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, and John Irving, as well as classics by L.M Montgomery and Thornton Wilder. She has narrated over 250 titles for major publishers including Audible Studios, Audible Theater, Harper Audio, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Tantor Audio. A four-time Audie Award Finalist, one-time winner, and an Earphones Award winner for Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer, Piper also frequently directs audiobooks for publishers including Audible Studios and Hachette.
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. She is married to actor & narrator Gabriel Vaughan, and their somewhat ridiculous meet cute was featured in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW
The Best American Short Stories of 2021 was nominated for an Audie Award! Piper read the short story "Switzerland" by Nicole Krauss for HMH/Harper Audio.
Piper is currently recording titles for Tantor, Podium, and Simon & Schuster.
Check out recent reviews in Audiofile Magazine.
*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