Annie Parisse is a well-known TV actress best known for her roles as Alexandra Borgia on American drama series Law and Order and Julia Snyder in soap opera As the World Turns. Additionally, she had a minor part in 2004 action film National Treasure.
She and Paul Sparks share two children together – Emmett (son) and Lydia (daughter).
Early Life and Education
Annie Parisse was born in Anchorage, Alaska to Louis G. Cancelmi and Annette Parisse of Italian, Polish, Slovak and Syrian descent. After attending Mercer Island High School she went on to Fordham College in New York City where she performed in numerous stage plays such as Medea and Antigone.
After graduation, she began acting in small roles on television, eventually earning recognition for her two seasons on Law & Order playing Alexandra Borgia. Since then she has had recurring roles on dramas Rubicon and Person of Interest while also staring in two crime comedy films What Just Happened and One for the Money.
Parisse Sparks, who hails from Louisiana, is married to American actor Paul Sparks and they share two children; Emmett and Lydia. She currently resides in Manhattan.
Parisse has not only appeared on Broadway but has also made several notable television and film appearances, namely playing Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Borgia on Law and Order (two seasons total), as well as playing Julia Snyder in As the World Turns, for which she received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2001.
She has since appeared in various films and television series, such as Monster-in-Law (a comedy film), Friends (an appearance), with over 45 acting credits under her belt.
Paul Sparks is an American actor and she currently resides in Manhattan with him and their children, Emmett and Lydia. Lydia hails from Mercer Island High School while Paul attended Fordham University; where they took part in several productions such as Medea and Antigone.
Achievement and Honors
Annie Parisse has garnered much acclaim for her television performances on shows like Law & Order and As the World Turns, among many others. Additionally, she has appeared in films like Monster-in-Law and National Treasure.
She is an exceptional actress who has participated in many theatrical productions. Her credits include Prelude to a Kiss, Becky Shaw and Measure for Measure. Furthermore, she provided narration services for The Pacific war drama.
Annie Sparks is married and the mother of two children with Paul Sparks. As a private individual, Annie prefers keeping her personal life out of the public eye; however she remains active in charitable initiatives, supporting various nonprofits.
Annie Parisse was born Anne Marie Cancelmi in Anchorage, Alaska in 1975. She attended Mercer Island High School before continuing on to Fordham University for study where she appeared in several plays including Medea and Antigone.
She first rose to fame through her portrayal of Alexandra Borgia on Law & Order and in National Treasure. Since 2005 she has been married to Paul Sparks and they share two children; Emmett and Lydia.
She has made guest appearances on television shows like Third Watch, Rubicon, Unforgettable, The Pacific, Person of Interest, Vinyl and Friends from College. Born under Leo’s sign she practices Christianity. Standing 5ft 10 inches she currently weighs approximately 145 pounds.
Annie Parisse is an esteemed American actress best known for her roles on As The World Turns and other movies like Monster-in-Law, What Just Happened and One for the Money.
She attended both Mercer Island High School and Fordham University to pursue an acting education, acting in major stage plays such as Medea and Antigone in both institutions.
Parisse first made her television debut in 1998 in As The World Turns. Her role of Julia Snyder earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination that same year. Since then she has guest starred on various shows like Big Apple, Third Watch and Friends as well as her husband Paul Sparks (an actor himself) as well as being married with two children: Emmett and Lydia who live with them in Manhattan, New York.