From a cold, heartless, conniving, badass who enjoys her work as a contract killer in the action thriller film, John Wick (2014) to the heavy machinery-handling female in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Adrianne Palicki nails it effortlessly on the screen. The American actress is also known for her roles as Tyra Collette in Friday Night Lights (2006–2011), Barbara “Bobbi” Morse in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2016), and as Commander Kelly Grayson in the Fox show The Orville (2017–present).
Who Is Adrianne Palicki?
She was born Adrianne Lee Palicki on the 6th day of May 1983 in Toledo, Ohio, the United States of America. Palicki is of mixed ancestry: Hungarian and Polish from her father’s side and English and German from her mother. She is one of the two children born to Nancy Lee (née French) and Jeffrey Arthur Palicki and has an elder brother Eric who is a comic book writer. Her brother was the one who sparked off her interest in comics.
Adrianne attended Whitmer High School where she acted in stage plays from her sophomore year. Besides acting plays, she was also good at sports; she played basketball and ran track and was also the runner-up for homecoming queen.
Her acting career took off in the early 2000’s. In 2003, Adrianne Palicki portrayed Judy Robinson in John Woo’s unsold pilot, The Robinsons: Lost in Space. Following that, she appeared in minor roles in several TV series including Smallville, Quintuplets, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, North Shore, Supernatural. In time, she secured a place on the first three seasons of NBC’s drama series, Friday Night Lights (2006) as Tyra Collette along with Jesse Plemons and Taylor Kitsch. Since then, she has always graced our screens, not only with her beautiful face but phenomenal acts in numerous films and television shows.
Her film credits include Popstar (2005), Seven Mummies (2006), Women in Trouble (2009), Legion and Elektra Luxx in 2010, Red Dawn (2012), Coffee Town and G.I. Joe: Retaliation – the only female in the squad, Lady Jaye – co-starring Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson in 2013, Dr Cabbie and John Wick in 2014, Baby, Baby, Baby and S.W.A.T.: Under Siege co-starring Michael Jai White, in 2015 and 2017 respectively. She has also had other notable roles on the small screen including as Cat Thatcher in Fox’s Lone Star which was cancelled after two seasons despite good reviews.
Besides The Robinsons (2004) which did not air, she has also been cast in several other works that were never ordered to series. They include the NBC’s 2011 Wonder Woman pilot and Most Wanted (2016). Her would-have-been role as Diana Prince in the Wonder Woman was won by Gal Gadot two years later for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Her other works on television include the horror series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, About a Boy (2014), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014), the sci-fi comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane who also starred as her character’s ex-husband, The Orville (2016) as Commander Kelly Grayson for which she was nominated for Best Actress on Television for Saturn Award.
Apart from her exceptional portrayals in films and on televisions, Adrianne has also made a couple of appearances on music videos. They include the will.i.am 2008 music video We Are the Ones in support of the then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama and in 2016, The Black Eyed Peas music video, #WHERESTHELOVE. Additionally, she and her brother collaborated on writing their first comic book, No Angel in 2016.
Palicki has been able to establish a solid career over the years. Consequently, she has a fat purse to show for her inputs. Her net worth is an estimated $4 million.
Is Adrianne Palicki Married?
The Orville actress has been linked to a number of men in the past including actor Alan Tudyk who she dated in 2009 as well as co-star D.J Cotrona from 2011 to 2013.
She was engaged in September 2014 to a stuntman, Jackson Spidell who she met on the set of John Wick. While we eagerly listened for the wedding bell to ring, news broke that Palicki called off their engagement in 2015, dashing every hope we might have had for a soon-to-be nuptial. Palicki stated that she had to call off the wedding because of some major issues she ignored. She further added that it’s okay to walk away when people realize that they are not meant to be together. She believes that Mr Prince Charming would come around when he will, and while she waited, she relished in her singlehood and focused on her work.
However, after enjoying singlehood for some time, she was spotted with Orville co-star, Scott Grimes in the Comic-Con party on 21 July 2018, sparking off dating rumours. They further fuelled the rumours by posing for the camera without letting go of their hands and going Instagram official the following day. Could Grimes be the prince charming she awaited? Only time will tell.
Her Body Measurements
Adrianne Palicki is no doubt a very beautiful woman and wields a well-sculpted body. She has also pulled off roles that required vigorous training to fit into her character. In the sequel of G.I. Joe, though she is the only female in the squad, she kicks some major butt and looks amazing while doing it. She is also a diet freak and knows what works well for her, being that she has celiac disease.
Some media outlets have also given a nod to her physique with Maxim ranking her #79 and #10 on their Hot 100 list of 2007 and 2012 respectively. Her slim body build stands at a height of 5′ 9″ (180 cm) with a matching weight of 130lbs (59 kg). She has equally impressive body measurements: 36-25-34 inches.