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Amy Brenneman is a Actor American born on 22 june 1964 at New London (USA)

Amy Brenneman

Amy Brenneman
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Birth name Amy Frederica Brenneman
Nationality USA
Birth 22 june 1964 (55 years) at New London (USA)

Amy Frederica Brenneman (born June 22, 1964) is an American actress, writer, and producer.

Brenneman rose to prominence after her performance as Detective Janice Licalsi in the ABC police drama series NYPD Blue (1993–1994), for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmys. She later starred in various films, including Heat, Fear, and Daylight. She has also starred in the critically acclaimed films Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000), Nine Lives (2005), and The Jane Austen Book Club (2007).

Brenneman created and starred as Judge Amy Gray in the CBS drama series Judging Amy from 1999 to 2005. She was nominated for three Primetime Emmys and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for Judging Amy. From 2007 to 2013, Brenneman starred as Violet Turner in the Shonda Rhimes medical drama Private Practice, and in 2014 began starring as Laurie Garvey on the HBO drama The Leftovers.

Biography

In 1995, Brenneman married director Brad Silberling in the garden at her parents' home. They have two children: Charlotte Tucker (b. March 20, 2001) and Bodhi Russell (b. June 8, 2005). Brenneman is heavily involved in her children’s school, CHIME, because she favors its unique approach to education by blending together typical kids, like Bodhi, and kids with disabilities, like Charlotte, who has cognitive special needs. Brenneman is an Episcopalian (her mother was Jewish and her father, who was of English, Irish, and Swiss descent, was from a Protestant background).

Brenneman, who is very actively pro-choice, signed the "We Had Abortions" petition which appears in the October 2006 issue of Ms. Magazine. The petition contains signatures of over 5,000 women declaring that they had an abortion and were "unashamed of the choice they made."

In the February 28, 2007, all-star benefit reading of "The Gift of Peace" at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, she portrays an entrepreneur, alongside actors Ed Asner, Barbara Bain, George Coe, Wendie Malick, and James Pickens, Jr.. The play was an open appeal and fundraiser for passage of U.S. House Resolution 808, which sought to establish a Cabinet-level "Department of Peace" in the United States government, funded by a two percent diversion of The Pentagon's annual budget.

In July 2008, Brenneman was nominated as a candidate on the Unite for Strength slate for a place on the national governing board of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in elections scheduled for 18 September 2008. The bid was successful.

Brenneman is also a strong supporter of more restrictive gun laws, and in 2009 she hosted the Target for a Safe America gala at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a gun control group that favors restrictive gun laws and supports gun bans.

Best films

Daylight (1996)
(Actress)

Usually with

Ed Shearmur
Ed Shearmur
(4 films)
Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(4 films)
Brad Hall
Brad Hall
(1 films)
Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Amy Brenneman (21 films)

