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Three's Company

Priscilla Barnes

Terri Alden

Born in New Jersey, Barnes aspired to be a dancer, but a bad fall off a stage during a performance ended her career, so the former beauty queen turned to acting.

Barnes made her small screen debut in an episode of Columbo in 1973, and made numerous appearances on classic TV series including Cannon (1976), Starsky and Hutch (1978), Kojak (1978), and Taxi (1980). Barnes gained fame as Suzanne Somers' replacement on Three's Company, where her character (the level-headed, no-nonsense nurse Terri Alden) was the polar opposite of Somers' bubbly and buxom Chrissy Snow. Barnes joined the cast in 1981 and was there until the series ended in 1984.

After Three's Company, Barnes' career remained fairly steady, with regular TV and film roles including Licensed to Kill (1989), The Crossing Guard (1995), Mallrats (1995), Mumford (1999), and cult-film The Devil's Rejects (2005). Barnes is still actively working, and she has been married to actor Ted Monte since 2003.

Character Bio

When Cindy leaves the apartment for the UCLA campus, it's Terri who takes her place. In the beginning, she and Jack don't really get along due to an ER encounter when Terri (a nurse) was a little less than sympathetic to Jack. When she dons her nursing whites, Terri's all business. Efficient and thorough, she has no time for chit-chat, or flirtatious men, but when she lets her hair down at home or at the Regal Beagle, this striking blonde is proof that brains and beauty can easily co-exist. That's not to say she's not without her awkward moments when her mouth and brain get a little out of synch, and all that professional aplomb she conveys so easily at work suddenly flies right out the window.

Three's Company TV Schedule

Friday
July 11
4:30am
Look What I Found
A plan to trick Furley into changing the "no pets" rule backfires when the stray cat's owner comes looking for her missing kitty.
TV-PG
Sunday
July 13
3:30am
Jack's Tattoo
Jack's in the hospital to get a tattoo removed, but Janet and Furley have different ideas.
TV-PG
4:00am
Jack Takes Off
To win the attentions of the new art instructor next store, Jack signs up to be a nude model.
TV-PG
4:30am
Forget Me Not
When he wrecks Janet's new car while on a date with a model, Jack feigns amnesia.
TV-PG
5:00am
The Heiress
A former flower shop customer dies and leaves Janet a seemingly worthless vase.
TV-PG
5:30am
Cupid Works Overtime
A pretty stewardess helps Jack overcome his fear of flying. Smitten, he asks her out.
TV-PG
1:00pm
A Man About The House
To save on rent, Janet Wood and Chrissy Snow invite Jack Tripper to be their roommate.
TV-PG
1:30pm
And Mother Makes Four
Chrissy's mom comes for an overnight visit.
TV-PG
2:00pm
Roper's Niece
Mr. Roper's niece is in town, and he gives Jack $50 to take her out.
TV-PG
2:30pm
No Children, No Dogs
The trio takes in a homeless puppy found by Jack's buddy, Larry
TV-PG
3:00pm
Jack the Giant Killer
Jack's got something to prove after not standing up to a bully who made a pass at Chrissy at the Regale Beagle.
TV-PG
3:30pm
It's Only Money
The rent money goes missing and the trio can't find anyone to float them a loan.
TV-PG
Tuesday
July 15
4:30am
Ground Rules
Jack and Chrissy bust in on Janet and her date.
TV-PG