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Amy Acker

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Date of Birth:05 December 1976
Birthplace:Dallas, TX
First Name:Amy
Middle Name:Louise
Last Name:Acker
Height:5' 8" (173 cm)
Eye Color:Brown - Light
Hair Color:Brown - Dark
Star Sign:Sagittarius
Claim to Fame:Fred on Angel
Occupation Category:Actress
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Biography for Amy Acker

Amy Louise Acker (born dec. 5, 1976 (45 years ago)) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the Joss Whedon TV series Angel, portraying Winifred Burkle and the demon Illyria, along with her recurring role as Kelly Peyton in the 5th season on the TV drama Alias which she was promoted to the main cast in the 2nd half of the season. She currently appears as Dr. Claire Saunders on the TV series Dollhouse, also created by Whedon. She will be starring in the upcoming ABC series Happy Town.


In her junior year of college, Acker enjoyed a short stint of modeling work for the J. Crew clothing catalog. In 1999 (22 years ago), 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.

Acker appeared as Winifred "Fred" Burkle on the second through fifth seasons of Angel and as Fred/Illyria for the fifth and final season. She won the 2003 (18 years ago) Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on TV for her portrayal. On Apr. 25, 2003 (18 years ago), Acker and actor James Carpinello were married in California. On Jan. 22, 2005 (16 years ago) she gave birth to a son, Jackson James Carpinello, and on sep. 1, 2006 (15 years ago), a daughter, Ava Grace. In 2005 (16 years ago), she joined the cast of Alias for its final season, playing the villainous Kelly Peyton. Acker graduated from guest star to fully credited cast member as the show entered the final episodes in Apr. and May 2006 (15 years ago).

Acker guest starred on fellow Buffyverse actress Alyson Hannigan's new show How I met your mother (8 walls), in which she was reunited with Angel co-star Alexis Denisof (Hannigan's real-life husband), who had a recurring role on the show.

She plays Dr. Claire Saunders, a recurring character on Whedon's Dollhouse.


The Accident (2001, 20 years ago) ... Nina
Groom Lake (2002, 19 years ago) ... Kate
Catch Me If You Can (2002, 19 years ago) ... Miggy
The Novice (2004, 17 years ago) ... Jill
Mr. Dramatic (2005, 16 years ago) ... Jodi
A Near Death Experience(2008, 13 years ago) ... Ellie/Elly
Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles...(2008, 13 years ago) Princess Luisa
21 and a Wake-Up...(2008, 13 years ago) Caitlin Murphy


Wishbone (1995 - 1997 (24 years ago)) ... various characters
To Serve and Protect (1999, 22 years ago) (miniseries) ... Melissa Jorgensen
Special Unit 2 (2001, 20 years ago) ... Nancy
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003, 18 years ago) ... Kathy Kersh
Angel (2001 - 2004 (17 years ago)) (71 episodes) ... Winifred "Fred" Burkle / Illyria
Supernatural (2005, 16 years ago) ... Andrea Barr
Justice League Unlimited (2005 - 2006 (15 years ago)) (4 episodes - voiceover) ... Huntress
How I met your mother (8 walls) (2006, 15 years ago) ... Penelope
Alias (2005 - 2006 (15 years ago)) (13 episodes) ... Kelly Peyton
Drive (2007, 14 years ago) (3 episodes) ... Kathryn Tully
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007, 14 years ago) (1 episode - "Smile") ... Leslie LeZard
Ghost Whisperer (2007, 14 years ago) (1 episode - "Weight of What Was") ... Tessa
Private Practice (2008, 13 years ago) (1 episode - "A Family Thing") ... Molly
Dollhouse (2009, 12 years ago) ... Dr. Claire Saunders / Whiskey
Happy Town (2009, 12 years ago)


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