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Actress

Words and Pictures, 1h51
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about education
Actors Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Keegan Connor Tracy, Bruce Davison, Amy Brenneman, Valerie Tian
Roles Elspeth
Rating66% 3.300193.300193.300193.300193.30019
Croyden is an upscale college preparatory school in Maine that hires teachers for their advanced courses who are accomplished professionals.
The Face of Love, 1h32
Directed by Arie Posin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romantic drama, Romance
Actors Robin Williams, Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler, Linda Park
Roles Ann
Rating62% 3.1000653.1000653.1000653.1000653.100065
Nikki (Bening) is a recent widow whose husband, Garret (Ed Harris), died in a drowning accident and has not yet gotten over it. Objects, people and situations that remind Nikki of the love of her life still haunt her. Resigned to life alone, Nikki visits an art gallery she often frequented with Garret and sees a man (Harris in a dual role) whose resemblance to her husband stuns her. She returns to the gallery several more times, hoping to see him. Eventually, Nikki identifies him as a professor at a small local college. She finds "Tom" on the internet and visits an art class he is teaching; but she is emotionally overwhelmed and flees. Eventually, Nikki calms down and invites Tom to give her private, at home, tutoring in painting. She doesn't disclose to him his physical resemblance to her late husband.
Downloading Nancy, 1h42
Directed by Johan Renck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films
Actors Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell, Amy Brenneman, Michael Nyqvist, Matthew Harrison
Roles Carol
Rating57% 2.899862.899862.899862.899862.89986
From the press release: Dead to everything except painful pleasure, an unhappily married woman, Nancy, leaves her silent husband behind to meet a fellow broken soul in search of a final release. Louis is a quiet dispenser of pleasure, Nancy is the mechanism set to self-destruct. Beyond therapy, beyond medication, beyond feeling, Nancy is left with the only coping mechanism she ever knew, violence. Together, they journey through the darkest recesses of the human mind before finding solace in each other's arms. For Nancy, solace can only come from death, for Louis, it can only come from Nancy. Nancy's husband Albert is left with an empty house, filled with only the memory of his wife's unbearable loneliness and a final, endless understanding of how bleak life could be. The relationship between Louis and Nancy straddles the thin line between pleasure and pain, crossing over into a film that is as emotional as it is unnerving.
Mother and Child, 2h5
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children
Actors Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse
Roles Dr. Stone
Rating71% 3.5983353.5983353.5983353.5983353.598335
When she was 14, Karen (Annette Bening) became pregnant and gave her daughter up for adoption. The decision to give up her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. She gradually calms her anxiety through the relationship with Paco.
88 Minutes
88 Minutes (2007)
, 1h47
Directed by Jon Avnet
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Deborah Kara Unger, Amy Brenneman, Neal McDonough
Roles Shelly Barnes
Rating58% 2.9492352.9492352.9492352.9492352.949235
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) testifies at the trial of suspected serial murderer Jon Forster (Neal McDonough), dubbed "The Seattle Slayer" by police. Gramm's testimony and expert psychiatric opinion are crucial to help convict Forster of the attempted killing of Janie Cates and the murder of Joanie Cates, who was drugged, hanged upside down, and killed after the killer broke into her home. After receiving his conviction by the jury, Forster taunts Gramm, saying "Tick-tock, Doc."
The Jane Austen Book Club, 1h46
Directed by Robin Swicord
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Hugh Dancy
Roles Sylvia
Rating67% 3.3984653.3984653.3984653.3984653.398465
The book club is the brainchild of fiftysomething six-time divorcée Bernadette, who latches onto the idea when she meets Prudie, a prim, married high school French teacher in her mid-20s, at a Jane Austen film festival. Her concept is to have six members discuss all of Austen's six novels, with each member hosting the group once a month. Also inducted into the club are Sylvia, a fortysomething librarian who recently has separated from her philandering lawyer husband Daniel after more than two decades of marriage; Sylvia's 20-something lesbian daughter Allegra; Jocelyn, a happily unmarried control freak and breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks who has been Sylvia's friend since childhood; and Grigg, a science fiction fan who's roped into the group by Jocelyn with the hope he and Sylvia will prove to be a compatible match.
Nine Lives
Nine Lives (2005)
, 1h55
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Kathy Baker, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Lorna
Rating66% 3.348783.348783.348783.348783.34878
Imprisoned Sandra (Elpidia Carrillo) has an emotional breakdown when the broken telephone in her cubicle prevents her from communicating with her daughter on visiting day.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, 1h47
Directed by Brad Silberling
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, L'usurpation d'identité, Musical films, Children's films, Escroquerie
Actors Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Jude Law
Roles Mrs. Baudelaire
Rating67% 3.399973.399973.399973.399973.39997
