Amy Acker Biography
Amy Acker (Amy Louise Acker) is an American actress known for starring as Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the supernatural drama series Angel (2001–2004), as Kelly Peyton on the action drama series Alias (2005–2006), and as Root on the science-fiction drama series Person of Interest (2012–2016).
Since 2017, she has been starring as Caitlin Strucker on the superhero drama series The Gifted, based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men.
Amy Acker Age
Acker was born on December 5, 1976, in Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Amy Acker Family
Acker was born and raised by her parents Robert Acker (father) and Sandra Bruyere (mother) alongside her three younger siblings. She is the eldest of four children. Her mother was a homemaker while her father was a lawyer.
Amy Acker Husband
Acker married her husband James Carpinello an American film, television, and Broadway actor on April 25, 2003, in California. The couple has a son born in February 2005, and a daughter, born in September 2006.
Amy Acker Education
Amy Acker studied ballet and modern dance for 14 years where she underwent knee surgery while in high school, ending her ballet career. She graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas. She eventually earned a bachelor’s degree in theater from Southern Methodist University.Amy Acker Photo In her first year of college, she modeled for J. Crew catalog. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in that same year. She worked as a stage actress for several seasons, including a stint at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Amy Acker Career
Acker made her major television debut when she played a lead role as Winifred “Fred” Burkle in Angel (seasons 2–5), and also as the character of Illyria for part of the show’s fifth and final season. She won the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her performance.
She joined the cast of Alias in 2005 for its final season, playing the role of villainess Kelly Peyton. Acker graduated from guest star to fully credited cast member as the show entered the final episodes in April and May 2006. Also in 2005, she provided voice acting for the role of Huntress on the animated series Justice League Unlimited. She went on to make a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother, in which she was reunited with Angel co-star, Alexis Denisof (the real-life husband of HIMYM star Alyson Hannigan), who had a recurring character on the show.
Acker played Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey, a recurring role, on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. She guest-starred in 10 of the 13 episodes of the first season and three episodes of the second.
In 2010, she was a series regular in the ABC drama Happy Town, playing the role of Rachel Conroy. That same year, she starred in the season-one finale of the Fox series Human Target, as the mysterious Katherine Walters.
On May 25, 2010, she appeared on CBS’s The Good Wife. She appeared in the horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, released April 13, 2012. In 2012, she made guest appearances in Warehouse 13, Once Upon A Time, and Grimm. In 2012, she starred as Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Acker appeared in the sitcom Husbands’ third season playing Claudia, the ex-fiancée of Brady Kelly who unexpectedly shows up. In March 2014, Acker was cast as Audrey, a former lover to Phil Coulson in an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Between 2012 and 2016, Acker played Samantha “Root” Groves on the CBS drama Person of Interest; Groves became a regular performer starting in the series’ third season. Starting with the series’ 100th episode, Acker took on the voice role of the Machine. In the series finale, she also performed as the visual manifestation of the Machine.
In March 2017, Acker was cast as Caitlin Strucker in the pilot for the prospective FOX television series The Gifted, which was picked up to series in May 2017. The Gifted started airing on October 2, 2017, with the season running for 13 episodes.
Amy Acker Net Worth
Acker’s net worth is estimated to around 2 million dollars.
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