Before her new gig as Law & Order's assistant district attorney Alexandra Borgia, Parisse, 29, was best known as crazed diva Julia Lindsey on As the World Turns and Joey's french-fry-stealing date on an '04 episode of Friends.
ON PLAYING A LAWYER "This is my father's favorite show, so I've been watching it since high school, but I don't know a lot about the law. Now I'm studying. Legaldictionary.com is my Web site of choice."
ON BEING THE NEW GIRL ON SET "Actually, we have so many guest stars, I have not done a single episode where I haven't known a guest. It's a blast. In one episode, one of my old acting teachers played the defendant."
ON HER FRIENDS STINT "I got to be known as the French Fry Girl. It was just a moment but it was fun. I mean, we have all either known those food-stealing girls or we've been them."