Last Updated: May 26, 2024
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Net Worth:
$10 Million
$75 Thousand Per Episode
Oct 31, 1976 (47 years old)
5 ft 5 in (1.664 m)
Actor, Film Producer, Television producer
United States of America
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Piper Perabo is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American stage, film, and television actress who has a net worth of $10 million. Piper Perabo's breakthrough role came in 2000's "Coyote Ugly." She is well known for starring on USA Network's spy drama series "Covert Affairs." Perabo has been acting for a long time and first made waves starring in the pseudo-musical film, "Coyote Ugly," produced by Jerry Bruckheimer back in 2000.  Since then, she has appeared in feature films and television movies, guest-starred on multiple television shows, and basically done the successful "journeyman" actor thing.  Piper began starring on "Covert Affairs" in 2010, and her performance netted her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.


From 2010 to 2014, Piper starred on the drama "Covert Affairs." Perabo's salary per episode on the show was $75,000.

Early Life

Piper Perabo was born on October 31, 1976, in Dallas, Texas. She is named after the actress Piper Laurie. She is of Portuguese and Norwegian descent. Piper grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, and is the eldest of three children. She is the daughter of Mary Charlotte Ulland, a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a professor of poetry at Ocean County College. In high school, she appeared in all four yearly musicals, playing a dancer in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Cousin Fan in "Mame," Lady Brighton in "Me and My Girl," and Katie in "Meet Me In St. Louis."

Piper graduated from Toms River High School North in 1994. She graduated with a theater degree summa cum laude from Ohio University in 1998. She was first noticed by talent agents before she graduated college. She was visiting her then-boyfriend in New York City and went with him to an audition. Casting director Denise Fitzgerald spotted her and asked her to read for a part. She wasn't cast, but when Fitzgerald found out she didn't have any representation, she made phone calls on Perabo's behalf and found her a talent agent.

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After graduating college, Piper moved to New York, where she worked as a waitress and studied acting at the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, where she had various roles in different plays.

Piper was later cast in a short film called "Single Spaced." Her first big role came after that, where she played the girlfriend of a wannabe rapper in 1999's "Whiteboyz." In 2000, she was cast in "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle" as FBI agent Karen Sympathy.

The role that really got her recognized was in the romantic musical comedy-drama "Coyote Ugly," in which she starred as Violet Sanford. Perabo won an MTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment for her rousing performance of "One Way or Another." The film received mixed critical response, but it was a major box office success and grossed $133 million worldwide.

After her newfound fame with the success of "Coyote Ugly," Perabo began to focus on independent films. In 2001, she starred in "Lost and Delirious," playing a boarding school student who falls in love with a female classmate. The performances of Piper and her co-stars Jessica Pare and Mischa Barton were praised, although the film itself received mixed reviews. The following year, she starred as a French exchange student in the indie comedy "Slap Her… She's French." The film was shelved in North America for two years, but it was released under a new title, "She Gets What She Wants."

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In 2003, she had a small role as the oldest daughter, Nora, in "Cheaper by the Dozen." By 2008, she had already had more high-profile big-screen projects in her resume that included "The Heaven Project" and "South of the Border. Perabo went on to take part in the following films: 2003's "The I Inside," 2004's "Perfect Opposites" and "George and the Dragon," 2005's "The Cave," "Imagine Me and You," and "Edison," and 2006's "The Prestige."

In 2008, Perabo starred with Jamie Lee Curtis in the family comedy film "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." In 2009, she starred in an off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute's "Reasons to Be Pretty" as Carly. As the play was coming to an end, Piper read the script for the USA Network's television spy drama series "Covert Affairs." She was later cast as CIA field agent Annie Walker, the lead on "Covert Affairs." On August 20, 2010, she was injured filming an episode of "Covert Affairs." For her work on "Covert Affairs," she received a nomination for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. The series ran for five seasons, from 2010 to 2014.

In 2012, Perabo had a supporting role alongside Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt in the time travel thriller "Looper." In December 2012, she scored a recurring role in the sitcom "Go On," playing Simone alongside Matthew Perry. Originally scheduled to appear in three episodes, she ended up appearing in four. In 2015, Perabo starred in the thriller "Into the Grizzly Maze." She then starred as Julia George in the ABC drama series "Notorious" in 2016. In May 2017, Perabo starred with Antonio Banderas in the thriller film "Black Butterfly."

In 2018, it was announced that Piper had been cast as Sara in the Netflix comedy series "Turn Up Charlie." The following year, she starred as Leah Banning in the action film "Angel Has Fallen." In 2020, Perabo had a recurring role as Linda Craft in Showtime's supernatural horror series "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels." She appeared in six episodes of the series. Also in 2020, she starred as Angela in the science fiction fantasy film "Spontaneous."

Personal Life

Perabo became engaged to director and writer Stephen Kay in 2013. The couple married in New York City in July 2014. The couple does not plan to have children together, but Perabo is stepmother to Kay's daughter. Piper is a vegetarian and speaks fluent French. She is a long-time vocal advocate for LGBTQ rights and women's political leadership. Perabo was arrested while protesting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. She was arrested a second time in November 2019 while attending one of Jane Fonda's weekly climate change protests. She encourages her followers on social media to advocate for voter registration and education.

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