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Andrea Laura Barber|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
University of York
|Years active||1982–1995, 2012, 2016–present|
(m. 2002; div. 2014)
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.[when?] Barber also has an MA in Women's Studies from the University of York, England.[additional citation(s) needed] She returned to Whittier as assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs.
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 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.
In 2002, Barber married Jeremy Rytky; the couple divorced in 2014. They have two children together.
|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||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)|
|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)|
|2017||The Talk||Herself||Guest panelist|
Awards and nominations
|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|
- "Where Is Kimmy Gibbler From 'Full House' Now? Andrea Barber On Leaving Show Biz". Huffington Post. June 4, 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- Webber, Stephanie (April 21, 2015). "Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Gush About Full House Reunion, BFF Status". US Weekly. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- Barber, Andrea. "'Full House' Cast: The Drama They've Endured Since the Original Series Ended". WonderWall. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- Kent, Chloe. "These Famous Actors All Have One Thing In Common". Bustle.