Amy Louise Acker was born on Dec. 5, 1976 in Dallas, Texas
Amy's first television work was in the series Wishbone in 1998. She next had roles in To Serve and Protect, Special Unit 2, and Return to the Batcave. She was then cast as Winniferd "Fred" Burkle / Illyria in Angel in 2004. When the show ended she was in Supernatural, How I Met Your Mother, Alias, Drive, L&O: Criminal Intent, Ghost Whisperer, October Road, Fire and Ice, and Private Practice. In 2009 she had a recurring role in Dollhouse as Dr.Claire Saunders. Afterwards she had a role in Human Target, and is now in the cast of the new series Happy Town.