"I had some of the best moments of my life on The Orville, such as beating the crap out of Charlize Theron." ― Adrianne Palicki[[source]]
Adrianne Palicki is an American actress who plays Commander Kelly Grayson on The Orville.


Adrianne Palicki has had a long career acting in sci-fi and action related media. She played Agent Bobbi Morse on Marvel's The Agents of Shield, Ms. Perkins in the John Wick film franchise, Jaye in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jessica Moore on the TV series Supernatural, and even Diana Prince in a failed 2011 TV pilot for a Wonder Woman series.

The OrvilleEdit

Palicki has repeatedly said that she was convinced to join The Orville after reading only the first five pages of the pilot's script. "You kind of meet Kelly when Ed [Mercer] walks in on her with a blue alien, and . . . some blue stuff comes out of [the alien's] ear, head, whatever, and covers her. It was one of those things where I lost my mind laughing."[1][2]

However, Palicki also feels that the extremely funny opening of the show makes it difficult to portray Grayson in a way that is sympathetic with audiences. "This was going to be the biggest challenge of my life," Palicki recalls in a November 30, 2017, interview. "To come back from that as a character and hopefully win people over."[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki". The Talk. Nov. 30, 2017.
  2. Palicki also said this a month earlier. "Adrianne Palicki Chats About The New FOX Series, "The Orville"". BUILD Series. Oct. 4, 2017.