Amy Landecker

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Amy Landecker
Born (1969-09-30) September 30, 1969 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Jackson Lynch (1 child)[1]

Amy Landecker (born September 30, 1969) is an American film, stage and television actress.[2]

Life and career[edit]

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.[3][4]

Early in her career, Landecker primarily focused on stage work and did not move to Los Angeles until she was 38.[5] 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.[6] 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".[7]

In 2011, Landecker was also a regular cast member of The Paul Reiser Show on NBC, playing Paul Reiser's wife, Claire.[8] 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.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Temporary Girl Sondra Hardwood
1999 Turks Woman on Train
Light It Up Reporter
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
2007 Dan in Real Life Cindy Lamson
2008 Law & Order Attorney Parrish Episode: Misbegotten
Mad Men Petra Colson Episode: A Night to Remember
2009 Medium Lindsay Burke Episode: Truth Be Told
A Serious Man Mrs. Samsky
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Agent Stahl 2 episodes
2010-2014 Louie Sandra 4 episodes
2011 NCIS Dr. Ellen Gracey Episode: Out of the Frying Pan
The Paul Reiser Show Claire 7 episodes
House Darrien Episode: After Hours
The Protector Arlene Duncan Episode: Spoon
Happily Divorced Audrey Episode: Someone Wants Me
Curb Your Enthusiasm Jane Cohen Episode: The Bi-Sexual
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
Private Practice Melissa Episode: Too Much
Retired at 35 Kat Episode: The Proposal
2013 Vegas Karen Schultz Episode: From This Day Forward
2013 Enough Said Debbie
2013 All Is Bright Therese
2013 Clear History Nathan's Wife
2013 What Should We Watch? Irene
2014 Transparent TV pilot
2015 Project Almanac Kathy


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