Piper Perabo
American actress
Piper Perabo
Piper Lisa Perabo is an American stage, film and television actress. Since her breakthrough role in Coyote Ugly (2000), her subsequent films include Lost and Delirious (2001), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Prestige (2006) and Looper (2012). Since 2010, she has played Annie Walker, the lead role on the USA Network series Covert Affairs, for which she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Biography
Piper Perabo's personal information overview.
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After 'Covert Affairs,' Piper Perabo seeks a new kind of thrill on 'Notorious'
CNN - 5 months
To play a woman in charge of crafting the news of the day, Piper Perabo went straight to the source: an actual newsroom.
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A Longer Conversation With Actor Dan Amboyer of TV Land's 'Younger' -- Part II
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Dan Amboyer of Younger after a night filming an intense make out scene with Hilary Duff. Dan Amboyer's Twitter and Instagram: @danamboyer Dan Amboyer is making my head spin. I already erased three introductions that weren't fit for readers of all ages. Dan loves to talk ... and talk ... and laugh, then talk some more. Oh for crying out loud -- I bet you already scrolled down to see the shirtless selfie! Please see Part I of my conversation with Dan! I mean it! READ IT! Thank you. What's the best music concert you've ever been to? Last night I got the best impromptu concert. I was staying solo at a boutique hotel in West Hollywood. After a long day, I came back to the hotel with some late night Argentinian takeout food. I was walking through the lobby, and there was this group of three musicians passing a guitar around playing and singing for just each other. No one else around. I was curious, so I settled into an armchair in the corner, trying extremely hard to look ...
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First Nighter: John Pollono's 'Lost Girls' With Piper Perabo; Taylor Mac's 'Hir' With Kristine Nielsen
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In contemporary writing for the theater, it can sometimes seem as if there's an undeclared competition to determine which playwright can produce the most dysfunctional American family play out of all the dysfunctional American family plays going. The first of this week's competing entries is John Pollono's Lost Girls, at the Lucille Lortel, in which the down-to-her-last-nerve Maggie (Piper Perabo) prepares to leave for work in a Manchester, New Hampshire snowstorm and discovers her car is missing. Calling on ex-husband Lou (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a cop, to help locate the missing automobile, she realizes her daughter is also missing, and the conclusion to which she and mom Linda (Tasha Lawrence) leap is that the girl has been kidnapped. Every so often interrupting the frenzy, a wall in Richard Hoover's rendering of the Maggie-Linda home pivots to reveal a motel room in which a girl (Lizzy DeClement) and a boy (Josh Green). Audience members have every right to assume they're the m ...
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The Face of the Syrian Refugee
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This article is the second in a series written by Piper Perabo in partnership with WhoSay and the IRC about her experience with Syrian refugees in Greece. Did you know that Albert Einstein came to the United States as a refugee? That's right -- one of the world's most recognizable geniuses was a refugee fleeing persecution from Nazi Germany. There are two major disconnects in the conversation surrounding today's refugee crisis. First of all, I've heard people, including respected journalists, refer to the situation in the Middle East and Europe as a "migrant crisis." Let's set the record straight: Migrants are people who make a conscious decision to leave their countries to seek a better life elsewhere -- to find work, a better education, or higher standard of living. Refugees are forced to leave their homes because of conflict and are therefore protected under international laws augmented after World War II. The second disconnect is that people with wildly overblown fear ...
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Taking on Hong Kong
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We've been looking forward to it all year. Episodes 15 and 16 of the wild Season 4 of Covert Affairs are being shot in -- Hong Kong. There'll be suspense, intrigue, love, betrayal, fights, foot chases, car chases, boat chases. There'll be blood, sweat and tears (and that's just the shoot). DAY 1. It's 6 a.m. in Hong Kong (or maybe it's 6 p.m. -- my body can't tell). The sun is pushing through the heavy mist (or smog). Cameras are being built. Cast and Crew are gathering in the street outside the infamous, breathtakingly distressed I-Pheng Apartments. We eschew the table of Mickey D's for the table of noodles, tea eggs and milk-tea (high-octane and tasty as hell) and then we pray on a beautiful altar with incense and fruit and flowers that has been set in a stunning alleyway. We pray for safety. We pray for peace. We pray for fun. And on this day, we pray that the crew of Transformers 4 hasn't taken over our rooftop. And so, our journey begins. For two weeks we make our way throu ...
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Christopher Gorham, Globetrotter On And Off Screen
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christopher Gorham plays a globe-trotting CIA agent on USA Network's "Covert Affairs," and he's starting to feel like one in real life. "I mean we've all become kind of little spies," Gorham said of the cast and crew, who are well-versed in the art of international travel. "We have our bags that are just ready to go. ... We all have NEXUS cards now. So we're just zipping in and out through immigration and, yeah, we've gotten really good at it. I have a lot of frequent flyer miles." The spy drama is known for filming on location around the world and has made recent stops in Denmark, Italy and Colombia. Gorham just returned from shooting season four's final two episodes in Hong Kong. "I mean it's kind of become a staple of our show. We are the ones who actually pack up and go to the cities and shoot and the cities really become a character in the episodes," Gorham said in a recent interview. "Covert Affairs" follows the on-again, off-again relations ...
