BIO

 

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.

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The Watchful Eye

Premieres January 30,2023 on Freeform

“The Watchful Eye” follows Elena Santos, a young woman with a complicated past, maneuvering her way into working as a live-in nanny for an affluent family in Manhattan. She quickly learns that everyone in the mysterious building has deadly secrets and ulterior motives. What they don’t know, however, is that Elena has some shocking secrets of her own.

“The Watchful Eye” cast is led by Mariel Molino (“Promised Land”) who plays Elena Santos, a bright, savvy young woman hired as the live-in nanny to a wealthy widower and his young son. When Elena moves into The Greybourne, a landmark Manhattan apartment building, she quickly learns about the complex politics among its wealthy inhabitants and a history riddled with mystery and tragedy. Luckily, Elena is more than equipped to handle anything that comes her way on her own terms. Warren Christie (“The Village”) plays Matthew, a self-made architect dealing with grief and confusion over his wife’s death and its impact on his young son. Kelly Bishop (“Gilmore Girls”) portrays Mrs. Ivey, a lifelong resident of The Greybourne who rules the roost and is accustomed to getting her way through a potent combination of wealth, power and sheer force of will. Amy Acker (“The Gifted”) as Tory, a woman who instantly dislikes the fresh-faced, eager young nanny hired by her handsome brother-in-law, Matthew.

Additional cast includes Jon Ecker (“Firefly Lane”) stars as Scott, Elena’s sharp and cunning boyfriend who has helped arrange for Elena to get a live-in job at The Greybourne. Lex Lumpkin (“All That”) portrays Elliott, a precocious teenager who lives in The Greybourne and strikes up an instant friendship with Elena. Henry Joseph Samiri (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) as Jasper, Matthew’s son, an intelligent but withdrawn child still reeling from the recent death of his mother. Aliyah Royale (“The Walking Dead: The World Beyond”) rounds out the cast as Ginny, who works alongside Elena as a nanny and is one of the few people who can get past her new friend’s tough outer shell.

From Ryan Seacrest Productions, the series is created by Julie Durk (“Grace and Frankie”), who also serves as consultant. Emily Fox (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) is showrunner and executive producer. Ryan Seacrest Productions’ Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay and Jeffrey Reiner serve as executive producers with Reiner (“Dirty John”) directing the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Signature.

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.

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OUTSIDE

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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