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Piper Perabo Biography, Career, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth

 Who is Piper Perabo?

Piper Lisa Perabo is a famous American actress. After her breakthrough in the comedy-drama movie Coyote Ugly (2000), she starred in The Prestige (2006), Angel Has Fallen (2019), and as CIA agent Annie Walker in the USA Network spy drama series Covert Affairs (2010-2014). For the latter, Perabo was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Television Series Drama.

Piper Perabo Career

1997-2007: Beginning and breakthrough

Following graduating, she moved to New York, where she served as a waitress. Perabo also studied acting at the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and had roles in several plays. She was then cast in her first feature movie just a month following moving to the city, Marc Levin’s comedy Whiteboyz. Perabo was cast in the romantic musical comedy-drama movie Coyote Ugly as Violet ”Jersey” Sanford in 2000. For the film, she earned an MTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment for ”One Way or Another”.

She then appeared in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle as FBI agent Karen Sympathy. Following the success of Coyote Ugly, she opted to focus on independent movies. Perabo starred in an independent Canadian drama titled Lost and Delirious, playing a boarding school student who falls in love with a female classmate played by Jessica Pare in 2001. The film and Perabo and her co-star Mischa Barton received mixed reviews from different critics.

The following year, she starred as a French exchange student in the independent comedy Slap Her… She’s French. The film was shelved in North America for 2 years and later launched under the new title She Gets What Se Wants. It was launched under its original title in Europe. Perabo had a role as the eldest Baker child, Nora, in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) a role she reprised in the movie’s 2005 sequel. Her other movies consist of The I Inside (2003), Perfect Opposites (2004), George and the Dragon (2004), Imagine Me & You (2005), The Cave (2005), Edison (2005), and The Prestige (2006). Perabo then appeared as a nutritionist on the Fox show House in an episode entitled ”Resignation”.

2008-present: Covert Affairs and other work


Piper co-starred alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in the family comedy movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua in 2008. The same year, she made her off-Broadway debut in the Neil LaBute play Reasons to Be Pretty. The next year, she was cast as CIA field agent Annie Walker, the lead character in Covert Affairs. For her work in the series, Perabo earned a nomination for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Television Series Drama. The series ran for 5 seasons from 2010 to 2014.

She also had a supporting role together with Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the time travel thriller movie Looper in September 2012. In December of the same year, she was cast in a recurring role on the sitcom Go On. Perabo’s character, Simone, was a former member of Matthew Perry’s character’s support group, who returned and became his love interest. Initially, she was planned to appear in 3 episodes but this was increased to 4.


She then had a starring role in the thriller Into the Grizzly Maze, which was launched in 2015. Peroba starred as Julia George in the ABC drama series Notorious (2016). She then co-starred alongside Antonio Banderas in the thriller movie Black Butterfly, which was launched in May 2017. It was later in June 2018, revealed that she was cast as Sara in the Netflix comedy series Turn Up Charlie. In 2019, Perabo starred as Leah Banning in the action movie Angel Has Fallen. She then had a recurring role as Linda Craft in the Showtime supernatural horror series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels in 2020. She also co-starred as Angela in the 2020 dark comedy movie, Spontaneous. Piper then joined the cast of Yellowstone as Summer Higgins, an animal rights activist and ally of John (season 4).

A photo of Piper Perabo
A photo of Piper Perabo

How old is Piper Perabo?

Piper Lisa Perabo is currently aged 46 years, born on October 31, 1976, in Dallas, Texas, U.S. She shares her birthday with celebrities including Willow Smith, Letitia Wright, Marcus Rashford, Princesa Leonor, Nick Saban, Rob Schneider, Justin Chatwin, Samaire Armstrong, Deidre Hall, Dermot Mulroney, and many more.

Piper Perabo Family

Who are Piper Perabo’s parents?

Piper Lisa Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas to Mary Charlotte and George William Perabo, and brought up in Toms River, New Jersey. Her father is a lecturer in poetry at Ocean County College, while her mother is a physical therapist. She was named after actress Piper Laurie and is of English, German, Irish (father), and Norwegian (mother) ancestry.

Does Piper Perabo have siblings?

Perabo was born among three children as the eldest in the family. She has two siblings, brothers Noah Perabo and Adam Perabo.

Piper Perabo Education

Perabo attended Toms River High School North, graduating in 1994. She then enrolled at Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in theater in 1998. Perabo also attended the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in 1996, and also studied Latin, Physics, and poetry in her last year.

Piper Perabo Interests

Perabo speaks fluent French, and advocates for LGBT rights and women’s political leadership. She also serves on the advisory board of VoteRunLead. Perabo is part owner of Employees Only, a prohibition-themed bar in the West Village, that opened in 2005, and Jack’s Wife Freda, a SoHo restaurant that opened in 2012.

Piper Perabo Spouse

Perabo has currently married to director and writer Stephen Kay. They got engaged in 2013 and later married on July 26, 2014, in New York City.

Piper Perabo Kids

Perabo does not have any biological children of her own but is the stepmother to Kay’s daughter.

Piper Perabo Height

Perabo has a stunning, beautiful, and curvaceous body with a height of 5 ft 5 in (1.66 m) and a weight of 54 kg (119 lbs).

Piper Perabo’s Net Worth

American professional actress, Perabo has been active in her career from 1997 to the present. She has appeared in numerous films and has an estimated net worth of approximately $15 million as of 2022.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Whiteboyz Sara
2000 Coyote Ugly Violet “Jersey” Sanford
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle FBI Agent Karen Sympathy
2000 Followers Girl at Party
2001 Lost and Delirious Pauline “Paulie” Oster
2002 Slap Her… She’s French Genevieve Le Plouff / Clarissa Fogelsey
2002 Flowers Iris
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Nora Baker
2004 Perfect Opposites Julia Bishop
2004 The I Inside Anna
2004 George and the Dragon Princess Luna
2005 Edison Willow Summerfield
2005 Karas: The Prophecy Yurine Voice role (English dub)
2005 The Cave Charlene “Charlie”
2005 Imagine Me & You Rachel
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Nora Baker-McNulty
2005 Perception Jen
2006 10th & Wolf Brandy
2006 First Snow Deirdre
2006 The Prestige Julia McCullough
2007 Because I Said So Mae Wilder
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Rachel Ashe
2008 The Lazarus Project Lisa Garvey
2009 Sordid Things Tabitha White
2009 Carriers Bobby
2010 Ashes Bettina
2012 Looper Suzie
2015 Into the Grizzly Maze Michelle
2017 Black Butterfly Laura
2019 Angel Has Fallen Leah Banning
2020 Spontaneous Angela Carlyle


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Prestige: Now That’s Magic Julia McCullough Television special
2007 House Honey Episode: “Resignation”
2008 Backdrop NYC Leslie Episode: “Beauty Vision”
2008 The Prince of Motor City Meg Riley Television film
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Calista Haslum Episode: “Folie à Deux”
2010–2014 Covert Affairs Annie Walker Main role; also producer
2013 Go On Simone 4 episodes
2016 Notorious Julia George Main role
2016 ABC Fall Preview Special Herself / Host Television special
2019 Turn Up Charlie Sara Main role
2020 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Linda Craft Recurring role; 6 episodes
2021 The Big Leap Paula Clark Main role
2021–present Yellowstone Summer Higgins 7 episodes
2022 Billions Andy Season 6

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