|Born||Andrea Laura Barber
July 3, 1976
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jeremy Rytky (m. 2002)|
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 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. She returned to Whittier as assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs.
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.
|1982–1986||Days of Our Lives||Carrie Brady||TV series|
|1983||Fantasy Island||Amanda Gorman||Episode: "The Wedding Picture/Castaways"|
|1985||Do You Remember Love||Jennifer||TV film|
|1985||St. Elsewhere||Carrie Garman||Episode: "Remembrance of Things Past"|
|1985||Twilight Zone, TheThe 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 seasons 5-8(127 episodes)
|1990||Growing Pains||Rhonda Green||Episode: "Ben's Sure Thing"|
|1995||Skateboard Kid II, TheThe Skateboard Kid II||Tilly Curtis|
|2012||Funny or Die||Kimmy Gibbler||Episode: "It's F*Ckin' Late with Dave Coulier"|
|2016||Fuller House||Kimmy Gibbler|
- Hayner, Chris E. "Happy birthday, Andrea Barber: Watch 'Full House's' best Kimmy Gibbler moments". Zap2it. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
- Webber, Stephanie (April 21, 2015). "Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Gush About Full House Reunion, BFF Status". US Weekly. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- "Where Is Kimmy Gibbler From 'Full House' Now? Andrea Barber On Leaving Show Biz". Huffington Post. June 4, 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2015.