Amy Landecker

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Amy Landecker
Born(1969-09-30) September 30, 1969 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Jackson Lynch (1 child)[1]
Website
amylandecker.com
 
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Amy Landecker
Born(1969-09-30) September 30, 1969 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Jackson Lynch (1 child)[1]
Website
amylandecker.com

Amy Landecker (born September 30, 1969) is an American film, stage and television actress.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Landecker was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Judith (née Welch) and John Records Landecker, a Chicago radio personality. One of her maternal great-grandfathers was lawyer Joseph N. Welch.[3][4]

Early in her career, Landecker primarily focused on stage work and did not move to Los Angeles until she was 38.[5] Since then she has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including a supporting role as Mrs. Samsky in the Academy Award "Best Picture" nominated film A Serious Man, directed by the Coen brothers.[6] That performance received praise from many professional film critics, including Roger Ebert, who wrote, "Amy Landecker, too, is perfect as Mrs. Samsky. She makes the character sexy in a strictly logical sense, but any prudent man would know on first sight to stay clear".[7]

In 2011, Landecker was also a regular cast member of The Paul Reiser Show on NBC, playing Paul Reiser's wife, Claire.[8] On television, she has guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NCIS, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Revenge, and many more series. She has also appeared in a number of Off-Broadway theatrical productions, including Bug.[9]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Temporary GirlSondra Hardwood
1999TurksWoman on Train
Light It UpReporter
1999-2000Early EditionSusan Schwartz2 episodes
2003Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStephanie GraysonEpisode: Rotten
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJamie CallahanEpisode: Goliath
2006ConvictionDonna ThatcherEpisode: True Love
2007Dan in Real LifeCindy Lamson
2008Law & OrderAttorney ParrishEpisode: Misbegotten
Mad MenPetra ColsonEpisode: A Night to Remember
2009MediumLindsay BurkeEpisode: Truth Be Told
A Serious ManMrs. Samsky
2010Law & Order: Criminal IntentAgent Stahl2 episodes
LouieSandra2 episodes
2011NCISDr. Ellen GraceyEpisode: Out of the Frying Pan
The Paul Reiser ShowClaire7 episodes
HouseDarrienEpisode: After Hours
The ProtectorArlene DuncanEpisode: Spoon
Happily DivorcedAudreyEpisode: Someone Wants Me
Curb Your EnthusiasmJane CohenEpisode: The Bi-Sexual
Prime SuspectAlice PagetEpisode: The Great Wall of Silence
2011-2014RevengeDr. Michelle Banks3 Episodes
2012House of LiesJanelle WinterEpisode: Microphallus
Private PracticeMelissaEpisode: Too Much
Retired at 35KatEpisode: The Proposal
2013VegasKaren SchultzEpisode: From This Day Forward
2013Enough SaidDebbie
2013All Is BrightTherese
2013Clear HistoryNathan's Wife
2013What Should We Watch?Irene
2014TransparentTV pilot
2015Project AlmanacKathy

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