Adrianne Palicki

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Adrianne Palicki
Adrianne Palicki promoting the 2010 film Legion at San Diego Comic-Con
Born Adrianne Lee Palicki[1]
(1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 33)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Adrianne Lee 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 played Barbara "Bobbi" Morse on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2016).

Early life[edit]

Palicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Nancy Lee (née French) and Jeffrey Arthur Palicki.[2] She has an elder brother, Eric, a comic book writer, who influenced her interest in comics.[3]


She was a series regular on the first three seasons of NBC's drama series Friday Night Lights from 2006 to 2009, portraying Tyra Collette. In early 2011, she returned for the final two episodes of the series.[4]

In 2003, Palicki also appeared as Judy Robinson in John Woo's unsold pilot, The Robinsons: Lost in Space. In 2006, she also 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. 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."

She made an appearance in the music video "We Are the Ones" in support of 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama.[5] In 2010, Palicki joined the FOX television drama Lone Star, which was cancelled after two episodes, despite good reviews.[6] 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.[7][8] She played the recurring role of Dr. Samantha Lake in season one of the sitcom About a Boy in 2014, reuniting with Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims.[9]

Palicki starred in Legion (2010), and co-starred in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) in the lead female role of Lady Jaye.[10] She also appeared in supporting roles in Red Dawn (2012)[11] and John Wick (2014).[12] Although initially signed on to star in the Jamie Babbit's 2012 horror film Breaking the Girls, due to production delays and scheduling conflicts, Palicki does not appear in the film.[13][14]

In August 2014, Palicki joined Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a special recurring role as Barbara "Bobbi" Morse.[15] She became one of the principal cast after the midseason break of season 2 and throughout season 3.[16]

In 2016, ABC ordered a pilot episode for a spin-off, Marvel's Most Wanted, featuring her character in the lead role.[17] ABC later decided to pass on the series after the pilot was made.[18] Later in July 2016, Palicki is cast in a lead role for a series starred and created by Seth MacFarlane.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Palicki has celiac disease.[20][21] In September 2014, her representative confirmed her that she is engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, whom she met on the set of John Wick.[22]



Year Film Role Director Notes
2003 Getting Rachel Back Rachel Short
2003 Rewrite The Pretty Girl Short
2005 Popstar Whitney Addison Richard Gabai
2006 Seven Mummies Isabelle
2009 Women in Trouble Holly Rocket Sebastian Gutierrez
2010 Legion Charlie Scott Stewart
2010 Elektra Luxx Holly Rocket Sebastian Guiterrez
2011 Waves Girlfriend Short
2012 Red Dawn Toni Walsh Dan Bradley
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Lady Jaye Jon M. Chu
2013 Coffee Town Becca Brad Copeland
2014 Dr. Cabbie Natalie Wilman Jean-François Pouliot
2014 John Wick Ms. Perkins Chad Stahelski
David Leitch


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"
2014–2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Barbara "Bobbi" Morse Regular (Season 2–3): 25 episodes
Recurring (Season 2): 6 episodes
2016 Most Wanted Barbara "Bobbi" Morse TV pilot (unaired)


  1. ^ "Adrianne Palicki Birth Records". 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Mechling, Lauren (August 29, 2008). "Get Serial!". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  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. ^ "America, here's your new Wonder Woman!". FOX News. February 17, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 16, 2011). "Adrianne Palicki Is NBC's Wonder Woman". Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ Sacks, Ethan (May 12, 2011). "NBC won't pick up David E. Kelley's Wonder Women". Daily News. New York. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ "'Friday Night Lights' Reunion: Adrianne Palicki Joins NBC's 'About a Boy' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ ""Josh Peck And Adrianne Palicki Shout 'Wolverines!' For The 'Red Dawn' Remake".". Movies Blog. 
  12. ^ Huver, Scott. "From 'John Wick' to 'Agents of SHIELD,' Adrianne Palicki Loves 'Kicking Butt'| TV & Film News Daily". Spinoff Online | TV & Film News Daily. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  13. ^ "Update: Trio to Star in Breaking the Girl". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  14. ^ "Leads Cast in Jamie Babbit's Breaking The Girl". Dread Central. 
  15. ^ "'Agents of SHIELD' Enlists Adrianne Palicki as Marvel Favorite (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  16. ^ "'Agents of SHIELD' Promotes Adrianne Palicki to Series Regular". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Confirms Pilot Order For 'Marvel's Most Wanted' - TCA". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  18. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth. "'Marvel's Most Wanted' Not Going Forward at ABC". Variety. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  19. ^ Stanhope, Kate. "Adrianne Palicki to Star in Seth MacFarlane's Live-Action Space Dramedy for Fox". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  20. ^ "Talk Nerdy to Me". Men's Health. December 12, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Is Adrianne Palicki the luckiest girl in the world?". Cosmopolitan. March 28, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Adrianne Palicki Engaged to Jackson Spidell". September 10, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 

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