Andrea Parker


Andrea Parker Biography

Andrea Nicole Parker (born March 8, 1970 in Monterey County, California) is an American actress and former ballet dancer.

Career

Parker 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. 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). 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 network comedy Less than Perfect, playing Lydia Weston until it was cancelled in 2006. She has made several guest appearances on television talk shows and celebrity events such as the various celebrity poker tournaments.

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. Parker is also trained as a stunt-driver and can handle firearms.

In February 2006, Parker attended a benefit with former Pretender co-stars Michael T. Weiss and James Denton for Cure Autism Now.

Awards

Wins

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy - WIN (Women's Image Network) Awards 2005 (Less than Perfect)
  • Best Actress in a Comedy - Primetime TV Awards 2003 (Less than Perfect)
Nominations

  • Golden Satellite Award in the Satellite Awards 1999 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama for The Pretender

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Rented Lips Dancer / Nurse
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Dancer in Beauty Salon
1993 ' Miss France
1994 Brush with Death Colleen
1994 Body Shot Shark Club Dancer
2000 Delicate Instruments Dr. Anne Harper
2007 Deeply Irresponsible

Television

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 ' Rita Avnet Episodes: "Deep in the Heart of Dixie", "A.K.A. Kansas"
1994 XXX's & OOO's Kelly Morgan TV film
1994 Ellen Joanna Episode: "The Dentist"
1994 Coach Penny Episode: "Coach for a Day: Part 2"
1994"1995 ER Linda Farrell Recurring role (10 episodes)
1995 Dream On Winnie Episode: "She Won't Do It, But Her Sister Will"
1995 JAG Cmdr. Caitlin 'Kate' Pike Episodes: "Pilot: Parts 1 & 2", "Brig Break"
1996 JAG Cmdr. Caitlin 'Kate' Pike Episode: "Ares"
1996 Can't Hurry Love Kit Episode: "Valentine's Day Massacred"
1996 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice Det. Eileen Burke TV film
1996 Coach Jean Brandow Episode: "Dauber's Vehicle"
1996 Murder, She Wrote Anne Larkin Episode: "Race to Death"
1996"2000 ' Miss Parker/Catherine Parker Main role (86 episodes)
2001 JAG Cmdr. Caitlin 'Kate' Pike Episode: "Touch and Go"
2001 ' Catherine Parker TV film
2001 ' Miss Parker TV film
2002 First Monday FBI Agent Dawson Episode: "Dangerous Words"
2002"2006 Less than Perfect Lydia Weston Main role (81 episodes)
2005 Kitchen Confidential Suze Episode: "Exile on Main Street"
2006 Help Me Help You Krista Episode: "Inger Management"
2008 Starting Under Gina TV film
2008 ' 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"2012 Desperate Housewives Jane Carlson Recurring role (11 episodes)
2012 Beautiful People Roberta TV film
2012 Common Law Laura the A.D.A. Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Devious Maids Brenda Coulfax Episode: "Pilot" (uncredited)
2011, 2013"present Pretty Little Liars Jessica DiLaurentis Season 2: Episode Never Letting Go
Season 4: Recurring role



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