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Adrianne Palicki Is Engaged!

Adrianne Palicki Engaged to Jackson Spidell

Originally posted 09/10/2014 10:45AM

Adrianne Palicki is engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

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Adrianne Palicki Loves 'Goofball' Costar Channing Tatum

Adrianne Palicki Loves 'Goofball' Costar Channing Tatum

Originally posted 03/26/2013 08:30AM

Making G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis and the Rock, Adrianne Palicki was not one to be intimidated – not after all the noises they made.

"I'm more macho than all those guys," the actress, perhaps best known for TV's Friday Night Lights (2006-11), boasts to PEOPLE. "You spend that much time with them – you hear them burp, fart – you immediately become one of the dudes."

Tatum, it seems, also did something even more for the gang.

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What Does Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Think of the New Version?

Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter: Adrianne Palicki 'Looks Fabulous' as Wonder Woman

Originally posted 03/19/2011 03:00PM

Adrianne Palicki knew she had big boots – and a super-sexy, skin-tight suit – to fill when she signed on for NBC's upcoming re-launch of Wonder Woman, an iconic role originated by Lynda Carter in the '70s.

But there's no rivalry. In fact, Carter has nothing but wonderful things to say about the new TV incarnation.

"I think [Palicki] looks fabulous," Carter, 59, tells E! Online. "It's a new look and, jeez, her body looks fantastic."

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Meet TV's New Wonder Woman!

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Adrianne Palicki to Star as Wonder Woman in New Series

Originally posted 02/17/2011 09:35AM

Life is looking wonderful for Adrianne Palicki – literally.

The actress, 27, best known for her role as resident bad girl Tyra Collette on the now-defunct Friday Night Lights, landed the role of Wonder Woman – and her true identity, corporate powerhouse Diana Prince – in a pilot for NBC, Deadline Hollywood reports.

So who is this actress suiting up for the iconic comic book adaptation in what could be the most butt-kicking role of her career?

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Friday Night Lights' Anti-Cheerleader: Adrianne Palicki

Friday Night Lights' Anti-Cheerleader: Adrianne Palicki

Originally posted 10/30/2006 01:00PM

Playing Tyra Collette, a tough teen from the wrong side of the tracks on NBC's Friday Night Lights, is liberating for actress Adrianne Palicki. "Tyra is so opposite of me," she says. "She's just so honest – brutally honest." Besides getting to channel her inner bad girl, the Toledo, Ohio, native is loving life in Austin, Texas, where the show films. PEOPLE recently caught up with Palicki, 23, about her favorite Austin haunt and why she's grateful not to play a cheerleader.

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