If there's one thing Amy Seimetz hated, it was being called an "ingénue" - or a "breakout star. " A multi-talented actress with an eye for the unusual, a better term would have been "control junkie." By the time she starred in the experimental and mysterious "Upstream Color" (2013), the Florida native had spent over a decade working as an indie film jane-of-all-trades, starting with the short film "The 17th Man" (2004), where she sewed and designed costumes between takes. She directed, produced, wrote and starred in the short film "The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast" (2005), before moving up to editor and cinematographer on 2008's "We Saw Such Things." Her subtle, melancholy performance as a late-night diner waitress in "The Off Hours" (2011) drew rave reviews and led to a string of well-received roles, including her hapless daddy's girl in "You're Next" (2011). The following year saw Seimetz release her directorial debut, the SXSW-approved crime thriller "Sun Don't Shine" (2012). The metaphysical "Upstream Color" proved the perfect vehicle for the abstract-minded actress, who later switched gears with higher-profile roles in AMC's "The Killing" (2011-13) and HBO's "Family Tree" (2013). Driven by curiosity and emotion, Amy Seimetz was always looking for more.