Amy Pietz originally trained as a ballet dancer but later discovered her passion for acting when she attended the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, as well as the DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In 1992, she made her acting debut on the TV series Highlander and then became more familiar to TV viewers three years later as se was cast on Caroline in the City, where she played the role of Annie Spadaro, the across-the-hall neighbor of Caroline Duffy (Lea Thompson), who is known for her promiscuity and her outrageous outfits. She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in 1999.
In 2004, Pietz was cast in her next regular television role, when she joined the cast of the sitcom Rodney. He played the role of Charlie, the crazy sister-in-law of the lead’s (Rodney Carrington) best friend Barry Martin (Nick Searcy). The series lasted for two seasons, and was cancelled midway through the second, in 2006. Her next television role was for another sitcom, the short-lived Aliens in America, where she played the role of Franny Tolchuk, the wife of Gary (Scott Patterson), who’s bent on making her outsider son Gary (Dan Byrd) as popular as his sister Claire (Lindsey Shaw) by signing up for a foreign exchange program.
Pietz also has appeared in several films, including Rudy, Jingle All the Way, Jell-Ohh Lady, Marty and Sven, The Whole Ten Yards and DysEnchanted. She also played guest roles in television shows such as Conrad Bloom, Ally McBeal, The Drew Carey Show, CSI, The Division and I’m With Her. In 2011, she was cast in the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King. She also has an extensive stage career, appearing in several productions in Los Angeles, Chicago and Broadway. She also originated the role of Martha Boswell in the musical The Boswell Sisters in San Diego, California.
- She married Kenneth Alan Williams in 1997 but they eventually divorced.
- She was voted as the 2007 Queen Azalea of the Wilmington, North Carolina Azalea Festival.
- As a child, she originally trained for ballet. She refused to continue a career in that area because she figured out that it wasn't a promising financial endeavor.
- She was educated at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts and got her degree in acting from DePaul University's Theatre School.
2011: The Paul Reiser Show (TV series) - Betsy
2010: The Office (TV series) - Donna/Bar Manager
2010: Desperate Housewives (TV series) - Madeline
2010: American Dad! (TV series) (voice)
2010: Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer - Annie
2010: Nip/Tuck (TV series) - Allison Krieger
2009: Medium (TV series) - Nancy Covington
2009: Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series) - Wendy
2009: Hawthorne (TV series) - Gretchen Breyer
2009: You - Sam
2009: Trust Me (TV series) - Diane
2009: Bones (TV series) - Ellen Clark
2009: Reunion - Sadie
2009: The Closer (TV series) - Dana Crawford
2008: Ghost Whisperer (TV series) - Lisa Keller
2008: Burn Notice (TV series) - Jeannie Anderson
2004-2008: Rodney (TV series) - Charlie
2007-2008: Aliens in America (TV series) - Franny/Franny Tolchuck
2005: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) - Zoe Dunlop
2004: I'm with Her (TV series) - Samantha
2004: The Whole Ten Yards - Waitress
2004: Marty and Sven (short) - Actress
2004: The Division (TV series) - Jo Miller
2004: DysEnchanted (short) - Clara
2004: All About the Andersons (TV series) - Mrs. Sandore
2003: ER (TV series) - Pregnant HIV+ Woman
2003: The Drew Carey Show (TV series) - Elaine
2003: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) - Rebecca McCormick
2003: Newton (TV movie) - Alice Pryor
2002: Ally McBeal (TV series) - Bonnie Boone
2000-2001: The Weber Show (TV series) - Melissa Taylor
2001: Jell-Ohh Lady (short)
1995-2000: Caroline in the City (TV series) - Annie Spadaro
1998: Conrad Bloom (TV series) - Bonnie
1997: Every 9 Seconds (TV movie) - Carrie
1997: All Lies End in Murder (TV movie) - Terri Paxton
1996: Jingle All the Way - Liza Tisch
1995: Muscle (TV series) - Bronwyn Jones
1994: Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV series) - Lt. Rhodes
1993: Missing Persons (TV series) - Lucy Stansfield
1993: Rudy - Melinda
1992: Highlander (TV series) - Reporter