Amy Walker

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Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Born (1982-09-01) September 1, 1982 (age 31)
Seattle, Washington
Occupation Actress, singer, director
Website
www.amywalkeronline.com

Amy Frances Walker (born September 1, 1982) is an American actress, singer, and artist.[1]

Early life[edit]

Walker was born in Seattle, Washington.[2] Growing up, she performed in a wide variety of plays and musicals, including Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Hero in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker.

Education abroad[edit]

Walker studied acting and singing at the University of Wollongong in Australia. From Australia, she moved to Wellington, New Zealand, where she played Joan in the wartime love story short film Dead Letters by Paolo Rotondo.[3]

YouTube[edit]

Amy has also gained enormous attention from her YouTube video 21 Accents, and over 100 other videos online.[4][5] To date, her videos have reached an audience of over 19 million viewers.[6] 21 Accents earned Amy appearances on both The Today Show[7][8] and on Inside Edition.[9][10] She also partnered with Nokia as an accent expert to promote their Foreign Accent Cup.[11]

One-woman shows[edit]

Walker performed her first original one-woman show, Amy Walker: Inside Out, in November 2007 and has since created three other original shows, on stage and online, where viewers were able to interact with her from around the globe.[12][13][14][15][16]

Discography[edit]

TEDx Talk[edit]

On September 24, 2011, Walker was a host and a featured speaker at the TEDx conference in Phoenixville, PA. Amy divided her Talk into 3 parts, with a combined topic of "Expanding Your Identity to Embody Your Potential":

Awards[edit]

In 2008 Walker received an award at the International Mystery Writers Festival for "Best Actress" and "Best Supporting Actress".[18] Amy was awarded Best Actress for her role as Pam Brent in Personal Call the following year.[19] Amy Walker and Mike Shafer were awarded Best Music Video for We Are Connected at the 2009 Raindance Short Film Festival.[20]

Year Award Role Event
2008 Best Actress "Betty" in Remember Wenn by Rupert Holmes Discovering New Mysteries Festival
2008 Best Supporting Actress "Elena" in The Help by Bill Kerby Discovering New Mysteries Festival
2009 Best Actress "Pam Brent" in Personal Call by Agatha Christie Discovering New Mysteries Festival
2009 Best Music Video Director, "We Are Connected" (Music Video) RainDance Short Film Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A soul on fire: A profile of actress, singer Amy Walker". The Digital Journal. Archived from the original on 7 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  2. ^ "21 Accents in 2 Minutes". NPR. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  3. ^ Patricia Duff. "South Whidbey's KONG Connection: Clinton resident appears in summer blockbuster". The South Whidbey Record. 
  4. ^ "Speaking in Tongues". Black & White. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  5. ^ "21 Accents". YouTube. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Amy Walker on YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  7. ^ "The TODAY Show". MSNBC. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  8. ^ Frause, Sue (2008-03-09). "UPDATE: Amy Walker on NPR and TODAY!". Seattle Pi. 
  9. ^ "Inside Edition". Inside Edition. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  10. ^ Frause, Sue (2008-03-17). "Amy Walker sings Danny Boy, appears on Inside Edition". Seattle Pi. 
  11. ^ "Foreign Accent Cup Kicks Off". Nokia. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  12. ^ David Marlett. "DIY Promotion—Amy Walker Style". Movie Maker. Archived from the original on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  13. ^ Patricia Duff (2009-11-09). "Amy Walker performs live online". The South Whidbey Record. 
  14. ^ Patricia Duff (2010-01-14). "Amy Walker goes live again!". South Whidbey Record. 
  15. ^ Amy Walker. "Live Interactive Vlog highlights 3/6/10". YouTube.com and Vokle Media. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  16. ^ Amy Walker. "The Real Amy". YouTube.com and Vokle Media. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  17. ^ The Flipside: Jack White On Why He Loves Accents, But Hates His Own NPR All Songs Considered. March 7, 2011. Retrieved on March 8, 2011.
  18. ^ Sue Frause (2008-07-15). "Amy Walker: Moving on in New Directions". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  19. ^ "Discovering New Mysteries Festival". 
  20. ^ Frause, Sue (2009-07-06). "RainDance Short Film Festival winners announced". Seattle Pi. 

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