Piper Perabo

Piper Lisa Perabo (born October 31, 1976) is a Golden Globe Award nominated American stage, film and television actress. Since her breakthrough role in Coyote Ugly (2000), she has appeared in films such as Lost and Delirious (2001), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Prestige (2006), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), and Looper (2012). Since 2010, she has played Annie Walker on the USA Network series Covert Affairs, for which she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Early life 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, and Norwegian descent; while her surname is sometimes 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. She has two younger brothers: Noah (born 1979) and Adam (born 1981). 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. 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 ...

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Looper (2012)

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In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Blunt  •  Paul Dano

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Blunt  •  Paul Dano

The Prestige (2006)

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A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson

10th & Wolf (2006)

A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moresco
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Leo Rossi  •  Dennis Hopper

A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moresco
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Leo Rossi  •  Dennis Hopper

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands pull the parents away ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Piper Perabo  •  Tom Welling

The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands pull the parents away ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Piper Perabo  •  Tom Welling

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Eugene Levy  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Tom Welling

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Eugene Levy  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Tom Welling

Coyote Ugly (2000)

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Adam Garcia  •  John Goodman  •  Izabella Miko

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Adam Garcia  •  John Goodman  •  Izabella Miko

Edison (2005)

In the troubled city of Edison, a young journalist, his jaded editor, and an honest investigator from the district attorney's office join forces to gather evidence against corrupt members of an elite police unit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Burke
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Justin Timberlake  •  LL Cool J

In the troubled city of Edison, a young journalist, his jaded editor, and an honest investigator from the district attorney's office join forces to gather evidence against corrupt members of an elite police unit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Burke
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Justin Timberlake  •  LL Cool J

Imagine Me & You (2005)

During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is falling for Luce. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ol Parker
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Lena Headey  •  Matthew Goode  •  Celia Imrie

During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is falling for Luce. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ol Parker
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Lena Headey  •  Matthew Goode  •  Celia Imrie

Lost and Delirious (2001)

LOST AND DELIRIOUS is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, LOST AND DELIRIOUS moves swiftly from academic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Léa Pool
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Jessica Paré  •  Mischa Barton  •  Jackie Burroughs

LOST AND DELIRIOUS is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, LOST AND DELIRIOUS moves swiftly from academic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Léa Pool
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Jessica Paré  •  Mischa Barton  •  Jackie Burroughs

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans up his sleeve. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Des McAnuff
CAST:  Rene Russo  •  Jason Alexander  •  Piper Perabo  •  Randy Quaid

Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans up his sleeve. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Des McAnuff
CAST:  Rene Russo  •  Jason Alexander  •  Piper Perabo  •  Randy Quaid

The Cave (2005)

After a group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania and, believing it to be an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species, they hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. While exploring deeper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Hunt
CAST:  Cole Hauser  •  Eddie Cibrian  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Lena Headey

After a group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania and, believing it to be an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species, they hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. While exploring deeper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Hunt
CAST:  Cole Hauser  •  Eddie Cibrian  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Lena Headey

The I Inside (2004)

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Suso Richter
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Sarah Polley  •  Piper Perabo  •  Stephen Rea

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Suso Richter
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Sarah Polley  •  Piper Perabo  •  Stephen Rea

Followers (2000)

Inspired by a series of actual racial hazing incidents, 'Followers' focuses on three friends who want to pledge an exclusive fraternity. The friendship disintegrates when one of the friends is not accepted because he is black. To test the loyalty of the two white ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan M. Flicker
CAST:  Sam Trammell  •  Eddie Robinson  •  Mark Dobies  •  Jessica Prunell

Inspired by a series of actual racial hazing incidents, 'Followers' focuses on three friends who want to pledge an exclusive fraternity. The friendship disintegrates when one of the friends is not accepted because he is black. To test the loyalty of the two white ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan M. Flicker
CAST:  Sam Trammell  •  Eddie Robinson  •  Mark Dobies  •  Jessica Prunell

Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)

Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hackl
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Piper Perabo  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Thomas Jane

Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hackl
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Piper Perabo  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Thomas Jane

In Vivid Detail (2007)

In Vivid Detail is the unusual love story between Leslie and Justin, an architect who suffers from Prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder that makes him incapable of recognizing faces. The couple must decide whether their new relationship can overcome the obstacles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dara Bratt
CAST:  John Ventimiglia  •  Piper Perabo  •  Kylie Delre  •  Robert Sciglimpaglia

In Vivid Detail is the unusual love story between Leslie and Justin, an architect who suffers from Prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder that makes him incapable of recognizing faces. The couple must decide whether their new relationship can overcome the obstacles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dara Bratt
CAST:  John Ventimiglia  •  Piper Perabo  •  Kylie Delre  •  Robert Sciglimpaglia

Carriers (2009)

A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe, and no one can be trusted. Four friends race through the back roads of the American West on their way to a secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico where they could peacefully ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Pastor  •  Àlex Pastor
CAST:  Lou Taylor Pucci  •  Chris Pine  •  Piper Perabo  •  Emily VanCamp

A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe, and no one can be trusted. Four friends race through the back roads of the American West on their way to a secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico where they could peacefully ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Pastor  •  Àlex Pastor
CAST:  Lou Taylor Pucci  •  Chris Pine  •  Piper Perabo  •  Emily VanCamp

Whiteboyz (1999)

In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also a wannabe pusher, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Levin
CAST:  Danny Hoch  •  Piper Perabo  •  Dr. Dre  •  Fat Joe

In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also a wannabe pusher, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Levin
CAST:  Danny Hoch  •  Piper Perabo  •  Dr. Dre  •  Fat Joe

Perception (2005)

Perception is a darkly comedic gem that stars Piper Perabo as Jen Marshall, an LA girl with a reckless personality and a laundry list of burned bridges. When Jen returns to New York and unexpected tragedy strikes, it is up to her mistreated friends to decide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Schwartz
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Heather Burns  •  Mark Dobies  •  Aunjanue Ellis

Perception is a darkly comedic gem that stars Piper Perabo as Jen Marshall, an LA girl with a reckless personality and a laundry list of burned bridges. When Jen returns to New York and unexpected tragedy strikes, it is up to her mistreated friends to decide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Schwartz
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Heather Burns  •  Mark Dobies  •  Aunjanue Ellis

Ashes (2011)

A young Indian man struggles in the inner city of New York to support himself and his mentally ill brother... but their lives are unraveling and he falls in with the wrong crowd.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ajay Naidu
CAST:  Heather Burns  •  Ajay Naidu  •  Piper Perabo  •  Faran Tahir

A young Indian man struggles in the inner city of New York to support himself and his mentally ill brother... but their lives are unraveling and he falls in with the wrong crowd.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ajay Naidu
CAST:  Heather Burns  •  Ajay Naidu  •  Piper Perabo  •  Faran Tahir

Perfect Opposites (2004)

The story of two college graduates from the Midwest who move to Los Angeles, where their love is tested for the first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Cooper
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Martin Henderson  •  Jason Winer  •  Andrew Keegan

The story of two college graduates from the Midwest who move to Los Angeles, where their love is tested for the first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Cooper
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Martin Henderson  •  Jason Winer  •  Andrew Keegan
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