Amy Acker

Amy Acker

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    • December 5th, 1976
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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Acting (21 Credits)

2021Crashing Through the Snow as Maggie
2020Superman: Red Son as Lois Lane (voice)
2017Amanda & Jack Go Glamping as Amanda
2017The Gifted as Caitlin Strucker
2016A Nutcracker Christmas as Lily
2015A Novel Romance as Sophie Atkinson
2014Let's Kill Ward's Wife as Geena
2012Much Ado About Nothing as Beatrice
2011Dear Santa as Crystal Carruthers
2011The Cabin in the Woods as Wendy Lin
2011Person of Interest as Root
2010Happy Town as Rachel Conroy
2009Dollhouse as Dr. Claire Saunders / Whiskey / Clyde Randolph
2008Fire & Ice as Luisa
2007Drive as Kathryn Tully
2003Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt as Bonnie Lindsey
2002Groom Lake as Kate
2002Catch Me If You Can as Miggy
2001Alias as Kelly Peyton
1999Angel as Fred Burkle / Illyria
1995Wishbone as Catherine Morland


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