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Overview (4)

Born in Toledo, Ohio, USA
Birth NameAdrianne Lee Palicki
Nickname Annie
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adrianne Palicki was born on May 6, 1983 in Toledo, Ohio, to Nancy (French) and Jeffrey Palicki. Her father is of Polish and Hungarian descent, and her mother is of English and German ancestry. Adrianne graduated from Whitmer High School. She did not take the stage in her first play until she was a sophomore at Whitmer High School. While in high school, she played basketball and ran track, and was runner-up for homecoming queen. She was a series regular on the first three seasons of NBC's drama series Friday Night Lights (2006). She has since starred of co-starred in the films Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: km2266

Spouse (1)

Scott Grimes (19 May 2019 - present) ( filed for divorce)

Trivia (13)

She worked at Togo's as a sandwich maker when she first got to Los Angeles.
Was a runner-up for homecoming queen at Whitmer High School.
Ranked #79 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Attended and graduated from Whitmer High School in 2001.
Has a tattoo of her parents' names, Jeff and Nancy, on her arm.
She has starred in three different productions featuring members of DC Comics' Justice League. She played a fellow Krypton native and ally of Clark Kent/Superman in an episode of Smallville (2001), she played a villain in the aborted "Aquaman" series, and she played Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in a 2011 pilot that was not picked up for a series.Two years later, Gal Gadot successfully won the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and other live action theatrical films involving the DC Extended Universe.
She is the daughter of Nancy (née French) and Jeffrey Palicki. Adrianne's paternal grandfather, Arthur Palicki, was of Polish descent, and Adrianne's paternal grandmother, Margaret Hunyon, was of Hungarian ancestry. Adrianne's mother is of English and German descent.
Has on older brother, Eric Palicki, who is a comic book writer.
Paternal granddaughter of Arthur Jerome Palicki (son of Robert C. Palicki (b. Ohio, son of Polish parents) and wife Anna R. Katafias (b. Ohio, daughter of Poliush parents) and wife Margaret Ann Hunyor (daughter of Stephen Louis Hunyor (b. Ohio) and wife Margaret Tresso or Treso (b. Ohio), paternal granddaughter of Louis Hunyor (b. Hungary, Austria-Hungary) and wife Barbara or Bertha Olah (b. Hungary, Austria-Hungary) and maternal granddaughter of John Tresso (b. Hungary, Austria-Hungary) and wife Angeline Smith (b. Hungary, Austria-Hungary).
Daughter of Jeffrey Arthur Palicki and wife Nancy Lee French.
Maternal granddaughter of Donald Carl French (son of Carl Clarence French and wife Mildred Kathryn White, paternal grandson of James Carl French and wife Lillian Carson Bordine and maternal grandson of Ernest Benjamin White and wife Katherine C. Hagaman) and wife Lola Mae Heck (daughter of Edward Godfrey Michel Heck and wife Wilhelmina "Minnie" Louisa Johanna Zimmerman). Lola was of German descent. Edward was the son of Christian Frederick "Christ" Heck, of German descent, whose father was from Baden, Germany, and wife Caroline or Carolina "Carrie" Meyer, of German descent, whose parents were from Baden, Germany, and maternal granddaughter of Albert Carl Christian Zimmerman, of German descent, and wife Fredericka or Frederike Augusta Christina Zingleman or Zingelman, of German descent).
(July 22, 2019) Filed for divorce from her husband of 2 months Scott Grimes.
(July 22, 2020) Has filed for divorce from her husband of one year Scott Grimes for the second time.

Personal Quotes (6)

When I lived in New York for those three months, I needed to see a play every week, because eventually that's where I want to end up.
I think the character of "Kara" on Smallville (2001) was a little different from the one in the comic because her motive is different. She's not evil by any means, whatsoever, but she does come to Clark for a specific reason. She doesn't really have a sense of right or wrong; the morality isn't there.
My psyche has been very impacted in that there are moments where you're, like, 'Do I really want to do this?' Though I know in my heart this is what I really want to do, the question was: would I enjoy the process itself?
I would love to do Broadway, I don't think there's anything more amazing than theatre. Okay, Supergirl is number one. Maybe I could be Supergirl on Broadway! That would be perfect.
In all honesty, it's unbelievable to get these roles. You work so hard when you're trying to be cast and to get a guest role on a low budget show would be a dream come true, but to be able to do these two shows and play these characters, there are no words. I am so lucky to have done them.
We had a fight scene that was amazingly well-choreographed, but then Mr. Woo came in and said, 'Very good, but do this', and he goes in there and starts fighting. It's just amazing to see John Woo kick alien ass! It's not something you get to see very often.

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