Piper Perabo

Piper Lisa Perabo (born October 31, 1976) is an American stage, film and television actress.

Early life

Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, the daughter of Mary Charlotte (née Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a poetry professor at Ocean County College. Piper is of Portuguese and Norwegian descent. Her parents named her after actress Piper Laurie. She has two brothers: Noah (born May 1979), and Adam (born August 1981), and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Career

In 2000, Perabo was cast in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, as FBI agent Karen Sympathy. Her next film role was in Coyote Ugly as Violet 'Jersey' Sanford, for which she won anMTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment for "One Way or Another".

In 2001, Perabo starred in an independent Canadian movie called Lost and Delirious, playing aboarding school student who falls in love with a female classmate. The next year, she starred as a French exchange student in Slap Her... She's French, which was shelved in North America for two years, then released under the new title She Gets What She Wants. The film was released under its original title in Europe. In 2003, she had a role as the eldest Baker child, Nora, inCheaper by the Dozen (2003), a role she reprised in the film's 2005 sequel.

Her other films include The I Inside (2003), Perfect Opposites (2004), George and the Dragon (2004), The Cave (2005), Imagine Me & You(2005), Edison (2005), The Prestige (2006), and Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008). She appeared as a nutritionist on the Fox TV show House.

In 2009, Perabo made her Broadway debut in the Neil LaBute play Reasons to Be Pretty. In June 2009, Perabo was cast as the lead character, CIA officer Annie Walker, in the television spy series Covert Affairs on the USA Network.

On August 20, 2010, Perabo was injured filming an episode of Covert Affairs. After the finale of the first season it was announced that the second season will begin in summer of 2011. For her work on Covert Affairs, she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama.


Filmography
Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1998Single SpacedThe Dame
1999Knuckleface JonesOrange-dressed angel
WhiteboyzSara
2000The Adventures of Rocky & BullwinkleKaren Sympathy
Coyote UglyViolet Sanford "Jersey"MTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment
Nominated — Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female — Newcomer
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Female Breakthrough Performance
2001Lost and DeliriousPauline 'Paulie' Oster
2002Slap Her... She's FrenchGenevieve Le PlouffAlternative title: She Gets What She Wants
FollowersIris
2003The i InsideAnna
Cheaper by the DozenNora BakerNominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock Shared withAshton Kutcher
2004Perfect OppositesJulia Bishop
George and the DragonPrincess LunnaAlso known as "Dragon Sword"
2005PerceptionJen
The CaveCharlie
EdisonWillow SummerfieldDirect-to-video
Good Morning BabyGabriella
Cheaper by the Dozen 2Nora Baker-McNulty
Imagine Me & YouRachel
200610th & WolfBrandy
The PrestigeJulia McCullough
First SnowDeirdre
Karas: The ProphecyYurineVoice
2007Because I Said SoMae Wilder
In Vivid DetailLeslie
2008Beverly Hills ChihuahuaRachel Ashe Lynn
The Lazarus ProjectLisa Garvey
2009CarriersBobby
Sordid ThingsTabitha White
2010AshesBettina
2012LooperSuzie
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007HouseHoney1 episode
2008The Prince of Motor CityMeg RileyTelevision movie
2009Law & Order: Criminal IntentCalista HaslumEpisode "Folie a Deux"
2010–presentCovert AffairsAnnie WalkerLead role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series

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