Bruckner promoting Blood and Chocolate in 2007
August 16, 1985 |
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Agnes Bruckner (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress. She began acting on television in the late 1990s and has since appeared in several films, including The Woods, Blue Car, Murder By Numbers, and The Anna Nicole Story.
Bruckner was born in Hollywood, California, to a Hungarian father and a Russian mother who have since divorced; her paternal grandfather was German. Her parents met in Hungary and immigrated to the U.S. in 1984 through a refugee camp in Italy. She has two sisters and a brother.
Bruckner speaks some Russian and is fluent in Hungarian, having grown up speaking the language. She has been involved in dance, ballet, and tap since the age of five and initially wanted to pursue a career as a dancer. At the age of eight, Bruckner worked as a child model at the suggestion of her mother and also appeared in a beauty pageant. Bruckner grew up in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California, until age five and then lived in Portland, Oregon, until age ten. She returned with her family to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, moving to Burbank, California.
Bruckner began her career at age 11. She appeared in commercials, in a few television pilots, and on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 1999. At the age of 15, Bruckner got her first lead role in the independent film Blue Car (2002), in which she played a high school student involved in an affair with her teacher, played by David Strathairn. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that Bruckner "negotiates this difficult script with complete conviction." Bruckner received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "Best Female Lead" for the role.
In the 2000s, other minor roles in television and film followed, including roles in the thrillers The Glass House (2001) and the Sandra Bullock-starring Murder by Numbers (2002). Bruckner has appeared in episodes of the television series 24 and Alias. She starred in the horror films Venom (2005) and The Woods (2006). Also in 2006, she appeared in the drama Peaceful Warrior opposite Scott Mechlowicz and received a ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow Award and played the lead role in Dreamland.
In 2007, Bruckner appeared in the horror/romance film Blood and Chocolate and later Say Hello to Stan Talmadge (2008), Kill Theory (2008), Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2009), and The Craigslist Killer (2011).
Bruckner enjoys hip-hop and R&B as well as The Killers and The Fray. Bruckner has stated that she does not participate in "the Hollywood part of Hollywood" and travels or lives at home with her family during her free time.
|1998||Shrunken City, TheThe Shrunken City||Lori||Video|
|2001||Glass House, TheThe Glass House||Zoe|
|2002||Blue Car||Megan 'Meg' Denning|
|2002||Murder by Numbers||Lisa Mills|
|2005||Iris Effect, TheThe Iris Effect||Katya|
|2006||Woods, TheThe Woods||Heather Fasulo|
|2007||Blood & Chocolate||Vivian|
|2008||Vacancy 2: The First Cut||Jessica||Video|
|2009||Good Funeral, AA Good Funeral||Junior|
|2012||Breaking the Girls||Sara Ryan|
|2012||Pact, TheThe Pact||Nichole|
|2012||Millionaire Tour, TheThe Millionaire Tour||Billie|
|2012||Baytown Outlaws, TheThe Baytown Outlaws||Mona|
|2012||Citizen, TheThe Citizen||Diane|
|2013||Bit of Bad Luck, AA Bit of Bad Luck||Heather||Post-production|
|1997–1999||Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful||Bridget Forrester||TV series|
|2000||American Adventure||Sydney||TV film|
|2000||Pacific Blue||Connie Lamb||Episode: "Fifty-Nine Minutes"|
|2001||Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive||Mallory Wickes||Episode: "Safekeeping"|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Lisa||Episode: "Visions of Thy Father"|
|2002||Alias||Kelly McNeil||Episodes: "The Box: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2003||24||Linda||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||May||Episode: "Country Crossover"|
|2009||Dirty Sexy Money||Daphne||Episode: "The Bad Guy"|
|2009||Private Practice||Heather||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2011||Craigslist Killer, TheThe Craigslist Killer||Megan McAllister||TV film|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Tanya||Episode: "Kai e' e"|
|2012||Fairly Legal||Lea Ferran||Episode: "Ripple of Hope"|
|2012||Covert Affairs||Zarya Fischer||Episodes: "Let's Dance", "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"|
|2013||The Anna Nicole Story||Anna Nicole Smith||TV film|
- Holden, Stephen (May 2, 2003). "Blue Car (2002) FILM REVIEW; Teacher and Prodigy, Along With Need and Lust". The New York Times.
- Roberts, Sheila (2007-01-25). "Agnes Bruckner Interview, Blood & Chocolate". MoviesOnline. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-25.
- Lee, Michael J. (January 22, 2007). "Agnes Bruckner on 'Blood And Chocolate'" Radio Free Entertainment Retrieved on June 21, 2007.
- Rogers, Troy. "Blood and Chocolate: Agnes Bruckner Interview." Retrieved on June 21, 2007.
- "RogerEbert.com". Blue Car review. Retrieved March 16, 2006.
- Horrorfest '10: Hi-Res Poster Debut for 'Kill Theory'
- "Agnes Bruckner To Play Anna Nicole Smith In Lifetime Biopic Of Late Playboy Model". Deadline. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2012.