Amy Acker net worth: Amy Acker is an American celebrity who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Amy Acker was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Theater. She started modeling during college, and then went onto a busy career on stage, appearing in numerous, professional, regional theater productions. She started her professional on camera career in the late 90s, appearing in guest starring roles on such shows as “Wishbone”, “To Serve and Protect”, and “Special Unit 2. In 2001, she was cast in the part that will make her a household name, as Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle on the hit show, “Angel”. She played the character before the show finished in 2004. Ever since then, she’s gone back and forth between picture and television projects, including “Catch Me If You Can”, “Supernatural”, “Alias”, “Drive”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “October Road”, “21 and a Wake Up”, “Dollhouse”, “Human Target”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Person of Interest”, and “Husbands”. Most recently, she played Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s film adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing”.
She studied ballet, modern dance and jazz dance for 13 years before moving onto acting. She underwent knee surgery while in high school, ending her ballet career, and she began to study acting in her sophomore year. She enrolled at Southern Methodist University in 1995 to take advantage of that school's renowned theatrical program.
[on knowing Joss Whedon before the role of Fred on Angel (1999)] I wouldn't say I knew much about Joss Whedon, but I did know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). My boyfriend in college, his roommate and his girlfriend had 'Buffy' pizza night every Tuesday. At first I was like, 'I don't know about this show, a vampire show,' and immediately got sucked in. I was like, 'This is the best writing ever.'
[interview in "Fresno Bee", 2/4/04, on her Angel (1999) character Fred] Looking back at my character, I've gotten to do about 12 different parts because I started out crazy, in a potato sack, in a demon dimension. Now I'm in charge of this multi-million-dollar science lab. The journey between those points has really brought a lot of strength to the role.
[1/23/03] I want to be strong and a vampire slayer.
[1/23/03, on her Angel (1999) character Fred facing the evil vampire Angelus as played by star David Boreanaz, who ad-libbed a lot of his lines] I think it's great; he has so much fun playing that character. It's a lot of improvisation and taking risks. You never know what he's going to say; it changes from take to take. He's definitely trying to make a shock; he's going out of his way to make me uncomfortable. It's hard. She [Fred] has heard everything he can do. He's bringing out some of the vulnerability in Fred.
[3/17/03, on meeting Alyson Hannigan, whose Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) character "Willow" crossed over to take part on Angel (1999) for the season-4 episode, Angel: Orpheus (2003)] This is our first time actually meeting each other. She's pretty cool, so I'm hoping that Joss will maybe make me a witch or something, too.