A Texas native and graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Acting, Amy Acker first gained recognition for her starring role as Winifred “Fred” Burkle on the television series “Angel.” She won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series and received nominations from the Cinescape and Golden Satellite Awards for the role. Her most recent television roles have been playing “Caitlyn Strucker” on Marvel’s “The Gifted” and the hacker/assassin turned Machine, “Root,” on “Person of Interest.” Acker’s other series regular roles include “Alias,” “Dollhouse,” and “Happy Town.” Guest-starring roles include “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Suits,” “Agents of Shield,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Good Wife,” “Grimm,” “Once Upon a Time,” “No Ordinary Family,” “Private Practice,” “Supernatural,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Acker starred as “Beatrice” in the independent feature film “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Joss Whedon. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was screened at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, USA Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Additionally, Acker appeared in the horror thriller “Cabin in the Woods,” which was selected as the opening night feature at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, the independent drama “Sironia,” which won the Audience Award at the 2011 Austin Film Festival, “Amanda and Jack Go  Glamping,” “Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,” “21 and a Wake-Up,” “The Novice,” “Groom Lake,” “The Accident,” and Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me if You Can.” On the stage, she appeared in the regional productions of “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Master Builder,” “Therese Raquin,” and “Beast on the Moon,” among others.

Acker studied dance for 13 years before she turned her attention to acting. Currently, she resides between New York and Los Angeles with her husband, actor James Carpinello, and their two children.


Ordinary Angels

In Theatres, On Digital and On Demand

Based on a remarkable true story, ORDINARY ANGELS centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.

Hilary Swank, Alan Ritchson, Nancy Travis, Tamala Jones, Drew Powell, Amy Acker, Skywalker Hughes, Emily Mitchell

Directed by:
Jon Gunn

Official Website

Crashing Through the Snow

Maggie and Sam are crashing Christmas. When he proposes they team up against his sister’s perfect Christmas, neither of them are prepared for the blended family challenges that lie ahead. Starring Amy Acker, Warren Christie and Brooke Nevin.

Crashing Through The Snow site


Filmed over a two-week period during the pandemic with an old iPhone, “Outside” is a 14 minute film written, filmed, and produced by Amy and her husband James Carpinello.  The film is about a woman who begins to question her husband’s threats about remaining inside.

Entertainment Weekly:  See Amy Acker and James Carpinello put a horrifying spin on quarantine in their short film.



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