Annie Parisse, also known as Anne Marie Cancelmi born on July 31, 1975, is an American TV and film actress. Her most famous role is Alexandra Borgia in the Law & Order drama for television that she played between 2005-2006. Parisse's other roles include Julia Lindsey Snyder in the soap opera As the World turns. The stage name she chose came from her great-grandmother and namesake Anna Maria Parisse. Annie Parisse first met Paul Sparks in 2005. They were friends for a while after which they got married in October 2009. Together with their son Emmett Sparks they also have a daughter. Annie Parisse, born 31st of July 1975 was raised on Mercer Island Washington by her parents, her father and Annette Cancelmi (Mother), who was a Pennsylvania schoolteacher. Louis Cancelmi is an actor who was married to Elisabeth Waterston. Michael Cancelmi is a teacher of language and also teaches Italian. Annie was first introduced to acting during her college years, taking on roles in plays and dramas. Her big screen debut was when she appeared in On the Q.T. (1999) in which she played a minor role of Wendy. In the TV series As the World Turns (1999-2001), she made her television debut.