Andrea Anders Biography

Andrea Anders is an American actress known for her roles in popular TV shows such as ‘The Class,’ ‘Better Off Ted,’ and ‘Joey.’ Born and raised in Wisconsin, she pursued her passion for acting after completing her education. With a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a Master of Fine Arts, she quickly made her mark in the theater world. Since then, she has been a familiar face on television, often playing supporting roles. Alongside her successful career, she has also dabbled in feature films. Andrea’s love for her job and her experiences in the world of TV sitcoms have been truly rewarding. Additionally, she once had a relationship with Matt LeBlanc, the renowned actor from the hit series ‘Friends.’

Quick Facts

  • Age: 48 Years
  • Family: Siblings – Sean Anders, Torri Anders; Partner – Matt LeBlanc (2006–2015)
  • Occupation: Actresses
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 5’8″ (173 cm)
  • U.S. State: Wisconsin
  • Notable Alumni: University Of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
  • City: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Education: Rutgers University, University Of Wisconsin–Stevens Point

Film & Television Career

One of Andrea Anders’ first television appearances was in a commercial for Dannon. In 1998, she appeared in ABC’s soap opera ‘One Life to Live’. In 2003, she featured in five episodes of the TV series ‘Oz’. A year later, she starred as Heather in the sci-fi horror ‘The Stepford Wives’. That year, the actress also began playing Alexis Garrett in the spin-off of the series ‘Friends,’ titled ‘Joey’. This was followed by her starring role in the sitcom ‘The Class’.

In 2008, Anders played a supporting role in ‘Sex Drive’, a sex comedy movie about a young boy who goes on a road trip to have sex with a woman he met online. A year later, she joined the cast of ‘Better Off Ted’ as Linda Zwordling. She later on featured as Alice in the sitcom ‘Mr. Sunshine’ which aired in 2011. That year, the actress also played the role of Laura in the USA Network’s sitcom ‘Necessary Roughness’ which starred Scott Cohen and Callie Thorne.

During 2014 and 2015, Anders appeared in three episodes of ‘About a Boy’ and four episodes of ‘Modern Family’. This was followed by her guest appearances in the drama series ‘Speechless’, ‘9JKL’ and ‘Young Sheldon’.

Theatre Career

Andrea Anders has appeared in several theatre productions till date. At the beginning of her career, she featured in the play ‘The Graduate.’ She also appeared in ‘New Doors’ that premiered at the Guthrie Theater and in ‘On the Jump’ that was staged at the Arena Stage. She later starred in ‘New World Rhapsody’ and ‘Cold/Tender.’

In 2007, Anders starred as Jeannie, an accountant in Neil LaBute’s production of ‘Fat Pig.’ The play is about a relationship between a plus-size lady and a young man whose friend degrades her for being “fat”. It had its London premiere in the year 2008 and earned a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best New Comedy.

Family & Personal Life

Andrea Anders was born on May 10, 1975 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. She has a brother named Sean who grew up to become a director. She studied at DeForest Area High School and later enrolled at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. Following her graduation with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1997, Anders earned Master of Fine Arts from the Rutgers University.

Andrea Anders started dating actor Matt LeBlanc in 2006. The couple broke up after a nine-year long courtship in 2015.

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