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July 22 2017

SDCC Trailer for Amy Acker's The Gifted. The new X-Men series dropped another official trailer. More...

December 09 2016

When Buffy met Illyria. And here's your Whedonverse pic of the year.

August 27 2016

Joss jams about the Wes & Fred origin of Avengers Post-Credit Scene. In this article, Joss Whedon explains that Fred's death scene and the dinner that followed with Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof inspired the "shawarma" post-credit scene.

July 29 2016

Amy Acker will guest star in MacGyver reboot. She'll play a CIA operative in the CBS show.

March 23 2016

Amy Acker on her favourite episodes of Angel. Note the inspiration for the end of The Avengers. Amy also answered questions about 'Person of Interest' and her upcoming projects.

March 16 2016

'Person of Interest' to end with Season 5. Amy Acker stars on the show.

August 25 2015

Crowdsourcing campaign for "The Way it Begins", a short film starring Amy Acker. Rewards include a lunch date with Amy.

June 23 2015

Amy Acker gets a wonderful shout-out in this month's The Atlantic for her performance in Much Ado. The article laments the decline of the American actor, but comments that, "a handful of younger American actors, mostly women, have been able to stretch themselves in parts like that onscreen." More...

January 03 2015

Recap of Amy Acker's panel from Dragon Con. This was held in August and the recap is in two parts (the second part can be found here). It's an enjoyable read and covers Dollhouse, Much Ado About Nothing, Angel, Agents of SHIELD and Person of Interest.

September 30 2014

(SPOILER) Amy Acker talks with TVLine about the new season of 'Person of Interest' and some other topics. The interview is mildly spoilery for the new season of 'POI', she briefly talks about what TV shows she's watching and if she's keeping up with 'Agents of SHIELD'. More...

August 14 2014

How Amy Acker and Fran Kranz came to be a part of 'The Lord of Catan'. The director of the movie talks about Acker and Kranz's involvement in making the movie.

July 22 2014

German review of Much Ado About Nothing. The film is on limited release in German cinemas from Thursday. High praise for Amy Acker in a positive review in German newspaper Die Welt. Another review can be found on the Faz website. More...

April 26 2014

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - "The Cellist" by Bear McCreary. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." composer Bear McCreary collaborates with cellist Eric Byers to create a solo cello performance for actress Amy Acker, for the episode "The Only Light in the Darkness." McCreary has also written extensive notes on the episode. More...

April 21 2014

(SPOILER) Amy Acker talks about guesting on Agents of SHIELD. Her episode airs tonight. Jeff Bell and Jeph Loeb talk about her appearance over at TV Guide.

April 16 2014

(SPOILER) Photos from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s next two episodes. Cobie Smulders and Amy Acker are featured in these photos from upcoming episodes.

April 06 2014

(SPOILER) Film reveal retools TV's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'. The article talks about the changes in the final six episodes for Agents of SHIELD as a result of the reveals in Captain America: Winter Soldier.

March 26 2014

Amy Acker to guest on Agents of SHIELD! She'll be playing a familiar but previously unseen face from Coulson's past.

March 20 2014

(SPOILER) Amy Acker on the evolution of Root on Person Of Interest. The Angel actress speaks about her newest role as the character Root on the show Person of Interest.

December 26 2013

How to find the best movies of 2013 on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes. Brief descriptions of some of the best movies from the first 11/12ths of 2013, and where they are available.

December 09 2013

Edelstein: Much Ado is the fourth best film of 2013. New York Magazine/NPR's David Edelstein names "Much Ado About Nothing" as fourth best film of 2013 in his top ten film list More...

December 05 2013

Happy Birthday, Amy Acker! The beautiful and talented actress turns 37 today.

October 22 2013

Lovely interview with Amy Acker at Among other things, she talks about Much Ado, working with Joss, and the connection between Beatrice/Benedick and Fred/Wesley.

October 15 2013

New season of 'Husbands' will be entirely available internationally on YouTube on October 17th. The new season premiered back in August 15th via CW Seed, will finally be viewable outside the US this month. Created by Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, this new season includes Amy Acker and Seth Green among the guest stars. UPDATE: Worldwide release will be via CW Seed Youtube Channel. More...

September 30 2013

(SPOILER) Amy Acker talks about the new season of 'Person of Interest'. She talks about Root's arc for the season, her biggest episode of the season (so far), and more.

September 15 2013

Amy Acker on Husbands: The Series, Much Ado About Nothing and more. Interview during Husbands Season 3 screening reception at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, talking a bit about everything she’s got going on right now, including being cast as a regular on Person of Interest. [So how soon will EVERY TV series be part of the Whedonverse?].

August 05 2013

(SPOILER) Watch a clip of Amy Acker in 'Husbands'. The new season will premiere on the 15th of this month on something called CW Seed.

July 20 2013

(SPOILER) Buzzfeed's SDCC party report with Husbands' clip. Buzzfeed's post has clips of shows shared at last evening's apparent drinkfest outside SDCC. The clip from Husbands' upcoming season on CWSeed is great. Enjoy!

