|Born||Anne Marie Cancelmi
July 31, 1975
|Alma mater||Fordham University|
|Occupation||television and theatre actress|
|Spouse(s)||Paul Sparks (?-present)|
|Children||1 child (son, b. 2009)|
Anne Marie Cancelmi (born July 31, 1975), known as Annie Parisse, is an American television, film, and theater actress, known for playing Alexandra Borgia in the television drama series Law & Order, a role she played from 2005 until 2006 in 33 episodes. Parisse is also known for her role of Julia Lindsey Snyder on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns and portrayed FBI specialist Debra Parker in the first season of the television suspense thriller The Following. She took her stage name from her great-grandmother and namesake Anna Maria Parisse.
Parisse was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the daughter of Louis G. Cancelmi and wife Annette, and grew up in Mercer Island, King County, Washington, where she attended Mercer Island High School. She has two brothers, Louis Cancelmi and Michael Cancelmi. She attended Fordham University, where she appeared in numerous productions, including Medea and Antigone, both of which featured her as the lead. Parisse's brother actor Louis Cancelmi was married to Elisabeth Waterston, the daughter of Law & Order veteran Sam Waterston, in October 2006.
Parisse guest-starred on shows such as Big Apple, Third Watch, and Friends. She made a 2002 appearance on Law & Order, playing an exotic dancer in law school in the episode "Attorney Client" where she testified against another defendant (a defense attorney) who plotted the murder of his wife.
Before joining Law & Order, Parisse joined the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Julia Lindsey Snyder from 1998 to 2001 and returned for a few episodes in 2002. She was later nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2001.
Parisse had a minor role in the 2004 action movie National Treasure, playing the role of Agent Dawes, who was Agent Sadusky's assistant. For the 2005 film Monster-in-Law, she held a supporting role. She also had a role as Jeannie Ashcroft in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
Parisse quit her role on Law & Order, and she made her final appearance in the May 17, 2006, season finale, in which her character is killed. Starting on March 8, 2007, Parisse starred in a revival of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss, along with Alan Tudyk and John Mahoney.
She had guest appearances on CBS' Person of Interest as Kara Stanton, the former partner of Jim Caviezel's character John Reese. In August 2012 Parisse was cast in a regular role on Fox's new series The Following, premiering on January 21, 2013, as an FBI specialist.
|1999||On the Q.T.||Wendy|
|2003||How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days||Jeannie|
|2004||National Treasure||Agent Dawes|
|2008||What Just Happened||'Fiercely' Actress|
|2008||Woman in Burka||Annie||Short film|
|2009||First Person Singular||Mimi|
|2009||Tickling Leo||Delphina Adams|
|2010||My Own Love Song||Nora|
|2010||Tested, TheThe Tested||Lisa Varone|
|2012||Price Check||Sara Biltmore-Cozy|
|2012||One for the Money||Mary Lou|
|2013||Wallace||Beatrice||Short film, post-production|
|2001||Big Apple||Geena||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2002||Third Watch||Nurse Tammy Sizemore||Episodes: "Old Dogs, New Tricks", "Cold Front"|
|2002||As the World Turns||Julia Snyder||TV series|
|2002||Law & Order||Jasmine Blake||Episode: "Attorney Client"|
|2004||Beverly Hills S.U.V.||Taylor Stevens||TV film|
|2004||Friends||Sarah||Episode: "The One with the Birth Mother"|
|2004||NYPD 2069||Gina Zal||TV film|
|2005-2006||Law & Order||A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia||Main role (33 episodes)|
|2010||Fringe||Teresa Rusk||Episode: "Unearthed"|
|2010||Pacific, TheThe Pacific||Sgt. Lena Basilone||TV miniseries|
|2010||Big C, TheThe Big C||Daphne||Episode: "There's No C in Team"|
|2010||Rubicon||Andy||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2011||Unforgettable||Elaine Margulies||Episodes: "Heroes", "With Honor"|
|2011-2013||Person of Interest||Kara Stanton||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2013||Following, TheThe Following||Debra Parker||Main role (15 episodes)|
Awards and nominations
- 2001 - Nominated for a Daytime Emmy at the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for As the World Turns
- Annemarie Cancelmi, As the World Turns. Accessed December 10, 2007. "Graduated from Mercer Island High School, near Seattle, WA. "
- Lizzie Simon (April 2, 2012). "Curtain Raisers: The Theater of Discomfort". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
- Nellie Andreeva (August 3, 2012). "Annie Parisse lands regular role on Kevin Bacon Fox drama 'The Following'". Deadline. Retrieved January 15, 2013.