Andrea Barber

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Andrea Barber
Born Andrea Laura Barber
(1976-07-03) July 3, 1976 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–1995, 2012–present
Spouse(s) Jeremy Rytky (m. 2002)
Children 2

Andrea Laura Barber (born July 3, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for playing Kimmy Gibbler in the ABC sitcom Full House and for having originated the role of Carrie Brady in Days of Our Lives.


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 TV show Full House as Kimmy Gibbler, the best friend of D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), the oldest daughter in the Tanner household, 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, and says she would love to return to acting soon.

Barber will reprise her role as Kimmy Gibbler in the Full House spin-off titled Fuller House, along with Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin. The series is scheduled to air on Netflix in 2016.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Barber graduated from La Serna High School in Whittier, California. She earned a degree in English from Whittier College. Barber also has a MA in Women's Studies from the University of York, England.[2] She returned to Whittier as assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs.[2]

Barber is the youngest of Donald Banks and Sherry Barber's three children; she has two older brothers, Darin and Justin. In 2002, Barber married Jeremy Rytky. The couple has two children.[2]They have since divorced.


Film and television
Year Title Role
1982–1986 Days of Our Lives Carrie Brady
1983 Fantasy Island Amanda Gorman
1985 Do You Remember Love Jennifer
1985 St. Elsewhere Carrie Garman
1985 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Cathy Marano
1986 Wonderful World of Color Zoey
1986 Our House Naomi
1987–1995 Full House Kimmy Gibbler
1990 Kissing Tommy Rhonda Green
1995 Skateboard Kid II, TheThe Skateboard Kid II Tilly Curtis
2012 Funny or Die Kimmy Gibbler
2016 Fuller House Kimmy Gibbler


  1. ^ Webber, Stephanie (April 21, 2015). "Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Gush About Full House Reunion, BFF Status". US Weekly. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Where Is Kimmy Gibbler From 'Full House' Now? Andrea Barber On Leaving Show Biz". Huffington Post. June 4, 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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