Violet Baudelaire (Emily Browning), her intelligent brother Klaus (Liam Aiken), and their baby sister Sunny (Kara and Shelby Hoffman) are orphaned when a mysterious fire destroys their house. Mr. Poe (Timothy Spall), in charge of the Baudelaire fortune, entrusts them to their closest relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who only wants their money and makes them do harsh chores.
Off the Map, 1h48
Directed by Campbell Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Joan Allen, Amy Brenneman, Valentina de Angelis, Sam Elliott, J. K. Simmons, Jim True-Frost
Roles Adult Bo
Rating71% 3.5966753.5966753.5966753.5966753.596675
An eccentric family lives a separate existence from that of the outside world. The family continues to thrive and survive self-sufficiently. Bo uses her imagination and creativity to explore her world, while her mother Arlene holds the family together. Her father, however, has fallen into a deep depression. One day an IRS auditor comes to determine why they haven't filed their income tax for so long and does not believe they can live with so little. After falling into a fever he awakens a changed man and begins to paint, living with the family for the next eight years.
The Suburbans, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jennifer Love Hewitt, Amy Brenneman, Craig Bierko, Will Ferrell, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Robert Loggia
Roles Grace
Rating42% 2.106992.106992.106992.106992.10699
In 1998 Danny, Mitch, Gil and Rory, formerly known as long-forgotten, early 80's one-hit wonder The Suburbans, reunite to perform their only hit single at one of the band members' wedding. After the gig Cate, an up-and-coming record company executive, approaches them and suggests to shoot a pay per view reunion show that would eventually re-establish the band's claim to fame. The four, more reluctantly than not, agree and subsequently face the ramifications on their personal lives as the show's production contrasts their former rock 'n' roll image with their now middle-class, suburban life style. It soon becomes evident that Cate is probably the only remaining fan of the band, who, out of a personal interest in the matter, put her own career at stake.
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, 1h39
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Calista Flockhart, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Valeria Golino
Roles Detective Kathy Faber
Rating64% 3.2486553.2486553.2486553.2486553.248655
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her consists of five stories or vignettes, tied together loosely to envision the complexity of incomplete communications about life, family, and love. We glimpse the lives of five women, each facing problems such as loneliness, dissatisfaction, longing, and or desire. Rodrigo García, in his first-time directing, assembled this film with a loaded cast of actresses who can tell you everything you need to know just by their body language and facial expressions. Their individual stories show us what “things you can tell just by looking at her”.
ATF
ATF (1999)
, 1h28
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Michael O'Neill, Keith David, Mark Boone Junior, William Richert
Roles Agent Robin O'Brien
Rating45% 2.2507652.2507652.2507652.2507652.250765
Following the infamous tragedy in Waco, Texas, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (A.T.F.) found themselves in a battle with an armed militia, the organization, led by director Maggie Hale (Kathy Baker), finds itself in a new fight. Agent Robyn O'Brien (Amy Brenneman) goes undercover to infiltrate a militia selling illegal street-sweeper guns, dismissing Hale's orders to stay away. When O'Brien gets held prisoner inside the militia's compound, the A.T.F. is left with the decision to start another Waco and attack the militia, or come up with another way to save her.
City of Angels, 1h54
Directed by Brad Silberling
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Ghost films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz, Colm Feore, Kim Murphy
Rating66% 3.3499553.3499553.3499553.3499553.349955
Seth (Nicolas Cage) is one of many angels who watch over humans and protect them in unseen ways. Seth's main responsibility is to appear to those who are close to death and guide them to the next life. As part of this task, Seth and one of his fellow angels, Cassiel (Andre Braugher), like to ask people what their favorite thing in life was. Despite these daily encounters, they have trouble understanding human beings and their ways.
Your Friends & Neighbors, 1h40
Directed by Neil LaBute
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, Jason Patric, Ben Stiller
Roles Mary
Rating63% 3.150113.150113.150113.150113.15011
Set in an unnamed American city, two urban, middle-class couples deal with their unhappy relationships by lying and cheating in their quest for happiness. Jerry (Stiller), is a theater instructor who is married to Terri (Keener), a writer who is alienated and unfulfilled with his love-making skills. Jerry and Terri have dinner with Mary (Brenneman), a writer friend of Terri's, and Barry (Eckhart) a business executive who is oblivious to his wife's unhappiness. During dinner, Mary talks about writing a local newspaper column about bickering couples and their troubles, while Barry does not think that other couple problems are anyone else's concern. After dinner, Jerry discreetly asks Mary out on a date. Mary, out of frustration, accepts.
Nevada
Nevada (1997)
, 1h48
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Amy Brenneman, Ben Browder, Kirstie Alley, Gabrielle Anwar, Saffron Burrows, Angus Macfadyen
Roles Chrysty
Rating52% 2.617462.617462.617462.617462.61746
Brenneman plays "Chrysty", a woman with a past who arrives on foot to the small town of Silver City, Nevada. There, she meets the women of the town, all but one of whom accept her. However, "McGill", played by Kirstie Alley, is suspicious, and doesn't stop until she discovers Chrysty's past.