Brenneman, Amy 1964–

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Full name, Amy Frederica Brenneman; born June 22, 1964, in Glastonbury, CT; daughter of Russell L. (an environmental lawyer) and Frederica (a superior court judge) Brenneman; married Brad Silberling (a director), September 30, 1995; children: Charlotte Tucker. Education: Harvard University, B.A., comparative religion, 1987; studied Eastern religions in Nepal.

Addresses: Agent Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Tavel Entertainment, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 406, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist PMK/HBH Public Relations, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress and producer. Cornerstone Theatre Company (repertory group), founding member and touring company member; appeared in television commercials.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1994, for NYPD Blue; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a drama series, 1995, for "For Whom the Skell Tolls," NYPD Blue; Q Award nomination, best actress in a quality drama series, Viewers for Quality Television; Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic nomination (with others), PGA Golden Laurel Awards, TV Guide Award, favorite actress in a new series, 2000, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actress in a TV seriesdrama, 2000, 2001, 2002, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 2000, 2001, 2002, TV Guide Award, actress of the year in a drama series, 2001, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a seriesdrama, 2002, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, 2003, all for Judging Amy; Lucy Award (with Tyne Daly), Women in Film Lucy Awards, 2002.


Film Appearances:

Susan Goldman, Bye, Bye Love, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1995.

Amelia Harvey, Casper, Universal, 1995.

Eady, Heat, Warner Bros., 1995.

Madelyne Thompson, Daylight, Universal, 1996.

Laura Walker, Fear (also known as No Fear and Obsession mortelle ), Universal, 1996.

Annie, Lesser Prophets, 1997.

Chrysty, Nevada, Storm Entertainment, 1997.

Mary, Your Friends & Neighbors, Gramercy, 1998.

Grace, The Suburbans, Columbia TriStar, 1999.

Kathy, "Love Waits for Kathy," Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her, United Artists, 2000.

Adult Bo, Off the Map, 2003.

Film Coproducer:

Nevada, Storm Entertainment, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Blanche, Middle Ages, 1992.

Police Officer Janice Licalsi, NYPD Blue, ABC, 19931994.

Judge Amy Madison Gray Cassidy, Judging Amy, CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Pig in the Python, 1992.

Robyn O'Brien, A.T.F., ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Title role, Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist, HBO, 1999.

Presenter, A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 2000.

Herself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001.

I Am My Mother's Daughter, Lifetime, 2001.

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Amy Wainwright, "A Christmas Secret," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003.

Voice of Lauren Simone, "A Trophied Duck," Duckman (animated), 1997.

Faye Moskowitz, "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz, " Frasier, NBC, 1998.

Faye Moskowitz, "When a Man Loves Two Women, " Frasier, NBC, 1999.

Faye Moskowitz, "Shutout in Seattle: Parts 1 & 2," Frasier, NBC, 1999.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2000, 2001.

The View, ABC, 2003.

Also appeared as herself, "Amy Brenneman Revealed," Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television.

Television Work; Series:

Creator and coexecutive producer, Judging Amy, CBS, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

The Video Store Owner's Significant Other, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1990.

Martine, The Learned Ladies, Classic Stage Company, New York City, 1991.

Saint Joan of the Stockyards, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1992.

Janet, God's Heart, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City, 1997.

Also appeared in Sincerity Forever; Interstates, So Grand Theater; Measure for Measure, American Repertory Theater; Twelfth Night, LATC; Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters, Peer Gynt, The Winter's Tale, and The Oresteria, all Cornerstone Theatre Company.


Taped Readings:

Reader of A. N. Roqulaure's The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Simon & Schuster.



Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale Group, 2002.


Interview, August, 1998, pp. 118119.

People Weekly, January 31, 2000, p. 59.

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