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Overview (3)

Born in Dallas, 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).

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Family (3)

Spouse James Carpinello (25 April 2003 - present)  (2 children)
Children Carpinello, Jackson James
Carpinello, Ava Grace
Parents Bruyere, Sandra
Acker, Robert

Trivia (9)

Acker studied ballet, modern dance and jazz dance for 13 years before moving onto acting. She underwent knee surgery while in high school, thus ending her ballet career. She began to study acting in her sophomore year. A 1995 graduate of Lake Highlands High School, she enrolled at Southern Methodist University to take advantage of that school's renowned theatrical program.
While on Angel (1999), she and her co-star, J. August Richards, shared a trailer for quite some time.
Gave birth to her first child at age 28, a son named Jackson James Carpinello on January 22, 2005. Gave birth to her second child at age 29, a daughter named Ava Grace Carpinello on September 1, 2006. Both children are by husband James Carpinello.
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.
Wore her own glasses as "Fred" on Angel (1999).
A friend of Neil Patrick Harris, the two played former lovers on the How I Met Your Mother (2005) episode, "How I Met Your Mother: Come On (2006)".
Guest-voiced as "The Huntress" for the Cartoon Network's Justice League (2001) (aka "Justice League Unlimited") for the episode, Justice League Unlimited: Double Date (2005). [2004]
Guest-starred as "Dr. Claire Saunders" on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse (2009). [2009]
Her ancestry includes English, as well as German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and French.

Personal Quotes (5)

[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.
[on knowing Joss Whedon before the role of Fred on Angel (1999)] I wouldn't say I knew much about Joss Whedon, but I did know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). My boyfriend in college, his roommate and his girlfriend had 'Buffy' pizza night every Tuesday. At first I was like, 'I don't know about this show, a vampire show,' and immediately got sucked in. I was like, 'This is the best writing ever.'

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