Amy Pietz

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Amy Pietz
Born (1969-03-06) March 6, 1969 (age 47)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Kenneth Alan Williams (1997-2007) (divorced) Frank J. Stier (2009)

Amy Pietz (born March 6, 1969) is an American actress, known for her roles on television. She received Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for her role as Annie Spadaro in the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City (1995-1999). She later had starring roles in the short-lived sitcoms Cursed (NBC, 2000-01), Rodney (ABC, 2004-06), and Aliens in America (The CW, 2007-08).

Early life[edit]

Pietz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the adopted daughter of Nancy, a nurse, and Arnold Pietz, a truck driver. She trained throughout her childhood in ballet and prepared to go professional, but eventually decided against it due to the low pay and shifted her focus elsewhere.[1] She attended The Milwaukee High School of the Arts and graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Career[edit]

Pietz began her career playing small roles on television series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, and well as films Rudy (1993) and Jingle All the Way (1996). In 1995 she was regular cast member on the short-lived The WB sitcom Muscle, before her breakthrough role as Annie Spadaro in the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City starring Lea Thompson.[2] The series aired from 1995 to 1999. She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for the role in 1999.[3] The following year, Pietz went to star alongside Steven Weber on the NBC sitcom Cursed.[4] The series was canceled after single season in 2001. She later played Martha Boswell in the stage musical The Boswell Sisters.[2]

From 2004 to 2006, Pietz starred as Jennifer Aspen's crazy sister in the ABC sitcom Rodney. During 2007-08 season, she played the mother in The CW sitcom Aliens in America. She also had guest starring roles on Ally McBeal, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Division, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Burn Notice, The Closer, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nip/Tuck, Desperate Housewives, Two and a Half Men, and How to Get Away with Murder. She also had a recurring role as Donna in the NBC comedy series The Office in 2010.[5]

In 2011, Pietz played Meredith King, the mother of Chloe King, in the short-lived ABC Family drama series The Nine Lives of Chloe King.[6] In 2016, she was cast as lead character's boss in The CW comedy-drama series No Tomorrow.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Pietz married actor Kenneth Alan Williams in 1997 in her native Milwaukee. They have since divorced.[1] Pietz gave birth to a son when she was 23, Benjamin, whom she subsequently gave up for adoption.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amy Pietz Biography (1969-)". 
  2. ^ a b Staff, Hollywood.com (2 February 2015). "Amy Pietz - Biography and Filmography - 1969". Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Screen Actors Guild Awards". Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "NBC delays and overhauls Cursed". Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Amy Pietz Recruited by The Office". 16 March 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 November 2010). "MTV Pilot 'Patito Feo' Casts Lead While ABC Family Pilot 'Nine Lives' Finds Co-Lead". Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (11 March 2016). "Amy Pietz Joins The CW Pilot 'No Tomorrow'; Josh Segarra In NBC's Vladimir Caamaño Project". Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Amy Pietz". 
  9. ^ "http://tv.yahoo.com/news/amy-pietz-tackles-motherhood-off-screen-nine-lives-182100429.html".  External link in |title= (help)

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