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Amy Carlson Biography

Birth Name:
Amy Lynn Carlson
Birth Place:
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • Lived with her family in Amman, Jordan, for a year while her parents taught there
  • Has been to every state in the U
  • S
  • except Alaska
  • Did relief work in Central Africa
  • Hopes one day to ride a motorcycle across Vietnam
  • Nominated for Outstanding Female Newcomer in the 1995 Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, for supporting actress, in 1998
  • Husband Syd Butler owns an independent record label, Frenchkiss Records
  • Has performed in an all-female punk-rock band


  • Joseph Carlson -- Brother
  • Robert Carlson -- Father
  • Syd Butler -- Husband
  • Barbara Carlson -- Mother
  • Betsy Carlson -- Sister
  • Lori Carlson -- Sister