Amy Ferguson

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Amy Ferguson
Born Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model, singer-songwriter

Amy Ferguson is an American actress and model. Ferguson is also a singer-songwriter who goes by the stage name of "Grandma Dirt."

Life and career[edit]

Ferguson was born in Cincinnati[1] raised in southern Ohio. She attended Dr. John Hole Elementary School in Washington Township and graduated in 2000 from Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio. She opted to move to New York City rather than attend college, and signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. She worked as a model in Italy, France, Japan, and South Africa, and appeared in television commercials for AT&T and Intel.[2]

Ferguson began focusing on acting and broke into film in 2004 with independent feature Garden State. She played Dana, a young woman who kisses star and director Zach Braff's character in a party scene. The part led to other film and television opportunities, including an audition for the film Must Love Dogs starring Diane Lane.[2] Ferguson appeared in the 2007 films Weapons, with Nick Cannon, and An American Crime, starring Ellen Page and Catherine Keener.[3]

In 2009, Ferguson starred in Tanner Hall alongside Rooney Mara, Georgia King, and Brie Larson. The coming-of-age film, set in an all-girls boarding school in New England, was directed by Princess Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini.[4] Ferguson had a supporting role in the independent comedy, Douchebag, directed by Drake Doremus, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[5] She had also appeared in the director's 2009 film, Spooner.[6]

In 2012, Ferguson played a department store model in The Master, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.[7] Ferguson appeared in Cold Turkey, with Peter Bogdanovich, Cheryl Hines and Alicia Witt. Set in Pasadena, California, the film looked at turmoil amidst an upper-class family's Thanksgiving get-together.[8] She guest starred as Lily Anne on season 2 of the CW series, Hart of Dixie.[9]

In 2016, Ferguson was cast as the lead, Inanna, in "Split," a film by Deborah Kampmeier.

Ferguson has also appeared in advertisements for American Eagle Outfitters.[10]


List of acting performances in film and television
Year Film Role Notes
2004 Garden State Dana
2004 Scrubs Girl in Bar
  • TV series, episode:
  • "My Last Chance"
2007 Weapons Nikki
2007 An American Crime Sally
2007 To the Altar Young Beth Short film
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Teenager Uncredited
2008 Bittersweet Sam
2008 Bad Blood Days Short film
2009 Spooner Lily
2009 Tanner Hall Lucasta
2010 Douchebag Sarah
2010 The Social Network Stoned Girl
2010 Footsteps Marnie
2011 10 Years + 10 Minutes Felicity
2012 The Master Martha the Salesgirl
2012–2013 Hart of Dixie Lily Anne Lonergan
  • TV series, 4 episodes
2013 Cold Turkey Missy
2013 The Caretaker The Creature Short film
2013 Electric Slide Sandy
2014 Welcome to New York Renee
2016 "Split" Inanna Feature-length film


  1. ^ "Amy Ferguson bio". Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Morris, Terry (September 2, 2004). "Alter Grad's Gamble on Show Business is Paying Off". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dodd, Stacy (July 19, 2006). "Amy Ferguson". Variety. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gillis, James J. (September 17, 2011). "Kids in the "Hall"". The Newport Daily News. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ Coker, Matt (February 4, 2010). "Drake Doremus' 'Douchebag' at Sundance". OC Weekly. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ Coker, Matt (December 3, 2009). "Sundance Picks Up "Spooner" Director Drake Doremus' Film "Douchebag"". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on July 31, 2010. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ Thomson, David (September 14, 2012). "There Will Be Dud: Paul Thomas Anderson's First Mediocre Movie". The New Republic. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (April 11, 2012). "Midway Gets Underway On 'Pasadena'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Season Finale: Hart Of Dixie – 'On The Road Again'". KBCW. May 2, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Profile of Fashion Model Amy Ferguson". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

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