Agnes Bruckner

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Agnes Bruckner
Agnes Bruckner.JPG
Bruckner promoting Blood and Chocolate in 2007
Born(1985-08-16) August 16, 1985 (age 28)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1996–present
 
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Agnes Bruckner
Agnes Bruckner.JPG
Bruckner promoting Blood and Chocolate in 2007
Born(1985-08-16) August 16, 1985 (age 28)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1996–present

Agnes Bruckner (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress. She began acting on television in the late 1990s and has since appeared in several films, including The Woods, Blue Car,[1] Murder By Numbers, and The Anna Nicole Story.

Early life[edit]

Bruckner was born in Hollywood, California, to a Hungarian father and a Russian mother who have since divorced; her paternal grandfather was German.[2] Her parents met in Hungary and immigrated to the U.S. in 1984 through a refugee camp in Italy.[2] She has two sisters and a brother.

Bruckner speaks some Russian and is fluent in Hungarian, having grown up speaking the language.[2] She has been involved in dance, ballet, and tap since the age of five and initially wanted to pursue a career as a dancer. At the age of eight, Bruckner worked as a child model at the suggestion of her mother and also appeared in a beauty pageant.[2] Bruckner grew up in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California, until age five and then lived in Portland, Oregon, until age ten. She returned with her family to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, moving to Burbank, California.[3]

Career[edit]

Bruckner began her career at age 11.[4] She appeared in commercials, in a few television pilots, and on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 1999. At the age of 15, Bruckner got her first lead role in the independent film Blue Car (2002), in which she played a high school student involved in an affair with her teacher, played by David Strathairn. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that Bruckner "negotiates this difficult script with complete conviction."[5] Bruckner received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "Best Female Lead" for the role.

In the 2000s, other minor roles in television and film followed, including roles in the thrillers The Glass House (2001) and the Sandra Bullock-starring Murder by Numbers (2002). Bruckner has appeared in episodes of the television series 24 and Alias. She starred in the horror films Venom (2005) and The Woods (2006). Also in 2006, she appeared in the drama Peaceful Warrior opposite Scott Mechlowicz and received a ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow Award and played the lead role in Dreamland.

In 2007, Bruckner appeared in the horror/romance film Blood and Chocolate and later Say Hello to Stan Talmadge (2008), Kill Theory (2008), Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2009),[6] and The Craigslist Killer (2011).

On October 3, 2012, Bruckner was cast to play Anna Nicole Smith in a Lifetime original movie The Anna Nicole Story.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Bruckner enjoys hip-hop and R&B as well as The Killers and The Fray. Bruckner has stated that she does not participate in "the Hollywood part of Hollywood" and travels or lives at home with her family during her free time.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997GirlLydiaShort film
1998Shrunken City, TheThe Shrunken CityLoriVideo
2001Glass House, TheThe Glass HouseZoe
2002Blue CarMegan 'Meg' Denning
2002Home RoomCathy
2002Murder by NumbersLisa Mills
2003RickEve O'Lette
2004StatesideSue Dubois
2004HavenPippa Ridley
2005Iris Effect, TheThe Iris EffectKatya
2005VenomEden Sinclair
2006DreamlandAudrey
2006Woods, TheThe WoodsHeather Fasulo
2006Peaceful WarriorSusie
2007Blood & ChocolateVivian
2008Vacancy 2: The First CutJessicaVideo
2009Kill TheoryJennifer
2009Good Funeral, AA Good FuneralJunior
2011Open GateJesselyn
2012Breaking the GirlsSara Ryan
2012Pact, TheThe PactNichole
2012Millionaire Tour, TheThe Millionaire TourBillie
2012Baytown Outlaws, TheThe Baytown OutlawsMona
2012Citizen, TheThe CitizenDiane
2013Wrong CopsJulia
2013Bit of Bad Luck, AA Bit of Bad LuckHeatherPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997-1999Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the BeautifulBridget ForresterTV series
2000American AdventureSydneyTV film
2000Pacific BlueConnie LambEpisode: "Fifty-Nine Minutes"
2001Fugitive, TheThe FugitiveMallory WickesEpisode: "Safekeeping"
2001Touched by an AngelLisaEpisode: "Visions of Thy Father"
2002AliasKelly McNeilEpisodes: "The Box: Parts 1 & 2"
200324LindaRecurring role (5 episodes)
2006Law & Order: Criminal IntentMayEpisode: "Country Crossover"
2009Dirty Sexy MoneyDaphneEpisode: "The Bad Guy"
2009Private PracticeHeatherRecurring role (5 episodes)
2011Craigslist Killer, TheThe Craigslist KillerMegan McAllisterTV film
2011Hawaii Five-0TanyaEpisode: "Kai e' e"
2012Fairly LegalLea FerranEpisode: "Ripple of Hope"
2012Covert AffairsZarya FischerEpisodes: "Let's Dance", "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"
2013The Anna Nicole StoryAnna Nicole SmithTV film, post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holden, Stephen (May 2, 2003). "Blue Car (2002) FILM REVIEW; Teacher and Prodigy, Along With Need and Lust". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Roberts, Sheila (2007-01-25). "Agnes Bruckner Interview, Blood & Chocolate". MoviesOnline. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-25. 
  3. ^ Lee, Michael J. (January 22, 2007). "Agnes Bruckner on 'Blood And Chocolate'" Radio Free Entertainment Retrieved on June 21, 2007.
  4. ^ Rogers, Troy. "Blood and Chocolate: Agnes Bruckner Interview." Retrieved on June 21, 2007.
  5. ^ "RogerEbert.com". Blue Car review. Retrieved March 16, 2006. 
  6. ^ Horrorfest '10: Hi-Res Poster Debut for 'Kill Theory'
  7. ^ "Agnes Bruckner To Play Anna Nicole Smith In Lifetime Biopic Of Late Playboy Model". Deadline. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 

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