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Amy Acker

actor The Gifted, Person of Interest, Angel, Much Ado About Nothing, Sironia, The Cabin In The Woods

Amy stars in the female lead role of, “Kate Strucker” in the FOX series THE GIFTED, based on the Marvel Comic’s X-Men. She is known to millions of fans throughout the world for her long-running starring roles as “Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle/Illyria” in Joss Whedon’s hit sci-fi/fantasy series ANGEL, with David Boreanaz and as “Root” on the hit CBS series PERSON OF INTEREST.  

 Born and raised in Dallas, Amy began her acting career appearing in episodes of the popular series WISHBONE. Amy’s credits in television are vast. She has guest-starred in several TV series, including SUITS, CON MAN, AGENTS OF S.H.E.I.L.D., HUSBANDS, ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, WAREHOUSE 13, THE GOOD WIFE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, and GHOST WHISPERER, among others. She has recurred on JUSTICE LEAGUE, DOLLHOUSE, and HAPPY TOWN; and has played a wide range of roles in TV movies, including Hallmark Channel’s A NOVEL ROMANCE and DEAR SANTA, directed by BEVERLY HILLS 90210’s Jason Priestly.

 On the big screen, Amy starred in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS and appeared in the Leonardo DiCaprio-Tom Hanks starrer CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. She has also appeared in several independent features, including THE ENERGY SPECIALIST, LET’S KILL WARD’S WIFE, 21 AND A WAKE UP, and THE NOVICE.


Amy received four Saturn Award nominations, and won in 2004 as Best Supporting Actress. 

She resides in Los Angeles with her family.

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