Amy Morton

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Amy Morton
Rondi Reed and Amy Morton in play by Tracy Letts.jpg
Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble members Rondi Reed (left) and Morton in the original Chicago cast of August: Osage County
Born 1958-1959[1]
Oak Park, Illinois
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present

Amy Morton is an American actress best known for her work in theatre. A member of Steppenwolf Theater's core group of actors since 1997, Morton has spent most of her career working in the Chicago theater scene.[citation needed] She made her Broadway debut starring opposite Gary Sinise as Nurse Ratched in the Tony Award winning 2001 revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.[citation needed] She originated the role of Barbara in both the original Chicago production and the original Broadway production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. For her portrayal she was nominated for both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award.[citation needed] Morton reprised the role in the Fall 2008 London production at the National Theatre.[2]

Morton has appeared in such films as Up in the Air, Rookie of the Year, Straight Talk, and 8mm, and television programs like The Equalizer and Crime Story, among others.[citation needed] In 2013 she was introduced as Erin Reagan's new boss, Amanda Harris, on the CBS television drama Blue Bloods.

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Tony Awards

Drama Desk Awards

Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago, IL)

  • Nominated - 1984 - Actress in a Principal Role in a Play - Life and Limb (Wisdom Bridge Theatre)
  • Winner - 1986 - Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play - You Can't Take It With You (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
  • Nominated - 1986 - Actress in a Principal Role in a Play - Puntila and his Hired Man (Remains Theatre)
  • Nominated - 1987 - Actress in a Principal Role in a Play - Higher Standard of Living (Remains Theatre)
  • Nominated - 1988 - Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play - Big Time (Remains Theatre)
  • Nominated - 2002 - Director of a Play - Glengarry Glen Ross (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
  • Nominated - 2002 - Actress in a Principal Role in a Play - The Royal Family (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
  • Nominated - 2003 - Actress in a Principal Role in a Play - Homebody/Kabul (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
  • Nominated - 2007 - Actress in a Principal Role in a Play - August: Osage County (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phillips, Michael (December 11, 2009). "Talking Pictures: Amy Morton, "Up in the Air"". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Broadway.com

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