Andrea made an appearance in the music video Revenge of the Nerds.
Andrea's Zodiac sign is Taurus.
Andrea first television job was for a commercial for Dannon, in the 1990s.
Andrea has one brother, Sean Anders, a writer and director and a sister, Torri Anders.
Andrea is 5'8" (1.73 m) tall.
Andrea started her acting career in theatre and even got to be understudy for Mary-Louise Parker in a Broadway production.
Andrea was raised in Madison, Wisconsin, where she was born.
Andrea has worked at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C.
Andrea has worked at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
Andrea was rumored to have been dating Matt LeBlanc.
Andrea moved to New York when she was 22.
Andrea played Heather in The Stepford Wives (2004).
Andrea moved to Los Angeles with her boyfriend right before starring in Joey.
Andrea earned a bachelor degree of fine arts in 1997.
Andrea attended the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point.
Andrea was a 1993 graduate of DeForest Area High School, in DeForest, Wisconsin.
Andrea Anders earned a Master of Fine Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2001.
Andrea: (on getting news and congratulations for a good first week for Mr. Sunshine) I've been in this position so many times before, I have a tendency to focus on the work and then forget about the results.
Andrea: (on doing comedy) Always make sure you do a take for yourself. You're going to get a lot of input from other people, but always do a take for just you - your choices, your decisions. That's been really valuable to me.
Andrea: (on her audition for Mr. Sunshine) One of those times of you leaving an audition knowing you nailed it.
Andrea: (on having working with both Matt Le Blanc, in Joey, and Matthew Perry, in Mr. Sunshine) It was actually pretty funny. I would come home from work and tell Matt about things we'd done on the set and things Matthew Perry had done, and he'd say, 'Oh, yeah. I remember him doing that on our show'.
Andrea: (on enjoying dancing) I've been dancing since I was 6 years old. That kind of relentless dedication and intensity is where I'm comfortable.
Andrea: (on the similarities between her and her role, Linda, in Better Off Ted) I think I have similar characteristics to "Linda" and it's also a really interesting thing. I think this is the first time I've ever experienced a situation where, because of my friendship with the writers, they write things that I have commented on or things that I've said and that just really great because I joke with them, I go "You don't know me", but it's just a really cool thing to have them incorporate something that you would talk about. I think it's a neat relationship that's happening.
Andrea: (on her building the role for Better Off Ted) I know what it's like to have a crush on someone you're not supposed to have a crush on. And I know what it's like to work in an office and not want to work in an office. I understand that for sure.
Andrea: (on getting the role in Better Off Ted) Actually, to be honest, I'd been getting close to getting a job for approximately a month and this one got thrown into the mix and I really wanted this one. I love this character. I'm also crazy about Victor Fresco.
Andrea: (on doing drama versus comedy) Most of my training at graduate school was geared towards drama, so I feel good about it, and I can do it, but it requires a lot more work from me. I feel like with drama...well, with all acting, really, you need to honor the truth of the situation. And when you're honoring someone's devastation, it's important to me to hit the mark, to get it right. For some reason, comedy just comes easily to me, and I feel like I can do it. I don't have any doubt. When I work on drama, there's always a sense of 'Did I find this person's truth at the bottom of this?' And it's hard to tell sometimes.
Andrea: (on the experience of the TV series Joey) It was difficult to see Joey go away, but the experience was a blast to me. If our call time was 10 a.m., then I'd get there at 6 a.m. and just hang out. I just love being welcomed onto a lot to go do your job. Every day you see the security guards, and you think, 'Oh, this is so wonderful!'
Andrea: (on enjoying doing TV) I absolutely love it. And I'm ridiculously fortunate to get a chance to experience the sitcom world. The schedule is extremely easy, and you get fed as an artist because you're not only working on a project, but you get to work with cameras and you get the audience there.
Andrea: (on the way to handle the uncertainty of shows in TV) There are so many things that can go right and so many things that can go wrong that have nothing to do with me that my attitude is: 'You know what? I'm going to come in (to work) until you tell me not to'.
Andrea: (on her acting career right after graduation) I got too big for my britches. I stopped learning and acquired a really stupid 'tough' attitude. By the time I graduated, I was overweight, smoking, drinking and I had become a really terrible actress.
Andrea: (on her time on the TV series Joey, and how it felt with the show always in the bubble) When I was on Joey, I started coming in immediately in the morning and looking at the ratings until, after about six months, I completely gave the whole thing up, because it occurred to me that it really didn't matter.
Andrea: I used to power-walk on my lunch hour with a group of friends. I'd drag my heels, but whenever I went, I felt better.