Adrianne Palicki

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Adrianne Palicki
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Born (1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 32)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Adrianne Palicki (born May 6, 1983) is an American actress best known for her roles as Tyra Collette in the television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011) and supporting roles in the films Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), and John Wick (2014). She currently plays Barbara "Bobbi" Morse on the American television series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2014–present).

Early life[edit]

Palicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Nancy (née French) and Jeffrey Palicki.[1] She has an elder brother, Eric, a comic book writer, who influenced her interest in comics.[2] Her father is of Polish and Hungarian descent, while her mother is of English and German ancestry.[3] In 2001, Palicki graduated from Whitmer High School in Toledo, where she ran track and was named runner-up for homecoming queen.[citation needed]


Palicki appeared in The WB pilot Aquaman as the evil Nadia. 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 also appeared as Kara/Lindsey Harrison in the Season 3 finale of Smallville. She was a series regular on the first three seasons of NBC's drama series Friday Night Lights, portraying Tyra Collette. In early 2011, she returned for the final two episodes of the series.[4]

Palicki also starred in Supernatural as Jessica Moore, Sam Winchester's doomed girlfriend who is 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 (2010) opposite Lucas Black. She made an appearance in the music video "We Are the Ones" in support of 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama.[5]

She was cast as Toni Mason in the 2012 remake of the film Red Dawn (1984).[6] Although initially signed on to star in the Jamie Babbit horror film Breaking the Girl,[7] due to delays in filming and production, and then scheduling conflicts, Palicki does not appear in the film. In 2010, Palicki joined the FOX television drama Lone Star, which was cancelled after two episodes, despite good reviews.[8] In 2011, Palicki portrayed Wonder Woman in a 2011 pilot produced by David E. Kelley for NBC. The pilot was not picked up as a series.[9][10]

Palicki co-starred in the film G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), in the lead female role of Lady Jaye.[11]

She played the recurring role of Dr. Samantha Lake in season one of the sitcom About a Boy.[citation needed]

In August 2014, Palicki joined Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a special recurring role as Barbara "Bobbi" Morse.[12] She became one of the principal cast after the midseason break of season 2.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Palicki has celiac disease.[14][15] As of September 2014, she is dating stuntman Jackson Spidell.[16]



Year Film Role Notes
2003 Getting Rachel Back Rachel Short
2003 Rewrite The Pretty Girl Short
2005 Popstar Whitney Addison
2006 Seven Mummies Isabelle
2009 Women in Trouble Holly Rocket
2010 Legion Charlie
2010 Elektra Luxx Holly Rocket
2011 Waves Girlfriend Short
2012 Red Dawn Toni Walsh
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Lady Jaye
2013 Coffee Town Becca
2014 Dr. Cabbie Natalie Wilman
2014 John Wick Ms. Perkins


Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Robinsons: Lost in Space Judy Robinson TV movie
2004 Smallville Kara/Lindsey Harrison 1 episode: "Covenant"
2004 Quintuplets Jessica Geiger 1 episode: "Love, Lies and Lullabies"
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Miranda 1 episode: "Formalities"
2005 North Shore Lisa Ruddnick 2 episodes
2005–2009 Supernatural Jessica Moore 4 episodes
2006 Aquaman Nadia TV pilot
2006 South Beach Brianna 7 episodes
2006–2011 Friday Night Lights Tyra Collette 52 episodes
2007–2011 Robot Chicken Various characters (voice) 5 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Marisa Dixon 1 episode: "Dead on Arrival"
2009 Titan Maximum Clare (voice) 4 episodes
2010 Family Guy (voice) 1 episode: "Big Man on Hippocampus"
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Padmé Amidala / Jessica / Woman (voice) TV movie
2010 Lone Star Cat Thatcher 5 episodes
2011 Criminal Minds Sydney Manning 1 episode: "The Thirteenth Step"
2011 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman / Diana Prince TV Pilot (unaired)
2014 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Vanessa Styles Based on the film by Robert Rodriguez
2014 About a Boy Dr. Sam Recurring (Season 1), Guest (Season 2)
2014 Drunk History Kate Warne 1 episode: "Baltimore"
2014–present Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Barbara "Bobbi" Morse Series regular (Season 2–) 19 episodes


  1. ^ Smith, Ryan E. (January 17, 2010). "Rising star: Toledo native's credits include acclaimed TV series, new films ‘Legion" and ‘Red Dawn'". Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mechling, Lauren (August 29, 2008). "Get Serial!". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Adrianne Palicki". 
  4. ^ O'Hare, Kate (September 7, 2010). "'Friday Night Lights': Adrianne Palicki on Tyra's return to Dillon". Zap2it. Archived from the original on 10 September 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ Stephen. "Jesse Plemons, Adrianne Palicki in Barack Obama Video". TV Fanatic. 
  6. ^ ""Josh Peck And Adrianne Palicki Shout 'Wolverines!' For The 'Red Dawn' Remake".". Movies Blog. 
  7. ^ "Leads Cast in Jamie Babbit's Breaking The Girl". Dread Central. 
  8. ^ "America, here's your new Wonder Woman!". FOX News. February 17, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 16, 2011). "Adrianne Palicki Is NBC's Wonder Woman". Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ Sacks, Ethan (May 12, 2011). "NBC won't pick up David E. Kelley's Wonder Women". Daily News (New York). Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ Nededog, Jethro (July 1, 2011). "Paramount's 'G.I. Joe 2' Casts 'Friday Night Lights' Star Adrianne Palicki". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  12. ^ "'Agents of SHIELD' Enlists Adrianne Palicki as Marvel Favorite (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "‘Agents of SHIELD’ Promotes Adrianne Palicki to Series Regular". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Talk Nerdy to Me". Men's Health. December 12, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Is Adrianne Palicki the luckiest girl in the world?". Cosmopolitan. March 28, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Adrianne Palicki Engaged to Jackson Spidell". September 10, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 

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