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Amy was born on the south side of Chicago and moved north to the suburbs just before entering 4th grade. She caught the acting bug at Niles West High School where she acted in many shows, both musicals and dramas. She went on to major in Theater at the University of Illinois in their four year acting conservatory program where she received her BFA. Having always been an Anglophile, she decided to travel London with a six month working visa through the BUNAC program. She parlayed that into a thirteen year stay in her beloved second home.Whilst in London, she was an original acting member of Absolute Theatre Company which performed in England, Scotland as well Prague for the Annual International Theatre Festival. She also pursued a career in music performing in several indie and a capella groups as well as a successful rock covers band called The Bertie Bassett Band (they were certainly a group of all-sorts!) She also found a part-time career in voice-over doing radio I.D.s, jingles (including Steve Wright's popular Radio 1 program), radio plays, language tapes, as well as a presenter on several BBC World Service music radio programs. read more

She also found herself touring all over Europe in four productions of the musical "Hair" playing the pregnant (not naked) Jeanie. One of her favorite theatrical experiences was playing Sid Vicious' troubled girlfriend Nancy Spungen in the play "The Pistols" at The Hackney Empire which chronicled the end of the Sex Pistols' infamous rise to fame. She became interested in TV work as well and was thrilled to work alongside Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie on the wildly popular "Jeeves and Wooster" based on the P.G. Wodehouse stories. She also starred in her first feature film "Intimate with a Stranger" where she received wonderful reviews at The Cannes Film Festival.Amy eventually decided to come back Stateside to pursue more TV and film work in Los Angeles. She has made over 50 television appearances including popular shows Black-ish, Speechless, Shameless, Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory, and Castle. She has also recently appeared in the feature films "The Tiger Hunter", "Please Stand By", "Fishes and Loaves:Heaven Sent" and "Eat With Me." She lives a happily-ever-after life with her husband and son acting in all avenues available on the stage and screen including her starring role as Francine Foster in the web series "You've Probably Dated My Mom".

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