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Covert Affairs Exclusive Sneak Peek: Will Joan Lose the Baby?
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Get the scoop on your favorite returning shows On Tuesday's summer finale (9/8c, USA), Annie (Piper Perabo) is still off the grid on her mission to take down Henry (Gregory Itzin), putting more pressure on Joan (Kari Matchett) and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) to protect her. In an exclusive sneak peek of the episode below, a flustered Joan talks to Auggie as she's packing up her desk - has she been relieved of her duties in the wake of Arthur's (Peter Gallagher) money laundering and treason charges? - before she faints!
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Piper Perabo to wed Stephen Kay
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
Piper Perabo is engaged!
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'Covert Affairs' actress Piper Perabo is engaged to Stephen Kay
LATimes - over 3 years
Piper Perabo's new relationship status is definitely out in the open: The "Covert Affairs" star is reportedly engaged!
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Manolo Cardona On Whether Teo Will Be In Season 5 Of 'Covert Affairs'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Actor Manolo Cardona paved a widely successful career for himself in his native Colombia, but the 36-year-old star isn't stopping there. Cardona made his first appearance in the U.S. market with "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," and this summer he found himself alongside actress Piper Perabo once more when he joined the cast of USA Network's spy drama "Covert Affairs." From the Toronto set, the actor spoke with HuffPost via telephone about portraying the Colombian terrorist leader Teo Braga and how the Entertainment industry's view of Latinos is changing. You’ve come a long way from Colombian telenovelas like (“Padres e Hijos,” “¿Por qué diablos?,” “El Cartel de los Sapos”) reaching great fame in Colombia as an actor. How has crossing over into the U.S. market been different? Being in the American market and working in the biggest market in the world is something very nice because there’s very talented people, very good stories and talented writers and directors. It’s nice just to be abl ...
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WATCH: Annie Is On The Run With Another Man
Huffington Post - over 3 years
After the heartbreaking conclusion of last week's "Covert Affairs," which saw Annie (Piper Perabo) and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) end their relationship, things will go from bad to worse for our heroes. This Tuesday's episode, titled "I've Been Waiting For You," sees Calder Michaels (Hill Harper) go on the offensive, while Annie and Teo (Manolo Cardona) take a huge risk in their quest to defeat Henry (Gregory Itzin). In the above clip, Annie and Teo discuss their complicated relationships with Auggie and Arthur (Peter Gallagher) while hiding out in a motel room. Check out the episode description below, and tune in Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on USA. Annie convinces Teo to turn on one of his own in the hopes of bringing Henry down. After Joan (Kari Matchett) makes a stunning decision, Calder begins to show his true colors. Auggie lands in hot water. What do you think of Annie and Auggie's breakup? Are you rooting for them to get back together?
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WATCH: Annie Doesn't Appreciate Thieves
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In the August 27 episode of "Covert Affairs," "Crackity Jones," Annie (Piper Perabo) is on the hunt for whoever stole five missile launchers from under her nose, and as you'll see in our exclusive preview above, she's prepared to play hardball to get what she wants. But while Annie's latest mission takes her far from home, Auggie (Christopher Gorham) will be dealing with trouble right at their door. Check out the episode description below, and tune in tonight to watch the drama unfold. "Crackity Jones": Annie meets her match in a seasoned operative who teams up with her to halt the illegal sale of deadly weapons. Auggie is forced to tackle his own past demons. Calder (Hill Harper) grows even more suspicious of Annie. "Covert Affairs" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on USA.
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Style Rx: Piper Perabo’s Leather Bike Shorts Make Our Blood Pressure Rise
People Magazine - over 3 years
Cindy Ord/Getty Who: Piper Perabo Where: Visiting the SiriusXM studios in N.Y.C. Diagnosis: She’s suffering from one of the highest “Leave It” ratings in recent StyleWatch history. Also: chafing. RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on questionable star style in “Obsessed or Hot Mess?” Prognosis: There is absolutely no resuscitating high-waisted, quilted, front-zip leather bike shorts: They must be left to die. For immediate triage, we recommend swapping in some cute, relaxed cutoffs. Once the immediate danger is over, we can discuss wearing a long-sleeved turtleneck in July, but at the moment, the cute shoes and great hair keep Piper out of immediate danger. –Alex Apatoff Tell us: Do you agree, or does she look perfect?
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Which Star Gets Striped Pants Right?
