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Also Known As: Piper Lisa Perabo Died:
Born: October 31, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: actor, waitress

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Branded "the next big thing" when she came out of nowhere to star in the hit "Coyote Ugly" (2000), Piper Perabo struggled to live up to the expectations placed on her. The beautiful, appealing actress, who won plaudits for her performances as a passionate lesbian boarding school student in "Lost and Delirious" (2001) and impressed with her brief role as Hugh Jackman's doomed wife in "The Prestige" (2006), had difficulty sustaining her career momentum. Although she acquitted herself well in undemanding-but-lucrative fare like "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003), its sequel (2005) and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (2008), Perabo was unable to consistently land quality roles in high-profile projects. With her lead role on the spy action drama "Covert Affairs" (USA Network, 2010- ), fans hoped that the same innate star quality that helped Perabo break into show business would finally cement the stature long expected of her.

Branded "the next big thing" when she came out of nowhere to star in the hit "Coyote Ugly" (2000), Piper Perabo struggled to live up to the expectations placed on her. The beautiful, appealing actress, who won plaudits for her performances as a passionate lesbian boarding school student in "Lost and Delirious" (2001) and impressed with her brief role as Hugh Jackman's doomed wife in "The Prestige" (2006), had difficulty sustaining her career momentum. Although she acquitted herself well in undemanding-but-lucrative fare like "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003), its sequel (2005) and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (2008), Perabo was unable to consistently land quality roles in high-profile projects. With her lead role on the spy action drama "Covert Affairs" (USA Network, 2010- ), fans hoped that the same innate star quality that helped Perabo break into show business would finally cement the stature long expected of her.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Red Machine (2013)
2.
 Carriers (2009)
4.
5.
 First Snow (2007)
6.
7.
 Prestige, The (2006)
8.
 10th and Wolf (2006)
9.
 Perception (2005)
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Raised in Tom's River, NJ
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First professional job, a part in a TV commercial for Skittles candies
1999:
Made feature debut as the girlfriend of a hip-hop obsessed farm boy in "Whiteboys"
2000:
Portrayed rookie FBI agent Karen Symphony in "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"
2000:
Landed breakthrough role, playing the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer produced "Coyote Ugly"
2001:
Starred in Lea Pool's "Lost and Delirious" as a lesbian high school student who goes mad when her roommate rejects her
2003:
Played a foreign exchange student in the teen comedy "Slap Her, She's French"
2003:
Played the eldest daughter of twelve in feature adaptation "Cheaper by the Dozen"
2005:
Starrred in the thriller "The Cave" opposite Cole Hauser and Morris Chestnut
2005:
Reprised her role as the eldest daughter of twelve in the comedy " Cheaper by the Dozen 2"
2006:
Cast as a magician's assistant in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige"
2007:
Played Mandy Moore's sister in "Because I Said So"
2007:
Co-starred with Guy Pearce in the thriller "First Snow"
2008:
Lent her voice to the live-action comedy "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"
2009:
Played supporting role in Neil LaBute's Broadway play "Reasons to be Pretty"
2010:
Starred as a rookie CIA agent sent to Washington on USA Network's "Covert Affairs"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series ¿ Drama ("Covert Affairs")
2012:
Cast opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis in sci-fi action "Looper"
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Education

Toms River High School North: Toms River , New Jersey -
LaMama Theatre: New York , New York -
Ohio University: Athens , Ohio - 1998

Notes

She was named Piper after actress Piper Laurie.

Her surname is pronounced PAIR-a-bow, "like if your staring down at your sneakers, you'd see a pair of bows." (From Variety, March 10, 2000).

"I'm a big believer in saying yes if you can do something. Then go home and learn it as quickly as possible." --Piper Perabo to Premiere, July 2000.

"One day while I was filming "Rocky and Bullwinkle", Marvin, the boom op, said, 'You know, your whole life is going to change when this movie comes out.' It was so frightening. But, who knows, maybe no one will like me, so I'll have nothing to worry about." --Piper Perabo quoted in Vanity Fair, July 1999.

"The best advice I can give to newcomers is to study the craft of acting. You have to be as prepared as you can be, go to hundreds of auditions and hope you're in the right place at the right time. I don't know how I got where I am." --Perabo quoted in Daily News, February 6, 2000.

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companion:
Andrew Keegan. Actor. Reportedly dated in 2001.

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