Piper Perabo


Piper Perabo Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Piper married her Covert Affairs director and producer boyfriend Stephen Kay in New York City on July 26, 2014. They became engaged in September 2013. According to People magazine, a New Orleans band played at their reception.

    • Piper has nominated or won the following awards:
      - In 2006, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast, for the 2005 movie Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (This nomination was shared with: Brent Kinsman, Shane Kinsman, Forrest Landis, Liliana Mumy, Kevin Schmidt, Jacob Smith, Alyson Stoner, Blake Woodruff and Morgan York)
      - In 2004, she was nominated for Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice Movie Liplock for the 2003 movie Cheaper by the Dozen. Nomination shared with Ashton Kutcher.
      - In 2001, she won a MTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment in the 2003 movie Coyote Ugly for Piper singing One Way Or Another. - In 2001, she was nominated for MTV Movie Award in the category Breakthrough Female Performance for 2003 movie Coyote Ugly.
      - In 2001, she was nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female - Newcomer for the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly.

    • She has an extensive career acting in movies:
      - Carriers (2007)as Bobby (as of Mar 2007, this movie is in post-production)
      - Ashes (2007) as Bettina (as of Mar 2007, this movie is complete)
      - Because I Said So (2007) as Mae
      - First Snow as Deirdre
      - The Prestige (2006) as Julia Angier
      - Karas: The Prophecy (2006) as Yurine (voice)
      - 10th & Wolf (2006) as Brandy
      - Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) as Nora Baker-McNulty
      - Good Morning Baby (2005) as Gabriella
      - Edison (2005) as Willow Summerfield
      - Imagine Me & You (2005) as Rachel
      - The Cave (2005) as Charlie
      - Perception (2005) as Jen
      - George and the Dragon (2004) as Princess Luma
      - Perfect Opposites (2004) as Julia Bishop
      - Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) as Nora Baker
      - The I Inside (2003) as Anna
      - Followers (2000) as Girl at Party
      - Coyote Ugly (2000) as Violet Sanford
      - The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) as FBI Agent Karen Sympathy
      - Whiteboyz (1999) as Sara
      - Knuckleface Jones (1999) as That Girl
      - Single Spaced (1998) as Giant Squid
      - Lost and Delirious (2001) as Paulie Oster

    • Her favorite TV show from the past was the animated series Thundercats.

    • Piper favorite movies are the dramatic movies: Days of Heaven and Room with a View.

    • Her big breakthrough was as Violet Sanford in the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly.

    • She has a degree in Theater, achieved summa cum laude from Ohio University in 1998.

    • Her first feature film was the 1999 movie Whiteboyz as the rapper Sara.

    • Her first acting part was in 1998 in the short film, Single Spaced as Giant Squid.

    • She has two brothers named, Noah Perabo and Adam Perabo, both of which are actors.

    • Her father's name is George William Perabo, is Portuguese and her mother, Mary Charlotte Ulland, is Norwegian American.

    • In the corrupt cop thriller Edison, Piper plays Willow, Justin Timberlake's love interest.

    • Piper was pleasantly surprised when her movie co-star Justin Timberlake was nothing like she expected. She met Timberlake when they shot the upcoming film Edison together, and she was concerned the hitmaker would either be immature or a male diva. She says, "I was really nervous he was gonna be c**p, or have an entourage, but he was really well prepared, and he takes his work really seriously."

    • Piper was rumored to be in a relationship with Matthew Perry (March 2006).

    • Piper was voted #98 on AskMen.com's Top 99 Women of 2006.

    • Piper used to work as a waitress in New York City.

    • Piper starred in the film Lost and Delirious as 'Paulie', a closeted lesbian.

    • Piper is in the movie 10th & Wolf due out in 2006.

    • The scar on her cheek is from when she scratched herself when she was younger.

    • Piper was almost named India Star.

    • Piper's favorite types of music is classical and jazz.

    • Piper's favorite color is blue.

    • Piper was considered for the lead role in the movie Uptown Girls.

    • Piper was named after the actress Piper Laurie.

    • Piper is a vegetarian.

    • When she was in high school, Piper was president of the National Honors Society and editor of her school magazine, Polaris.

    • Piper graduated from Toms River High School North in 1994.

    • Piper is 5'7" (1.70 m) tall.

    • Piper was born on Halloween in 1977.

    • Piper played the eldest sister, Nora, in the movie Cheaper by the Dozen.

  • Quotes

    • Piper: (on her audition for the movie Coyote Ugly (2000)) I walked into the audition and was like, 'I'm from New Jersey, I work in a bar, I play guitar - there's no reason you shouldn't give me this part.' And it worked!

    • Piper: To me, a great love story is a great love story, and it doesn't matter what gender is involved.

