Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Amy Acker is the daughter of a lawyer and a housewife. Amy studied ballet dancing for thirteen years before heading to the Southern Methodist University where she studied Fine Arts and earned her BFA in acting.
With a love for theatre, Amy studied at the Undermain theatre in Dallas, and starred in productions of The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing, earning the Therese Raquin Award for one of her star performances. After college, Amy pressed her luck and moved to New York City were she quickly landed leading roles in the independent features The Emergency Specialist, opposite Ged Dickerson, and The Accident. Soon after she completed both films, Amy moved to Los Angeles.
Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Amy landed a role in Groom Lake, an independent feature written and directed by William Shatner.
After a reading for Angel, Amy nailed the role of Fred and was cast as a series regular, joining the main cast for season 3.
During the hiatus period between the third and fourth seasons, Amy worked on the film Catch Me If You Can opposite Leonardo di Caprio, and starred as Kathy Kersh in the TV movie Back to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, about the making of the ’60s Batman TV series.
Amy also starred in the independent feature, The Novice; leant her voice to the character of The Huntress on the popular cartoon Justice League; guest starred in Supernatural, and appeared in the film Cabin in the Woods. She also appeared in a recurring role as Kelly Peyton on the hit TV series Alias, and guest-starred with her Buffyverse alum Alyson Hannigan in How I Met Your Mother. She also reunited with Joss Whedon on Dollhouse, in which she portrayed Dr Claire Saunders / Whiskey.
Amy currently stars in Person of Interest, as Root/ Caroline Turing. She recently made an appearance in the web series, Con Man and the television series Suits.
Amy looks forward to meeting all her fans on the Gold Coast and in Melbourne in April 2016.
Amy will conduct a general admission Q&A each weekend, and participate in signing and photo sessions* throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in both cities.
*Autograph ($50 each) and photograph ($60 each) fees apply.
This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
Guest confirmed, health and other commitments pending.