She may be new to the government's most secretive branch, but 28-year-old Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) has the uncanny instincts, tenacity and persistence that could make this girl-next-door a lethal weapon. Although her first mission unexpectedly ends in a hail of bullets, Annie doesn't get flustered or second-guess her new career path when the Agency unexpectedly promotes her to field operative. If anything, it has made her more determined to be good at her job and see her assignments through.
In the blink of an eye, an assignment can go from routine to rogue and when Annie finds herself in situations with no rules or 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 soon 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.
Piper Perabo stars as Annie Walker in COVERT AFFAIRS.
In 2009, Perabo made her stage debut in Neil Labute's controversial play Reasons to be Pretty directed by Terry Kinney. She co-starred alongside Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber.
Although new to the theater, Perabo is no stranger to the screen. In 2007, she was seen in the Christopher Nolan film "The Prestige" with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale; in "Because I Said So" with Diane Keaton and Lauren Graham and in "First Snow," a film directed by Mark Fergus and co-starring Guy Pearce and Adam Scott. Next, Perabo was seen in John Glenn's disturbing thriller "The Lazarus Project," with Paul Walker and Disney's "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" alongside Jaime Lee Curtis. Perabo was also seen in Paramount Vantage's "Carriers" as the female lead opposite Chris Pine and Lou Taylor Pucci in the post-apocalyptic thriller about four friends trying to escape a viral pandemic.
Some of her other film credits include Adam Shankman's "Cheaper by the Dozen 2," in which she reprised her role as the eldest daughter to Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt; the romantic comedy "Imagine Me & You," with Lena Headey and Matthew Goode and the crime drama "10th & Wolf" with an ensemble cast that included James Marsden and Dennis Hopper. Perabo made her feature film debut in the comedy "Whiteboyz," written by Danny Hoch and also starred in "Coyote Ugly."
A native of Dallas, Texas, Perabo currently resides in New York City.