Andrea Parker

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Andrea Parker
Parker in 2018
Years active1988–present

Andrea Parker is an American film and television actress. She is known for her roles on ER, The Pretender, Less than Perfect, Desperate Housewives, and Pretty Little Liars.


Her first documented film role was at age 19 in the movie Rented Lips in which she played a dancer/nurse. Parker appeared in Married... with Children as a Go-Go Dancer in 2 episodes – "Prom Queen: The Sequel" (1989) and "Prom Queen: Part 1" (1989).

After The Pretender was cancelled by NBC in 2000, Parker did another guest spot on JAG before signing on to reprise her role as Miss Parker in the telemovies for The Pretender, which aired on TNT in 2001. She then returned to series television in 2002 and starred in the ABC comedy Less than Perfect, playing Lydia Weston until it was cancelled in 2006. From 2011 to 2012, Parker had recurring role of Jane Carlson in the ABC series Desperate Housewives.[1] She later starred in NBC drama pilot Beautiful People,[2] and joined the cast of ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Parker supports various charities such as the National Hospice Palliative Care Organization, Glenn Siegel's My Good Friend charity organization, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research and Project Angel Food. In February 2006, Parker attended a benefit with former Pretender co-stars Michael T. Weiss and James Denton for Cure Autism Now.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Rented Lips Dancer / Nurse
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Dancer in Beauty Salon
1990 Brush with Death Colleen
1992 The Naked Truth Miss France
1994 Body Shot Shark Club Dancer
2000 Delicate Instruments Dr. Anne Harper Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Married... with Children Go-Go Dancer Episodes: "Married... with Prom Queen: Parts 1 & 2"
1992 Seinfeld Nurse Episode: "The Contest"
1993 Dave's World Alicia Episode: "It's a Small Van After All"
1993 Herman's Head Heather Brookshire Episode: "A Decent Proposal"
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Rita Avnet Episodes: "Deep in the Heart of Dixie", "A.K.A. Kansas"
1994 XXX's and OOO's Kelly Morgan Television film
1994 Ellen Joanna Episode: "The Dentist"
1994 Coach Penny Episode: "Coach for a Day: Part 2"
1994–95 ER Linda Farrell Recurring role (Seasons 1 & 2), 10 episodes
1995 Dream On Winnie Episode: "She Won't Do It, But Her Sister Will"
1995–96, 2001 JAG Lt. JG/Lt/CDR Caitlin 'Kate' Pike Recurring role (season 1); guest role (season 6); 5 episodes
1996 Can't Hurry Love Kit Episode: "Valentine's Day Massacred"
1996 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice Det. Eileen Burke Television film
1996 Coach Jean Brandow Episode: "Dauber's Vehicle"
1996 Murder, She Wrote Anne Larkin Episode: "Race to Death"
1996–2000 The Pretender Miss Parker / Catherine Parker Main role, 86 episodes
2001 The Pretender 2001 Miss Parker / Catherine Parker Television film
2001 The Pretender: Island of the Haunted Miss Parker Television film
2002 First Monday FBI Agent Dawson Episode: "Dangerous Words"
2002–06 Less than Perfect Lydia Weston Main role, 81 episodes
2005 Kitchen Confidential Suze Episode: "Exile on Main Street"
2006 Help Me Help You Krista Episode: "Inger Management"
2008 The Mentalist Ann Meier Episode: "Red-Handed"
2009 My Name Is Earl Rich Lady Episode: "Friends with Benefits"
2009 CSI: Miami Allison Burgess Episode: "In Plane Sight"
2011 Suits Tory Episode: "The Shelf Life"
2011–12 Desperate Housewives Jane Carlson Recurring role (Season 8), 11 episodes
2011, 2013–17 Pretty Little Liars Jessica DiLaurentis Main role (Season 7), recurring role (Season 4), guest star (Seasons 2, 5–6), 21 episodes
Mary Drake Main role (Season 7), guest star (Season 4, 6), 15 episodes
2012 Common Law Laura the A.D.A. Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Devious Maids Brenda Coulfax Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Jennifer Falls Francine Episode: "Health Club"
2014–15 Red Band Society Sarah Souders Recurring role, 4 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1999 Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Drama The Pretender Nominated
2005 Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Less Than Perfect Won


  1. ^ "Desperate Housewives De-Friends Jessica Hecht, Adds Andrea Parker – Today's News: Our Take". 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (18 January 2012). "Five Cast In NBC Pilot 'Beautiful People'". Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  3. ^ Masters, Megan (2011-05-20). "Pretty Little Liars Casting: Alison's Mom Played by Andrea Parker". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  4. ^ "James Denton and Friends Knock It Out of the Park!". Cure Autism Now Foundation. Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved February 18, 2022.

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