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Annie Parisse
Born Anne Marie Cancelmi
July 31, 1975 (1975-07-31) (age 34)
Anchorage, Alaska

Anne Marie Cancelmi (born July 31, 1975), known as Annie Parisse, is an American television, film, and theater actress, known for playing Alexandra Borgia on the television drama Law & Order, a role she played from 2005 until 2006 in 33 episodes. Parisse is also known for her role of Julia Lindsey Snyder on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. She took her stage name from her great-grandmother and namesake Anna Maria Parisse.



Personal life

Parisse was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the daughter of Louis G. "Lou" Cancelmi and wife Annette,[1] and grew up in Mercer Island, King County, Washington, where she attended Mercer Island High School, the same where Stanley Ann Dunham graduated from.[2] She has two brothers, Louis Cancelmi and Michael Cancelmi. She attended Fordham University, where she appeared in numerous productions, including Medea and Antigone, both of which featured her as the lead. Annie Parisse is the sister of actor Louis Cancelmi, who was married to Elisabeth Waterston, the daughter of Law & Order veteran Sam Waterston in October 2006.


Parisse guest-starred on shows such as Big Apple, Third Watch, and Friends. She made a 2002 appearance on Law & Order, playing an exotic dancer in law school in the episode "Attorney Client" where she testified against another defendant (a defense attorney) who plotted the murder of his wife.

Before joining Law & Order, Parisse joined the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Julia Lindsey Snyder from 1998 to 2001 and returned for a few episodes in 2002. She was later nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2001.

Parisse had a minor role in the 2004 action movie National Treasure, playing the role of Agent Dawes, who was Agent Sadusky's assistant. For the 2005 film Monster-in-Law, she held a supporting role. She also had a role as Jeannie Ashcroft in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Parisse quit her role on Law & Order, and she made her final appearance in the May 17, 2006 season finale, in which her character is killed. Starting March 8, 2007, Parisse starred in a revival of Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss, along with Alan Tudyk and John Mahoney.

On November 11, 2008, it was announced that Parisse will reprise her work in an Off Broadway performance as the title role of Becky Shaw.[3]

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