More Piper Perabo Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Because I Said So)Piper Perabo has been working non-stop since her big-screen splash in Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly. She was most recently seen in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, with Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. Next up, in March 2007, Perabo will star in First Snow, a film directed by Mark Fergus that co-stars Guy Pearce and Adam Scott.
Perabo recently finished filming Paramount Vantage's untitled Pastor Brothers Project in New Mexico. She plays the female lead, opposite Chris Pine and Lou Taylor Pucci, in the post-apocalyptic thriller about four friends trying to escape a viral pandemic. The film is set to be released in 2007.
Some of her more recent films include Adam Shankman's Cheaper by the Dozen 2, in which she reprised her role as the eldest daughter of Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt; the romantic comedy Imagine Me & You, with Lena Headey and Matthew Goode; and the crime drama 10th & Wolf, with an ensemble cast that includes James Marsden and Dennis Hopper.
Her feature film debut was in the comedy Whiteboyz, written by Danny Hoch. She also starred in the comedy caper The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, opposite Robert De Niro and Rene Russo; George and the Dragon, with Michael Clark Duncan and James Purefoy; the cult favorite Lost and Delirious, directed by Léa Pool; Edison, with Justin Timberlake, Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman; and the sci-fi thriller The Cave, opposite Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut and Lena Headey.
Biography #3 (for Slap Her She's French)Originally from New Jersey, Piper Perabo took to acting early by creating staged adaptations of her favorite books in her grandmother's living room. After graduating cum laude from Ohio University, Piper landed her first major film role in Marc Levin's Whiteboys, an indie about a posse of white rapper wannabes in Iowa. Next up for Piper was the role of Karen Sympathy, the bumbling FBI agent in the mostly live-action big screen version of the TV cartoon classic The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Robert DeNiro produced and starred in the film along with Rene Russo and Jason Alexander. One week after she finished shooting, Piper landed her big break-out role in Coyote Ugly. Cast as Violet Sandford, a charming but shy girl from the suburbs, Piper brought her talents to the forefront as a character that follows her dream to become a singer/songwriter.
Her next role was that of a swashbuckling, charismatic boarding school girl fighting for her right to love another woman in award-winning director Lea Poole's Lost and Delirious. A Piece of My Heart is a romantic comedy in which Piper co-stars opposite Australian heartthrob Martin Henderson, and she recently completed George and the Dragon.
Bio courtesy Fox Searchlight for "Slap Her She's French" (31-Aug-2002)