Piper Lisa Perabo (born October 31, 1976) is an American stage, film and television actress. Since her breakthrough role in Coyote Ugly (2000), her subsequent films include Lost and Delirious (2001), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Prestige (2006) and Looper (2012). Since 2010, she has played Annie Walker, the lead role on the USA Network series Covert Affairs, for which she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, the daughter of Mary Charlotte (nee Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a professor of poetry at Ocean County College. Piper is of Portuguese and Norwegian descent. Her parents named her after actress Piper Laurie.