Amy Carlson

Amy Carlson

Highest Rated: 75% Landline (2017)

Lowest Rated: 27% Anamorph (2007)

Birthday: Jul 7, 1968

Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA

Actress Amy Carlson rose to fame as Josie Watts on "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999) before landing key roles in crime procedurals "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005), "Law and Order: Trial By Jury" (NBC, 2005-06) and "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010- ). Born in Glen Ellyn, IL in 1968, Carlson spent her early teenage years living in the country of Jordan, where her parents taught at the American Community School, before going on to major in East Asian History at Galesburg's Knox College. Carlson also became heavily involved in the school's theatre department during her studies; after graduating, she decided to pursue a career in acting. She received her first on screen credit in Babe Ruth biopic "The Babe" (1992) and went onto appear in three episodes of crime dramas "Missing Persons" (ABC, 1993-94) and "The Untouchables" (Syndication, 1993-94) before landing her first major part, the long-lost and scandalized Josie Watts, in daytime institution "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999). Five years and a Daytime Emmy Award nomination later, Carlson quit the soap opera and immediately landed the role of Tammy Boyer in Gulf War TV movie "Thanks of a Grateful Nation" (1998). A three-episode stint as Dr. Sedgwick in comedy drama "Get Real" (Fox, 1999-2000), a minor role in Marc Forster's directorial debut "Everything Put Together" (2000), and guest spots on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2016), and "Martial Law" (CBS, 1998-2000) then followed before Carlson landed her second major recurring role as paramedic/firefighter Alex Taylor in "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005). Following her fourth season departure, Carlson played undertaker Katie Owen in Wild West crime drama "Peacemakers" (USA Network, 2003), appeared in the TV movies "Franklin Charter" (2005) and "Drift" (2006), and starred as idealistic Assistant District Attorney Kelly Gaffney in spin-off "Law and Order: Trial By Jury" (NBC, 2005-06). Carlson then added "NCIS" (CBS, 2003- ), "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ) and "Fringe" (Fox, 2008-2013) to her list of credits, played a bank security officer whose daughter is kidnapped in heist movie "Black Friday" (2007), and appeared in the Willem Dafoe-starring psychological thriller "Anamorph" (2007) before joining the cast of police procedural "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010- ) as Danny's wife Linda. (Carlson's story arc on the show ended in the premiere episode of the eighth season.) During her lengthy stint on the show, Carlson also portrayed Lehman Brothers CFO Erin Callan in the dramatized account of the 2008 financial meltdown, "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011), played overzealous councilwoman Christina Casserta in David Cross' celebrity satire "Hits" (2014) and recorded a festive E.P. titled I Love The Holidays with bassist husband Syd Butler and his Les Savy Fav bandmate Seth Jabour under the guise of Office Romance. Following her performance as emotionally-scarred single mother Laura in indie drama "Natural Selection" (2014), Carlson appeared as Rachel Sampson, the adulterous wife of a small-town police officer, in the romantic fantasy "Sight Unseen" (2015).

Highest rated movies

Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control
Know Fear




57% 38% Know Fear Wendy (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 80% The Incoherents Jerry (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunny Daze Samantha (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bread Factory, Part One Grace (Character) - 2018
75% 64% Landline Carla (Character) $940.7K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Midsummer's Hawaiian Dream Helen (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 31% Natural Selection Laura (Character) - 2015
35% 50% Hits Christina Casserta (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Friday Rachel McKenzie (Character) - 2007
27% 24% Anamorph Alexandra Fredericks (Character) $5.9K 2007
60% No Score Yet Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control Kathy (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 84% If These Walls Could Talk 2 Michelle (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks of a Grateful Nation Tammy Boyer (Character) - 1998


No Score Yet No Score Yet Would I Lie to You? Guest 2022
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2022
No Score Yet 40% FBI: Most Wanted Jackie Ward (Guest Star) 2020-2021
31% 88% The Village Julie Tucker (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Linda Reagan (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014
90% 77% Fringe Maureen Donovan (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Karen Sutherland (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury Asst. D.A. Kelly Gaffney (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peacemakers Katie Owen (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 84% ER Alex Taylor (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 80% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
59% No Score Yet Falcone Maggie Pistone (Character) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Lisa Marantz (Guest Star) 2000
67% No Score Yet Get Real Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999