Amy Brenneman


Date Of Birth

June 22, 1964.


Amy Frederica Brenneman was born on June 22, 1964 in New London, Connecticut to an attorney and a state court judge. He was raised in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she participated in theater. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in comparative religion. While at Harvard, Brenneman co-founded the Cornerstone Theater Company, which she traveled with for several years after graduation. Her first major television role was Officer Janice Licalso on the police drama NYPD Blue. After that, she appeared in numerous films like Casper, Heat, Fear, Daylight, and Nevada. She has also appeared on Frasier and Judging Amy. In 2007, Brenneman was cast for a role on the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice.

After six years of playing Dr. Violet Turner on the medical drama, Brenneman moved on to the big screen to appear in Words and Pictures and The Face of Love. In 2014, she guest starred in an episode of Reign and joined the cast of the HBO series The Leftovers.

Place of Birth

New London, Connecticut.

Birth Name

Amy Frederica Brenneman



Fun Facts

- She married Brad Silberling on September 30, 1995. They have two children together.

- In 1982, she graduated from Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, Connecticut.

- In 1986, she got her degree in comparative religion from Harvard University.

- She is one of the founders of Cornerstone Theater Company, Inc. in Los Angeles.



2005: Locarno International Film Festival - Bronze Leopard - Best Actress for: Nine Lives. Shared.
2002: Women in Film Lucy Awards - Lucy Award
2001: TV Guide Award - Actress of the Year in a Drama Series for: "Judging Amy"
2000: TV Guide Award - Favorite Actress in a New Series for: "Judging Amy"


2014: The Leftovers (TV Series)
2014: Reign (TV Series)
2013: The Face of Love
2013: Words and Pictures
2007-2011: Private Practice (TV series) - Dr. Violet Turner
2009: Mother and Child - Dr. Eleanor Stone
2008: Downloading Nancy - Carol
2007: The Jane Austen Book Club - Sylvia
2007: Grey's Anatomy (TV series) - Dr. Violet Turner
2007: 88 Minutes - Shelly Barnes
1999-2005: Judging Amy (TV series) - Amy Gray
2005: Nine Lives - Lorna
2003: Off the Map - Adult Bo
1999: Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her - Detective Kathy Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")
1999: ATF (TV movie) - Agent Robin O'Brien
1998-1999: Frasier (TV series) - Faye Moskowitz
1999: The Suburbans - Grace
1999: Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist (TV movie) - Mary Cassatt
1998: Your Friends & Neighbors - Mary
1998: City of Angels - Angel in library at computers
1997: Lesser Prophets - Annie
1997: Nevada - Chrysty
1997: Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV series) - Lauren Simone
1996: Daylight - Madelyne Thompson
1995: Heat - Eady
1995: Casper - Amelia Harvey
1995: Bye Bye Love - Susan
1993-1994: NYPD Blue (TV series) - Officer Janice Licalsi/Janice Licalsi/Det. Janice Licalsi
1992: Murder, She Wrote (TV series) - Amy Wainwright
1992: Middle Ages (TV series) - Blanche
1992: Pig in the Python (TV movie) - Blanche


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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