Fast Facts

  • While at Harvard, cofounded Cornerstone Theater Company, a traveling theater group that produced plays in isolated regions of the U.S.
  • Spent a semester in Nepal studying sacred dances.
  • TV debut was in 1992's short-lived CBS series Middle Ages.
  • Big break came when she was cast as police officer Janice Licalsi on NYPD Blue in 1993; her nude scenes on the show broke new ground for explicit sex on network TV.
  • Based Judging Amy, which she co-created, on her mother's experiences as a juvenile court judge in Connecticut.
  • Is a spokesperson for Healthy Child, Healthy World and actively supports the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Awards

  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Bodhi Russell Silberling — Son
  • Russell Brenneman — Father
  • Andrew Brenneman — Brother
  • Frederica Brenneman — Mother
  • Matthew Brenneman — Brother
  • Brad Silberling — Husband
  • Charlotte Tucker Silberling — Daughter

College

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (BA in Comparative Religion, 1987)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Amy Frederica Brenneman
  • Birth Place: New London, CT
  • Birthday: June 22, 1964, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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