Who is Amy Acker?

Amy Louise Acker was born on 5 December 1976 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Dallas, Texas USA. She’s a 45-year-old actress, probably best recognized for landing the role of Winifred Burkle and Illyria in The WB’s supernatural drama series “Angel” (2001-2004), playing Samantha ‘Root’ Groves in the CBS sci-fi crime drama series “Person of Interest” (2012-2016), and featuring as Kate Strucker in the Fox superhero series “The Gifted” (2017-2019).

How rich is she, as of now? Amy Acker’s Net Worth

As of mid-2022, Amy Acker’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress. She’s garnered over 60 television and film acting credits since she launched her career back in 1997.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Amy Acker spent her early years in her hometown of Dallas, where she was raised by her father, Robert Acker, who works as a lawyer, and her mother, Sandra Bruyere, who is a homemaker. She has three younger siblings, two sisters and a brother, but their names aren’t available. She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group being of British, German and French descent, and is a Christian.

Amy trained in ballet and modern dance for 14 years, but unfortunately she couldn’t pursue her professional career in the field, due to knee surgery she underwent while in high school. She matriculated from Lake Highlands High School, and later obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater from Southern Methodist University.

While in there, she performed in several college theater productions and even tried herself as a model, for the J. Crew catalog in her junior year. At the time, she also performed at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

Rise to Fame

Amy Acker launched her professional acting career in 1997, when she portrayed several minor roles in the PBS live-action children’s show “Wishbone”, after which she landed her breakthrough role as Winifred Burkle and Illyria in The WB’s supernatural drama series “Angel” from 2001 to 2004; it’s the spin-off series from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, and stars David Boreanaz, Glenn Quinn and Charisma Carpenter – for her performance, she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television.

Concurrently, she made her debut feature film appearance as Kate in the sci-fi horror film “Groom Lake” in 2002. During the same year, she also featured as Miggy in the biographical crime film “Catch Me If You Can”, which was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks in lead roles. The film was both a critical and commercial success, grossing over $352 million against a budget of $52 million.

Continued Success

Amy next played Bonnie Lindsay in the made-for-TV biographical action comedy film “Return To The Batcave: The Misadventures Of Adam And Burt”, which was aired on CBS in 2003. She then gained enormous popularity when she joined the main cast of the fifth season from 2005 to 2006 of the ABC sci-fi action thriller series “Alias”, in which she starred as Kelly Peyton, sharing the screen with such actors as Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin and Michael Vartan.

During the same time, she provided her voice to Helena Bertinelli – a.k.a. Huntress – in the Cartoon Network superhero animated series “Justice League Unlimited”, which was followed by her portrayal of Jill Yarrut in the 2006 drama film “The Novice”, which was written and directed by Murray Robinson. The following year, she was cast in the recurring role of Kathryn Tully in the Fox action-drama series “Drive”, then in 2008, she played Ellie Daly in the made-for-TV horror mystery film “Voices”, and featured as Princess Luisa in the Syfy fantasy action film “Fire And Ice: The Dragon Chronicles”, along with John Rhys-Davies and Tom Wisdom.

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Further Work

In the late 2000s, Amy starred in the roles of Caitlin Murphy in the war film “21 And A Wake-Up” (2009), and as Dr. Claire Saunders in the Fox sci-fi series “Dollhouse” (2009-2010). It was followed in that year by her performance as Rachel Conroy in the ABC drama series “Happy Town”, alongside Geoff Stults, Robert Wisdom, and Lauren German. The next year, she played Molly in the drama film “Sironia,” and featured as Lin in the horror-comedy film “The Cabin In The Woods”, co-starring Kristen Connolly and Chris Hemsworth. In 2012, she had the lead part of Beatrice in the romantic comedy film “Much Ado About Nothing”, which is based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same title.

Her next major appearance came when she was chosen to portray Samantha ‘Root’ Groves in the CBS sci-fi crime drama series “Person Of Interest”, starring in 65 episodes from 2012 to 2016. While filming it, Amy continued to work on other projects, voicing Nova in the Cartoon Network mystery animated series “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” (2013), and portraying Gina in the black comedy film “Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife” (2014). She also played Sophie in the 2015 Hallmark romantic comedy film “A Novel Romance”, directed by Mark Griffiths.

Recent and Upcoming Years

From 2015 to 2019, Amy Acker landed the supporting role of Esther Edelstein in the hit USA Network legal drama series “Suits”.

Concurrently, she also played Dawn Jones in the comedy web series “Con Man” (2015-2017), and featured as Lily in the Hallmark family adventure film “A Nutcracker Christmas” (2016), then in 2017, she had the part of Amanda in the comedy-drama film “Amanda & Jack Go Glamping”, opposite David Arquette.

Apparently always in demand, Amy was next cast in the main role of Kate Strucker in the Fox superhero series “The Gifted” from 2017 to 2019. then served as an executive producer for the short musical film “The Way It Begins” in 2018. Most recently, she played Maggie Collins in the Hallmark romantic comedy-drama film “Crashing Through the Snow” (2021) and starred as Catherine in the third season of the Fox procedural drama series “9-1-1: Lone Star” (2022).

Speaking about her upcoming projects, it’s announced that she will appear in such titles as “The Energy Specialist”, “The Unbreakable Boy”, and “Ordinary Angels”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Amy Acker has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), her weight is around 128lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-34, bra size 32A, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 8 (US).

Personal Life

Amy Acker is married to famous actor James Carpinello, known for his work on “The Punisher” (2004), “Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife” (2014), and “Midway” (2019). They tied the knot at a ceremony held on 25 April 2003, and are the parents of two children – she gave birth to their son named Jackson James Carpinello, on 22 January 2005, and then welcomed their daughter named Ava Grace Carpinello, on 1 September 2006. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

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