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: 10/31/1976 in Dallas, Texas, USA


Actor (33)

Into the Grizzly Maze 2015 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Covert Affairs 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)


Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)


The I Inside 2014 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Go On 2013 (Tv Show)


Looper 2012 (Movie)

Suzie (Actor)

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


Carriers 2009 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 (Tv Show)


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


Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

The Lazarus Project 2008 (Movie)

Lisa Garvey (Actor)

Because I Said So 2007 (Movie)

Mae (Actor)

First Snow 2007 (Movie)

Deirdre (Actor)

10th and Wolf 2006 (Movie)

Brandy (Actor)

Imagine Me & You 2006 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Perception 2006 (Movie)

Jen Marshall (Actor)

Sordid Things 2006 (Movie)


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)


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)


The Inside (TV Show)



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.


Stephen Kay Director


Andrew Keegan Actor

Reportedly dated 2001

Matthew Perry Actor

Reportedly dated 2006 No longer together


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, <i>Polaris</i>



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Raised in Tom's River, NJ

Bonus Trivia


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


She was named after actress Piper Laurie.