MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Equally versatile on stage and screen, AMY ACKER (Beatrice) most recently appeared in the horror thriller, Cabin in the Woods, directed by Drew Goddard, and co-written by Joss Whedon and Goddard. Prior to its theatrical release, the film was selected as the Opening Night feature at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Amy also starred in the independent drama, Sironia, the Audience Award Winner at the 2011 Austin Film Festival, about a singer-songwriter who moves with his wife from Los Angeles to the small town of Sironia, Texas. Among Amy's other film credits include the war drama, 21 and a Wake-Up, The Novice, with Alan Arkin and Frank Langella, Steven Speilberg's Catch Me if You Can, Groom Lake, and The Accident.
Amy first gained notoriety as the fan-favorite character, Winifred "Fred" Burkle, in the WB television series, "Angel," created by Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David Greenwalt, and starring David Boreanaz. For her role in the hugely popular show, Acker won a Saturn Award for "Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series," in addition to receiving nominations from the Cinescape and Golden Satellite Awards. Subsequently, Acker landed series regular roles in J.J. Abrams' "Alias," with Jennifer Garner, Whedon's "Dollhouse," opposite Eliza Dushku, and ABC's mystery drama, "Happy Town." Amy can currently be seen in a recurring role on the hit CBS drama, "Person of Interest," alongside Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson. Among Amy's other television credits include guest-starring roles in "Grimm," "Once Upon a Time," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "No Ordinary Family," "The Good Wife," "Private Practice," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and "How I Met Your Mother," as well as notable roles in the mini-series/made-for-television movies, Dear Santa, Voices, Fire & Ice, and Drive, among many others.
A Texas native and graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Acting, Acker studied dance for thirteen years before turning her attention to acting, where she received tremendous acclaim in the regional stage productions of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Ibsen's Master Builder, Zola's Therese Raquin, and Beast on the Moon by Richard Kalinoski, among others.
Acker currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York, with her husband, actor James Carpinello, and their two children.
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