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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 Angel 1999-10-05
Latest Project:
Series The Gifted 2017-10-02
Known For
Series The Gifted Caitlin Strucker 2017-10-02
Series Con Man Dawn Jones 2015-09-30
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice 2013-06-07
Series Person of Interest Samantha 'Root' Groves 2011-09-22
Movie Sironia Molly 2011-10-21
Series Dollhouse Dr. Claire Saunders / Whiskey / Clyde Randolph 2009-02-13
Movie 21 and a Wake-Up Caitlin Murphy 2009-10-30
Movie A Near Death Experience Ellie Daly 2008-01-06
Series Drive Kathryn Tully 2007-04-13
Movie Celebrity Mix 2005-01-17
Movie Catch Me If You Can Miggy 2002-12-25
Movie Groom Lake Kate 2002-09-21
Series Alias Kelly Peyton 2001-09-30
Series Angel Winifred 'Fred' Burkle / Illyria 1999-10-05