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Amy Brenneman Biography

Birth Name:
Amy Frederica Brenneman
Birth Place:
New London, Connecticut. United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • While at Harvard, cofounded Cornerstone Theater Company, a traveling theater group that produced plays in isolated regions of the U
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  • 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

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

Relationships

  • Andrew Brenneman -- Brother
  • Matthew Brenneman -- Brother
  • Charlotte Tucker Silberling -- Daughter
  • Russell Brenneman -- Father
  • Frederica Brenneman -- Mother
  • Bodhi Russell Silberling -- Son