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Piper Perabo Biography

Birth Name:
Piper Lisa Perabo
Birth Place:
Dallas, Texas, United States

Fast Facts

  • Born of a Norwegian mother and Portuguese father
  • Named after actress Piper Laurie, though her parents strongly considered naming her India Star instead
  • Reportedly beat out Britney Spears and Jewel for the role of Jersey in Coyote Ugly
  • Won a 2001 MTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment after singing "One Way or Another" in Coyote Ugly
  • Co-owned a New York City club called Employees Only (EO), which is fronted by a psychic parlor
  • Made her Broadway debut in Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty in 2009
  • Enjoys classical music, her favorite piece being Chopin's "Nocturne in E Minor
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  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated