|Born||Anne Marie Cancelmi
July 31, 1975
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
|Alma mater||Fordham University|
|Spouse(s)||Paul Sparks (?–present)|
Anne Marie Cancelmi (born July 31, 1975), known as Annie Parisse, is an American actress, known for playing Alexandra Borgia in the television drama series Law & Order, a role she played from 2005 until 2006 in 33 episodes. Parisse is also known for her roles as Julia Lindsey Snyder on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns and as FBI specialist Debra Parker in the first season of the suspense thriller series The Following. She took her stage name from her great-grandmother and namesake Anna Maria Parisse.
Parisse was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the daughter of Louis G. Cancelmi, a senior executive with Alaska Air, and wife Annette, a teacher at Saint Kilian Parish School in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, and a first-grade teacher at Newport Heights Elementary and grew up in Mercer Island, King County, Washington, where she attended Mercer Island High School. She has two brothers, Louis Cancelmi, also an actor, and Michael Cancelmi, an Italian teacher. Parisse's brother, Louis, married to Elisabeth Waterston, the daughter of Law & Order veteran Sam Waterston, in October 2006. Her father is of Italian descent on one side, and Slovak and Polish descent on the other. Her mother is of half Italian and half Syrian descent. Her paternal grandparents are Harry J. Cancelmi, Sr., an Agent for the Pennsylvania Department of Justice (1934-1941) and a Western Pennsylvania District Supervisor of the State Parole Board (1942-1968), and wife Mary Smetana, and she has two uncles, Norbert A. Cancelmi, of Bethel Park, and Harry J. Cancelmi, Jr., of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, who is a defense attorney, and three cousins.
She attended Fordham University, where she appeared in numerous productions, including Medea and Antigone, both of which featured her as the lead. She is now a Teacher of Acting for the Camera at the Fordham University Theatre Program.
Parisse guest-starred on shows such as Big Apple, Third Watch, and Friends. She made a 2002 appearance on Law & Order, playing an exotic dancer in the episode "Attorney Client" where she testified against another defendant (a defense attorney) who plotted the murder of his wife.
Before joining Law & Order, Parisse joined the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Julia Lindsey Snyder from 1998 to 2001 and returned for a few episodes in 2002. She was later nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2001.
In a 2002 supporting role, she portrayed Jeannie Ashcroft in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Parisse also had a minor role in the 2004 action movie National Treasure, playing the role of Agent Dawes, who was Agent Sadusky's assistant. For the 2005 film Monster-in-Law, she held a supporting role.
Parisse quit her role on Law & Order, making her final appearance in the May 17, 2006, season finale, in which her character is killed. Starting on March 8, 2007, Parisse starred in a revival of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss, with Alan Tudyk and John Mahoney.
She had a recurring role on CBS' Person of Interest as Kara Stanton, the former partner of Jim Caviezel's character John Reese. In August 2012 Parisse was cast in a regular role on the Fox series The Following, premiering on January 21, 2013, as an FBI specialist. Parisse has been appearing in the HBO series Vinyl as Andrea Zito since February 2016.
|1999||On the Q.T.||Wendy|
|2003||How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days||Jeannie|
|2004||National Treasure||Agent Dawes|
|2008||What Just Happened||'Fiercely' Actress|
|2008||Woman in Burka||Annie||Short film|
|2009||First Person Singular||Mimi|
|2009||Tickling Leo||Delphina Adams|
|2010||My Own Love Song||Nora|
|2010||The Tested||Lisa Varone|
|2012||Price Check||Sara Biltmore-Cozy|
|2012||One for the Money||Mary Lou|
|2014||And So It Goes||Kate|
|1999–2002||As the World Turns||Julia Lindsey Snyder||5 episodes|
|2001||Big Apple||Geena||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2002||Third Watch||Nurse Tammy Sizemore||Episodes: "Old Dogs, New Tricks", "Cold Front"|
|2002||Law & Order||Jasmine Blake||Episode: "Attorney Client"|
|2004||Beverly Hills S.U.V.||Taylor Stevens||TV film|
|2004||Friends||Sarah||Episode: "The One with the Birth Mother"|
|2004||NYPD 2069||Gina Zal||TV film|
|2005–06||Law & Order||A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia||33 episodes|
|2010||Fringe||Teresa Rusk||Episode: "Unearthed"|
|2010||Pacific, TheThe Pacific||Sgt. Lena Basilone||2 episodes|
|2010||Big C, TheThe Big C||Daphne||Episode: "There's No C in Team"|
|2011||Unforgettable||Elaine Margulies||2 episodes|
|2011–16||Person of Interest||Kara Stanton||8 episodes|
|2013||Following, TheThe Following||Debra Parker||14 episodes|
|2015||House of Cards||Suzie||Episode: "Chapter 38"|
|2016||Vinyl||Andrea Zito||8 episodes|
|TBA||Friends From College|
Awards and nominations
- 2001: Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for As the World Turns
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive Search
- Annemarie Cancelmi, As the World Turns. Accessed December 10, 2007. "Graduated from Mercer Island High School, near Seattle, WA. "
- Lizzie Simon (April 2, 2012). "Curtain Raisers: The Theater of Discomfort". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
- Nellie Andreeva (August 3, 2012). "Annie Parisse lands regular role on Kevin Bacon Fox drama 'The Following'". Deadline. Retrieved January 15, 2013.