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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 children’s TV series Wishbone (1995), which was filmed in Texas and consisted of Dallas theater actors. Upon graduation she worked in Wisconsin and New York before winning the role of “Fred” on Angel (1999).
Interesting Facts about Amy Acker
- Acker studied ballet, modern dance and jazz dance for 13 years before moving onto acting. She underwent knee surgery while in high school, thus ending her ballet career. She began to study acting in her sophomore year. A 1995 graduate of Lake Highlands High School, she enrolled at Southern Methodist University to take advantage of that school’s renowned theatrical program.
- Guest-voiced as “The Huntress” for the Cartoon Network’s Justice League (2001) (aka “Justice League Unlimited”) for the episode, Justice League Unlimited: Double Date (2005). 
- A friend of Neil Patrick Harris, the two played former lovers on the How I Met Your Mother (2005) episode, “How I Met Your Mother: Come On (2006)”.
- Gave birth to her first child at age 28, a son named Jackson James Carpinello on January 22, 2005. Gave birth to her second child at age 29, a daughter named Ava Grace Carpinello on September 1, 2006. Both children are by husband James Carpinello.
- Guest-starred as “Dr. Claire Saunders” on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse (2009). 
- While on Angel (1999), she and her co-star, J. August Richards, shared a trailer for quite some time.
- Mother, with her husband James Carpinello, of two children: a son, Jackson James Carpinello, was born on January 22, 2005; and a daughter, Ava Grace Carpinello, was on born September 1, 2006.
- Wore her own glasses as “Fred” on Angel (1999).
- Her ancestry includes English, as well as German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and French.
- 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.
Personal Quotes by Amy Acker
Usually when people see me, they see me as more of the soft-spoken one rather than being the witty, smart-tongued character.- Amy Acker
Genre stuff is the most exciting stuff for an actor to play. I get to try new things, do things I would have never got the chance to do.- Amy Acker
People say, ‘You look like the girl who used to be on that show ‘Angel’ – they don’t actually think I’m her.- Amy Acker
Because I’ve done so many hour dramas, people tend to think of you as more of a dramatic actor and don’t see you as doing comedy.- Amy Acker