Amy Acker

As a recurring character on nearly a dozen TV shows, most notably the supernatural drama "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), Amy Acker has managed to stay busy since launching her professional acting career in the late 1990s ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1976

Filmography

Actor (15)

A Novel Romance 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel 2001 - 2003, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice League Unlimited 2001 - 2005, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Let's Kill Ward's Wife 2015 (Movie)

Geena (Actor)

Person of Interest 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suits 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossroads 2014 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

Much Ado About Nothing 2013 (Movie)

Beatrice (Actor)

The Cabin in the Woods 2012 (Movie)

Lin (Actor)

Happy Town 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fire and Ice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

21 and a Wake-Up (Movie)

(Actor)

To Serve and Protect (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As a recurring character on nearly a dozen TV shows, most notably the supernatural drama "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), Amy Acker has managed to stay busy since launching her professional acting career in the late 1990s. A native of Dallas, Acker landed bit parts on shows like "Wishbone" (PBS, 1995-99) and "Special Unit 2" (UPN, 2001-02), before she was cast as the brilliant math genius, Winifred "Fred" Burkle, on the third season of "Angel." Although her character was only supposed to be on the show for a few episodes, Acker's portrayal of the fiercely intelligent Fred made an immediate impression on creator Joss Whedon, who subsequently bumped her up to a series regular. When the series ended in 2004, Acker continued to work with Whedon on additional projects, including his short-lived science-fiction series, "Dollhouse" (Fox, 2009-10), where she played a doctor, and as the strong-willed Beatrice in Whedon's 2012 film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." With a growing list of film and TV credits spanning various types of character roles and genres, Acker has quickly risen to become one of Hollywood's most prolific young actresses.

Relationships

James Carpinello Actor

Husband

Jackson Carpinello

Son

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University

Milestones

2012

Appeared in "The Cabin in the Woods"

2012

Landed a recurring role on "Person of Interest"

2010

Series regular on "Happy Town"

2009

Appeared on Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse"

2002

Small role in "Catch Me If You Can"

2001

Recurring role on "Angel"

Bonus Trivia

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Studied ballet for 13 years before a knee injury permanently sidelined her career.

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First professional acting gig was a Dallas production of "Much Ado About Nothing;" she would later star in the 2012 film adaptation.

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Modeled for the J. Crew catalog while still in college.

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Has frequently collaborated with writer-director Joss Whedon.

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Had three weeks to prepare prior to being cast in the 2012 film "Much Ado About Nothing."

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