Amy Seimetz

If there's one thing Amy Seimetz hated, it was being called an "ingnue" - 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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1987 in Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

Entertainment 2015 (Movie)

Woman in Bar (Actor)

I Believe in Unicorns 2015 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

The Reconstruction of William Zero 2015 (Movie)

Jules (Actor)

9 Full Moons 2014 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

City on a Hill 2014 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

Lucky Them 2014 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Family Tree 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pit Stop 2013 (Movie)

Shannon (Actor)

Upstream Color 2013 (Movie)

Kris (Actor)

You're Next 2013 (Movie)

Aimee (Actor)

The Dish & The Spoon 2012 (Movie)

Friend of Emma (Actor)

The Sacrament 2012 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

A Horrible Way to Die 2011 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Autoerotic 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gabi on the Roof in July 2011 (Movie)

Chelsea (Actor)

Silver Bullets 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Myth of the American Sleepover 2011 (Movie)

Julie Higgins (Actor)

Bitter Feast 2010 (Movie)

Katherine Franks (Actor)

No Matter What 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Open Five 2010 (Movie)

Lynn (Actor)

The Off Hours 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tiny Furniture 2010 (Movie)

Ashlynn (Actor)

Alexander the Last 2008 (Movie)

Hellen (Actor)

Wristcutters: A Love Story 2007 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)
Producer (4)

Sun Don't Shine 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dish & The Spoon 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Silver Bullets 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Medicine for Melancholy 2009 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Writer (3)

City on a Hill 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sun Don't Shine 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alexander the Last 2008 (Movie)

Material (Source Material)
Director (3)

The Girlfriend Experience 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

City on a Hill 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Sun Don't Shine 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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.

Milestones

2013

Appeared as a single mother in AMC's "The Killing"

2013

Cast opposite Shane Corruth in "Upstream Color"

2013

Joined the cast of HBO's "Family Tree"

2012

Wrote, edited, directed and produced "Sun Don't Shine"

2011

Cast as a diner waitress in "The Off Hours"

2011

Featured in "You're Next"

2008

Served as co-director, editor and cinematographer on "We Saw Such Things"

2005

Wrote, directed, starred in and produced "The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast."

2004

Acted and served as costume designer for the short film "The 17th Man"

Bonus Trivia

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Landed the lead role in Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color" while she busy editing "Sun Don't Shine," her directorial debut.

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"I also love 1970s cinema because it was an interesting time period for American independent and Hollywood as well. They were willing to take more chances." - from AnthemMagazine.com, July 8, 2013

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Moved from San Francisco to L.A. when she was in her early twenties to work with a group of experimentally-minded filmmaker friends.

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Her first feature, "Sun Don't Shine," won a special jury award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

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Spent several years working as an independent film producer before turning to acting and directing.

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