Andrea Barber - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 23, 2022

Andrea Barber
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Days of Our Lives, Full House, Fuller House (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 3, 1976 (age 47)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Andrea Laura Barber
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Donald Barber
Mother's Name: Sherry Barber
Siblings: 2

Justin Barber (older brother)
Darin Barber (older brother)

High School: La Serna High School
University: Whittier College, University of York
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Michael Hawley

Jeremy Rytky (2002- 2014)

Children: 2

Tate James Rytky (son)
Felicity Ruth Rytky (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 57 kg (125.66 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Olive Green
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Andrea Barber?

Andrea Barber is an American actress.

Andrea Barber Age, Parents, Siblings

Andrea Barber was born on July 3, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, the U.S.A. as Andrea Laura Barber. Her mother’s name is Sherry Barber and her father’s name is Donald Barber. She is the youngest of three siblings and has two older brothers Justin Barber and Darin Barber. 

Source: Twitter (Andrea Barber aged 6 on the set of Days of Our Lives)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Andrea Barber attended La Serna High School in Whittier, California, and graduated from the same. She then went on to attend Whittier College to study English. She graduated from the same in 1999. Barber also has a Master of Arts in Women's Studies from the University of York, England.

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Andrea Barber Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Affair, Divorce

Barber was married to Jeremy Rytky. After dating, for years the two decided to upgrade their relationship into marriage in 2002.

With her husband, her first child, a son named Tate James Rytky was born on April 30, 2004. On April 10, 2007, Barber gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Felicity Ruth Rytky. They did have a complete family but the couple divorced after 12 years of marriage in 2014. 

Currently, she is in a romantic relationship with Michael Hawley, a content creator and co-founder of Harber Media. Their love affair started in 2014 and has grown stronger ever since.

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Andrea Barber, Michael Hawley (Image: Instagram - posted Jan 2020)

Andrea Barber Career

Early Career

Andrea Barber’s career in acting began at the tender age of 6. Her first role was as Carrie Brady in the American soap opera Days of Our LivesShe portrayed the role from 1982 to 1986.

Breakthrough role

In 1987, she landed her breakthrough role as Kimmy Gibbler in Full House. At first, she was taken up as a recurring role and later as a regular. For the next eight years, Barber portrayed the role of Gibbler until its cancellation in 1995.

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Source: Bustle (Andrea Barber in Full House)

After the series ended, she took a break from acting to focus on her personal life. After completing her education she worked as an assistant to the director of Whittier College's Office of International Programs in 2000.

Return to Acting

In 2012, Andrea Barber got back to acting. She landed a role alongside her Full House co-star Dave Coulier in Funny or Die, a comedy video website. In 2016, she reprised her role of Kimmy Gibbler in Full House spin-off series Fuller House. 

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Films, Series

Andrea Barber has also starred in Fantasy Island (1983), Do You Remember Love (1985), St. Elsewhere (1985), The Twilight Zone (1985), Wonderful World of Color (1986), Our House (1986), Growing Pains (1990), To Grandmother's House We Go (1992), The Skateboard Kid II (1995), Hollywood Darlings (2017), The Talk (2017).

Source: zerchoo (Andrea Barber with co-star Juan Pablo Di Pace in Fuller House)


On the set of Fuller House, Barber has worked with John StamosAshley LiaoJeff FranklinBob SagetSoni Nicole Bringas.

Andrea Barber – Awards, Nominations

Andrea Barber has had several awards and nominations. She was nominated for Young Artist Awards in the years 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1995, among which she won in 1990 and 1991. She has also been nominated for Soap Opera Digest Awards in 1984 and 1985 and won both times.

In 2016, Andrea Barber was nominated for Teen Choice Awards.

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Source: World (Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber in Fuller House)

Andrea Barber Mental health and depression

Barber has been open about her depression and how she runs to combat it. She shared in a May 2018 interview,

“Running is the most effective strategy for me to combat my anxiety and depression. The endorphin release always makes me feel better, but it’s more than just that. Running has a meditative quality that helps me recenter and refocus. It helps me quiet the spinning thoughts that swirl through my head. It’s a confidence booster for me, too. I’m an introvert who needs alone time to recharge my battery, and running helps me do that.”

Andrea Barber Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated at around  $2 million while the figures on her annual salary is not shared with the public.

Andrea Barber Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Andrea Barber is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with millions of followers. She also has a YouTube channel with around 250k subscribers.

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