Amy earned a B.A in Comparative Religion at Harvard University. She studied for a year Kathmandu, Nepal where she focused on sacred Buddhist dance and indigenous ritual.
She’s a founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, which specializes in site-specific original theater pieces centered on themes of social justice. Cornerstone credits include Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET (Port Gibson, Mississippi), Natasha in THREE SISTERS (Montgomery, West Virginia), Clytemnestra in THE OREISTEIA (Schurz, Nevada), and Solveig in PEER GYNT (Eastport, Maine).
Other theater credits include CSC Repertory, Yale Rep, Lincoln Center, LA Theater Works, The American Repertory Theater and the world and West Coast premieres of RAPTURE BLISTER BURN at Playwrights Horizons in New York, and The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, respectfully.
Television acting credits include “Judging Amy” (three Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Award nominations, two TV Guide Awards, Producer’s Guild Nomination, People’s Choice Award nomination and a SAG nomination.) Amy created and executive produced the show, which was based on the work of her mother, the Honorable Frederica Brenneman. Other TV: “NYPD Blue””(SAG award, two Emmy Nominations) “Frasier” (role of Faye Moscowitz, recurring), Dr. Violet Turner on Shonda Rhimes’ “Private Practice” (six seasons) and “Reign” (role of Marie de Guise, recurring). Amy currently stars in Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers” on HBO.
Television producing credits include “Judging Amy” and “Heartbreaker” (NBC/Uni) starring Melissa George, premiering in 2016.
Amy has appeared in many feature films. Her large body of film work includes: WORDS AND PICTURES, THE FACE OF LOVE, MOTHER AND CHILD, DOWNLOADING NANCY, THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, 88 MINUTES, NINE LIVES, CASPER, HEAT, NEVADA, DAYLIGHT, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, FEAR, BYE- BYE LOVE, THINGS YOU CAN TELL JUST BY LOOKING AT HER.
Amy’s original work includes the play MOUTH WIDE OPEN (The Yard, American Repertory Theater) and spoken word pieces she has performed at Spark, Tasty Words, Word Theater and other venues. Amy produced and directed the documentary “The Way the World Should Be” about the CHIME institute.
Political and activist work includes longtime advocacy for The Feminist Majority, NARAL Pro-Choice America, The Brady Center for Handgun Control, and creating “CHIME-apalooza”, an annual fundraiser for the CHIME Institute. Amy has traveled on behalf of CARE’s program for mothers and infants in Ayacucho, Peru.
Amy has taught acting and playwriting all over the country, including Chime Charter School, The Yard and most recently collaborated with her husband Brad Silberling at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. She and Brad have taught graduate students in a class entitled “The Art of Collaboration” at UCLA.
She is married to film director Brad Silberling and has two children, Charlotte Tucker (14) and Bodhi Russell (10).