Andrea Barber

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Andrea Barber
Born Andrea Laura Barber
(1976-07-03) July 3, 1976 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Whittier College
University of York
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–1995, 2012, 2016–present
Spouse(s) Jeremy Rytky (m. 2002; div. 2014)
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 its Netflix spin-off 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. Barber also has an MA in Women's Studies from the University of York, England.[1] She returned to Whittier as assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs.[1]


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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Barber married Jeremy Rytky; the couple divorced in 2014. They have two children together.[3]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1982–1986 Days of Our Lives Carrie Brady
1983 Fantasy Island Amanda Gorman Episode: "The Wedding Picture/Castaways"
1985 Do You Remember Love Jennifer Movie
1985 St. Elsewhere Carrie Garman Episode: "Remembrance of Things Past"
1985 The Twilight Zone Cathy Marano Episode: "If She Dies"
1985 Do You Remember Love Jennifer Movie
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); 127 episodes
1990 Growing Pains Rhonda Green Episode: "Ben's Sure Thing"
1992 To Grandmother's House We Go Win-O-Lottery Audience Member Uncredited appearance
1995 The Skateboard Kid II Tilly Curtis
2012 Funny or Die Kimmy Gibbler Episode: "It's F*Ckin' Late with Dave Coulier"
2016–present Fuller House Kimmy Gibbler Main role

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 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 Outstanding Young Actress – Regular Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives Nominated
1990 Best Young Actress Supporting Role in a Television Series Full House Won
1991 Best Young Actress Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series Full House Won
1992 Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Full House Nominated
1993 Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Full House Nominated
1995 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


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Webber, Stephanie (April 21, 2015). "Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Gush About Full House Reunion, BFF Status". US Weekly. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Barber, Andrea. "'Full House' Cast: The Drama They've Endured Since the Original Series Ended". WonderWall. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 

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