Andrea Parker

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Andrea Parker

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Andrea Parker
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Parker in 2018
Born Andrea Alexis Parker
(1970-03-08) March 8, 1970 (age 48)
Monterey County, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Michael Birnbaum (m. 2007)

Andrea Alexis Parker (born March 8, 1970) is an American film and television actress and former ballet dancer. She is known for her roles on ER, The Pretender, Less than Perfect, Desperate Housewives, and Pretty Little Liars.

Early life[edit]

Parker was born in Monterey County, California. She began ballet training at age 6 and at age 15 she joined a professional dance company. She quit her career in ballet after three years of touring and trained to become an actress while working as a bartender.

Career[edit]

Her first documented film role was at age 19 in the movie Rented Lips in which she played a dancer/nurse. Parker appeared in Married… with Children as a Go-Go Dancer in 2 episodes – “Prom Queen: The Sequel” (1989) and “Prom Queen: Part 1” (1989).[1] Parker got her break in television playing a nurse on the award-winning Seinfeld episode “The Contest” in 1992. After that first speaking role, she had several other guest-starring roles in television series and movies, most notably a recurring role in ER as Linda Farrell, the love interest of Dr. Doug Ross, and as Caitlin Pike in JAG. She was a body double for Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman; hers are the legs seen in the opening scene of the main character zipping up her boots. She also did several pilots before she gained a cult following for her role as Miss Parker on the NBC television series The Pretender. She also played a rich, snooty neighbor on the television show My Name Is Earl.

After The Pretender was cancelled by NBC in 2000, Parker did another guest spot on JAG before signing on to reprise her role as Miss Parker in the telemovies for The Pretender, which aired on TNT in 2001. She then returned to series television in 2002 and starred in the ABC comedy Less than Perfect, playing Lydia Weston until it was cancelled in 2006. From 2011 to 2012, Parker had recurring role of Jane Carlson in the ABC series Desperate Housewives.[2] She later starred in NBC drama pilot Beautiful People,[3] and joined the cast of ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.[4] She has made several guest appearances on television talk shows and celebrity events such as the various celebrity poker tournaments.

Personal life[edit]

Parker supports various charities such as the National Hospice Palliative Care Organization, Glenn Siegel’s My Good Friend charity organization, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research and Project Angel Food. In February 2006, Parker attended a benefit with former Pretender co-stars Michael T. Weiss and James Denton for Cure Autism Now.[5] Parker is also trained as a stunt driver and can handle firearms.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Rented Lips Dancer / Nurse
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Dancer in Beauty Salon
1990 Brush with Death Colleen
1992 Naked Truth, TheThe Naked Truth Miss France
1994 Body Shot Shark Club Dancer
2000 Delicate Instruments Dr. Anne Harper Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Married… with Children Go-Go Dancer Episodes: “Married… with Prom Queen: Parts 1 & 2”
1992 Seinfeld Nurse Episode: “The Contest”
1993 Dave’s World Alicia Episode: “It’s a Small Van After All”
1993 Herman’s Head Heather Brookshire Episode: “A Decent Proposal”
1993 Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., TheThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Rita Avnet Episodes: “Deep in the Heart of Dixie”, “A.K.A. Kansas”
1994 XXX’s & OOO’s Kelly Morgan Television film
1994 Ellen Joanna Episode: “The Dentist”
1994 Coach Penny Episode: “Coach for a Day: Part 2”
1994–95 ER Linda Farrell 10 episodes
Recurring role (Seasons 1 & 2)
1995 Dream On Winnie Episode: “She Won’t Do It, But Her Sister Will”
1995–01 JAG Lt. JG/Lt Caitlin ‘Kate’ Pike 4 episodes
Guest star (Seasons 1 & 6)
1996 Can’t Hurry Love Kit Episode: “Valentine’s Day Massacred”
1996 Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct: Ice Det. Eileen Burke Television film
1996 Coach Jean Brandow Episode: “Dauber’s Vehicle”
1996 Murder, She Wrote Anne Larkin Episode: “Race to Death”
1996–00 The Pretender Miss Parker / Catherine Parker 86 episodes
Main role
2001 Pretender 2001, TheThe Pretender 2001 Miss Parker / Catherine Parker Television film
2001 Pretender: Island of the Haunted, TheThe Pretender: Island of the Haunted Miss Parker Television film
2002 First Monday FBI Agent Dawson Episode: “Dangerous Words”
2002–06 Less than Perfect Lydia Weston 81 episodes
Main role
2005 Kitchen Confidential Suze Episode: “Exile on Main Street”
2006 Help Me Help You Krista Episode: “Inger Management”
2008 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Ann Meier Episode: “Red-Handed”
2009 My Name Is Earl Rich Lady Episode: “Friends with Benefits”
2009 CSI: Miami Allison Burgess Episode: “In Plane Sight”
2011 Suits Tory Episode: “The Shelf Life”
2011–12 Desperate Housewives Jane Carlson 11 episodes
Recurring role (Season 8)
2011–17 Pretty Little Liars Jessica DiLaurentis Main role, 21 episodes
2014-17 Mary Drake Main role, 14 episodes
2012 Common Law Laura the A.D.A. Episode: Pilot
2013 Devious Maids Brenda Coulfax Episode: “Pilot”
2014 Jennifer Falls Francine Episode: “Health Club”
2014–15 Red Band Society Sarah Souders 4 episodes
Recurring role (Season 1)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1999 Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Drama The Pretender Nominated
2005 Women’s Image Network Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Less Than Perfect Won
Actress (44 credits)
 2011-2017 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series)
Mary Drake / Jessica DiLaurentis

