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||Andrea Laura Barber
July 3, 1976
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
||5' 2" (1. 57m)
||Jeremy Rytky (September 1, 2002─present); 2 children
Andrea Laura Barber (born July 3, 1976) is an American actress who is best known for having played Kimmy Gibbler on the ABC sitcom Full House.
Barber's first major role was as the original Carrie Brady on the American soap opera Days of our Lives, from 1982 to 1986. She also guest starred and starred in many movies and television series. Barber is known for her role on the TV show Full House as Kimmy Gibbler, the best friend of D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), the oldest daughter in the Tanner household, which she played from 1987 to 1995. She was at first a recurring role but shortly thereafter became a regular. After Full House ended, Barber retired from acting and started focusing on her personal life. In 2012 reprised the role for a Funny or Die sketch alongside Dave Coulier, her former Full House co-star, and says she would love to return to acting.
Barber is the youngest of Donald and Sherry Barber's three children; she has two older brothers: Darin Barber and Justin Barber. Barber married Jeremy Rytky on September 1, 2002. The couple have two children: son Tate James Rytky (born April 30, 2004) and daughter Felicity Ruth Rytky (born April 10, 2007). She graduated from La Serna High School in Whittier, California, and acquired a degree in English from Whittier College. Barber also has a MA in Women's Studies from the University of York in England. She returned to Whittier as assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs.