Annie Parisse (Anne Marie Cancelmi, born July 31, 1975) is an American actress that has been featured in television films and theatre. She has played Alexandra Borgia from 2005 to 2006 in the show Law & Order. Parisse's other roles include Julia Lindsey Snyder in the soap opera as the world Changes. She got her stage name from her great-grandmother. Her name is Anna Maria Parisse. Annie Parisse first met Paul Sparks in 2005. They were friends for a time in 2005, and were married in October 2009. Alongside their son Emmett Sparks, the couple has also one daughter. Annie Parisse was born on 31 July 1975 at Anchorage, Alaska United States to Annette Cancelmi(Mother) an educator at the school in Pennsylvania and Louis G Cancelmi(Father) as an executive officer for an airline(Alaska Air) Her brothers and her were raised on Mercer Island Washington where her parents employed. Louis Cancelmi is an actor who was married to Elisabeth Waterston. Michael Cancelmi is a teacher of language as well as teaches Italian. Annie was first introduced to acting during college when she began taking the stage in plays as well as college dramas. Her biggest screen debut came when she appeared in On the Q.T. (1999) which featured her in a minor role of Wendy. The first time she appeared on television, it was the show As the World turns.