Amy Frederica Brenneman, a very prominent Hollywood producer and actress, was born on 22nd June 1964. She had a long career in television and rose to fame as Investigator Janice Licalsi on the ABC police force program NYPD Blue from 1993 to 1994. Brenneman then co-created and starred in the CBS drama series Judging Amy as Judge Amy Gray from 1999 to 2005. Because of these roles, Amy was nominated for 5 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Amy Brenneman went on to play several prominent roles in shows like The Leftovers on the HBO and Private Practice on the Shonda Rhimes, a medical drama that ran from 2007 to 2013. Along with that, she has appeared in a number of movies, such as Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her in 2000, Heat in 1995, Daylight in 1996, Fear in 1996, 2005 Nine Lives, and The Jane Austen Book Club in 2007.
Amy Brenneman’s Early Life
Amy’s aunt was renowned Cold War reporter Beryl D. Hines. Amy’s mother Frederica Joanne Shoenfield, was Jewish and later joined the Congregationalist clerical church. Her father, Russell Langdon Brenneman Jr., who was of English, Irish, and Swiss ancestry, was from a Protestant background. Amy Frederica Brenneman was born in New London, Connecticut, to her mother who is a judge of the Connecticut State Superior Court. Amy has two brothers named Andrew Brenneman and Matthew Brenneman.
Amy Brenneman was reared in Connecticut, where Amy took active in theater as a teen, both for fun and for work with a neighborhood theater company and at Glastonbury High School. She earned her degree in comparative religion from Harvard University in 1987. Amy co-founded Cornerstone Theater Company as a student at Harvard, and she continued to tour with them for several years after graduating.
Amy Brenneman’s Role Dedicated to Her Mother
In Hartford, Connecticut, Amy Brenneman played a divorced single mother who served as a Family Court judge. The idea for the program was inspired by her mother Frederica Brenneman’s real-life experiences as a superior court judge in the state of Connecticut. When Amy was 3 years old, Frederica Brenneman—one of the first women to graduate from Harvard Law School—became a judge in Connecticut’s juvenile court. I play my mother’s role, not my mother, Amy has said.
Amy Brenneman’s Early Career
In 1992, Amy Brenneman made her television debut in the small CBS series called Middle Ages. She was given her first significant part the following year in the ABC police force drama NYPD Blue as uniformed officer Janice Licalsi, who had mob connections. In 1994, Amy Brenneman was nominated for none other than Emmy for the Best Supporting Character in a Drama Series, and the following year, she was nominated for Exceptional Guest Appearace. Amy departed NYPD Blue and entered the world of movies. She made appearances in the critically acclaimed crime drama Heat, Bye Bye Love, and Casper in 1995. Amy Brenneman became the series creator and executive producer in 1999. She also starred as the show’s titular character.
Amy Brenneman Rising to Glory
In the 1996 disaster movie Daylight, Amy Brenneman played the female-lead opposite of Sylvester Stallone. She also featured in the thriller Fear. Amy starred as the protagonist in the famous drama movie Nevada in 1997. She appeared in Neil LaBute’s Your Friends & Neighbors the next year as the lead actress. She made a comeback to television in the 1998 to 1999 series, playing Faye Moskowitz in a periodic character on the NBC comedy drama Frasier.
From September 19, 1999, until May 3, 2005, CBS broadcast 6 seasons and one thirty-eight episodes of Judging Amy, which had positive ratings. In 2002 she received the Women in Film Lucy Award with the honor of the greatness and inventiveness of her artistic creations, which improved how men and women were perceived through the medium of television.
Amy Brenneman’s Success Story
Amy Brenneman starred in Rodrigo Garca’s 2000 cast movie the Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her. Amy also starred in the drama series called Nine Lives, directed by Rodrigo Garca, in 2005. Amy as Sylvia Avila role in the The Jane Austen Book Club in 2007, which was based on Karen Joy Fowler’s novel published in 2004 of the same name. In 2008, Amy and Al Pacino costarred in the 88 Minutes.
Amy was assigned to the Private Practice, the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off in March 2007 as Violet Turner. The Shonda Rhimes program aired on the ABC from 26th September 2007, until 22nd January 2013. Amy later acted in the movies The Words and Pictures and Face of Love, and she was chosen to star opposite Justin Theroux in the HBO drama series The Leftovers. Amy also appeared in Reign in 2013 as Mary of Guise, the mother of the series’ main character.
Amy Brenneman’s Dating History
Amy Brenneman wed director named Brad Silberling. The marriage took place in Amy’s parent’s garden in the year 1995. On the shooting set of the NYPD Blue is where they first got acquainted. Bodhi Russell and Charlotte Tucker, the couple’s two kids, are born to Brenneman and Silberling.
Amy Brenneman’s Trivia
Amy was put out by the Unite for Strength organization as a candidate in July 2008 for a seat on the nation’s governing body of the Screen Actors Guild in elections set for September 18, 2008. Brenneman contributed to the famous We Had Abortions petition that was published in Ms. Magazine’s October 2006 edition. The petition comprises signatures of over five thousand women claiming that they had an abortion and were unembarrassed of the choice they had to make.
Amy Brenneman’s Personal Information
Full born name: Amy Frederica Brenneman
Occupation: American Actress & Producer
Date of birth: 22nd June, 1964
Birthplace: New London, Connecticut
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Father name: Russell Langdon Brenneman Jr.
Mother name: Frederica Joanne Shoenfield
Sibling’s name: Andrew Brenneman and Matthew Brenneman
Spouse/ Boyfriend: Brad Silberling
Children: Charlotte Tucker and Bodhi Russell
Amy Brenneman’s Body Measurements
Amy Brenneman’s inches measures are 30-23-33, respectively.
Amy Brenneman’s Bra And Breast Size
Amy Brenneman is a renowned Hollywood actress whose bra size is 30A.
Weight: 55 kgs.
Bra Size: 30A
Cup size: A
Body Measurement: 30-23-33 in or 76-58-84 cm
Chest size: 30 in
Waist size: 23 in
Hip’s size: 33 in
Dress size: N/A
Shoe size: 9.5 US
Eye’s color: Green