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Amy Frederica Brenneman was born on 22 June 1964, in New London, Connecticut USA, to Frederica Joanne, a judge of Jewish descent, and Russell Langdon Brenneman, Jr., an environmental lawyer of English, Irish, and Swiss descent. She is an actress, writer and producer, probably best known for starring in the CBS television series “Judging Amy”.
So just how rich is Amy Brenneman? According to sources, Brenneman has acquired a net worth of over $16 million, as of early 2017, the main source of her fortune has been her acting career which began in the early 1990s.
Amy Brenneman Net Worth $16 Million
Brenneman grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Her involvement in acting started during her teenage years, participating in school and local theater productions. She then attended Harvard University, majoring in Comparative religion and graduating in 1987. While at college, she co-founded Cornerstone Theatre Company, appearing in its numerous projects.
Brenneman’s first television appearance came in 1992, with the short-lived dramatic comedy series “Middle Ages”. The following year she was cast as Det. Janice Licalsi in the successful police drama “N.Y.P.D. Blue”, which was her breakthrough role and earned her two Emmy Award nominations, greatly contributing to her net worth.
She soon expanded her range into big screen parts as well, appearing in the 1995 comedy “Bye Bye, Love” and the critically-acclaimed crime film “Heat” the same year. She then starred in “Nevada”, “Your Friends & Neighbors” and “The Suburbans”.
On television, she had a recurring role in the sitcom “Frazier” and appeared in a couple of TV films. All added to her wealth. In 1999, Brenneman was cast in a lead role in the television drama “Judging Amy”, playing Amy Grant, a divorced juvenile court judge. Aside from starring in it, she also served as the show’s writer and executive producer. The series, which centered around various court cases and Grants’s personal dramas, was based on the real-life experiences of Brenneman’s mother who worked as a superior court judge. It was an immediate success, lasting for six seasons until 2005, shooting Brenneman to fame and earning her three Emmy Award nominations and several awards, including a People’s Choice Award. Aside from boosting her popularity, the series significantly contributed to her wealth too.
In the meantime, the actress landed a number of films roles; she played Detective Kathy Faber in the 2000 ensemble cast film “Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her”, and an adult Bo Groden in the 2003 drama “Off the Map”. In 2007 she portrayed Shelly Barnes in the acclaimed thriller “88 Minutes”, and Sylvia Avila in the romantic drama “The Jane Austen Book Club”. The same year she was cast as psychiatrist Violet Turner in the ABC medical drama series “Private Practice”, a spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy. The show, which ran for six seasons until 2013, reinforced Brenneman’s popularity status, considerably improving her wealth too.
Meanwhile, she remained active on the big screen as well, landing roles in films such as “Downloading Nancy”, “Mother and Child” and “Words and Pictures”.
In 2014 she was cast in the lead role of Laurie Garvey in the HBO television series “The Leftovers”, and has remained in the show ever since. She also had the recurring role of Marie de Guise in the series “Reign”. Her most recent film appearance was in the 2016 short film “In the Shadows of the Rainbow”.
Brenneman has also served as a co-producer of the film “Nevada” and as executive producer of several episodes of the medical drama “Heartbeat”.
When it comes to her personal life, Brenneman has been married to director Brad Silberling since 1995. The couple has two children together. The actress has been known as a public supporter of abortion, as well as of more restrictive gun laws.