Piper Perabo

Actor, Waitress
Branded "the next big thing" when she came out of nowhere to star in the hit "Coyote Ugly" (2000), Piper Perabo struggled to live up to the expectations placed on her. The beautiful, appealing actress, who won plaudits ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1976 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Into the Grizzly Maze 2015 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Covert Affairs 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Sordid Things 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The I Inside 2014 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Go On 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Looper 2012 (Movie)

Suzie (Actor)

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Carriers 2009 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

The Lazarus Project 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Because I Said So 2007 (Movie)

Mae (Actor)

First Snow 2007 (Movie)

Deirdre (Actor)

House 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

10th and Wolf 2006 (Movie)

Brandy (Actor)

Imagine Me & You 2006 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Perception 2006 (Movie)

Jen Marshall (Actor)

The Prestige 2006 (Movie)

Julia McCullough (Actor)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 (Movie)

Nora Baker-McNulty (Actor)

George and the Dragon 2005 (Movie)

Princess Lunna (Actor)

Piece of My Heart 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cave 2005 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Edison 2004 (Movie)

Willow (Actor)

Perfect Opposites 2004 (Movie)

Julia Bishop (Actor)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

Nora Baker (Actor)

She Gets What She Wants 2002 (Movie)

Genevieve LePlouff (Actor)

Lost and Delirious 2001 (Movie)

Pauline 'Paula' Oster (Actor)

Coyote Ugly 2000 (Movie)

Violet Sanford (Actor)

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

Karen Sympathy (Actor)

Whiteboys 1999 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Indie Sex: Teens (TV Show)

Actor

The Inside (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Branded "the next big thing" when she came out of nowhere to star in the hit "Coyote Ugly" (2000), Piper Perabo struggled to live up to the expectations placed on her. The beautiful, appealing actress, who won plaudits for her performances as a passionate lesbian boarding school student in "Lost and Delirious" (2001) and impressed with her brief role as Hugh Jackman's doomed wife in "The Prestige" (2006), had difficulty sustaining her career momentum. Although she acquitted herself well in undemanding-but-lucrative fare like "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003), its sequel (2005) and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (2008), Perabo was unable to consistently land quality roles in high-profile projects. With her lead role on the spy action drama "Covert Affairs" (USA Network, 2010- ), fans hoped that the same innate star quality that helped Perabo break into show business would finally cement the stature long expected of her.

Relationships

Stephen Kay Director

Husband

Andrew Keegan Director

Companion
Reportedly dated 2001

Matthew Perry Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated 2006 No longer together

EDUCATION

Ohio University

Athens , Ohio 1998
Graduated from the University's Honors Tutorial College

LaMama Theatre

New York , New York

Toms River High School North

Toms River , New Jersey
Appeared in the annual school musicals; was also president of the National Honor Society and the editor of the school literary magazine, Polaris

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis in sci-fi action "Looper"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama ("Covert Affairs")

2010

Starred as a rookie CIA agent sent to Washington on USA Network's "Covert Affairs"

2009

Played supporting role in Neil LaBute's Broadway play "Reasons to be Pretty"

2008

Lent her voice to the live-action comedy "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"

2007

Co-starred with Guy Pearce in the thriller "First Snow"

2007

Played Mandy Moore's sister in "Because I Said So"

2006

Cast as a magician's assistant in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige"

2005

Starrred in the thriller "The Cave" opposite Cole Hauser and Morris Chestnut

2005

Reprised her role as the eldest daughter of twelve in the comedy " Cheaper by the Dozen 2"

2003

Played the eldest daughter of twelve in feature adaptation "Cheaper by the Dozen"

2003

Played a foreign exchange student in the teen comedy "Slap Her, She's French"

2001

Starred in Lea Pool's "Lost and Delirious" as a lesbian high school student who goes mad when her roommate rejects her

2000

Portrayed rookie FBI agent Karen Symphony in "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"

2000

Landed breakthrough role, playing the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer produced "Coyote Ugly"

1999

Made feature debut as the girlfriend of a hip-hop obsessed farm boy in "Whiteboys"

Raised in Tom's River, NJ

First professional job, a part in a TV commercial for Skittles candies

Bonus Trivia

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She was named after actress Piper Laurie.

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"The best advice I can give to newcomers is to study the craft of acting. You have to be as prepared as you can be, go to hundreds of auditions and hope you're in the right place at the right time. I don't know how I got where I am." – Perabo quoted in the Daily News, Feb. 6, 2000

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Her surname was pronounced PAIR-a-bow, "like if you're staring down at your sneakers, you'd see a pair of bows." – from Variety, March 10, 2000

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"I'm a big believer in saying yes if you can do something. Then go home and learn it as quickly as possible." – Perabo to Premiere magazine, July 2000

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