Amy Davidson

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Amy Davidson
AmyDavidsonJune06.jpg
Davidson in June 2006
Born (1979-09-15) September 15, 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)
Kacy Lockwood(m. 2010)
Children1
Website amydavidson.com

Amy Davidson (born September 15, 1979) is an American actress. She is known for playing Kerry Hennessy in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules .

American Broadcasting Company American broadcast television network

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building.

<i>8 Simple Rules</i> television series

8 Simple Rules is an American sitcom comedy television show, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal as middle-class parents Paul and Cate Hennessy raising their three children. Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, and Martin Spanjers co-starred as their teenage kids; Bridget, Kerry, and Rory Hennessy. The series ran on ABC from September 17, 2002 to April 15, 2005. The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the kids after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating. The series' name and premise were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter by W. Bruce Cameron.

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Early life and education

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Davidson was raised by educators. Her father was a principal at El Mirage Elementary School, and her mother was an English teacher at Desert Foothills Junior High School. Her parents enrolled her in dance classes as a young child. She became a member of "Dance Motion". Davidson took ballet, pointe, hip-hop and modern dancing. While attending Shadow Mountain High School, she began appearing in advertisements. Her acting coach, Jean Fowler, encouraged her to move to Hollywood. [1]

Phoenix, Arizona State capital city in Arizona, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,626,078 people. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the most populous American state capital, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Ballet form of performance dance

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. Ballet has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures and as a result, the art has evolved in a number of distinct ways. See glossary of ballet.

Shadow Mountain High School is a public high school located in the north valley of Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The school is part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District. The school's athletic teams are known as the Matadors. Shadow Mountain's school colors are navy blue and gold. 1,475 students attend Shadow Mountain as of 2014. It opened in 1974.

Career

After appearing in the TV movie The Truth About Jane and an episode of the drama series Judging Amy , she was cast in the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen series So Little Time . She guest-starred on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle and in the Hallmark Channel film Annie's Point opposite Betty White and Richard Thomas. Other roles include the film Goyband , in which she stars as a young Orthodox Jewish girl who falls for an ex-boyband pop star (Adam Pascal) who performs at her family's hotel in the Catskills. Davidson also runs a fashion and lifestyle blog.

Personal life

Davidson married actor Kacy Lockwood on May 1, 2010. On November 2, 2015, Davidson announced on Instagram that they were expecting their first child, [2] after seven years of trying [3] . Amy gave birth to her son in March 2016. [4]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Teenage TupeloTicket GirlUncredited[ citation needed ]
2007 Netherbeast Incorporated Pearl Stricklett
2008 Goyband Rebekka
2015Battle ScarsJules Stephens

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 The Truth About Jane ElizabethTV movie
2001 Judging Amy Lindsey SandowskiEpisode: "Look Closer"
2001–02 So Little Time Cammie MortonRecurring role; 6 episodes
2002–05 8 Simple Rules Kerry HennessyMain role (76 episodes)
2004Family Face-Off: HollywoodHerself, co-hostMain role (5 episodes)
Punk'd Herself, prank victimEpisode: "Kaley Cuoco/The Rock/Julia Stiles"
2004–05 Pet Star Herself, judge2 episodes
2005 Annie's Point Ella EasonMovie
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Tiffany TurlingtonEpisode: "One of a Kind"
2006 Strong Medicine JamieEpisode: "Baby Boom!"
Malcolm in the Middle PaulaEpisode: "Lois Strikes Back"
Little Talent Show Herself, judge3 episodes
2007 CSI: NY CarolynEpisode: "Past Imperfect"
2008 The Capture of the Green River Killer Helen RamusMini-series; main role
2009 Criminal Minds Zoe HawkesEpisode: "Zoe's Reprise"
Ghost Whisperer Dana MayhewEpisode: "Head Over Heels"
2010 Firebreather Jenna ShwartzendruberTV movie
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Leslie GitigEpisode: "Tell-Tale Hearts"
2012 House MollyEpisode: "We Need the Eggs"
2013 Tia & Tamera Herself4 episodes
2014 The Brittany Murphy Story JackieMovie
Bones Dr. Leona SaundersEpisode: "The Corpse at the Convention"
2015 Better Call Saul SabrinaEpisode: "Marco"
Hell's Kitchen Herself [5] Episode: "8 Chefs Compete Again"

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References

  1. Goodykoontz, Bill. "'Simple Rules' For Success", The Arizona Republic, 16 October 2002, p. E1
  2. "Amy Davidson Expecting First Child". People. November 2, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  3. http://amydavidson.com/im-sorry/
  4. "Amy Davidson Welcomes Son Lennox Sawyer". People. March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  5. http://www.tv.com/shows/hells-kitchen/a-celebrity-helping-hand-3090389/