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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 December 1976Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameAmy Louise Acker
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. 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).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

James Carpinello (25 April 2003 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (11)

She studied ballet, modern dance and jazz dance for 13 years before moving onto acting. She underwent knee surgery while in high school, ending her ballet career, and she began to study acting in her sophomore year. She enrolled at Southern Methodist University in 1995 to take advantage of that school's renowned theatrical program.
1995 graduate of Lake Highlands High School.
While on Angel (1999), she and her co-star, J. August Richards, shared a trailer for quite some time.
Son, Jackson James Carpinello, born 22 January 2005.
Starting with the season five episode, Alias: S.O.S. (2006), she was promoted from guest star to series regular on Alias (2001), and appeared in the opening credits, until the series ended.
Second child, a daughter, Ava Grace Carpinello, born 1 September 2006 in Los Angeles, weighing 7 lbs, 4 oz.
Wore her own glasses as "Fred" on Angel (1999).
Close friend of Neil Patrick Harris.
Guest-voiced as "The Huntress" for the Cartoon Network's Justice League (2001) (aka "Justice League Unlimited") for the episode, Justice League: Double Date (2005).
Guest-starred as "Dr. Claire Saunders" on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse (2009).
Her ancestry includes English, as well as German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and French.

Personal Quotes (4)

[3/17/03, on meeting Alyson Hannigan, whose Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) character "Willow" crossed over to take part on Angel (1999) for the season-4 episode, Angel: Orpheus (2003)] This is our first time actually meeting each other. She's pretty cool, so I'm hoping that Joss will maybe make me a witch or something, too.
[1/23/03, on her Angel (1999) character Fred facing the evil vampire Angelus as played by star David Boreanaz, who ad-libbed a lot of his lines] I think it's great; he has so much fun playing that character. It's a lot of improvisation and taking risks. You never know what he's going to say; it changes from take to take. He's definitely trying to make a shock; he's going out of his way to make me uncomfortable. It's hard. She [Fred] has heard everything he can do. He's bringing out some of the vulnerability in Fred.
[1/23/03] I want to be strong and a vampire slayer.
[interview in "Fresno Bee", 2/4/04, on her Angel (1999) character Fred] Looking back at my character, I've gotten to do about 12 different parts because I started out crazy, in a potato sack, in a demon dimension. Now I'm in charge of this multi-million-dollar science lab. The journey between those points has really brought a lot of strength to the role.

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