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Amy Acker first gained recognition as Winifred “Fred” Burkle on the television series “Angel,” for which she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series, and received nominations from the Cinescape and Golden Satellite Awards. Her other series regular roles include “Alias,” “Dollhouse” and “Happy Town.” Additional television credits include HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE GOOD WIFE and CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, on the Network, “Grimm,” “Once Upon a Time,” “No Ordinary Family,” “Private Practice” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”
Acker starred as Beatrice in the independent feature film “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Joss Whedon. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was screened at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, USA Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston and the San Francisco International Film Festival.
She also appeared in the horror thriller “Cabin in the Woods,” which was selected as the opening night feature at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival; and the independent drama “Sironia,” which won the Audience Award Winner at the 2011 Austin Film Festival. Additional feature film credits include “21 and a Wake-Up,” “The Novice,” “Groom Lake,” “The Accident” and Steven Speilberg’s “Catch Me if You Can.”
A Texas native and graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Acting, Acker studied dance for 13 years before turning her attention to acting, where she appeared in the regional stage productions of “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Master Builder,” “Therese Raquin,” and “Beast on the Moon,” among others.
Currently, Acker splits her time between Los Angeles and New York with her husband, actor James Carpinello, and their two children. Her birthday is Dec. 5. She can be followed on Twitter @AmyAcker.