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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 October 1976Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NamePiper Lisa Perabo
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Piper Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas, to Mary Charlotte (Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a poetry professor. Her mother is of Norwegian descent and her father is of German, Irish, and English ancestry (the surname "Perabo" originates in Germany).

After graduating college, Piper moved to New York and was cast in a short film called Single Spaced (1997). Her first big role came after that, where she played the girlfriend of a wannabe rapper in Whiteboyz (1999). In 2000 she was cast in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) as FBI agent Karen Sympathy. However, the role that really got her recognized was in Coyote Ugly (2000). She played Violet Sanford aka "Jersey," who moves to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter. In 2001, she starred in an independent Canadian movie called Lost and Delirious (2001), playing a boarding-school student who falls in love with another girl. The next year, she starred as a French exchange student in Slap Her, She's French! (2002). In 2003, she had a small role as the oldest daughter in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), which also starred Steve Martin, Ashton Kutcher, and Bonnie Hunt. She has also appeared in The I Inside (2004), Perfect Opposites (2004), George and the Dragon (2004), Edison (2005), The Cave (2000), and 10th & Wolf (2006).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Aurelia of piperabo.com

Spouse (1)

Stephen Kay (26 July 2014 - present)

Trivia (14)

Graduated from Toms River (NJ) High School North class of 1994.
In high school, she appeared in all four yearly musicals. Her senior year, she was Katie in "Meet Me In St. Louis;" junior year, Cousin Fan in "Mame;" sophomore year, Lady Brighton in "Me and My Girl;" and freshman year, a dancer in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
In high school, she was the president of National Honor Society and the editor of the school literary magazine, Polaris.
In high school, she was a member of the Marinerettes as a dancer in the field show during the football games.
She graduated with a theater degree summa cum laude from Ohio University (1998).
Piper's father, George William Perabo, is of German, English, and Irish ancestry. Piper's mother, Mary Charlotte (Ulland), is of Norwegian descent. While Piper's surname is sometimes believed to be Portuguese, it originates in Germany. Piper's paternal great-grandfather, Frederick Joseph Perabo, was born in Lorch, Germany, in 1878, and moved to the United States, where he married Piper's great-grandmother, Edna B., who was also of German descent. Piper's patrilineal line can be traced back to her great-great-great-grandparents, Jacob Perabo and Caroline Diel, who were German-born.
Sister of Noah Perabo.
She is a vegetarian.
Named after actress Piper Laurie.
Has a younger brother, Adam Perabo, who also attended Ohio University.
Considered for the lead role in Uptown Girls (2003).
One of the owners of Employees Only, a restaurant/bar in New York City.
(July 26, 2014) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Stephen Kay in New York City following a 10-month-long engagement. They met each other while working together on "Covert Affairs".
Just finished starring on Broadway in Neil LaBute's "Reasons To Be Pretty" as "Carly". [June 2009]

Personal Quotes (4)

Any time I'm playing opposite somebody in a love relationship, if I know them it's easier, because I know how much I can trust them.
I think that you love who you love, and there are people who you love that people aren't going to understand why, and that sort of doesn't really matter.
To me, a great love story is a great love story, and it doesn't matter what gender is involved.
I walked into the audition and was like, "I'm from New Jersey, I work in a bar, I play guitar - there's no reason you shouldn't give me this part." And it worked! - On auditioning for Coyote Ugly (2000).

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