Who is Amy Landecker?
Amy Lauren Landecker was born on 30 September 1969, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is an actress, best known from her appearances in numerous films throughout her career, mainly in a supporting role, including “Project Almanac”, “Beatriz at Dinner”, “A Serious Man”, and “Dan in Real Life”.
The Net Worth of Amy Landecker
How rich is Amy Landecker? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $14 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She also does television work, and one of her most notable projects is the Amazon Studios series “Transparent”, for which she attracted a lot of critical acclaim.
Early Life and Acting Beginnings
Very little is known about Amy’s family, childhood, and her education, except that she grew up in Chicago and has a few high profile relatives, including her father John Records Landecker, who was a well-known Chicago radio personality during most of his career. Her maternal great- grandfather was lawyer Joseph N. Welch.
One of her first acting projects was a commercial for Tampax, which is a popular brand of tampons owned by Procter & Gamble, which allowed her to gain a Screen Actors Guild card, even though only echoes of her voice was heard in the commercial, but which earned her a significant amount of money, and so then she decided that she wanted to pursue an acting career. She found consistent work on stage, and made it her primary focus, but that meant that she remained relatively unknown in the on-screen entertainment industry until her late 30s. It was only then that she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue roles that involved her performing in front of a camera.
A Serious Man – Rise to Fame
In 1999, Landecker started doing independent film projects which paved the way for her in mainstream feature films, as well as various television projects. In 2009, she gained one of her most notable roles when she was cast as the supporting character, Mrs Samsky for the film “A Serious Man”, directed by the Coen Brothers and was nominated for an Academy Award. The film is set in 1967 and follows a Minnesota Jewish man whose personal as well as professional life starts to crumble, leading him to question his faith. Critics praised her performance, and the film helped her gain other projects.
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In 2011, she became a regular cast member of NBC’s “The Paul Reiser Show”, playing the wife of Paul Reiser named Claire, in the show which aired for two seasons before being cancelled due to ratings which the network described as extremely low. She continued her television work over the next few years, mainly as a guest in shows such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “NCIS”, and “Revenge”.
Despite more roles in front of the camera, Amy continued to work on stage, mainly appearing in a number of off-Broadway productions. One of her most recent notable projects was the play “Bug” – which was also adapted into a film – written by playwright Tracy Letts. In 2013, she starred in the film “All Is Bright”, and the same year worked on “Clear History”, which is a comedy film, and “Enough Said” which is a romantic comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini.
The following year, she was cast alongside Judith Light and Jeffrey Tambor for the show “Transparent” which won numerous awards throughout its run; the story follows the lives of a family who discover that their father has become a trans woman. In 2015, she was cast in the film “Project Almanac”, a science fiction film produced by Michael Bay, and the directorial debut of Dean Israelite, starring Jonny Weston and Sofia Black-D’Elia. It is a found footage film, telling the story of a group of high school students who are able to build a time machine. It received mixed reviews, but still to gained $33 million at the box office on a budget of $12 million.
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For her personal life, it is known that Landecker began a relationship with actor Larry David after the two met on the set of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, but it was short lived. In early-2015, she started dating “Transparent” co-star Bradley Whitford; they mainly kept information about their relationship out of the spotlight, but in 2018, Whitford confirmed through the Marc Maron podcast that they are engaged.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is very active online through accounts on several major social media websites. She has an account Instagram on which she posts a lot of personal pictures including photos with her family, friends, and fellow cast members, and promotes some of her recent and upcoming projects. She posts pictures of herself outdoors, travelling, and also a few photos on set. She is more active through her Twitter account on which she posts regularly, promoting some of her advocacies or sharing her daily thoughts. She also follows a lot of news, and at times reposts stories she is interested in. She also does a lot of promotion work, and tries her best to keep fans up to date.