Piper Perabo is an American actress best known for her role as Violet Sanford, a.k.a. Jersey, a young woman who moves to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter, in the 2000 feature film Coyote Ugly.
She also starred as CIA operative Annie Walker in the action television series Covert Affairs, from 2010-2014. She was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama for this role, in 2011.
In 2009, Perabo made her stage debut in Neil Labute's controversial play Reasons to be Pretty directed by Terry Kinney. She co-starred alongside Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber.
Although new to the theatre, Perabo is no stranger to the screen. In 2007, she was seen in the Christopher Nolan film The Prestige with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale; in Because I Said So with Diane Keaton and Lauren Graham and in First Snow, a film directed by Mark Fergus and co-starring Guy Pearce and Adam Scott.
Perabo was also seen in John Glenn's disturbing thriller The Lazarus Project, with Paul Walker; and Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua alongside Jaime Lee Curtis.
Perabo was also seen in Paramount Vantage's Carriers as the female lead opposite Chris Pine and Lou Taylor Pucci in the post-apocalyptic thriller about four friends trying to escape a viral pandemic.
Some of her other film credits include Adam Shankman's Cheaper by the Dozen 2, in which she reprised her role as the eldest daughter to Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt; the romantic comedy Imagine Me & You, with Lena Headey and Matthew Goode and the crime drama 10th & Wolf with an ensemble cast that included James Marsden and Dennis Hopper.
Perabo made her feature film debut in the comedy Whiteboyz, written by Danny Hoch and also starred in Coyote Ugly.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Perabo currently resides in New York City.