Andrea Anders, born May 10, 1975 in Madison, Wisconsin, is an American actress who play Alice. She is known for her roles as Alex Garrett on the NBC sitcom "Joey," Nicole Allen on the CBS sitcom "The Class," and most recently Linda Zwordling on the ABC sitcom "Better Off Ted." She was raised in DeForest, Wisconsin, but she now lives in Los Angeles, and graduated from DeForest Area High School in DeForest, Wisconsin in 1993. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 1997. In 2001, she earned a Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University. Since January 2006, Anders has been dating her former "Joey" co-star Matt LeBlanc.