Amy Carlson

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Amy Carlson
Amy Carlson at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Carlson at the 2014 New York PaleyFest
Born(1968-07-07) July 7, 1968 (age 46)
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Syd Butler (?–present) 2 children
ChildrenLyla Butler (b. 2006)
Nigel Butler (b. 2009)
 
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Amy Carlson
Amy Carlson at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Carlson at the 2014 New York PaleyFest
Born(1968-07-07) July 7, 1968 (age 46)
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Syd Butler (?–present) 2 children
ChildrenLyla Butler (b. 2006)
Nigel Butler (b. 2009)

Amy Lynn Carlson (born July 7, 1968) is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Josie Watts in the NBC daytime soap opera Another World, as Alex Taylor on the NBC drama Third Watch, and as Linda Reagan in the CBS police procedural Blue Bloods.

Life and career[edit]

Carlson was born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.[1] When Carlson was 13, her family (consisting of her parents, three siblings and her) moved for a year to Amman, Jordan, where her parents had been hired to teach at the American Community School. After returning to the United States, Carlson attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.[1] While in college, Carlson was active in the school’s theatre department, appearing in Fifth of July, Noises Off, A Lie of the Mind, and School for Scandal. Carlson graduated cum laude.[2]

Carlson made her soap opera debut in 1993 on Another World as Josie Watts. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1998 for this role and later left the show.[1] She guest-starred in a number of prime time shows and in 2000 won a series regular role on the NBC series Third Watch, where she starred from 2000 to 2003. She later had leading roles in the short-lived dramas Peacemakers and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. In 2010, Carlson began starring as Linda Reagan on Blue Bloods.[3]

Carlson currently resides in Chinatown in Manhattan with her daughter, born in 2006, her son, born in August 2009 and her husband, Syd Butler,[1] bass guitar player of Les Savy Fav and owner of the independent label Frenchkiss Records.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Babe, TheThe BabeGirl on Stairs
1992Legacy of LiesMarianna NaniaTV film
1993Missing PersonsHelena BrusichEpisodes: "Pilot", "I'm Gonna Miss Him Too...", "Right Neighborhood... Wrong Door"
1993Untouchables, TheThe UntouchablesFormer ProstituteEpisodes: "Pilot - Part 1", "Cuba: Part 2"
1993–1998Another WorldJosephine WattsSeries regular
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1998)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star (1995)
1994Untouchables, TheThe UntouchablesNurse HardyEpisode: "Mind Games"
1998Thanks of a Grateful NationTammy BoyerTV miniseries
1999St. Michael's CrossingKelly McGloinTV pilot
1999Martial LawCassie McGillEpisode: "Big Trouble"
1999Get RealDr. SedgwickEpisodes: "Sexual Healing", "Anatomy of a Rumor", "Prey"
2000Everything Put TogetherJane
2000NYPD BlueLisa MarantzEpisode: "Along Came Jones"
2000If These Walls Could Talk 2MichelleSegment, "1972"
2000CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationKate ArmstrongEpisode: "Friends & Lovers"
2000Law & Order: Special Victims UnitPatricia AndrewsEpisode: "Asunder"
2000FalconeMaggie Pistone EganSeries regular, 9 episodes
2000–2003Third WatchAlex TaylorSeries regular, 60 episodes
2002ERAlex TaylorEpisode: "Brothers and Sisters"
2002Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind ControlKathy
2002Get RealDr. SedgwickEpisode: "The Last Weekend"
2003PeacemakersKatie OwenSeries regular, 9 episodes
2004Law & OrderCollette ConnollyEpisode: "Dead Wives Club"
2005Franklin CharterMaggie KeelerTV film
2005–2006Law & Order: Trial by JuryA.D.A. Kelly GaffneySeries regular, 13 episodes
2006DriftLaurenTV pilot
2007AnamorphAlexandra Fredericks
2007Kidnapping, TheThe KidnappingRachel McKenzieTV pilot
2007NCISKaren SutherlandEpisode: "Corporal Punishment"
2008Criminal MindsCece HillenbrandEpisode: "Tabula Rasa"
2010FringeMaureen DonovanEpisode: "Unearthed"
2010TrioShort film
2010–presentBlue BloodsLinda ReaganSeries regular
2011Too Big to FailErin CallanTV film
2014HitsChristina Casserta

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Amy Carlson Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Amy Carlson Official Web Site
  3. ^ "Carlson to be a regular on 'Blue Bloods' - US TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 

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