Piper Perabo

Piper Perabo

Highest Rated: 98% Spontaneous (2020)

Lowest Rated: 0% Perception (2005)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1976

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Piper Perabo was an American actress who enjoyed a prolific and varied career, appearing in everything from box office smashes to quiet indie dramas, and from TV action thrillers to charming sitcoms. Born on October 31, 1976 in Dallas TX, Perabo was the eldest child of Mary Charlotte Perabo (née Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a professor of poetry. Not long after her birth, the family moved to Toms River, NJ, where Perabo would spend her entire childhood. Perhaps it was fated that she would grow up to be an actress, as her parents named her after Mary Charlotte's favorite actress, Piper Laurie. Perabo graduated from Toms River High School North in 1994, before going on to earn her bachelor's degree in theater from Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, where she also studied Latin, physics, and poetry. While on vacation in New York City her junior year, Perabo accompanied her then-boyfriend on an audition. She caught the eye of the casting director, Denise Fitzgerald, who had her read for a part. Though she ended up not getting cast, Fitzgerald helped Perabo find an agent, and soon enough, Hollywood came knocking. Perabo made her feature film debut in the comedy "Whiteboyz" (1999), before landing the role that would prove to be her big break: Violet "Jersey" Sanford in the comedy "Coyote Ugly" (2000). Based on a real New York City bar, in which the female bartenders wear scantily clad outfits and do song and dance routines to pop and rock classics, the film was a surprise hit, turning Perabo into the new "It girl" overnight. Feeling weary about her newfound fame, Perabo decided to take on a dark independent drama about a forbidden lesbian romance at an all-girls boarding school, "Lost and Delirious" (2001). Though the film itself received lukewarm reviews, critics praised Perabo and her co-stars Jessica Paré and Mischa Barton for their brave performances. She then returned to Hollywood, taking on a supporting role as the eldest child of Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in the family comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003), which proved to be a surprise box office hit. After working with her best friend, Lena Headey, in "The Cave" (2005) and "Imagine Me & You" (2005), Perabo reprised the role of Nora Baker for the family comedy sequel, "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" (2005). After taking on a supporting role in Christoper Nolan's eccentric feuding magicians thriller "The Prestige" (2006), Perabo made her TV debut with an appearance on a 2007 episode of the popular medical drama "House" (FOX, 2004-2012). Perabo next co-starred with some taking dogs in the surprisingly popular family comedy "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (2008), before landing the role that would define her career for the next few years: playing rookie CIA field agent Annie Walker on the drama series "Covert Affairs" (USA Network, 2010-2014). She would star in the series for the next four years, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her efforts, before the series was cancelled in early 2015. In film, she briefly appeared in Rian Johnson's sci-fi action thriller "Looper" (2012), as well as the survivalist indie horror "Into the Grizzly Maze" (2015). Perabo returned to TV with a 4 episode arc on the Matthew Perry sitcom "Go On" (NBC, 2012-13), before landing a lead role on the short-lived legal drama "Notorious" (ABC, 2016). Perabo could most recently be seen alongside Gerard Butler in "Angel Has Fallen" (2019), his third turn as indestructible secret service agent Mike Banning, as well as in the Netflix sitcom "Turn Up Charlie" (Netflix, 2019-), with Idris Elba and JJ Feild.


Highest Rated Movies



98% 69% Spontaneous Angela (Character) - 2020
39% 93% Angel Has Fallen Leah Banning (Character) $69M 2019
40% 41% Black Butterfly Laura (Character) - 2017
36% 24% Grizzly Michelle (Character) - 2014
93% 82% Looper Suzie (Character) $66.3M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ashes Bettina (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sordid Things Tabitha White (Character) - 2009
66% 39% Carriers Bobby (Character) $71.7K 2009
60% 44% The Lazarus Project Lisa Garvey (Character) - 2008
40% 52% Beverly Hills Chihuahua Rachel (Character) $94.5M 2008
4% 65% Because I Said So Mae (Character) $42.6M 2007
76% 92% The Prestige Julia (Character) $53.1M 2006
19% 52% 10th and Wolf Brandy (Character) $53.5K 2006
58% 41% First Snow Deirdre (Character) $213K 2006
No Score Yet 83% Karas: The Prophecy Unknown (Character) - 2006
13% 36% Edison Willow Summerfield (Character) - 2005
34% 74% Imagine Me & You Rachel (Character) $671.2K 2005
0% 32% Perception Jen (Character) - 2005
6% 57% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Nora Baker (Character) $82.6M 2005
12% 28% The Cave Charlie (Character) $14.9M 2005
No Score Yet 29% A Piece of My Heart Julia Bishop (Character) - 2004
43% 43% The I Inside Anna (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 48% George and the Dragon Princess Luma (Character) - 2004
24% 56% Cheaper by the Dozen Nora Baker (Character) $138.6M 2003
36% 38% Slap Her, She's French! Genevieve LePlouff (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flowers Unknown (Character) - 2002
51% 78% Lost and Delirious Pauline Oster (Character) $302.4K 2001
43% 20% The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Karen Sympathy (Voice) $26M 2000
23% 71% Coyote Ugly Violet Sanford (Character) $60.8M 2000
13% 44% Whiteboys Sara (Character) $36K 1999


No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
52% 90% Turn Up Charlie Sara (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2016
22% 69% Notorious Julia George (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
93% 76% Covert Affairs Annie Walker (Character) 2010-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013
54% 70% Go On Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
90% 96% House Honey (Guest Star) 2007


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Maggie Wilder says: They're just kinda depressing.

Milly Wilder says: Mom, for your sixtieth birthday, we'll buy you something beautiful, something that grandma Moses would not wear.

Mae Wilder says: You're not a helicopter, Mom. Quit hovering.

Julia McCullough says: I thought up a name for you: The Great Danton. Do you like it? It's sophisticated.

Robert Angier says: It's French

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