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Overview (3)

Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NamePiper Lisa Perabo
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Piper Perabo is an is a Golden Globe nominated, film, and stage TV actor. Born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in New Jersey, she graduated summa cum Laude from Ohio University. In 2000 she was cast in a breakout role in Coyote Ugly. Since then she has been seen in such films as Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, "Because I Said So" with Diane Keaton and "First Snow", with Guy Pearce, "Cheaper by the Dozen" films with Steve Martin, "Imagine Me & You" with Lena Heady and Matthew Goode and the crime drama "10th & Wolf" with an ensemble cast that included James Marsden and Dennis Hopper. She starred alongside Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt and Jeff Daniels in Rian Johnson's sci-fi action film, "Looper.".

In television Perabo starred as Annie Walker in all 5 seasons of USA Network's spy drama, "Covert Affairs." Following that she co-starred in ABC's 2016 legal drama "Notorious."And can next be seen on Netflix in "Turn Up Charlie" with Idris Elba.

She made her Broadway debut in Neil LaBute's controversial play "Reasons to be Pretty", which was nominated for the Tony for Best Play.

Outside of her work on screen and stage, Perabo is also an activist. She is a Voice for the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness about the world's refugee crisis and help those displaced by conflict, religious persecution and political oppression around the globe.

Piper lives in Los Angeles and New York City.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Piper Perabo

Spouse (1)

Stephen Kay (26 July 2014 - present)

Trivia (13)

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.
Graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater (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.
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 (2010).
Just finished starring on Broadway in Neil LaBute's "Reasons To Be Pretty" as "Carly". [June 2009]

Personal Quotes (5)

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).
[on Guy Pearce] He's very intense, and he's very focused. It can be [intimidating]. I've worked with people like that before, and if they're not sort of generous towards you, it can be a little intimidating, because you don't know where you stand with them, and the work is so much in the forefront, you don't know how to interact socially... not that a movie is a social party, but when you work with people, you say 'Good morning,' or you have a coffee, or you smoke a cigarette together, or you sit next to them at lunch, and if you don't sort of know how to relate to them, it can be sort of uncomfortable and can bleed into the characters. Whereas, Guy is very generous, and despite his intense nature of working, he can also be... like he knows the names of everybody on the crew, you know what I mean? He's also a very social person. I think he's been an intense actor for so long that he knows how to make people at ease that he has to work with.

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