Amy Landecker

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Amy Landecker
Born(1969-09-30) September 30, 1969 (age 45)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Jackson Lynch (1 child)[1]
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Amy Landecker
Born(1969-09-30) September 30, 1969 (age 45)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Jackson Lynch (1 child)[1]

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 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] In 2013, Landecker co-starred in films All Is Bright, Clear History and Enough Said. In 2014 she began starring alongside Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light in the Amazon Studios comedy-drama series, Transparent.[10][11] She also will appear in Michael Bay-produced travel thriller Project Almanac, which scheduled for a January 2015 release.[10]



1998Temporary GirlSondra Hardwood
1999TurksWoman on Train
1999Light It UpReporter
2007Dan in Real LifeCindy Lamson
2009A Serious ManMrs. Samsky
2013All Is BrightTherese
2013Clear HistoryNathan's Wife
2013Enough SaidDebbie
2013What Should We Watch?IreneShort film
2015Project AlmanacKathy


1999-2000Early EditionSusan Schwartz2 episodes
2003Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStephanie GraysonEpisode: "Rotten"
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJamie CallahanEpisode: "Goliath"
2006ConvictionDonna ThatcherEpisode: "True Love"
2008Law & OrderAttorney ParrishEpisode: "Misbegotten"
2008Mad MenPetra ColsonEpisode: "A Night to Remember"
2009MediumLindsay BurkeEpisode: "Truth Be Told"
2010Law & Order: Criminal IntentAgent Stahl2 episodes
2010-2014LouieSandra/Louie's Mother4 episodes
2011NCISDr. Ellen GraceyEpisode: "Out of the Frying Pan"
2011The Paul Reiser ShowClaireSeries regular, 7 episodes
2011HouseDarrienEpisode: "After Hours"
2011The ProtectorArlene DuncanEpisode: Spoon
2011Happily DivorcedAudreyEpisode: "Someone Wants Me"
2011Curb Your EnthusiasmJane CohenEpisode: "The Bi-Sexual"
2011Prime SuspectAlice PagetEpisode: "The Great Wall of Silence"
2011-2014RevengeDr. Michelle Banks3 episodes
2012House of LiesJanelle WinterEpisode: "Microphallus"
2012Private PracticeMelissaEpisode: "Too Much"
2012Retired at 35KatEpisode: "The Proposal"
2013VegasKaren SchultzEpisode: "From This Day Forward"
2014TransparentSarahSeries regular


  1. ^ "Jeff Daniels, playwright, takes a shot at love". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Amy Landecker at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "Amy Landecker". TV Guide. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Angela Dobson Welch". Ann Arbor News. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Conversations with Ross: Featuring Amy Landecker
  6. ^ Yuon, Jada (September 28, 2009). "A Serious Man's Amy Landecker". New York. 
  7. ^ Roger Ebert (October 7, 2009). "A Serious Man". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  8. ^ Caro, Mark (April 27, 2011). "Landecker Stays in Focus". Chicago Tribune. 
  9. ^ Verini, Bob (April 30, 2007). "Bug". Variety. 
  10. ^ a b "‘Transparent’ Star Amy Landecker Signs With ICM Partners (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Advertisement". Variety. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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