July 08 2013

Amy Acker will appear in Season 3 of "Person of Interest". To the surprise of no one, she will reprise her role as the Machine-worshipping hacker genius, Root. Bring on the crazy!

July 07 2013

Much Ado close to reaching $3 million. Joss Whedon's take on Shakespeare earned about $472 thousand this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, keeping it in the top 20 overall. In its fifth week of release, it's earned $2,997,000 in the US, and more than $335,000 in the UK. More...

July 05 2013

(SPOILER) Amy Acker to guest star on 'Husbands'. Whedon alum to join ranks of other Whedon alum on Whedon alum project. More...

June 21 2013

Video: Joss Whedon at the BFI. The Q&A from last week is now online. Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker appear as well.

June 18 2013

Interview with Joss, Amy and Alexis at Shakespeare's Globe. A five-minute chat with video; it's dated last Wednesday but I don't think it's been posted here yet. Joss has already tweeted a couple of rather spiffy photos from the occasion: here and here.
Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker's best Whedon moments. You may or may not that know that Joss wrote and directed Wesley's final scene in Not Fade Away.

June 13 2013

Video highlights from the BFI Much Ado Q&A. "Identification is a human thing, it's not gender based." Just one video ("Joss Whedon answers questions from Twitter") from the Q&A following a special screening of Much Ado About Nothing at BFI Southbank. More videos are promised.

May 30 2013

Another Much Ado About Nothing Q&A in London. Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof will be at the Apple Store on Regent Street in London on 11 June.

May 21 2013

Joss, Amy and Nathan chat about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. This interview was conducted before the screening of Much Ado About Nothing at the 39th Seattle International Film Festival.

May 01 2013

10 characters who got more interesting after they died. Fred Burkle makes an appearance on this io9 list.

April 29 2013

Amy Acker talks about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. She was back in her hometown of Dallas for a screening of the movie at the USA Festival. Another interview with her can be found here.

April 17 2013

Jane Espenson thinks Amy Acker could play the Doctor. In this episode of Just Cos, a cosplay based show on the Nerdist YouTube channel, Chloe Dykstra and Jane discuss gender in Doctor Who. The discussion also covers women in TV and film on a broader scale.

April 15 2013

Amy Acker tweets old set photos from Angel. Featuring the old "floating head of Lorne under my arm" trick.

March 22 2013

Much Ado cast gathers at Wondercon on Sunday, March 31. Joss Whedon will be at what could be the biggest panel of this year's Wondercon at the Anaheim Convention Center. It will include Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz and more. More...

March 14 2013

Pajiba's top SXSW performances. Two Much Ado actors make the list.

January 20 2013

Joss Whedon's Never Ending Story. Omar & Mia (aka the 2 Broke Geeks) wrote & performed their recent Nerd Song segment about what it would be like if our fearless leader wrote/directed "The Never Ending Story"...

December 05 2012

Happy Birthday, Amy Acker! A true staple of the Whedonverse, Amy Acker turns 36 today.

November 01 2012

Amy Acker on The J.V. Club Podcast! The star of Joss Whedon's, "Much Ado About Nothing" talks to Janet Varney about line dancing, paralyzing spider bites, doing odd computer commercials for Japan and more. Contains some adult language.

October 13 2012

"I don't think I'll be involved in S.H.I.E.L.D." says Amy Acker. But as she tells Spinoff, "I just did Much Ado About Nothing with Joss, so we have that. It's very exciting, that will be coming out in the spring. I hope I get the chance to work with him again."

October 07 2012

Amy Acker to attend screening of Sironia. Amy Acker will attend a screening of a film she co-stars in called Sironia. The screening will take place on Monday, October 8th at North Hollywood, CA, 7:30pm at Laemmle's Noho 7. You can purchase tickets at the above link. More...

September 24 2012

Amy Acker guest stars on tonight's Warehouse 13. The promo doesn't show her, but her name is on the description.

August 02 2012

Four new images from Much Ado About Nothing. First look at Nathan and Tom along with three other images.

June 28 2012

North American "Cabin" Blu-Ray release date confirmed! According to Arrow in the Head, the North American release of The Cabin in the Woods will be September 18th, 2012 for both the DVD and Blu-Ray releases. More...

June 18 2012

"Everything's Okay Now" - a video. Amy Acker is featured in this short hilarious YouTube video.

May 22 2012

Amy Acker, an interview. Amy talks about her role in several Whedonverse shows and shares some personal tidbits in this short interview with

April 17 2012

(SPOILER) Amy Acker to guest star on Person of Interest season finale. She will play an attractive psychologist who caters to the rich and powerful in an episode that will air on May 17th.

