Adrianne Palicki

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Adrianne Palicki
Adrianne Palicki 2012.jpg
Palicki in 2012
Born(1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 31)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Years active2003–present
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Adrianne Palicki
Adrianne Palicki 2012.jpg
Palicki in 2012
Born(1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 31)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Years active2003–present

Adrianne Palicki (born May 6, 1983) is an American actress best known for her roles in Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012) and in the television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). In 2013, she played Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Early life[edit]

Palicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Nancy (née French) and Jeffrey Palicki.[1] She has an elder brother, Eric, a comic book writer, who influenced her interest in comics.[2] Her father is of Polish and Hungarian descent, while her mother is of English and German ancestry.[3] She graduated from Whitmer High School in Toledo in 2001. She ran track in high school and was named runner-up for homecoming queen.[citation needed]


Palicki appeared in The WB pilot Aquaman as the evil Nadia. The pilot was not picked up for series by the CW network, a result of The WB and UPN network merger, which occurred while the pilot was being filmed. She also appeared as Kara/Lindsey Harrison in the Season 3 finale of Smallville. She was a series regular on the first three seasons of NBC's drama series Friday Night Lights, portraying Tyra Collette. In early 2011, she returned for the final two episodes of the series.[4]

Palicki also starred in Supernatural as Jessica Moore, Sam Winchester's doomed girlfriend who is killed by a demon in its pilot episode. The character reappears in the Supernatural Season 2 episode, "What Is and What Should Never Be", and the Season 5 episode "Free To Be You and Me." Palicki also appeared as Judy Robinson in John Woo's unsold pilot, The Robinsons: Lost in Space. Palicki starred in Legion opposite Lucas Black. She made an appearance in the music video "We Are the Ones" in support of 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama.[5]

She was cast as Toni Mason in Red Dawn, the 2012 remake of the 1984 film Red Dawn.[6] Although initially signed on to star in the Jamie Babbit horror film Breaking the Girl,[7] due to delays in filming and production, and then scheduling conflicts, Palicki does not appear in the film. In 2010, Palicki joined the FOX television drama Lone Star, which was cancelled after two episodes, despite good reviews.[8] In 2011, Palicki portrayed Wonder Woman in a 2011 pilot produced by David E. Kelley for NBC. The pilot was not picked up by NBC as a series.[9][10]

Palicki co-starred in the film G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), in the lead female role of Lady Jaye.[11]

She currently plays the recurring role of Dr. Samantha Lake in the sitcom About a Boy.

In August 2014 it was announced that Palicki would join Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a special recurring role as Barbara "Bobbi" Morse/Mockingbird.[12]



2003Getting Rachel BackRachelShort
2003RewriteThe Pretty GirlShort
2005PopstarWhitney Addison
2006Seven MummiesIsabelle
2009Women in TroubleHolly Rocket
2010Elektra LuxxHolly Rocket
2012Red DawnToni Walsh
2013G.I. Joe: RetaliationLady Jaye
2013Coffee TownBecca
2014John Wick
2014Dr. Cabbie


2004The Robinsons: Lost in SpaceJudy RobinsonTV movie
2004SmallvilleKara / Lindsey Harrison1 episode: "Covenant"
2004QuintupletsJessica Geiger1 episode: "Love, Lies and Lullabies"
2004CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMiranda1 episode: "Formalities"
2005North ShoreLisa Ruddnick2 episodes
2005–2009SupernaturalJessica Moore4 episodes
2006AquamanNadiaTV short
2006South BeachBrianna7 episodes
2006–2011Friday Night LightsTyra Collette52 episodes
2007–2011Robot ChickenVarious characters (voice)5 episodes
2009CSI: MiamiMarisa Dixon1 episode: "Dead on Arrival"
2009Titan MaximumClare (voice)4 episodes
2010Family Guy(voice)1 episode: "Big Man on Hippocampus"
2010Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode IIIPadmé Amidala/Jessica/Woman (voice)TV movie
2010Lone StarCat Thatcher5 episodes
2011Criminal MindsSydney Manning1 episode: "The Thirteenth Step"
2011Wonder WomanWonder Woman / Diana PrinceTV pilot (unaired)
2014From Dusk till Dawn: The SeriesVanessa StylesBased on the film by Robert Rodriguez
2014About a BoyDr. SamRecurring role on season 1
2014Drunk HistoryKate Warne1 episode: "Baltimore"
2014Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Barbara "Bobbi" Morse / MockingbirdRecurring Role


  1. ^ Smith, Ryan E. (January 17, 2010). "Rising star: Toledo native's credits include acclaimed TV series, new films ‘Legion" and ‘Red Dawn'". Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mechling, Lauren (August 29, 2008). "Get Serial!". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ O'Hare, Kate (September 7, 2010). "'Friday Night Lights': Adrianne Palicki on Tyra's return to Dillon". Zap2it. Archived from the original on 10 September 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jesse Plemons, Adrianne Palicki in Barack Obama Video"
  6. ^ "Josh Peck And Adrianne Palicki Shout 'Wolverines!' For The 'Red Dawn' Remake".
  7. ^ "Leads Cast in Jamie Babbit's Breaking The Girl"
  8. ^ "America, here's your new Wonder Woman!". FOX News. February 17, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 16, 2011). "Adrianne Palicki Is NBC's Wonder Woman". Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ Sacks, Ethan (May 12, 2011). "NBC won't pick up David E. Kelley's Wonder Women". Daily News (New York). Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ Nededog, Jethro (July 1, 2011). "Paramount's 'G.I. Joe 2' Casts 'Friday Night Lights' Star Adrianne Palicki". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  12. ^ "'Agents of SHIELD' Enlists Adrianne Palicki as Marvel Favorite (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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