Til DeAth Do Us PArt (2017) … Mary Drake
Farewell, My Lovely (2017) … Mary Drake
Choose or Lose (2017) … Mary Drake (credit only)
Driving Miss Crazy (2017) … Mary Drake / Jessica DiLaurentis
The Glove That Rocks the Cradle (2017) … Mary Drake (credit only)
 2014-2015 Red Band Society (TV Series)
Sarah Souders

Waiting for Superman (2015) … Sarah Souders
We’ll Always Have Paris (2015) … Sarah Souders
Ergo Ego (2014) … Sarah Souders
Sole Searching (2014) … Sarah Souders
 2014 Jennifer Falls (TV Series)
Francine

Health Club (2014) … Francine
 2014 Feed Me (TV Series)
Amanda

The Goal of Sexual Intercourse (2014) … Amanda
 2013 Devious Maids (TV Series)
Brenda Coulfax

Pilot (2013) … Brenda Coulfax (uncredited)
 2012 Common Law (TV Series)
Laura the A.D.A.

Pilot (2012) … Laura the A.D.A.
 2011-2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Jane Carlson

The People Will Hear (2012) … Jane Carlson
Lost My Power (2012) … Jane Carlson
With So Little to Be Sure Of (2012) … Jane Carlson
Any Moment (2012) … Jane Carlson
Women and Death (2012) … Jane Carlson
 2012 Beautiful People (TV Movie)
Roberta
 2011 Suits (TV Series)
Tory

The Shelf Life (2011) … Tory
 2009 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Allison Burgess

In Plane Sight (2009) … Allison Burgess
 2009 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Rich Lady

Friends with Benefits (2009) … Rich Lady
 2008 Starting Under (TV Movie)
Gina
 2008 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Ann Meier

Red-Handed (2008) … Ann Meier
 2007 Deeply Irresponsible (2007)
 2006 Help Me Help You (TV Series)
Krista

Inger Management (2006) … Krista
 2002-2006 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
Lydia Weston

Red Carpet Claude (2006) … Lydia Weston
Flirting with De-feet (2006) … Lydia Weston
Why Are You Hurting Claude? (2006) … Lydia Weston
A Crush Grows in Brooklyn (2006) … Lydia Weston
The Devil Wears Burberry: Part 2 (2006) … Lydia Weston
 2005 Kitchen Confidential (TV Series)
Suze

Exile on Main Street (2005) … Suze
 2002 First Monday (TV Series)
FBI Agent Dawson

Dangerous Words (2002) … FBI Agent Dawson
 2001 The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (TV Movie)
Miss Parker
 2001 The Pretender 2001 (TV Movie)
Miss Parker / Catherine Parker
 1995-2001 JAG (TV Series)
Lt. Caitlin ‘Kate’ Pike / Cmdr. Caitlin ‘Kate’ Pike

Touch and Go (2001) … Cmdr. Caitlin ‘Kate’ Pike
Ares (1996) … Lt. Caitlin ‘Kate’ Pike
Brig Break (1995) … Lt. Caitlin ‘Kate’ Pike
A New Life: Part 2 (1995) … Lt. Caitlin ‘Kate’ Pike
A New Life: Part 1 (1995) … Lt. Caitlin ‘Kate’ Pike
 2000 Delicate Instruments (Short)
Dr. Anne Harper
 1996-2000 The Pretender (TV Series)
Miss Parker / Catherine Parker

The Inner Sense: Part 2 (2000) … Miss Parker / Catherine Parker
The Inner Sense: Part 1 (2000) … Miss Parker / Catherine Parker
Corn Man (2000) … Miss Parker
Meltdown (2000) … Miss Parker
School Daze (2000) … Miss Parker
 1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Anne Larkin

Race to Death (1996) … Anne Larkin
 1994-1996 Coach (TV Series)
Jean Brandow / Penny

Dauber’s Vehicle (1996) … Jean Brandow
Coach for a Day: Part 2 (1994) … Penny
 1996 Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct: Ice (TV Movie)
Det. Eileen Burke
 1996 Can’t Hurry Love (TV Series)
Kit

Valentine’s Day Massacred (1996) … Kit
 1995 Take Out the Beast (TV Short)
 1994-1995 ER (TV Series)
Linda Farrell

Hell and High Water (1995) … Linda Farrell
What Life? (1995) … Linda Farrell
Motherhood (1995) … Linda Farrell
Men Plan, God Laughs (1995) … Linda Farrell
Happy New Year (1995) … Linda Farrell
 1995 Dream On (TV Series)
Winnie

 1994 Ellen (TV Series)
Joanna

The Dentist (1994) … Joanna
 1994 XXX’s & OOO’s (TV Movie)
Kelly Morgan
 1994 Body Shot
Shark Club Dancer
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
Rita Avnet

A.K.A. Kansas (1993) … Rita Avnet
Deep in the Heart of Dixie (1993) … Rita Avnet
 1993 Herman’s Head (TV Series)
Heather Brookshire

A Decent Proposal (1993) … Heather Brookshire
 1993 Dave’s World (TV Series)
Alicia

It’s a Small Van After All (1993) … Alicia
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Nurse

The Contest (1992) … Nurse
 1992 The Naked Truth
Miss France
 1990 Brush with Death
Colleen
 1989 Married with Children (TV Series)
Go-Go Dancer

Married… with Prom Queen: The Sequel (1989) … Go-Go Dancer
Married… with Prom Queen: Part 1 (1989) … Go-Go Dancer
 1988 Earth Girls Are Easy
Dancer in Beauty Salon (uncredited)
 1988 Rented Lips
Dancer / Nurse
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