Andrea Barber

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Andrea Barber
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Barber in 2016
Andrea Laura Barber

(1976-07-03) July 3, 1976 (age 45)[1]
Alma materWhittier College
University of York
Years active
  • 1982–1995
  • 2012
  • 2016–present
Jeremy Rytky
(m. 2002; div. 2014)

Andrea Laura Barber (born July 3, 1976[1]) is an American actress. She is known for playing Kimmy Gibbler in the ABC sitcom Full House and the Netflix sequel series Fuller House.

Early life

Barber is the youngest of three children. She graduated from La Serna High School in Whittier, California. She earned a degree in English from Whittier College in 1999.[2] Barber also has an MA in Women's Studies from the University of York, England.[3][4] She returned to Whittier as assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs.[3]


Barber's first major role was as the original Carrie Brady on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives, from 1982 to 1986. She also guest starred and starred in many movies and television series. Barber is known for her role on the sitcom Full House as Kimmy Gibbler, the best friend of D.J. Tanner, which she played from 1987 to 1995. She was at first a recurring role but shortly thereafter became a regular. After Full House ended, Barber retired from acting and started focusing on her personal life. In 2012, Barber reprised the role for a Funny or Die sketch called It's F*ckin Late alongside Dave Coulier, her former Full House co-star.

Barber reprised her role as Kimmy Gibbler in the Full House spin-off series Fuller House, along with Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin. The series was released on Netflix on February 26, 2016,[5] and concluded on June 2, 2020, after five seasons.[6][7]

Personal life

In 2002, Barber married Jeremy Rytky. The couple divorced in 2014. They have two children together.[8]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1982–1986 Days of Our Lives Carrie Brady Recurring role
1983 Fantasy Island Amanda Gorman Episode: "The Wedding Picture/Castaways"
1985 Do You Remember Love Jennifer Television film
St. Elsewhere Carrie Garman Episode: "Remembrance of Things Past"
The Twilight Zone Cathy Marano Episode: "If She Dies"
1986 Wonderful World of Color Zoey Episode: "The Leftovers"
Our House Naomi Episode: "The Third Question"
1987–1995 Full House Kimmy Gibbler Recurring role, seasons 1–4; main role, seasons 5–8
1990 Growing Pains Rhonda Green Episode: "Ben's Sure Thing"
1992 To Grandmother's House We Go 2nd Viewer Television film (uncredited cameo)[9]
1995 The Skateboard Kid II Tilly Curtis Film
2012 Funny or Die Kimmy Gibbler Episode: "It's F*Ckin' Late with Dave Coulier"
2016–2020 Fuller House Kimmy Gibbler Main role; Writer: "College Tours"
2017 Hollywood Darlings Andrea Episode: "How Christine Got Her Groove Back" (uncredited)[citation needed]
The Talk Herself Guest panelist
2021 That Girl Lay Lay Principal Willingham Recurring Role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1984 Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Youth Actress in a Daytime Soap Opera Days of Our Lives Won
1985 Outstanding Youth Actress in a Daytime Serial Won
Young Artist Awards Best Young Supporting Actress in a Daytime or Nighttime Drama Nominated
1986 Outstanding Young Actress - Regular Daytime Serial Nominated
1990 Best Young Actress Supporting Role in a Television Series Full House Won
1991 Best Young Actress Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series Won
1992 Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Nominated
1993 Nominated
1995 Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Chemistry (shared with: Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin) Fuller House Nominated


  1. ^ a b Annie Martin (July 3, 2018). "Andrea Barber celebrates 42nd birthday with 'Fuller House' cast". UPI. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Andrea Barber". TV Guide. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Where Is Kimmy Gibbler From 'Full House' Now? Andrea Barber On Leaving Show Biz". Huffington Post. June 4, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "'Full House' Star Andrea Barber aka Kimmy Gibbler: Where Is She Now?". Extra. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  5. ^ Webber, Stephanie (April 21, 2015). "Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Gush About Full House Reunion, BFF Status". US Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2019). "'Fuller House' Renewed For Fifth & Final Season By Netflix". Deadline.
  7. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (April 28, 2020). "'Fuller House' Sets Premiere Date For Final Episodes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  8. ^ Barber, Andrea. "'Full House' Cast: The Drama They've Endured Since the Original Series Ended". WonderWall. Archived from the original on February 27, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  9. ^ Kent, Chloe. "These Famous Actors All Have One Thing In Common". Bustle.

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