleader girlfriend of one of the football players who, as the series progressed, tried to shed her bad-girl reputation. While the show was well received by critics and audiences alike, it struggled with low ratings and was moved around different networks, which led to it ultimately getting canceled.
Palicki's earnest performance on "Friday Night Lights" led to bigger roles, including a lead part on "Lone Star" (Fox, 2010), as the unsuspecting wife of a Texas con man (James Wolk) who is leading a double life. While the series' pilot earned rave reviews, low ratings forced its cancellation after the second episode. In 2010, Palicki starred in the remake of the 1984 cult classic "Red Dawn," about a group of teenagers fighting Russian and Chinese soldiers who have invaded their small town. That same year, Palicki made headlines when writer-producer David E. Kelley handpicked her to star in the remake of the popular 1970s television series "Wonder Woman," taking over the super heroine role made famous by Lynda Carter. On the series, Palicki played an updated version of Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Diana Prince, a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles who is also a successful corporate executive trying to balance all the elements of her extraordinary life.
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