Paul & Amie
Team Profile
Members Paul Joseph Alessi[1]
Amie Barsky
Birth Dates (1968-10-09) October 9, 1968 (age 49) (Paul)
(1973-08-16) August 16, 1973 (age 44) (Amie)
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Relation Engaged/cohabiting couple
Occupation Actor (Paul)
Bartender (Amie)

The Amazing Race 1

Legs Competed 5
Legs Won 0
Placement 7th
Average Position 6.60
Roadblock Count Paul: 3
Amie: 1
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Paul Alessi and Amie Barsky are an Engaged team on The Amazing Race 1.


Retrieved from

When Paul saw Amie bartending in a Hollywood club in 1999, it was love at first sight. A friend introduced them, and they've been together ever since. They decided to audition for THE AMAZING RACE because they're both competitive and love a good challenge. Together, they make a strong Team: Amie is well traveled and determined; Paul is street-smart and physically fit.[2]

The Amazing Race 1

Race History

Paul & Amie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → South Africa → Zambia Air / Land Paul 8 of 11 [1]
2 2 Zambia → France Far / Near Paul 7 of 10
3 3 France Tough Climb / Easy Walk Paul 6 of 9
4 4 France → Tunisia Full Body Brew / Full Body Massage Amie 5 of 8 [2]
5 5 Tunisia Listening / Puzzling Did not perform 7 of 7 [3]
Average 6.60
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass

1: There was an unaired Roadblock where one teammate had to cook a whole ostrich egg for the whole team to eat.
2: Paul & Amie arrived 5th at the Pit Stop but started the next leg at 4th Place after being given a time credit due to a production error.
3: Paul & Amie mistakenly arrived at the Pit Stop while accidentally skipping the Roadblock. However, since they were already in last place, they were eliminated without being penalized.


Franchise Records

  • First team to be eliminated without doing all of the tasks in a leg.
    • The first team also to be eliminated on the spot.

Post-Race Life

  • Amie turned to the entertainment industry, having appeared in movies such as Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2002, alongside Mike Myers. In 2005 and 2010, she landed roles in Monster-in-Law and Miss Nobody, respectively.[3]
  • Paul continued acting and later became a film and short film producer.
  • Paul and Amie married in 2006.[4]
  • Also in 2006, Paul won "Best Male Actor" for his role in Morphin(e) at the 2006 Independent Film Festival of North Texas.[5]

External Links


  • Jane Clayson on The Early Show (10/11/2001): "Paul And Amie: Time To Go Home"

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