Adrianne Lee Palicki (born May 6, 1983) is a model and actress from the United States of America. She is best known for her roles as Tyra Collette on NBC's Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), Barbara "Bobbi" Morse/Mockingbird on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014-2016), and Commander Kelly Grayson on Fox/The Hulu's Orville (2017-present).
Palicki also appeared in the films Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), and John Wick (2014) as a supporting actor (2014).
Adrianne Palicki’s Early life
Palicki was born to Nancy Lee (née French) and Jeffrey Arthur Palicki in Toledo, Ohio. Eric, her older brother and a comic book writer, influenced her interest in comics.
Adrianne Palicki’s Career
Palicki played Tyra Collette in the first three seasons of NBC's drama series Friday Night Lights from 2006 to 2009. She returned for the final two episodes of the series in early 2011.
Palicki also played Judy Robinson in John Woo's unfinished pilot The Robinsons: Lost in Space in 2003. She also played the evil Nadia in The WB pilot Aquaman in 2006. The CW network did not pick up the pilot for a series because of the merger of The WB and UPN networks, which occurred while the pilot was being filmed. In the season three finale of Smallville, she played Kara/Lindsay Harrison. Palicki played Jessica Moore, Sam Winchester's doomed girlfriend who is killed by a demon in the show's pilot episode. The character returns in the season 2 episode "What Is and What Should Never Be," as well as the season 5 episode "Free To Be You and Me."
She appeared in will.i.am's music video "We Are the Ones" in support of 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama. Palicki joined the FOX television drama Lone Star in 2010, which was canceled after two episodes despite positive reviews. Palicki played Wonder Woman in an NBC pilot produced by David E. Kelley in 2011. The pilot episode was not picked up for a series. In 2014, she appeared as Dr. Samantha Lake in season one of the sitcom About a Boy, reuniting with Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims.
Palicki appeared in Legion (2010) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) as Lady Jaye, the lead female character. She also had supporting roles in Red Dawn (2012) and John Wick (2013). (2014). Despite having signed on to star in Jamie Babbit's 2012 horror film Breaking the Girls, she does not appear in the film due to production delays and scheduling conflicts.
Palicki debuted as Barbara "Bobbi" Morse on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in August 2014. She joined the main cast after the midseason break of season 2, and remained until her character was written out near the end of season 3. ABC ordered a pilot episode for a spin-off, Marvel's Most Wanted, starring her character, but it was not developed as a series.
Palicki was cast as Kelly Grayson in The Orville, a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane, who also plays Captain Mercer, her character's ex-husband, in July 2016. The show debuted on FOX on September 10, 2017, and has since aired two seasons. A third season will premiere on Hulu in June 2022.
Palicki and her brother, Eric, collaborated on their first comic book, No Angel, which was published by Black Mask Studios in 2016. The first issue debuted on November 30, 2016.
Adrianne Palicki’s Personal life
Palicki suffers from celiac disease. Her representative confirmed in September 2014 that she was engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, whom she met on the set of John Wick. She revealed her relationship with The Orville co-star Scott Grimes at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. The couple announced their engagement in January 2019, and they will marry on May 19, 2019, in Austin, Texas. On July 22, 2019, she filed for divorce two months later. A judge granted Palicki's request to dismiss the filing in mid-November of that year. On July 16, 2020, Palicki filed for divorce for the second time.