Andrea Anders (actress)

Andrea Anders (actress)

Infobox actor

imagesize = 150px
name = Andrea Anders
birthdate = birth date and age|1975|05|10
location = Madison, Wisconsin
deathdate =
yearsactive = 1998 — present
birthname =
othername =
notable role = Alex Garrett in "Joey"
Nicole Allen in "The Class"
height =

Andrea Anders (born May 10, 1975 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Alex Garrett on the NBC sitcom, "Joey", and of Nicole Allen on the CBS sitcom, "The Class".



In 2001, Anders began her career in theatre. She was an understudy for Mary Louise Parker in the Broadway production of "Proof" and also later played the part of Elaine Robinson in "The Graduate". She also appeared in "On the Jump" at the Arena Stage, "New Doors" at the Guthrie Theater, and two New York Stage & Film productions, they were, "Cold/Tender" and "New World Rhapsody".cite web |url= |title=Hot List: The Class - Andrea Anders |accessdate=2008-02-15 |last=De Leon |first=Kris |date=2007-03-04 |publisher="Buddy TV"]

In May 2007, Anders started in the Geffen Playhouse performance of "Fat Pig". Anders played the part of Jeannie, an accountant. "Fat Pig" closed on July 1, 2007.cite web |url= |title="Fat Pig", A "CurtainUp" Los Angeles Review |accessdate=2008-02-15 |last=Hitchcock |first=Laura |date=2007-05-20 |publisher="CurtainUp"]

Television and Film

One of Anders' first appearances on television was a commercial for Dannon which ran in the 1990s and then again around 2006.cite video |people=Andrea Anders, Interviewee |year2=2006 |title=Andrea Anders Exclusive Interview |url=|wmv|flv |medium=Stream |publisher="CBS Innertube" |accessdate=2008-02-15]

Anders is most notable for her work on "Joey", as lawyer Alex Garrett, and "The Class" as Nicole Allen (neé Campbell), an ex-football player's wife. She appeared in all episodes of both series. Anders has also made guest appearances on "One Life to Live", "Law & Order", "The Guiding Light", and "Tru Calling". She appeared on "Numb3rs" in 2008. Andrea also appeared in five episodes of HBO drama series "Oz" as Donna Degenhart in 2003. Anders has also made a minor appearance in the 2004film "The Stepford Wives", playing the part of Heather. [cite web | title =Andrea Anders - IMDb | publisher =IMDb | url = | accessdate =2007-08-08]

Anders has also appeared in two unsuccessful television pilots. They were "Spellbound" and "News To Me". Most recently, Anders was cast in another television pilot, written by Victor Fresco, for ABC. The pilot is a single-camera workplace comedy.cite news |first=Nellie |last=Andreeva |title=Megan Dodds, Mike O'Malley join shows |url= |publisher="Hollywood Reporter" |date=2008-05-05 |accessdate=2008-05-06]

She has also appeared on the Canadian morning talkshow, "Canada AM" on 16 October, 2006 to promote the ensemble situation comedy, "The Class".


Personal life

Anders was born in Madison, WI, and raised in DeForest, Wisconsin, but she now lives in Los Angeles.cite web
title=Andrea Anders Biography
] She graduated from DeForest Area High School in DeForest, Wisconsin, in 1993 [cite web
title=Andrea Anders Mini-Biography
] and received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1997. In 2001, she earned a Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University.

According to "People Magazine", Anders and her former "Joey" co-star Matt LeBlanc dated while he was still married to former model Melissa McKnight.cite news |first= |last= |title=Matt LeBlanc's Other Woman |url=,26334,1180477,00.html |publisher="People Magazine" |date=2006-04-06 |accessdate=2008-02-15]


External links

* [ Andrea Anders] at

NAME= Anders, Andrea
DATE OF BIRTH= 1975-05-10
PLACE OF BIRTH= Madison, Wisconsin

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