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Amy Acker

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children, three daughters and one son, of Robert Acker, a lawyer, and Sandra Bruyere, a housewife, and the cousin of Joel Jeffrey Acker. She graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas. She subsequently earned a bachelor's degree in theater from Southern Methodist University. In her junior year of college, Acker modeled for J. Crew catalog. In 1999 she was nominated for a Leon Rabin award for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role" for her performance in the play Thérèse Raquin. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the same year. She worked as a stage actress for several seasons, including a stint at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. She appeared in various roles during the fantasy segments for the popular award-winning children's TV series "Wishbone" (1995), which was filmed in Texas and consisted of Dallas theater actors. Upon graduation she worked in Wisconsin and New York before winning the role of "Fred" on "Angel" (1999). She won the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her portrayal.

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Dec 5, 1976 In Dallas, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Wishbone 1995-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie The Energy Specialist 2022
Known For
Poster of Outside
Poster of Superman: Red Son
Poster of The Cabin in the Woods
Poster of Catch Me If You Can
Movie The Energy Specialist Claire 2022
Movie Superman: Red Son Lois Lane (voice) 2020-02-24
Movie Outside Woman 2020-07-11
Series God Friended Me Tammy 2018-09-30
Series The Gifted Caitlin Strucker 2017-10-02
Movie Amanda & Jack Go Glamping Amanda 2017-11-10
Series MacGyver Sarah Adler 2016-09-23
Movie A Nutcracker Christmas Lily 2016-12-10
Movie A Novel Romance Sophie Atkinson 2015-01-10
Series Con Man Dawn Jones (uncredited) 2015-09-30
Movie The Lord of Catan Sugar Monkey 2014-03-22
Movie Let's Kill Ward's Wife Geena 2014-12-23
Series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Audrey Nathan 2013-09-24
Movie The Cabin in the Woods Wendy Lin 2012-04-12
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice 2012-09-08
Movie Dear Santa Crystal Carruthers 2011-08-11
Series Suits Esther Edelstein 2011-06-23
Series Person of Interest Root 2011-09-22
Series Once Upon a Time Astrid / Nova 2011-10-23
Movie Sironia Molly 2011-10-21
Series Grimm Lena Marcinko 2011-10-28
Series Happy Town Rachel Conroy 2010-04-28
Series Human Target Katherine Walters 2010-01-17
Series No Ordinary Family Amanda Grayson 2010-09-28
Series Dollhouse Dr. Claire Saunders / Whiskey / Clyde Randolph 2009-02-13
Series Warehouse 13 Tracey 2009-07-07
Series The Good Wife Trish Arkin 2009-09-22
Movie 21 and a Wake-Up Caitlin Murphy 2009-10-30
Movie A Near Death Experience Ellie Daly 2008-01-06
Movie Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles Luisa 2008-09-18
Series Drive Kathryn Tully 2007-04-13
Series October Road Unknown 2007-03-15
Series Private Practice Molly Madison 2007-09-26
Movie The Novice Jill Yarrut 2006-09-30
Movie Celebrity Mix 2005-01-17
Series Supernatural Andrea Barr 2005-09-13
Series Ghost Whisperer Tessa 2005-09-23
Series How I Met Your Mother Penelope 2005-09-19
Movie Return to the Batcave - The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Bonnie Lindsey 2003-03-09
Series The New Tom Green Show Herself 2003-06-23
Movie Groom Lake Kate 2002-09-21
Movie Catch Me If You Can Miggy 2002-12-25
Series Alias Kelly Peyton 2001-09-30
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Leslie LeZard 2001-09-30
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sandy Larken 2000-10-06
Series Angel Fred Burkle / Illyria 1999-10-05
Series Wishbone Catherine Morland 1995-09-10