September 30, 1969 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jackson Lynch (divorced; 1 child)|
Amy Landecker (born September 30, 1969) is an American film, stage and television actress. She is known for her supporting roles in films Dan in Real Life (2007), A Serious Man and All Is Bright (2013). In 2014, Landecker began starring as Sarah Pfefferman in the Amazon Studios critically acclaimed comedy-drama Transparent.
Life and career
Landecker was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Judith (née Welch) and John Records Landecker, a Chicago radio personality. One of her maternal great-grandfathers was lawyer Joseph N. Welch.
Early in her career, Landecker primarily focused on stage work and did not move to Los Angeles until she was 38. Since then she has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including a supporting role as Mrs. Samsky in the Academy Award "Best Picture" nominated film A Serious Man, directed by the Coen brothers. That performance received praise from many professional film critics, including Roger Ebert, who wrote, "Amy Landecker, too, is perfect as Mrs. Samsky. She makes the character sexy in a strictly logical sense, but any prudent man would know on first sight to stay clear".
In 2011, Landecker was a regular cast member of The Paul Reiser Show on NBC, playing Paul Reiser's wife, Claire. On television, she has guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NCIS, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Revenge, and many more series. She has also appeared in a number of Off-Broadway theatrical productions, including Bug. In 2013, Landecker co-starred in films All Is Bright, Clear History and Enough Said. In 2014 she began starring alongside Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light in the Amazon Studios comedy-drama series, Transparent. She co-starred in the Michael Bay-produced time travel thriller Project Almanac, which was released in January 2015.
|1998||Temporary Girl||Sondra Hardwood|
|1999||Turks||Woman on Train|
|1999||Light It Up||Reporter|
|2007||Dan in Real Life||Cindy Lamson|
|2009||A Serious Man||Mrs. Samsky|
|2013||All Is Bright||Therese|
|2013||Clear History||Nathan's Wife|
|2013||What Should We Watch?||Irene||Short film|
|1999-2000||Early Edition||Susan Schwartz||2 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Stephanie Grayson||Episode: "Rotten"|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jamie Callahan||Episode: "Goliath"|
|2006||Conviction||Donna Thatcher||Episode: "True Love"|
|2008||Law & Order||Attorney Parrish||Episode: "Misbegotten"|
|2008||Mad Men||Petra Colson||Episode: "A Night to Remember"|
|2009||Medium||Lindsay Burke||Episode: "Truth Be Told"|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Agent Stahl||2 episodes|
|2010-2014||Louie||Sandra/Louie's Mother||4 episodes|
|2011||NCIS||Dr. Ellen Gracey||Episode: "Out of the Frying Pan"|
|2011||The Paul Reiser Show||Claire||Series regular, 7 episodes|
|2011||House||Darrien||Episode: "After Hours"|
|2011||The Protector||Arlene Duncan||Episode: Spoon|
|2011||Happily Divorced||Audrey||Episode: "Someone Wants Me"|
|2011||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Jane Cohen||Episode: "The Bi-Sexual"|
|2011||Prime Suspect||Alice Paget||Episode: "The Great Wall of Silence"|
|2011-2014||Revenge||Dr. Michelle Banks||3 episodes|
|2012||House of Lies||Janelle Winter||Episode: "Microphallus"|
|2012||Private Practice||Melissa||Episode: "Too Much"|
|2012||Retired at 35||Kat||Episode: "The Proposal"|
|2013||Vegas||Karen Schultz||Episode: "From This Day Forward"|
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- Conversations with Ross: Featuring Amy Landecker http://www.rosscarey.com/2011/05/11/episode-36-featuring-amy-landecker/
- Yuon, Jada (September 28, 2009). "A Serious Man's Amy Landecker". New York.
- Roger Ebert (October 7, 2009). "A Serious Man". Chicago Sun-Times.
- Caro, Mark (April 27, 2011). "Landecker Stays in Focus". Chicago Tribune.
- Verini, Bob (April 30, 2007). "Bug". Variety.
- "‘Transparent’ Star Amy Landecker Signs With ICM Partners (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
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