Andrea Laura Barber
July 3, 1976
|Alma mater||Whittier College|
University of York
(m. 2002; div. 2014)
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. Barber also has an MA in Women's Studies from the University of York, England. She returned to Whittier as assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs.
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, and concluded on June 2, 2020, after five seasons.
In 2002, Barber married Jeremy Rytky. The couple divorced in 2014. They have two children together.
|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)|
|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)|
|The Talk||Herself||Guest panelist|
|2021||That Girl Lay Lay||Principal Willingham||Recurring Role|
Awards and nominations
|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|
|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|
- Annie Martin (July 3, 2018). "Andrea Barber celebrates 42nd birthday with 'Fuller House' cast". UPI. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
- "Andrea Barber". TV Guide. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
- "Where Is Kimmy Gibbler From 'Full House' Now? Andrea Barber On Leaving Show Biz". Huffington Post. June 4, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- "'Full House' Star Andrea Barber aka Kimmy Gibbler: Where Is She Now?". Extra. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
- Webber, Stephanie (April 21, 2015). "Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber Gush About Full House Reunion, BFF Status". US Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2019). "'Fuller House' Renewed For Fifth & Final Season By Netflix". Deadline.
- Ramos, Dino-Ray (April 28, 2020). "'Fuller House' Sets Premiere Date For Final Episodes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
- 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.
- Kent, Chloe. "These Famous Actors All Have One Thing In Common". Bustle.