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Adrianne Palicki

  • BIO
    • Adrianne Palicki
    • Born May 6, 1983
    • Born in Toledo, Ohio, USA
    • Born to Nancy and Jeff Palicki.
    • American actress
    • Best known for her role as Tyra Collette on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.
    • Graduated from Whitmer High in Toledo.
    • She has an older brother, Eric, who is a comic book writer who influenced Adrianne's own interest in comics.
    • She didn't take the stage in her first play until she was a sophomore at Whitmer High School.
    • She was runner-up for homecoming queen at Whitmer High School.
    • In high school she played basketball and ran track.
    • Her parents still live in West Toledo.
    • When she first moved to LA She worked at Togo's as a sandwich maker.
    • Palicki stands 5'11" (180 cm).
    • Has a tattoo of her parents' names - Jeff & Nancy on her arm.
    • Palicki dated actor Alan Tudyk.
    • Palicki appeared in the WB pilot Aquaman as the evil Siren, but the pilot was not picked up for series by the CW network, a result of The WB and UPN network merger, which occurred while the pilot was being filmed.
    • She was a series regular on the first three seasons of NBC's much acclaimed Friday Night Lights, portraying the character of Tyra Collette. In 2010, she returns for the final two episodes of the series.
    • Palicki also starred in Supernatural as Jessica Moore, Sam Winchester's doomed girlfriend, killed by a demon, in its pilot episode.
    • The character reappears in the Supernatural season 2 episode, "What is and What Should Never Be", and the season 5 episode "Free To Be You and Me."
    • Palicki also appeared as Judy Robinson in John Woo's unsold pilot, The Robinsons: Lost in Space.
    • Palicki starred in Legion opposite Lucas Black.
    • She made an appearance in the music video by Will.i.am called "We Are The Ones" in support of 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
    • She was cast as Toni Mason in the remake of the 1980s film Red Dawn.
    • Although initially signed on to star in the Jamie Babbit horror film Breaking the Girl, due to delays in filming and production, then scheduling conflicts with the actress, Palicki does not appear in the film.[8] In 2010, Palicki joined the FOX television drama Lone Star, which was cancelled after two episodes, despite good reviews. In 2011, Palicki portrayed Wonder Woman in a pilot produced by David E. Kelley for NBC, which announced in May 2011 that it would not be picking up the show to series.
    • Palicki has joined the cast of G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes in the lead female role of Lady Jaye.
    • Personal Quotes
    • When I lived in New York for those three months, I needed to see a play every week, because eventually that's where I want to end up.
    • I think the character of "Kara" on "Smallville" (2001) was a little different from the one in the comic because her motive is different. She's not evil by any means, whatsoever, but she does come to Clark for a specific reason. She doesn't really have a sense of right or wrong; the morality isn't there.
    • My psyche has been very impacted in that there are moments where you're, like, 'Do I really want to do this?' Though I know in my heart this is what I really want to do, the question was: would I enjoy the process itself?
    • I would love to do Broadway, I don't think there's anything more amazing than theatre. Okay, Supergirl is number one. Maybe I could be Supergirl on Broadway! That would be perfect.
    • In all honesty, it's unbelievable to get these roles. You work so hard when you're trying to be cast and to get a guest role on a low budget show would be a dream come true, but to be able to do these two shows and play these characters, there are no words. I am so lucky to have done them.
    • We had a fight scene that was amazingly well-choreographed, but then Mr. Woo came in and said, 'Very good, but do this', and he goes in there and starts fighting. It's just amazing to see John Woo kick alien ass! It's not something you get to see very often.