According to People, Andrea Barber won a part on “Days of Our Lives” at a young age. Barber appeared on the NBC sudser from 1982 until 1986 in the role of Carrie Brady. Carrie is an important character on the show, as she is the daughter of Roman Brady and Anna DiMera. However, she’s also always had a strong bond with her stepmother, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall). As an adult, the character was played by actress Christine Clarke, who took over the role from Barber in 1986 (via Soap Central).
Back in 2020, Barber opened up about her early years in the TV business, and how she got her start on “Days,” revealing that the experience helped her eventually land her role on “Full House” (via Feeling The Vibe). “From [ages] 6 to 9, I played the first Carrie Brady on ‘Days of Our Lives.’ I also filmed a ton of commercials. Commercials were very important back then when I was growing up. I did commercials for Barbie, toys, McDonald’s, and a lot of food brands. I also did guest spots on all the great family sitcoms like ‘Growing Pains’ and ‘Our House,'” Barber said.
Longtime “DOOL” fans may remember Barber’s years on the soap. However, to most, she’ll always be our Kimmy Gibbler.