Amy Acker

Amy Acker

Date Of BirthDecember 5, 1976
Age47 years 5 months 18 days
Day of BirthSunday
Place Of BirthDallas, Texas, United States
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Professions Model , Actress
Birth Name Amy Louise Acker

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity (Roman Catholic)
Language English
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Trademarks Cuteness , Pointy nose , soft feminine voice
Body Features & Measurements
Height172 CM
5 Feet 8 Inches
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Weight51 KG
112 lbs
Shoe Size8
Dress Size4 (US)
Figure Measurements 32-23-32
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Hair type Straight
Bra Size 32A
Family Information
Father Robert Acker (Lawyer)
Mother Sandra Bruyere
Son Jackson James Carpinello (born in 2005)
Daughter Ava Grace Carpinello (born in 2006)
Cousin Becky
Grandfathers Bolton Dubard Bruyere, Jr. (Maternal)
John Marshall Acker (Paternal)
Grandmothers Jimmie Jeff Gilliland (Maternal)
Dorothy Jean Kennedy (Paternal)
Father In-Law Anthony J. Carpinello (former Justice of the New York Supreme Court)
Mother In-Law Sharon Carpinello (mental health official)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Bachelor's degree in theater , Bachelor of Fine Arts
Education (High School) Lake Highlands High School
Alma MaterSouthern Methodist University
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband James Carpinello (Actor; married in 2003)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) The Accident (2001)
Years Active 1998-
Debut (TV) Wishbone
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Going to activities with her children
Favorite Food Sushi
Favorite Singer James Bay
Favorite Destination Vancouver
Favorite Song Let it go (James Bay)
LikesChicken coconut curry (Food)
Beignets (Food)
Horse Riding
Pin Bowling
Kolaches (Food)
Everything Bagel quiche (Food)
Treasure hunt games
Escape Games
Steak Salad (Food)
Favorite Character Root (from her own roles; from Person of Interest)
Favorite superhero Iron Man
Favorite Restaurants Majordōmo
Sushi Note (She likes Saito San's food)
Favorite plays The Crucible (by Arthur Miller)
Death of a salesman (by Arthur Miller)
Favorite Movie genre Science fiction
Favorite Festival Christmas
Favorite Playwright Arthur Miller
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileAmy Acker Twitter Profile
Official WebsiteAmy Acker Official Website
Instagram ProfileAmy Acker Instagram Profile
Managers Doreen Wilcox
Tony Lipp
Anonymous Content
Talent Agent APA agency
More Information
Friend Neil Patrick Harris
Net worth$2 million


Amy Acker is an American actress known for playing Caitlin Strucker in "The Gifted", Root in "Person of Interest", Rachel Conroy in Happy Town(2010), Dr. Claire Saunders in "Dollhouse" Kelly Peyton in "Alias", Winifred Burkle in Angel, Lin in The Cabin in the Woods(2011), Miggy in Catch Me If You Can(2002) among others.


Amy Acker was born as Amy Louise Acker on December 5th 1976 in Dallas, Texas, United States to Robert Acker(father)- a Lawyer & Sandra Bruyere- a housewife.

She is the oldest of 4 children of her parents. She has 2 sisters and a brother


  • Schooling: Amy went to "Lake Highlands High School (LHHS)", a secondary school in the Lake Highlands of Sallas, Texas
  • Graduation. She went to Southern Methodist University(SMU), a private research university in Metropolitan Dallas. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre.


Amy Acker & James Carpinello

Amy married actor James Carpinello [Gotham(series), The Punisher(2004), The Great Raid(2005), The Mob Doctor..] in California on April 25th of 2003.

Children- Son & Daughter

The couple have a son born in February of 2005 named- Jackson James Carpinello and a daughter born in September 2006 named- Ava Grace Carpinello.

Amy Acker family- Son Jackson Carpinello, daughter Ava Carpinello

Image: Amy Acker family- Son Jackson Carpinello, daughter Ava Carpinello, husband James Carpinello

James has made a guest appearance in two episodes of Person Of Interest as Joey Durban. Amy has a main role in the series

Video: Amy Acker Family House party

Facts & Trivia

  • Ancestry: She is of English, French, German, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.
  • Dancing classes: She took ballet & modern dance classes as a child, she continued it until 13.
  • Knee surgery: When she was in the first grade, her neighborhood used to have Christmas pageants in the floodplains, she got bitten by a Brown recluse spider and was paralyzed neck down for 2 weeks during Christmas. When she was in High school she had to under go a surgery to get the lump of tissues from the old spider bite. She gave up dancing after that.
  • Modeling career: She modeled for J.Crew while in college. She posed for a Japanese golf wear in the 90s.
  • Stage acting: She started her acting career as a stage actress at the American Players Theatre at the Spring Green City of Wisconsin
  • Debut TV: Amy made her TV debut in the Family Comedy series Wishbone.
  • First Big hit: Amy's first big hit was as Winifred Burkle in the Fantasy Drama Angel. She also made a appearance as Illyria
  • Saturn Award( 2003): She won Saturn award for best supporting actress on TV for her role in Angel as Winifred Burkle. She received a nomination again in 2004, but did not win.
  • Voice acting: She voiced a cn animation character of huntress in Justice League Unlimited(2005). She has also voiced characters in Johnny Bravo, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
  • Christmas celebrations: Christmas is a special time for Acker & Carpinello families. Both the families get together to celebrate. While growing up Amy's mother was very particular about having her own Christmas tree, they would have 2 Christmas tree.
  • Birthday party: Amy's husband James likes to surprise Amy on her birthdays. He had brought her friends and family of about 50 people to their favorite sushi place in 2016. They were the only people there.
  • Web series: She has acted in Who Cut the Cake?(2008), Husband(2013) & Con Man(2015)
  • Instagram account: She has an official Instagram account, it is mostly used by her mother to post pics of Amy and her Children.
  • Pets: She has two pet dogs in the family Buddy & Penny (Penelope). She previously had a giant named Wally which died in 2018.
  • How does she deal with stress? : She likes to take her dog for a hiking.
  • Cooking: She is a foodie, but she likes cooking even more, apart from trying recipes from popular sources she also takes cooking classes to better her skills.
  • If she could carry one quality from this life to the next, she would choose- patience.
  • Texan: She is from Texas, she can bring a natural Texan accent when needed. She loves to do a western someday where she can ride a horse and wear a large cap.
  • Crafts: She likes playing with tools and crafts. She likes working with cloths, furniture, decorative.
  • One super power she wishes to have: To have the ability to speak multiple languages
  • Indie Series Awards(2014): She won best guest star in a comedy award for her role in Husbands
  • She won Leon Rabin Awards in 1999 for her performance as a lead actress in the play Therese Raquin.
  • Music video: She has appeared in the video 'Lost Cause' by Scapegoat Wax.
  • FHM Cover: She has appeared on the cover of FHM in 2003
  • Is Amy Acker Lesbian? : No, Amy Acker isn't a Lesbian. Her character Root/ Samantha Groves from 'Person Of Interest' was. (It was Sarah Shahi playing opposite her, that's quite an incentive)

Video: Amy Acker Livestream Q & A


  • I wanted to be a ballerina desperately.
  • I love to do a Western, I'm from Texas, That would be fun. But ultimately I gravitate towards science fiction because the roles allow you to change so much, I get to play multiple roles in one show, which I find exciting.
  • I love to act in plays, theatre is my first love.
  • I love stunt scenes, I'm really good at them, I sometimes even get hurt
  •  I want to be strong and a vampire slayer.

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