Amy Yasbeck Biography
Amy was a product of two Catholic schools, the Summit Country Day School where she spent her elementary and middle school and the Ursuline Academy where she finished her high school. After her parents died she then moved to New York.
She landed the role of Madison in Disneys 1988 movie for television Splash, Too. Afterwards Amy starred in many television series and shows including Wings, Life on a Stick and Alright Already. For two years she was one of the main casts of the soap Days of Our Lives as Olivia Reed. She also did several films and appeared in several hits including Pretty Woman, The Mask, Dracula, Dead and Loving it and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
In 1990, Amy met her would be husband John Ritter at the house of Problem Child director Dennis Dugan. She and John both starred in the sequel of Problem Child in 1991. Together they also guest starred in The Cosby Show that same year. In 1998 they had their first child Stella andmarried the following year. On the day before her 44th birthday and their daughters fifth birthday, John collapsed and died of aortic dissection on the set of his television comedy series 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. Following the death of her husband, Amy filed a lawsuit against the hospital where John was brought. She claimed that their misdiagnosis caused the eventual death of her husband John.
Amys film and television appearances included: That's So Raven in 2006, Life on a Stick in 2005, House Blend in 2002, Dead Husbands in 1998, The Odd Couple II in 1998, Denial in 1998, Sweet Dreams in 1996, Bloodhounds II in 1996, Home for the Holidays in 1995, The Nutt House in 1992, Dillinger in 1991, Poochinski in 1990, Generations in 1989, Little White Lies in 1989, Trenchcoat in Paradise in 1989, China Beach in 1988, House II: The Second Story in 1987. At present Amy has many television appearances on her line up.