Parisse, who was born on July 31, grew up in Mercer Island, Washington with her parents, Lou and Annette, and her brothers, Louis and Michael. She graduated from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and trained at the Holborne Center for the Performing Arts in London, England.
Her New York theater credits include Bodacious Flapdoodle, Leave It To Beaver Is Dead, Throwin' Bones, and Misalliance at the Roundabout Theatre. In addition, she has appeared regionally in Much Ado About Nothing, and Standards of Beauty. She also performed in various university productions including Farmyard, As You Like It, Love's Labor Lost and Antigone.
Parisse enjoys cooking, reading, opera and the downtown theater scene.
Law & Order
September 2004 to Present
Law & Order
May 8, 2002
January 2002 to February 2002
As The World Turns
April 1998 to August 21, 2001
; February 20, 2002
to March 12, 2002
; November 1, 2002
to November 25, 2002
March 1, 2001
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2001)
DATE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1976
BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, Alaska
PARENTS: Lou and Annette Cancelmi
SIBLINGS: Two brothers, Louis and Michael
GRANDPARENTS: Harry & Mary Cancelmi
Education: Graduated from Mercer Island High School, near Seattle
Education: Attended Fordham University in New York City