Amy Brenneman

Highest Rated: 89% Intelligent Lives (2018)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Suburbans (1999)
Birthday: Jun 22, 1964
Birthplace: New London, Connecticut, USA
Possessing an earthy, natural brunette beauty which allows her to effortlessly shift from glamorous to down-to-earth at the drop of a hat, actress Amy Brenneman first caught the attention of television viewers with her Emmy-nominated performance on the popular television series NYPD Blue. Though she would later gravitate to a feature career with roles in such films as Heat (1995), Daylight (1996), and Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), her television career continued to flourish as she took on the role of a single mother and Family Court judge in Judging Amy. Born the youngest of three children in New London, CT, Brenneman's mother was a superior court judge and her father an environmental attorney while she was growing up in nearby Glastonbury. Her love for acting blossoming in her pre-teen years, Brenneman would later study comparative religion at Harvard University. During her college years, performances with the American Repertoire Theater and the Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theater found the burgeoning actress honing her skills in the work of such playwrights as Shakespeare and Aeschylus. In addition to acting during college, Brenneman also founded the Cornerstone Theater Company, a traveling troupe dedicated to performing around the country and encouraging locals to participate in the show. Relocating to New York City following a five-year stint with Cornerstone, Brenneman found work as a substitute teacher in Brooklyn while continuing to appear frequently on-stage. Brenneman made her small-screen debut in a 1992 episode of Murder She Wrote, and was soon headlining her own series with that same year's Middle Ages. After her yearlong stint on NYPD Blue it was time to make the leap to the big screen, and following 1995's Bye Bye, Love, Brenneman would go on to appear in features while gradually climbing the credits. With the exception of her leading-lady role in the little-seen Nevada, Brenneman's frequent supporting roles would always manage to stand out no matter how formidable her co-stars' talents. Putting her childhood experiences to creative use in Judging Amy, the show proved an enduring success with its sincere blend of drama and family conflict. Moving into the new millennium, Brenneman essayed the role of artist Mary Cassatt in the made-for-television feature Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist (1999), and took on substantial roles in the theatrical releases Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (2000) and Off the Map (2003). Brenneman is married to director Brad Silberling, whom she met while working on NYPD Blue. When Judging Amy ended its run in 2004, she had a three year layoff, reappearing in The Jane Austen Book Club, and taking a major part in the Grey's Anatomy spinoff Private Practice. Her small-screen commitments didn't keep her out of movie houses; she was cast in 88 Minutes and Mother and Child.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Peel Lucille 2019
89% Intelligent Lives Executive Producer 2018
42% Words And Pictures Elspeth Croyden 2014
42% The Face of Love Ann $0.2M 2014
78% Mother and Child Dr. Eleanor Stone $1.2M 2010
5% 88 Minutes Shelly Barnes $17M 2008
16% Downloading Nancy Carol 2008
66% The Jane Austen Book Club Sylvia $3.4M 2007
75% Nine Lives Lorna $0.2M 2005
70% Off the Map Bo (as an adult) $1.3M 2003
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes Actor 2001
74% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Kathy 2000
0% The Suburbans Grace 1999
No Score Yet ATF Robyn O'Brien 1999
No Score Yet Artists' Specials Mary Cassatt 1999
77% Your Friends & Neighbors Mary 1998
No Score Yet Nevada Chrysty 1998
No Score Yet Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet) Annie 1997
25% Daylight Madelyne Thompson 1996
42% Fear Laura Walker 1996
86% Heat Eady 1995
44% Casper Amelia Harvey 1995
19% Bye Bye, Love Susan 1994

TV

CREDIT
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Off. Janice Licalsi
  • 2019
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
91% The Leftovers
2014-2017
Laurie Garvey
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
20% Heartbeat
2015
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
86% Reign
2013-2017
Marie de Guise
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Violet Turner
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2007
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Violet Violet Turner
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Faye
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Amy Wainwright
  • 1992

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