Piper Perabo

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Piper Lisa Perabo (born October 31, 1976) is an American stage, film and television actress. Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, the daughter of Mary Charlotte (née Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a professor of poetry at Ocean County College. Piper is of Portuguese and Norwegian descent. Her parents named her after actress Piper Laurie. She has two brothers: Noah (born May 1979), and Adam (born August 1981), and graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1998 with a degree in theater. In 2000, Perabo was cast in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, as FBI agent Karen Sympathy. Her next film role was in Coyote Ugly as Violet 'Jersey' Sanford, for which she won an MTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment for "One Way or Another". In 2001, Perabo starred in an independent Canadian movie called Lost and Delirious, playing a boarding school student who falls in love with a female classmate. The next year, she starred as a French exchange student in Slap Her... She's French, which was shelved in North America for two years, then released under the new title She Gets What She Wants.


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