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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 22 June 1964New London, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameAmy Frederica Brenneman
Nickname Ames
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amy Frederica Brenneman was born in New London, Connecticut, to Frederica (Shoenfield), a judge in the Connecticut State Superior Court, and Russell Langdon Brenneman, Jr., an environmental lawyer. Amy's mother was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard. Amy is also a graduate of Harvard, where she majored in comparative religion. She spent one semester studying sacred dances in Nepal. While in college, she formed the Cornerstone Theater Company, a touring production company that takes classics to small towns and encourages locals to participate in them. After touring for five years, she moved to New York, where she became a teacher in Brooklyn. She landed her first TV role in 1992.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Spouse (1)

Brad Silberling (30 September 1995 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (19)

Amy has two older brothers. Matthew, a lawyer; and Andrew, an interactive software producer.
Daughter, Charlotte Tucker, was born weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. [March 2001]
Graduated from Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, Connecticut, in 1982.
Graduated from Harvard University in 1986, majoring in comparative religion.
Recently spoke at the March for Women's Lives rally in Washington, DC.
Announced in January 2005 that she is expecting her second child in the spring.
Born to Russell L. Brenneman, an environmental lawyer, and his wife Frederica S. Brenneman, the first female Senior Judge on the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut.
Gave birth to her second child, a boy, Bodhi Russell Silberling, on 8 June 2005.
Her parents were the first married couple at Harvard Law School, where they were both enrolled.
Has played a character called "Amy" in two different shows: Judging Amy (1999) and in the Murder, She Wrote (1984) episode, Murder, She Wrote: A Christmas Secret (1992).
After Tyne Daly had been her co-star on Judging Amy (1999), Tyne's brother Tim Daly currently appears with her on Private Practice (2007).
Pro-choice activist.
One of the founding members of the Cornerstone Theater Company, Inc. in Los Angeles together with her husband Brad Silberling.
Recently guest-starred on the Grey's Anatomy (2005) spin-off Private Practice (2007). The show is set to start in the regular ABC lineup in September 2007. [May 2007]
Starring in John Belluso's "A Nervous Smile" at The Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, MA with Gloria Reuben, Scott Cohen and Deirdre O'Connell. [August 2006]
Entertaining us weekly as the quirky "Dr. Violet Turner" on ABC's Private Practice (2007) - the show was just picked up for a full season. [October 2007]
Performing in Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" January 11-15, 2006 with Theatre Works in Los Angeles. [January 2006]
On her father's side, she is of Swiss-German, German, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. On her mother's side, she is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Germany, Russia, and Lithuania [where her maternal grandmother was born]). Amy's patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Melchior Brenneman and Elizabeth Jane Stehman, who were emigrants from Bern, Switzerland to New Danville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the 1700s.
Best friends with Maria Bello.

Personal Quotes (5)

In court [on the Judging Amy (1999) set], I am completely at ease. And that's just because I'm imitating my mother.
I know for me, a lot of my 20s was about going off and proving that I wasn't like my mother. I was so different, I wasn't going to do anything like her. And then, we all know, you fall flat on your face, because you're exactly like your parents.
I was very surprised how controversial it [her nude scene on "NYPD Blue"] was, with entire cities not running it - especially because I knew the scenes weren't gratuitous.
I go to a wonderful Episcopalian church, but I'm also half-Jewish. I'm a real polyglot.
[speaking with Ability Magazine] I started doing plays when I was in seventh grade and I never stopped.

Salary (1)

Private Practice (2007) $100,000 per episode

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