Amy Seimetz

Amy Seimetz

Highest Rated: 100% Pit Stop (2013)

Lowest Rated: 25% The Reconstruction of William Zero (2014)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1981

Birthplace: Florida, USA

If there's one thing Amy Seimetz hated, it was being called an "ingénue" - or a "breakout star." A multi-talented actress with an eye for the unusual, a better term would have been "control junkie." By the time she starred in the experimental and mysterious "Upstream Color" (2013), the Florida native had spent over a decade working as an indie film jane-of-all-trades, starting with the short film "The 17th Man" (2004), where she sewed and designed costumes between takes. She directed, produced, wrote and starred in the short film "The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast" (2005), before moving up to editor and cinematographer on 2008's "We Saw Such Things." Her subtle, melancholy performance as a late-night diner waitress in "The Off Hours" (2011) drew rave reviews and led to a string of well-received roles, including her hapless daddy's girl in "You're Next" (2011). The following year saw Seimetz release her directorial debut, the SXSW-approved crime thriller "Sun Don't Shine" (2012). The metaphysical "Upstream Color" proved the perfect vehicle for the abstract-minded actress, who later switched gears with higher-profile roles in AMC's "The Killing" (AMC 2011-13; Netflix, 2014) and HBO's "Family Tree" (2013). Driven by curiosity and emotion, Amy Seimetz was always looking for more. Florida is a strange place, and Seimetz's experience growing up in a state typically associated with retirees and vacationers left an indelible mark. She migrated to California in her early twenties, where she spent time in San Francisco exploring the experimental film and theater scene. After relocating to Los Angeles she became more involved in the independent film scene, a fertile outlet for her collaborative, intellectually-driven films. She established herself in the early 2000s as an extremely hands-on filmmaker: in the noir thriller "The 17th Man" she worked as costume designer and background actor; and she turned the absurdist political short "The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast" into a directing, producing, writing and acting showcase. "We Saw Such Things," her 2008 documentary about the mermaid attractions of Weeki Wachee, FL, revealed her fascination with uniquely Floridian culture. The start of the new decade found Seimetz in Lena Dunham's breakout debut "Tiny Furniture" (2010), as well as the ensemble drama "The Myth of the American Sleepover" (2010). In 2011 she drew acclaim for her portrayal of an enigmatic diner waitress stuck on the late shift in "The Off Hours." That same year saw her appear in over a half a dozen films, including NYC indie vet Joe Swanberg's "Silver Bullets" and the horror flick "You're Next," starring director Ti West as her pretentious filmmaker boyfriend. The following year she directed, wrote and did just about everything else on her debut feature film, "Sun Don't Shine," a moody, abstract thriller set in Central Florida. After delving into the fractured psyche of Kris in the gorgeously confusing "Upstream Color," Seimetz landed on "The Killing" as a hardened single mother, and appeared on Christopher Guest's improv comedy "Family Tree" (HBO 2013). After co-starring in found-footage horror film "The Sacrament" (2014), indie comedy-drama "Lucky Them" (2014), "I Believe in Unicorns" (2014) and "The Reconstruction of William Zero" (2014), Seimetz joined forces with ilmmaker Lodge Kerrigan to write and direct the cable series "The Girlfriend Experience" (Starz 2016- ), based on the 2009 ilm by Steven Soderbergh. Seimetz also appeared on three episodes of '80set cult hit "Stranger Things" (Netflix 2016- ) during this period. After co-starring in Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenanat" (2017), Seimetz returned to TV to direct two episodes of Donald Glover's comedy-drama "Atlanta" (FX 2016- ) during its second season. She returned to the big screen to co-star in the horror reboot "Pet Sematary" (2019).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 44% The Secrets We Keep Rachel (Character) $207.9K 2020
84% No Score Yet She Dies Tomorrow Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Archenemy Cleo (Character) - 2020
58% 33% Pet Sematary Rachel Creed (Character) $54.7M 2019
89% 54% Wild Nights With Emily Mabel (Character) $519.2K 2018
65% 55% Alien: Covenant Faris (Character) $74.2M 2017
89% No Score Yet My Days of Mercy Martha (Character) - 2017
90% 74% Lean on Pete Lynn (Character) $1.2M 2017
83% 57% Lovesong Chloe (Character) $10.5K 2016
92% 55% Ma Misti (Character) - 2015
83% 46% Entertainment Woman in Bar (Character) $55.5K 2015
25% 29% The Reconstruction of William Zero Jules (Character) - 2014
89% 51% I Believe in Unicorns Clara (Character) - 2014
77% 58% Lucky Them Sara (Character) $32.9K 2013
86% 69% Upstream Color Kris (Character) $415.1K 2013
83% 71% 9 Full Moons Frankie (Character) - 2013
100% 50% Pit Stop Shannon (Character) - 2013
63% 47% The Sacrament Caroline (Character) $9K 2013
91% 51% Sun Don't Shine Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Be Good Mary Kutzman (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost of Old Highways The Bridesmaid / The Harlot / The Choirgirl (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 35% The Off Hours Francine (Character) - 2011
78% 60% You're Next Aimee (Character) $18.5M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Matter What Laura (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coffee & Pie October (Character) - 2011
75% 42% Silver Bullets Charlie (Character),
Producer
- 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Pond Katie (Character) - 2011
58% 51% The Dish & the Spoon Emma's Friend (Character),
Producer
- 2011
30% 15% Autoerotic Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 67% Open Five Lynn (Character) - 2010
57% 31% Bitter Feast Katherine Franks (Character) - 2010
80% 54% Tiny Furniture Ashlynn (Character) $389.8K 2010
60% 35% A Horrible Way to Die Sarah (Character) - 2010
81% 51% The Myth of the American Sleepover Julie (Character) $39K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incredibly Small Samantha (Character) - 2010
73% 54% Gabi on the Roof in July Chelsea (Character) - 2009
67% 27% Alexander the Last Hellen (Character) - 2009

TV

Credit
68% 72% The Comey Rule Trisha Anderson (Character) 2020
97% 89% Atlanta Director 2018
81% 74% The Girlfriend Experience Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Junior Ellen (Character) 2017
90% 92% Halt and Catch Fire Michelle Lattimer (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lena Olson (Guest Star) 2013
69% 87% The Killing Danette Leeds (Character) 2013
81% 92% Family Tree Ally Keele (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: The Girlfriend Experience Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer

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