    • Piper: I think that you love who you love, and there are people who you love that people aren't going to understand why, and that sort of doesn't really matter.

    • (On the movie Coyote Ugly)
      Piper: When I first read the script, it hit me like a ton of bricks. A year earlier, I had moved from New Jersey. The same train she takes back and forth from her house is the train I take back and forth from my house. I worked in a bar when I got to New York. It's really autobiographical!

    • Piper: People think that I can pour drinks after seeing Coyote Ugly, which is kind of funny. When I go into a bar they always say "You want to get behind the bar?" C'mon, if I was pouring real alcohol in that movie the whole place would have been s**tcanned.

    • Piper: A lot of times with comedic actors, they sort of perform for you all the time. And that can get a little exhausting, especially when you're doing a film, because you're together all the time and you kind of want somebody who can come down and have a coffee with in the morning when you get to work.

    • Piper: I'm really kind of a lightweight when it comes to drinking. But I'm not one of those pink or blue-Hawaiian-tropical-drink girls. A cold can of Schaefer.

    • (when asked about the project she thinks she did not fully achieve success)
      Piper: This isn't exactly a project, but I've got to admit when I saw the first TV ad for Coyote Ugly my jaw kind of hit the floor. The marketing of the movie was really sexy. And although the movie is sexy, it's not like it looks in the TV ad. I was home and with my mom when it came on and I was like 'Dear God! What the hell is that!?'.

    • (about projects she would like to do)
      Piper: I really want to do [Henrik] Ibsen's The Master Builder. It's a good play so if it comes along that would be something I would like to do.

    • (about the one thing she would like to change in public perception of yourself - the information available in the Internet regarding her being a cheerleader is incorrect)
      Piper: Well clearly that cheerleader thing! I don't know how that got on the Internet.

    • (when asked about her most important professional accomplishment)
      Piper: Lost and Delirious which was this really small film I did with Lea Pool in Quebec. It's a lesbian love story and it's Lea's first film in English. For me it was the closest I've gotten to the ideal that I began with when I started the film.

    • (about what she likes to do with her free time)
      Piper: Well, last time between jobs, I drove cross-country with my best friend. I really like to just jump in a truck with your backpack and just drive and go somewhere. I think that's why I like New York City because you can just put on your backpack and just explore; you never know where you are going to end up. I've never been one for sitting on beaches.

    • (about what she wanted for her career, express an interview in 2000)
      Piper: What I'd really like to do is do a film or two a year and then do theater in New York the rest of the year. Willem Dafoe seems to move between kind of avante-garde theatre and film, and I think eventually that's what I'd like to do.

    • (about her similar story to the character Violet Sanford in 'Coyote Ugly')
      Piper: I had just done what she does in the story just about a year earlier -- I moved from New Jersey and came to New York and was working at a bar, and you know, trying to make it. So it was just funny to read a script that was just similar to what had been going on in my life.

    • (about her interest in the character as Violet Sanford in 'Coyote Ugly')
      Piper: The day I read the script I went and got a guitar ... because I felt like, this is the movie that I really want to go for next. So I started to learn guitar right away.

    • Piper: What I'd really like to do is do a film or two a year and then do theater in New York the rest of the year.

    • Piper: Nobody got Punk'd and he was still in his season for that show when we were filming. So the kids were very aware that it was filming and that was his show and they were very much on the lookout for that.(on the set for film Cheaper by the Dozen)

    • Piper: I've never been one for sitting on beaches.

    • Piper: I was also trying to find a movie that would let me play a villain, because I'd only played ingenues.

    • Piper: I mean, its hard to be an actor in the city - trying to make it as an actor - because you waitress all night, you get home really late and you're super tired and your feet hurt.

    • Piper: I don't know how you get dressed if you live in Wales, because it's pouring rain and then it's hot sunshine, and then it might hail. It's just so confusing.

    • Piper: I was bookish and dorky in high school, so the best part of this movie was getting to be on the other side.

    • Piper: A lot of times with comedic actors, they sort of perform for you all the time. And that can get a little exhausting, especially when you're doing a film, because you're together all the time and you kind of want somebody who can come down and have a coffee with in the morning when you get to work.

    • Piper: It takes a lot of guts to get up on top of a bar and dance.

    • Piper: You can only really open yourself up so far to someone that you don't truly love - you keep something back when you know somewhere in your gut that this relationship is going to be forever.

    • Piper: Any time I'm playing opposite somebody in a love relationship, if I know them it's easier, because I know how much I can trust them.

    • Piper: I think an American saying w**ker doesn't have the same weight as when a Brit says it. For some reason 'c**p' was the hardest word. I say it once in the film and it was like a gillion takes. - Piper talking about how she struggled to perfect an English accent for the movie Imagine Me & You.