Adrianne Palicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Nancy (French) and Jeffrey Palicki. Her father is of Polish and Hungarian descent, and her mother is of English and German ancestry. Adrianne graduated from Whitmer High School. She did not take the stage in her first play until she was a sophomore at Whitmer High School. While in high school, she played basketball and ran track, and was runner-up for homecoming queen. She was a series regular on the first three seasons of NBC's drama series Friday Night Lights (2006). She has since starred of co-starred in the films Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).
She worked at Togo's as a sandwich maker when she first got to Los Angeles.
Was a runner-up for homecoming queen at Whitmer High School.
Ranked #79 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Attended and graduated from Whitmer High School in 2001.
Has a tattoo of her parents' names, Jeff and Nancy, on her arm.
She has starred in three different productions featuring members of DC Comics' Justice League. She played a fellow Krypton native and ally of Clark Kent/Superman in an episode of Smallville (2001), she played a villain in the aborted "Aquaman" series, and she played Wonder Woman in a 2011 pilot that was not picked up.
She is the daughter of Nancy (née French) and Jeffrey Palicki. Adrianne's paternal grandfather, Arthur Palicki, was of Polish descent, and Adrianne's paternal grandmother, Margaret Hunyon, was of Hungarian ancestry. Adrianne's mother is of English and German descent.
Has on older brother, Eric Palicki, who is a comic book writer.
When I lived in New York for those three months, I needed to see a play every week, because eventually that's where I want to end up.
I think the character of "Kara" on Smallville (2001) was a little different from the one in the comic because her motive is different. She's not evil by any means, whatsoever, but she does come to Clark for a specific reason. She doesn't really have a sense of right or wrong; the morality isn't there.
My psyche has been very impacted in that there are moments where you're, like, 'Do I really want to do this?' Though I know in my heart this is what I really want to do, the question was: would I enjoy the process itself?
I would love to do Broadway, I don't think there's anything more amazing than theatre. Okay, Supergirl is number one. Maybe I could be Supergirl on Broadway! That would be perfect.
In all honesty, it's unbelievable to get these roles. You work so hard when you're trying to be cast and to get a guest role on a low budget show would be a dream come true, but to be able to do these two shows and play these characters, there are no words. I am so lucky to have done them.
We had a fight scene that was amazingly well-choreographed, but then Mr. Woo came in and said, 'Very good, but do this', and he goes in there and starts fighting. It's just amazing to see John Woo kick alien ass! It's not something you get to see very often.