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Adrianne Lee Palicki

(1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 41)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2003–present
(m. 2019; separated 2020)

Adrianne Lee Palicki (/pəˈlki/ pə-LEE-ki; born May 6, 1983) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her starring roles as Tyra Collette in the NBC sports drama series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011), as Bobbi Morse in the ABC superhero drama series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2016), and as Commander Kelly Grayson in the Fox/Hulu science fiction comedy-drama series The Orville (2017–2022).

Palicki also had supporting roles in the films Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), and John Wick (2014).

Early life

Palicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Nancy Lee (née French) and Jeffrey Arthur Palicki. She has an older brother, Eric, a comic book writer who influenced her interest in comics.


Palicki was a series regular on the first three seasons of NBC's drama series Friday Night Lights from 2006 to 2009, portraying Tyra Collette. In early 2011, she returned for the final two episodes of the series.

In 2003, Palicki also appeared as Judy Robinson in John Woo's unsold pilot, The Robinsons: Lost in Space. In 2006, she also appeared in The WB pilot Aquaman as the evil Nadia. The pilot was not picked up for series by The CW network, a result of The WB and UPN network merger, which occurred while the pilot was being filmed. She appeared as Kara/Lindsay Harrison in the season 3 finale of Smallville. Palicki appeared in Supernatural as Jessica Moore, Sam Winchester's doomed girlfriend who is killed by a demon in its pilot episode. The character reappears in the Supernatural season 2 episode, "What Is and What Should Never Be", and the season 5 episode "Free To Be You and Me."

She made an appearance in the music video "We Are the Ones" in support of 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama. In 2010, Palicki joined the FOX television drama Lone Star, which was cancelled after two episodes, despite good reviews. In 2011, Palicki portrayed Wonder Woman in a 2011 pilot produced by David E. Kelley for NBC. The pilot was not picked up as a series. She played the recurring role of Dr. Samantha Lake in season one of the sitcom About a Boy in 2014, reuniting with Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims.

Palicki starred in Legion (2010), and co-starred in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) in the lead female role of Lady Jaye. She also appeared in supporting roles in Red Dawn (2012) and John Wick (2014). Although initially signed on to star in the Jamie Babbit's 2012 horror film Breaking the Girls, due to production delays and scheduling conflicts, she does not appear in the film.

Palicki in 2009

In August 2014, Palicki joined Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a recurring role as Bobbi Morse. She became one of the principal cast after the midseason break of season 2, continuing until her character was written out of the series near the end of season 3. ABC ordered a pilot episode for a spin-off, Marvel's Most Wanted, featuring her character in the lead role, but did not develop it as a series.

In July 2016, Palicki was cast as Kelly Grayson in The Orville, a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane, who also stars in it as Captain Mercer, her character's ex-husband. The series premiered on September 10, 2017, and two seasons have aired on FOX. A third season began in June 2022 on Hulu.

In 2016, Palicki and her brother, Eric, collaborated on writing their first comic book, titled No Angel, published by Black Mask Studios. The first issue was released November 30, 2016.

In 2023, Palicki starred in the Hulu Original film Quasi, released on April 20, 2023.

Personal life

Palicki has celiac disease. In September 2014, her representative confirmed that she was engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, whom she met on the set of John Wick. At the San Diego Comic-Con in 2018, it was revealed that she was dating The Orville co-star Scott Grimes. The two announced their engagement in January 2019 and married on May 19, 2019, in Austin, Texas. She filed for divorce two months later on July 22, 2019. In mid-November of that year, a judge granted Palicki's request to dismiss the filing. Palicki filed for divorce for the second time on July 16, 2020.



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Director Notes
2003 Rewrite The Pretty Girl Tom Lisowski Short film
2003 Getting Rachel Back Rachel Tom Lisowski Short film
2005 Popstar Whitney Addison Richard Gabai
2006 Seven Mummies Isabelle Nick Quested
2009 Women in Trouble Holly Rocket Sebastian Gutierrez
2010 Legion Charlie Scott Stewart
2010 Elektra Luxx Holly Rocket Sebastian Guiterrez
2011 Waves Girlfriend Thor Gold Short film
2012 Red Dawn Toni Walsh Dan Bradley
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Jaye Burnett / Lady Jaye Jon M. Chu
2013 Coffee Town Becca Brad Copeland
2014 Dr. Cabbie Natalie Wilman Jean-François Pouliot
2014 John Wick Ms. Perkins Chad Stahelski
2015 Baby, Baby, Baby Sunny Brian Klugman Direct-to-video
2017 S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Ellen Dwyer Tony Giglio Direct-to-video
2017 It's Supposed to be Easy Kris Keith Ewell Short film
2021 With/In: Volume 2 TBA Sebastian Gutierrez segment: "Twenty Questions"
2023 Thoughts and Prayers Senator Barnes Evan Miller Short film; also producer
Quasi Queen Catherine Kevin Heffernan


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Smallville Kara, Lindsay Harrison Episode: "Covenant"
2004 Quintuplets Jessica Geiger Episode: "Love, Lies and Lullabies"
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Miranda Episode: "Formalities"
2004 The Robinsons: Lost in Space Judy Robinson Unsold pilot
2005 North Shore Lisa Ruddnick 2 episodes
2005–2009 Supernatural Jessica Moore 4 episodes
2006 South Beach Brianna 8 episodes
2006 Aquaman Nadia Unsold pilot
2006–2011 Friday Night Lights Tyra Collette 52 episodes
2007 Winter Tales Mistletoe Girl 3 episodes
2007–2019 Robot Chicken Various characters Voice, 8 episodes
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Padmé Amidala, Jessica, Lexi Voice, television special
2009 CSI: Miami Marisa Dixon Episode: "Dead on Arrival"
2009 Titan Maximum Clare Voice, 4 episodes
2010 Family Guy Tiffani Thiessen Voice, episode: "Big Man on Hippocampus"
2010 Lone Star Cat Thatcher 5 episodes
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Padmé Amidala, Jessica, Woman Voice, television special
2011 Criminal Minds Sydney Manning Episode: "The Thirteenth Step"
2011 Wonder Woman Diana Prince / Wonder Woman Unsold pilot
2014 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Vanessa Styles 2 episodes
2014 ... History Kate Warne Episode: "Baltimore"
2014 About a Boy Dr. Samantha Lake 10 episodes
2014 This Is Why You're Single Maria Television film
2014–2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Bobbi Morse Main cast; 31 episodes
2016 Marvel's Most Wanted Barbara "Bobbi" Morse Unsold pilot
2017–2022 The Orville Commander Kelly Grayson Main cast; 36 episodes
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television (2017–2022)

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s) Role Notes
2008 "We Are the Ones" Herself
2016 "Where's the Love?" The Black Eyed Peas (featuring The World) Herself

See also

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