Andrea Barber

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Andrea Barber
Born
Andrea Laura Barber

(1976-07-03) July 3, 1976 (age 43)[1]
Alma materWhittier College
University of York
OccupationActress
Years active
  • 1982–1995
  • 2012
  • 2016–present
Spouse(s)
Jeremy Rytky
(m. 2002; div. 2014)
Children2

Andrea Laura Barber (born July 3, 1976[1]) is an American actress. She is known for playing Kimmy Gibbler in the ABC sitcom Full House and the Netflix sequel series Fuller House.

Early life[edit]

Barber is the youngest of three children. She graduated from La Serna High School in Whittier, California. She earned a degree in English from Whittier College in 1999.[2] Barber also has an MA in Women's Studies from the University of York, England.[3][additional citation(s) needed] She returned to Whittier as assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs.[3]

Career[edit]

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 sitcom Full House as Kimmy Gibbler, the best friend of D.J. Tanner, 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, Barber reprised the role for a Funny or Die sketch called It’s F*ckin Late alongside Dave Coulier, her former Full House co-star.

Barber reprised her role as Kimmy Gibbler in the Full House spin-off series Fuller House, along with Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin. The series was released on Netflix on February 26, 2016,[4] and is set to conclude after five seasons in 2019.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Barber married Jeremy Rytky; the couple divorced in 2014. They have two children together.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1982–1986 Days of Our Lives Carrie Brady Recurring role
1983 Fantasy Island Amanda Gorman Episode: "The Wedding Picture/Castaways"
1985 Do You Remember Love Jennifer Television film
1985 St. Elsewhere Carrie Garman Episode: "Remembrance of Things Past"
1985 The Twilight Zone Cathy Marano Episode: "If She Dies"
1986 Wonderful World of Color Zoey Episode: "The Leftovers"
1986 Our House Naomi Episode: "The Third Question"
1987–1995 Full House Kimberly Louise "Kimmy" Gibbler Recurring role, seasons 1–4; main role, seasons 5–8
1990 Growing Pains Rhonda Green Episode: "Ben's Sure Thing"
1992 To Grandmother's House We Go 2nd Viewer Television film (uncredited cameo)[7]
1995 The Skateboard Kid II Tilly Curtis Film
2012 Funny or Die Kimmy Gibbler Episode: "It's F*Ckin' Late with Dave Coulier"
2016–present Fuller House Kimmy Gibbler Main role
2017 Hollywood Darlings Andrea Episode: "How Christine Got Her Groove Back" (uncredited)[citation needed]
2017 The Talk Herself Guest panelist

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
1984 Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Youth Actress in a Daytime Soap Opera Days of Our Lives Won
1985 Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Youth Actress in a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives Won
1985 Young Artist Awards Best Young Supporting Actress in a Daytime or Nighttime Drama Days of Our Lives Nominated
1986 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Actress - Regular Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives Nominated
1990 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Supporting Role in a Television Series Full House Won
1991 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series Full House Won
1992 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Full House Nominated
1993 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Full House Nominated
1995 Young Artist Awards Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show Full House Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Chemistry (shared with: Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin) Fuller House Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Annie Martin (July 3, 2018). "Andrea Barber celebrates 42nd birthday with 'Fuller House' cast". UPI. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Andrea Barber". TV Guide. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Where Is Kimmy Gibbler From 'Full House' Now? Andrea Barber On Leaving Show Biz". Huffington Post. June 4, 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ Webber, Stephanie (April 21, 2015). "Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Gush About Full House Reunion, BFF Status". US Weekly. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2019). "'Fuller House' Renewed For Fifth & Final Season By Netflix". Deadline.
  6. ^ Barber, Andrea. "'Full House' Cast: The Drama They've Endured Since the Original Series Ended". WonderWall. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  7. ^ Kent, Chloe. "These Famous Actors All Have One Thing In Common". Bustle.

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