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  • Had to change her name to join the Screen Actors Guild since there was another Amy Young registered.
  • Was North Carolina's Junior Miss in 1987 (the national scholarship program changed its name to Distinguished Young Women in 2010).
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1997 in the original production of The Life, a musical by Cy Coleman (music, book), Ira Gasman (lyrics, book) and David Newman (book) that was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Musical.
  • Other stage work includes a 1994 off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Merrily We Roll Along; and Randy Newman's Faust at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 1995.  
  • In addition to a starring role, has an associate-producer credit for the family drama Country Remedy (2007), aka Simple Things and Mountain Time, which was filmed in her native Asheville, NC.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Winner


  • Jane Young — Mother


  • Yale University, New Haven, CT (1991)

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  • Birth Name: Amy Young
  • Birth Place: Asheville, NC
  • Birthday: February 19, 1970, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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