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Amy Acker


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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Person of Interest
Person of Interest Root / The Machine / Caroline Turing / Samantha Groves
(2012-2016)
Angel
Angel Winifred Burkle / Illyria
(2001-2004)
Much Ado About Nothing
(2012)

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 2017 The Gifted (TV Series) (filming)
Kate Strucker
- Pilot (2017) ... Kate Strucker
 2015-2017 Con Man (TV Series)
Dawn / Dawn Jones
- Dawn of Girth (2017) ... Dawn Jones (uncredited)
- Back to the Past (2017) ... Dawn Jones
- Too Much Closure for Comfort (2015) ... Dawn
- Found and Lost (2015) ... Dawn
- Full Release (2015) ... Dawn
 2016-2017 MacGyver (TV Series)
Sarah Adler
- Screwdriver (2017) ... Sarah Adler
- Metal Saw (2016) ... Sarah Adler
 2016 A Nutcracker Christmas (TV Movie)
Lily
 2012-2016 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Root / The Machine / Samantha Groves / ...
- Return 0 (2016) ... The Machine
- .exe (2016) ... The Machine / Samantha Groves (voice)
- Synecdoche (2016) ... The Machine (voice)
- Sotto Voce (2016) ... Root
 2015 A Novel Romance (TV Movie)
Sophie
 2014 The Lord of Catan (Short)
Sugar Monkey
 2013 Husbands (TV Series)
Claudia
- I Do Over (2013) ... Claudia
 2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Nova
- Come Undone (2013) ... Nova (voice)
- Nightmare in Red (2013) ... Nova (voice)
- Stand and Deliver (2013) ... Nova (voice)
- Dance of the Undead (2013) ... Nova (voice)
 2012 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
Tracey
- The Ones You Love (2012) ... Tracey
 2012 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Nova / Sister Astrid
- Dreamy (2012) ... Nova / Sister Astrid
 2012 Grimm (TV Series)
Lena Marcinko
- Tarantella (2012) ... Lena Marcinko
 2011 Dear Santa (TV Movie)
Crystal Carruthers
 2011 Sironia
Molly
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Trish Arkin
- Running (2010) ... Trish Arkin
 2008 Fire & Ice (TV Movie)
Princess Luisa
 2008 October Road (TV Series)
Jenny Bristol / Girl in Blue Uniform
- Hat? No Hat? (2008) ... Jenny Bristol
- Dancing Days Are Here Again (2008) ... Girl in Blue Uniform
 2008 Voices (TV Movie)
Ellie Daly
 2007 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Tessa Lucas
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Leslie LeZard
- Smile (2007) ... Leslie LeZard
 2007 Drive (TV Series)
Kathryn Tully
- Rearview (2007) ... Kathryn Tully
- No Turning Back (2007) ... Kathryn Tully
- Partners (2007) ... Kathryn Tully
 2006 The Novice
Jill Yarrut
 2005-2006 Alias (TV Series)
Kelly Peyton
- Reprisal (2006) ... Kelly Peyton
- 30 Seconds (2006) ... Kelly Peyton (credit only)
 2006 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Penelope
- Come On (2006) ... Penelope
 2006 The Unit (TV Series)
Kim Brown
 2005-2006 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
The Huntress / Helena Bertinelli / Little Girl / ...
- Flashpoint (2005) ... The Huntress / Helena Bertinelli / Little Girl (voice)
- Double Date (2005) ... The Huntress / Helena Bertinelli / Maria Bertinelli (voice)
 2005 Supernatural (TV Series)
Andrea Barr
- Dead in the Water (2005) ... Andrea Barr
 2005 Mr. Dramatic (Short)
Jodi
 2004 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Jackie / Cashier
- Gray Matters/Double Vision (2004) ... Jackie / Cashier (voice)
 2001-2004 Angel (TV Series)
Winifred Burkle / Illyria
- Not Fade Away (2004) ... Illyria
- Power Play (2004) ... Illyria
- Time Bomb (2004) ... Illyria
- Origin (2004) ... Illyria
 2002 Groom Lake
Kate
 2001 The Accident (Short)
Nina
 2001 Special Unit 2 (TV Series)
Nancy
- The Invisible (2001) ... Nancy
 1999 To Serve and Protect (TV Mini-Series)
Melissa Jorgensen
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Melissa Jorgensen
 1997-1998 Wishbone (TV Series)
Venus / Catherine Morland / Priscilla
- A Roamin' Nose (1998) ... Venus
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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[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 ... See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

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Sagittarius

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