In USA’s new Drama COVERT AFFAIRS Piper Perablo stars as Annie Walker, a CIA Operative whose new to the government’s most secretive branch, but the 28-year-old has the uncanny instincts, tenacity and persistence that could makes this girl-next-door a lethal weapon. On her first mission, She finds her self unexpectedly in a hail of bullets but Annie doesn’t get flustered or second-guess her new career path when the Agency unexpectedly promotes her to field operative.
If anything, it makes her more determined to be great at her job and see her assignments through. Annie quickly learns that assignments usually go from routine to rogue and in situations with no rules in addition to her lack of prior training to guide her, all she can rely on is her intuition. Too bad her intuition didn’t keep Annie from getting her heart broken by someone she believed was the man of her dreams … but that was two years ago. Now the CIA and its inherent dangers are a welcome change — almost a kind of refuge.
As Annie plunges headlong into her new job, she realizes it means having to lead a double life, whether it’s lying to her family or facing down ruthless terrorists around the world and enemies of the state. Unlike her older sister Danielle who has worked hard to build a stable, reliable, and predictable life, Annie likes the peripatetic and unpredictable nature of working for the Agency. But she’ll soon find out that staying emotionally unattached could prove to be far more challenging than staying alive.
After graduating college, Piper Perabo moved to New York and was later cast in a short film called Single Spaced (1997). Her first big role came after that, where she played the girlfriend of a wannabe rapper in Whiteboyz (1999). In 2000 she was cast in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) as FBI agent Karen Sympathy. However, the role that really got her recognized was in Coyote Ugly (2000). She played Violet Sanford aka “Jersey,” who moves to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter. In 2001, she starred in an independent Canadian movie called Lost and Delirious (2001), playing a boarding-school student who falls in love with another girl. The next year, she starred as a French exchange student in Slap Her… She’s French (2002). In 2003, she had a small role as the oldest daughter in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), which also starred Steve Martin, Ashton Kutcher, and Bonnie Hunt. She has also appeared in The I Inside (2003), Perfect Opposites (2004), George and the Dragon (2004), Edison (2005), The Cave (2000), and 10th & Wolf (2006).