Piper grew up in rural New Hampshire, the daughter of an accountant and a teacher, with a younger sister, a horse, three cats, and a black lab named Curly who carried logs from the woodpile into the house on cold winter nights so the humans didn't have to. She started acting at the age of six at the American Stage Festival and Andy's Summer Playhouse, and studied extensively in her living room with teachers like Lily Tomlin, Betty Buckley, Carol Burnett, and the movie Beaches.
Now, Piper is an actress, teacher, director, and audiobook narrator. As a narrator, she has recorded works by Meg Cabot, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alison Bechdel, R.L Stine, and John Irving, as well as classics by L.M Montgomery and Thornton Wilder. She has narrated over 350 titles for major publishers including Audible Studios, Audible Theater, Harper, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Tantor. A four-time Audie Award Finalist, one-time winner, a SOVAS Award nominee, and a three-time Earphones Award winner (Love at First Psych by Cara Bastone, Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer, and Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel) Piper's narration has also been featured in Kirkus, YALSA, and Booklist.
She has directed audiobooks read by Kathryn Grody, Amandla Stenberg, Art Garfunkel, and Audra McDonald.
As an actress, Piper has performed Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country, London and Canada, and earned a Drama League Award Nomination for originating the role of Anne in Anne of Green Gables. She graduated from NYU, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and holds an MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA & Actors Equity & Canadian Equity.
What's Happening Now:
Featured in Kirkus!
Piper is honored to be a Voice Arts Award Nominee from the Society of Voice Arts & Sciences for Best Audiobook Narration of a Short Story Anthology for her work on Corona City: Stories from the Epicenter. All proceeds from this audiobook go to Feeding America, so please check it out! The SOVAS Awards Gala takes place on December 10th in Los Angeles.
A new translation of The Iliad by Emily Wilson, narrated by Audra McDonald, is available on Audible! Piper directed Audra for Audible Studios.
"Comedy isn't easy to pull off, especially in an audiobook. New ones read by Bahni Turpin, Barton Welch and Piper Goodeve really nail it."
"Piper Goodeve picks up on every comic nuance..."
*2023 SOVAS Award Nominee
*2023 Earphones Award Winner
*2023 Earphones Award Winner
*2022 Audie Award Finalist
*2021 Audie Award Finalist
*2020 Earphones Award Winner
*2016 Audie Award Finalist
*2015 Audie Award Winner
*2008 Top Ten Cast Recording from Talkinbroadway.com
*Drama League Award Nomination for Distinguished Performance as Anne in Anne of Green Gables.
*Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award Nomination for Best Actress of the Season as Sheila in HAIR