People Magazine - over 3 years
FameFlynet; Splash News Online (2); AKM-GSI Tricky dressing pop quiz: What’s three steps above a basic blue jean but a smidge less risky than printed PJ trousers? If you guessed striped pants, you’re right — and they’re right on trend. Some of Hollywood’s most trendsetting style stars have been wearing these bold bottoms in the past few weeks. RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more trendsetting star style in Obsessed or Hot Mess? And there are as many ways to wear this look as there are stripe styles. Hilary Duff went for a skintight, zipper-adorned pair of jeans while Piper Perabo picked a ’70s-rocker-esque flared Joseph pair with circus-tent stripes. Rosie Huntington-Whitely paired pinstriped pants with a loose top and heels, while Nicole Richie went bold with a baggy, slouchy pair that contrasted her print top. Certainly this look isn’t for everyone, but stout-hearted fashionistas among us should definitely give it a try. Between the slimming vertical stripes, the comfy fit and the ve ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Piper Perabo
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 36
    In 2013, she became engaged to Stephen Kay, director and writer of film and television. They married on July 26, 2014 in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Perabo has been close friends with actress Lena Headey since they starred together in the 2005 films The Cave and Imagine Me & You. She speaks fluent French and is an advocate for LGBT rights. She is the part-owner of the prohibition-themed bar, Employees Only, in West Village, Manhattan, which opened in 2005, and the restaurant, Jack's Wife Freda, in SoHo, Lower Manhattan, which opened in 2012.
  • 2012
    Age 35
    In December 2012, she was cast as a recurring character on the sitcom Go On.
    More Details Hide Details Her character, Simone, is a former member of Matthew Perry's character's support group, returning to the group and becoming his love interest. Perabo was originally scheduled to appear in three episodes, but this was increased to four. Perabo next had a starring role in the thriller Into the Grizzly Maze (originally called Endangered).
    In September 2012, Perabo had a supporting role in the time travel thriller Looper.
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  • 2010
    Age 33
    For her work on Covert Affairs, she received a nomination for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.
    More Details Hide Details Perabo broke her leg the day before shooting finished for the second season finale of Covert Affairs.
    In August 2010, Perabo injured her knee filming an episode of Covert Affairs.
    More Details Hide Details After the finale of the first season it was announced that the second season would begin in summer of 2011.
    She may be best known for playing CIA Agent Annie Walker on the spy drama series Covert Affairs, which ran on the USA Network for five seasons between 2010 and 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Since her breakthrough starring role in Coyote Ugly (2000), Perabo has appeared in films such as The Prestige (2006) and Looper (2012). Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Mary Charlotte (née Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a professor of poetry at Ocean County College. She is of English, German, Irish (father) and Norwegian (mother) descent; while her surname is sometimes mistakenly described as Portuguese, it originates in Germany, where her paternal grandfather's family came from. She grew up in Toms River, New Jersey. Perabo's parents named her after actress Piper Laurie, but "Piper" was Laurie's stage name. She is the eldest of three children with two brothers, Noah (born 1979) and Adam (born 1981).
  • 2008
    Age 31
    In 2008, Perabo made her Off-Broadway debut in the Neil LaBute play Reasons to Be Pretty.
    More Details Hide Details As the play's run was coming to an end, she read the script for the USA Network television spy series Covert Affairs: "I was reading movie scripts and I wasn't finding anything that was really speaking to me and my agent suggested that I read Covert Affairs script. And I hadn't thought about doing television, but when I read it, it kind of changed everything for me. She's such a powerful character, she's so smart, the action is so intense, and I really thought it would be fun to do." The following year, she was cast as CIA agent Annie Walker, the lead character in Covert Affairs.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 28
    She had a role as the eldest Baker child, Nora, in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), a role she reprised in the film's 2005 sequel.
    More Details Hide Details 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 show House, in an episode entitled "Resignation".
  • 2001
    Age 24
    After the success of Coyote Ugly, Perabo decided to move away from blockbusters and focus on independent films. In 2001, she starred in an independent Canadian drama called Lost and Delirious, playing a boarding school student who falls in love with a female classmate.
    More Details Hide Details The film received mixed reviews, but her performance was widely praised, with Loren King of the Chicago Tribune calling it her "breakout performance". Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman called her "an actress of glittering ferocity" and her performance "a geyser of emotion". Jim Lane of the Sacramento News & Review said that "Perabo is a revelation, wild and fiery - it's a breakthrough performance, astonishing in its fervency", and Roger Ebert praised her performance for its sincerity and "wonderful abandon and conviction". The next year she starred as a French exchange student in the independent comedy 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.
  • 2000
    Age 23
    In 2000, she was cast in Coyote Ugly as Violet "Jersey" Sanford, for which she won an MTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment for "One Way or Another".
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle as FBI agent Karen Sympathy.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 17
    She graduated from Toms River High School North in 1994, and earned a bachelor's degree in theater from Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details She also studied Latin, physics, and poetry in her final year. Perabo was first noticed a year before she graduated from university. She was in New York City, visiting her then-boyfriend, and accompanied him to an audition. Casting director Denise Fitzgerald spotted her and asked her to read for a part. She was not cast, but when Fitzgerald found out that she didn't have any representation, she made phone calls on Perabo's behalf and found her an agent. After graduating, Perabo moved to New York, where she worked as a waitress. She also studied acting at the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and had roles in various plays. She was cast in her first feature film just a month after moving to the city, Marc Levin's comedy Whiteboyz.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on October 31, 1976.
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