May. 6th, 1983
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Adrianne Palicki's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Legion
2009 - Women in Trouble
2006 - Seven Mummies
2005 - Popstar
Guest TV Roles
Baby Needs-A-Name (Voiced)
Adrianne was born in Ohio and graduated from Whitmer High in Toledo. She didn't take the stage in her first play until she was a sophomore at Whitmer High School (where she was runner-up for homecoming queen). While in high school she played basketball and ran track. Her parents still live in West Toledo.
Adrianne Palicki (born May 6, 1983) is an American actress best known for her role as Tyra Collette on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.
Palicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Nancy and Jeff Palicki. She has an older brother, Eric, who is a comic book writer who influenced Adrianne's own interest in comics. She graduated from Whitmer High School in Toledo in 2001. She ran track in high school and was named runner-up for homecoming queen. Palicki stands 5'11" (180 cm).
Palicki dated 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 the 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 & production, then scheduling conflicts with the actress, both had to part ways and Adrianne does not appear in this film. In 2010, Palicki joined the FOX television drama Lone Star, which was cancelled after two episodes, despite good reviews.
On February 16, 2011, it was announced that Palicki was selected to portray Wonder Woman in David E. Kelley's adaptation for NBC.
- Attended Whitmer High School and graduated in 2001.
- Has a tattoo of her parents' names - Jeff & Nancy on her arm.
- She worked at Togo's as a sandwich maker when she first got to LA.
- Was a runner-up for homecoming queen at Whitmer High School.
- Ranked #79 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.