17 April 1981
Susie Amy (born 17 April 1981) is an English actress and model. She is best known for her role as Chardonnay Lane-Pascoe in the ITV series Footballers' Wives, and for her appearances in films Modigliani, La Femme Musketeer and House of 9.
Susie Amy was born on 17 April 1981 to Ron Amy, OBE, the former chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, and Evelyn Amy, a primary school teacher. Her parents later divorced, and her father eventually remarried. Amy has a sister, Lynn, who is a highly regarded geneticist. Amy was brought up in Surrey and attended Sir William Perkins's School in Chertsey, but later switched to Strode's College.
While she was working on the Royal National Theatre production of Sharman McDonald's After Juliet, Amy was spotted by an agent, and soon had her first roles on television. In 2001, she appeared in television series Dark Realm and My Family, and then in the 2002 television film Sirens. In 2001, Amy was cast as Chardonnay Lane-Pascoe in the ITV series Footballers' Wives, which made her a household name and earned her the New TV Talent Award by the Television and Radio Industries Club. She was voted out as number 74 on the FHM list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2002, and as number 63 in 2003. Along with Katharine Monaghan and Zöe Lucker, Amy appeared on the FHM cover for February 2003. She starred Footballers' Wives from 2002 to 2004.
In 2004, Amy was chosen for the lead role of Valentine D'Artagnan in the Hallmark Channel film La Femme Musketeer, starring alongside Michael York, Gérard Depardieu and Nastassja Kinski. For the role she had to train in martial arts, fencing and horse riding, which she is said to have loved. The same year, she portrayed Beatrice Hastings in Modigliani, which starred Andy García. In 2005, Amy appeared in films House of 9, directed by Dennis Hopper, and Dead Fish, and worked on Bill Kenwright's stage production of Wait Until Dark.
Amy had episode roles in television series Hotel Babylon, The Royal and Doctors in 2006. In 2007, she filmed motion picture Two Families, appeared in the BBC series New Street Law, and portrayed Lindsey Gordon in the three episodes of Coronation Street. Amy then acted in the 2008 series Echo Beach, which was cancelled after twelve episodes. Her most recent projects include films Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009), Psych 9 (2010), Pimp (2010) and Bonded by Blood (2010), and a stage production of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile (2012).
Susie was a judge in Dancing on Ice: The Tour at the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield. In 2010, she participated in the outdoor series 71 Degrees North, a challenge show set in Norway. Challenges included under-ice swimming and living in conditions up to -30 degrees. She came the third the series, losing out to Gavin Henson and Marcus Patrick in the final. On 22 December 2010, Susie appeared in Celebrity Come Dine with me Christmas Special, competing against actor and musician Goldie, singer Tony Christie, and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis for a prize of £1,000, which went to charity. She came joint second with Christie, behind winner Ellis.
|Dark Realm||2001||TV series||Girl||Episode: "She's the One"|
|My Family||2001||TV series||Donna||Episode: "Trust Never Sleeps"|
|Sirens||2002||TV film||Helen Grey|
|Footballers' Wives||2002||TV series||Chardonnay Lane-Pascoe||2002–04|
|La Femme Musketeer||2004||TV film||Valentine D'Artagnan|
|House of 9||2005||Film||Claire Levy|
|Hotel Babylon||2006||TV series||Alice||1 episode|
|The Royal||2006||TV series||Debbie Guthrie||Episode: "Thinking Too Hard"|
|Doctors||2006||TV series||Megan Reeves||Episode: "Running Time"|
|New Street Law||2007||TV series||Tessa Darling||2 episodes|
|Coronation Street||2007||TV series||Lindsey Gordon||3 episodes|
|Echo Beach||2008||TV series||Angela Cole|
|Plus One||2009||TV series||Nicola Dare||Episode: "I Do a Lot of Work for Charity"|
|Lesbian Vampire Killers||2009||Film||Blonde|
|Psych 9||2010||Film||Anne Marks|
|Bonded by Blood||2010||Film||Donna Jagger|
Awards and nominations
|Television and Radio Industries Club Award||2003||New TV Talent||Footballers' Wives||Won|
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- "Blusher And Blogging – Susie Amy". 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "Awards by Susie Amy". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "The 100 Sexiest Women – Susie Amy". www.100sexiestwomen.com. 2003. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "FHM magazine – Susie Amy, Katharine Monaghan and Zöe Lucker cover (February 2003)". www.crazyaboutmagazines.com. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- Trew, Jonathan (2005). "What's On: Susie's dark side is well worth seeing". The Free Library. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "Susie Amy: ‘Confidence is one of the most attractive things...’". Daily Mirror. 19 September 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "Blusher And Blogging.com". Retrieved 24 May 2012.