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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

Tuesday
September 23
3:30am
In need of another roommate, two single girls find their next roommate, Jack, in the tub at their last roommates' going away party. Jack, Janet and Chrissy find themselves living together in an apartment in Santa Monica. Jack is
TV-PG
3:54am
Professor Jack
Jack's giving cooking lessons to an older woman, but Terri thinks it's something else.
TV-PG
4:00am
In need of another roommate, two single girls find their next roommate, Jack, in the tub at their last roommates' going away party. Jack, Janet and Chrissy find themselves living together in an apartment in Santa Monica. Jack is
TV-PG
4:27am
Some of That Jazz
Terri and Jack fear Janet's jazz instructor is pressuring her into sleeping with him.
TV-PG
4:30am
In need of another roommate, two single girls find their next roommate, Jack, in the tub at their last roommates' going away party. Jack, Janet and Chrissy find themselves living together in an apartment in Santa Monica. Jack is
TV-PG
Wednesday
September 24
3:54am
Lies my Roommate Told Me
Jack agrees to go on a date with "Greedy" Gretchen so he can help Larry pitch woo to Terri.
TV-PG
4:27am
Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Janet and Jack thinks the doctor Terri brings to the apartment is really an escaped mental patient.
TV-PG
Thursday
September 25
3:54am
Eyewitness Blues
Jack witnesses a robbery at the flower shop and needs police protection.
TV-PG
4:27am
Boy Meets Dummy
Angelino's daughter is a man-eater who has set her sights on Jack.
TV-PG