Andrea Anders is a proficient American actress who became fans favorites through her jaw-dropping performances in movies and TV shows. The screen star began her professional acting stint in 1999 with a minor role in the long-running ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. Since then, she has gone on to star in several other TV series and films. Some of the most notable series she has appeared on include Joey, The Class, Better Off Ted, and Mr. Sunshine, among others.
In addition to her film and TV appearances, Andrea has also featured on Broadway productions such as On the Jump, Proof, Fat Pig, and lots more. Read on to learn more interesting details about this thespian below.
Andrea Anders – Biography
Born Andrea Anders on the 10th day of May 1975 in Madison city of Wisconsin, United States, the beautiful actress was born into an American family and was raised in Wisconsin along with her brother Sean and a sister, Torrie. There is no much information regarding her childhood. However, we do know that she came from an entertainment grounded family and was enthused about becoming an actress right from a very young age.
As a child, Anders attended DeForest Area High School situated in Wisconsin and graduated in 1993. Thereafter, she enrolled at the University o Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she acquired a degree in Fine Arts in 1997. In a quest for more knowledge, Andrea also attended Rutgers University where she got a masters degree in 2001.
Before acquiring her master’s degree, Anders was able to kick off her acting career in 1998, playing the role of Elaine in a few episodes of the ABC series, One Life to Live. Two years after she left Rutgers University, her acting career began in earnest.
Career – Movies and TV Shows
In the course of her professional career, Andrea Anders has appeared in a handful of TV shows as well as movies. She was cast in Tom Fontana’s drama series, OZ in 2003 and the following year, she made her big screen debut while appearing in the Science fiction horror comedy film, The Stepford Wives alongside Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick. Later in the same year, she was also seen as Emma Leeds in the TV pilot, News To Me and as Kathy in Tru Calling. She earned her first major role in the NBC series, Joey. There, she portrayed the recurring role of Alexis Garrett alongside her future partner Mac LeBlanc from 2004 to 2006.
The year 2005 saw the actress play the role of Christian Band Slut in Never Been Thawed; an independent film directed by her brother Sean Anders. Next, she joined the cast of the sitcom, The Class where she played the role of Nicole Allen until 2007. In 2008, Andrea made a guest appearance in Numb3rs and also portrayed the role of Brandy in Sex Drive. The movie also has the likes of Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, and Seth Green, amongst its cast.
Andrea Anders went on to portray the role of Linda Zwordling; a recurring character in the ABC satirical sitcom, Better Off Ted from 2009 to 2010. Thereafter, she bagged a role in yet another popular sitcom titled Mr. Sunshine as well as Necessary Roughness in 2011. She garnered wide attention through her top-notch performance as Trish along with Minnie Driver, Sarah Jones, and Kathy Baker in the drama film, Return to Zero.
Her other notable films include About a Boy (2014-15), where she portrayed Joanne; Modern Family (2014-15) where she played the role of Amber LaFontain and Speechless (2016) where she was cast as Audrey. Others are 9JKL and Young Sheldon, both in 2018 and Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019).
Andrea Anders’ Family
Like we stated earlier, Andrea Anders was born into a star-studded American family. While there is no much information regarding whom her parents are, we already know that she has a brother named Sean Anders and a sister, Torrie Anders. Just like Andrea, her two siblings have equally established themselves in the American entertainment industry.
Sean pursued a career as a film director and screenwriter, he has written and directed several movies, some of which Andrea equally starred in. His notable works include Instant Family, Daddy’s Home, She’s Out of My League, and much more. Torrie, on the other hand, is also an actress known for her appearance on Never Been Thawed and Daddy’s Home, etc.
Despite having a flourishing acting career, Andrea Anders has equally had her fair share of romantic relationships. For the records, she has never been married and doesn’t have kids yet. The actress was previously in a long-term relationship with her Joey co-star, Matt LeBlanc. Matt is a multitalented actor, comedian, and TV host, best known for his role as Joey on Friends; a role he reprised on Joey. He is also starred in Man with a Plan, which he is also the executive producer.
The couple met each other on the set of Joey in 2004 where they starred as on-screen matchups. After a while, they decided to hit things off, hence starting a romantic relationship in 2005. They enjoyed a blissful relationship for almost 9 years before calling it a quit. The couple announced that they had parted ways in 2015. After their separation, Matt moved on to another relationship while there is no news of Andrea’s subsequent relationships.