Adrianne Palicki is an American actress and model. She is popularly known for her roles in movies. She featured Tyra Collette in the NBC sports drama series Friday Night Lights and S.H.I.E.L.D. as Barbara Morse. She is also best known in the Fox science-fiction comedy “The Orville” as Commander Kelly Grayson. To learn more about Adrianne Palicki, read her biography below.

Adrianne Palicki Biography 

Full name; Adrianne Lee Palicki

Date of Birth: May 6, 1983 

Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actress and  Model

Years active: 2003–present

Spouse: Scott Grimes

Early life and Family 

Adrianne Palicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, on May 6, 1983. She is the daughter of Nancy Lee (née French) and Jeffrey Arthur Palicki. Adrianne’s father is of Polish and Hungarian descent, while her mother is of English and German descent. She has a brother  named Eric. Eric is a comic book writer who influenced Adrianne’s interest in comics. In 2016, Palicki and Eric wrote their first comic book, titled No Angel, published by Black Mask Studios. The comic book was first released on November 30, 2016.


 Adrianne was a brilliant student in school. She attended Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, and graduated in 2001. While in high school, she engaged in sports. Adrianne played basketball and ran track. She was also the runner-up for Homecoming Queen. 


American actress

Adrianne Palicki started acting when she was in high school. She fully began her acting career in 2003 when she landed a small role in Rewrite. That same year, she also appeared as Judy Robinson in the pilot of The Robinsons: Lost In Space. Unfortunately, the” Pilot’ movie was not picked up for series by The CW network. In 2006, Adrianna appeared in The WB pilot Aquaman as the evil Nadia. From 2006 to 2009, Palicki starred on the first three seasons of NBC’s drama series Friday Night Lights depicting Tyra Collette. 

She played Kara/Lindsay Harrison in the season 3 finale of Smallville and Supernatural as Jessica Moore. In the movie, Jessica Moore was Sam Winchester’s doomed girlfriend killed by a demon in its pilot episode.

 In 2010, Palicki joined the FOX TV drama Lone Star as Cat Thatcher. In 2011, she starred in Wonder Woman, produced by David E. Kelley. She also starred in Legion and was co-starred in G.I. Joe: Retaliation as Lady Jaye. Apart from that, Adrianna Palicki also appeared in supporting roles in Red Dawn as Toni Walsh and John Wick. Although initially signed on to star in Jamie Babbit’s film Breaking the Girls.  But she did not appear in the movie due to production delays and scheduling conflicts.

In August 2014, Palicki played a recurring role in S.H.I.E.L.D. as Barbara “Bobbi” Morse. Adrianna became one of the principal cast after the mid-season break of season two until her character was written out of the series close to season three.  ABC called a pilot episode for a spin-off, Marvel’s Most Wanted. It features her character in the lead role but did not develop it as a series.

Adrianna also played the recurring role of Dr Samantha Lake in season one of the sitcom About a Boy in 2014. In July 2016, Palicki starred as Kelly Grayson in The Orville, a science fiction comedy-drama series. Besides appearing in films and tv series, Palicki also appeared in music videos.

Personal Life    

Adrianne Palicki and Spouse

In 2018, at the San Diego Comic-Con, it was confirmed that Adrianne Palicki was dating Scott Grimes. Scot Grimes is the co-star actor in Orville. Adrianne and Scot announced their engagement in January 2019 and got married in Austin, Texas, on May 19, 2019. Unfortunately, On July 22, 2019, two months after her wedding with Scot Grimes, Adrianne Palicki filed for divorce but was later dismissed.  She later filed for divorce for the second time on July 16, 2020.


2003: In Rewrite as The Pretty Girl.    

2003: Getting Rachel Back as Rachel         

2005: Popstar as Whitney Addison         

2006: Seven Mummies as Isabelle         

2009: Women in Trouble as Holly Rocket      

2010: Legion as Charlie Scott Stewart    

2010: Elektra Luxx as Holly Rocket        

2011: Waves as Girlfriend

2012: Red Dawn  as  Toni Walsh        

2013: G.I. Joe: Retaliation as Jaye Burnett / Lady Jaye    

2013: Coffee Town as Becca      

2014: Dr. Cabbie as Natalie Wilman    

2014    John Wick as Ms Perkins      

2015    Baby, Baby, Baby as Sunny    

2017: S.W.A.T.: Under Siege as Ellen Dwyer   

2017:  It’s Supposed to be Easy as Kris     

2021: In Volume 2 as TBA      


2004: In Smallville  as  Kara / Lindsay Harrison 

2004 : In Quintuplets as Jessica Geiger 

2004: In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation  as Miranda    

2004 : The Robinsons: Lost in Space as Judy Robinson 

2005    North Shore as Lisa Rudnick    

2005–2009: In Supernatural  as  Jessica Moore 

2006: In South Beach, as Brianna

2006: Aquaman as Nadia  

2006–2011:  Friday Night Lights  as Tyra Collette

2007:  Winter Tales as Mistletoe Girl    3 episodes

2007–2019: In Robot Chicken  as Various characters (voice)  

2008: In Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II as Padmé Amidala / Jessica / Lexi (voice)     

2009: CSI: Miami  as Marisa Dixon 

2009: Titan Maximum as Clare (voice)   

2010: Family Guy  as Tiffani Thiessen (voice)    Episode: “Big Man on Hippocampus.”

2010 as Lone Star as Cat Thatcher  

2011: Criminal Minds as Sydney Manning    

2011:  Wonder Woman  as Diana Prince 

2014: From Dusk till Dawn: The Series as Vanessa 

2014:  Drunk History  as Kate Warne  

2014: About a Boy as Dr Samantha Lake 

2014: In  This Is Why You’re Single as Maria    

2014–2016:  Featured in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  as Barbara “Bobbi” Morse   

2016:  Marvel’s Most Wanted as Barbara “Bobbi” Morse

2017–present: The Orville as  Commander  

Music Video 

2008: “We Are the Ones” will.      

2016:  “Where’s the Love?” The Black Eyed Peas (featuring The World)