Andrea McArdle is an actress known for playing the original broadway character Annie. She was born in Philadelphia in 1963, and and in 1976 she joined the Goodspeed Opera House production of Annie as one of the orphans. In preparation for the Broadway production, she replaced Kristen Vigard as Annie, and went on to become a national success. She later starred in musicals such as "Rainbow," "Les Miserables," "Jerry's Girls," "Beauty and the Beast," "Starlight Express," Meet me in St. Louis," "The Wizard of Oz," and "Annie get your Gun." She's divorced from Edd Kalehoff and she has one child named Alexis Kaleoff. Who played young Cosette in "Les Miserables." She is still active as an actress.