Amy Carlson Biography
Amy Carlson studied at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and earned a B.F.A. in East Asian history and Theater. She graduated cum laude in 1990. She was also a participant at the Knox College Repertory Theater Term VII, wherein students undergo a study on all aspects of a Professional Repertory Theater company. She has already been interested in acting when she was in grade school, where her mother used to direct the school plays. While in Knox College, Amy Carlson appeared on stage productions including Fifth of July, Noises Off, School for Scandal, and A Lie of the Mind.
She moved to New York City in 1993, and was set off to play the character of Josie Watts in the daytime series Another World. She played the role for four years and was nominated a Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series. While in New York, Amy Carlson became part of the band Porridge. She as well had another band back in Chicago, MSG, an all-girl punk group.
Amy Carlson was also seen TV shows such as Guiding Light, Martial Law, Get Real, NYPD Blue, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, Third Watch, Falcone, and Peacemaker. She became involved in TV movies including If These Walls Could Talk 2, and Aint Nothing But a She-thing. Amy Carlsons big screen credits include The Babe, Girl on Stairs, Everything Put Together, and Winning Girls through Psychic Mind Control starring opposite Bronson Pinchot.
Amy Carlson has also been to Central Africa during her teenage years. She expressed that she wants to visit more African countries as well as travel to Asian countries such as Vietnam in order to reach out especially to women and children in need. She currently lives in Chinatown in Manhattan, with her boyfriend Syd Butler, and their daughter born in 2006.