Agnes Bruckner

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Agnes Bruckner
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Bruckner promoting Blood and Chocolate in 2007
Born (1985-08-16) August 16, 1985 (age 28)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

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,[1] Murder By Numbers, and The Anna Nicole Story.

Early life[edit]

Bruckner was born in Hollywood, California, to a Hungarian father and a Russian mother who have since divorced; her paternal grandfather was German.[2] Her parents met in Hungary and immigrated to the U.S. in 1984 through a refugee camp in Italy.[2] She has two sisters and a brother.

Bruckner speaks some Russian and is fluent in Hungarian, having grown up speaking the language.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Career[edit]

Bruckner began her career at age 11.[4] 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."[5] 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),[6] and The Craigslist Killer (2011).

On October 3, 2012, Bruckner was cast to play Anna Nicole Smith in a Lifetime original movie The Anna Nicole Story.[7]

Personal life[edit]

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.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Girl Lydia Short film
1998 Shrunken City, TheThe Shrunken City Lori Video
2001 Glass House, TheThe Glass House Zoe
2002 Blue Car Megan 'Meg' Denning
2002 Home Room Cathy
2002 Murder by Numbers Lisa Mills
2003 Rick Eve O'Lette
2004 Stateside Sue Dubois
2004 Haven Pippa Ridley
2005 Iris Effect, TheThe Iris Effect Katya
2005 Venom Eden Sinclair
2006 Dreamland Audrey
2006 Woods, TheThe Woods Heather Fasulo
2006 Peaceful Warrior Susie
2007 Blood & Chocolate Vivian
2008 Vacancy 2: The First Cut Jessica Video
2009 Kill Theory Jennifer
2009 Good Funeral, AA Good Funeral Junior
2011 Open Gate Jesselyn
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 Wrong Cops Julia
2013 Bit of Bad Luck, AA Bit of Bad Luck Heather Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holden, Stephen (May 2, 2003). "Blue Car (2002) FILM REVIEW; Teacher and Prodigy, Along With Need and Lust". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Roberts, Sheila (2007-01-25). "Agnes Bruckner Interview, Blood & Chocolate". MoviesOnline. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-25. 
  3. ^ Lee, Michael J. (January 22, 2007). "Agnes Bruckner on 'Blood And Chocolate'" Radio Free Entertainment Retrieved on June 21, 2007.
  4. ^ Rogers, Troy. "Blood and Chocolate: Agnes Bruckner Interview." Retrieved on June 21, 2007.
  5. ^ "RogerEbert.com". Blue Car review. Retrieved March 16, 2006. 
  6. ^ Horrorfest '10: Hi-Res Poster Debut for 'Kill Theory'
  7. ^ "Agnes Bruckner To Play Anna Nicole Smith In Lifetime Biopic Of Late Playboy Model". Deadline. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 

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