April 11 2012

(SPOILER) Joss talks about working on Cabin and a lot of behind the scenes stuff. A lot of subjects are covered and very mildly spoilery. Also, check out the talks from director Drew Goddard and cast members: Richard Jenkins, Kristen Connoly, Jesse Williams, Fran Kranz, Amy Acker, Anna Hutchison, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Chris Hemsworth. Plus, there's also some Behind the the scenes footage.

April 09 2012

Joss Whedon talks about Fran Kranz, Amy Acker and Tom Lenk. They're appearing in The Cabin in the Woods (and Much Ado About Nothing). SyFy UK also has another clip of Joss talking about horror cliches.

March 24 2012

(SPOILER) First look at Amy Acker in 'The Cabin in the Woods'. It seems to be very spoilery for her role in the movie.

March 03 2012

Preview of Amy Acker in ABC's "Once Upon A Time." Amy will be guest starring in this weeks episode - airing tomorrow at 8/7c.

February 01 2012

(SPOILER) First Look at Amy Acker on Grimm. She'll be guest starring on February 10th.

December 17 2011

(SPOILER) Once Upon a Time casts Amy Acker. Once Upon a Time has dipped into the Whedonverse yet again to fill a guest-starring role. Spoilers if you watch the show.

December 05 2011

Happy birthday to Amy Acker. She turns 35 today. Don't forget that you'll be seeing her next year in 'The Cabin in the Woods' and 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

October 24 2011

Press interviews with Much Ado cast and crew. Main link goes to Entertainment Weekly and its exclusive interview with Joss, Sean Maher, and Amy Acker. Includes photos and much information about shooting, secrecy, release plans, and the house in which it was shot. Also: The Hollywood Reporter talks to Sean Maher. UPDATE: Sean Maher tells that Much Ado features some original songs. And The New York Times talks to Clark Gregg (aka Agent Coulson) who plays Leonato in the movie. More...
Press reacts to Joss Whedon's film Much Ado About Nothing. The Hollywood Reporter ponders "whether it is in fact some sort of adaptation of the William Shakespeare play." Entertainment Weekly says "Joss Whedon announces secret film of 'Much Ado About Nothing,' ability to warp time and space at will". The Wrap says "Joss Whedon has directed, adapted, cast and filmed an entire movie" and has a plot overview (uhm, spoilers) of the play, SFX pools together tweets and our posts, io9 ponders if it's a fake (it isn't), and Tor remarks " many ways, this resembles the underground quality of Dr. Horrible."

June 28 2011

'Game Of Thrones': season two dream casting. The writers at the MTV Movie Blog suggest that Christina Hendricks should play Melisandre and Amy Acker play Asha Greyjoy.

June 21 2011

Amy Acker interview at Supanova Sydney 2011. The audio quality is a little ropey in places but it's a fun interview and worth listening to.

June 02 2011

Amy Acker to play in our 'Dollhouse' while Morena Baccarin stays 'Home(land)'. Bad wordplay aside, Firefly's Inara has regrettably cancelled her Sydney/Perth Supanova appearence and Amy Acker has stepped in to take her place.

January 06 2011

Amy Acker cast in USA pilot "Common Law". Amy will play a therapist in USA's buddy cop dramedy.

December 04 2010

Happy Birthday Amy Acker! Raise a toast, she turns 34 today.

November 15 2010

(SPOILER) Amy Acker guest stars on "No Ordinary Family" tonight. About 20 seconds into the "Jim's Powers Exposed?" preview clip, you'll see a glimpse of Amy. More...

October 15 2010

At Echo-2 Dollhouse convention in London, Adelle and Ivy are attending. They join Fran Kranz and Amy Acker for the 2nd dedicated Dollhouse convention, April 1-3.

September 13 2010

WhedonFest (Toronto) cancels convention. Due to low ticket sales, this first time convention has been canceled 3 weeks before the event was to take place.

July 09 2010

Final two episodes of Amy Acker's Happy Town will not air on ABC. The episodes have been made available on Hulu.

June 06 2010

(SPOILER) Radio interview with 'Cabin in the Woods' actress Anna Hutchison. New Zealand actress Anna Hutchison describes the intense secrecy surrounding the Cabin in the Woods audition process, and discusses the experience of working with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon. [Spoiler warning relates only to Amy Acker's revelation about the film from early new spoilers!] More...

June 04 2010

Amy Acker to appear at WhedonFest Toronto. She is scheduled to join Nicholas Brendon as a guest at WhedonFest in Toronto October 1-3.

May 25 2010

Amy Acker was a guest on last night's "The Good Wife". Watch it at the CBS site.

May 11 2010

ABC pulls 'Happy Town'. Amy Acker's new show will get burnt off during the summer.

April 28 2010

(SPOILER) Amy Acker's 'Happy Town' premiered on ABC last night. Did you watch it?

April 26 2010

(SPOILER) Amy Acker discovers the dark side of Happy Town. The actress compares her character to those she's played on Angel, Alias, and Dollhouse and talks about the series' central mystery.

April 18 2010

Amy Acker joins Twitter! Confirmed by her husband.

April 14 2010

(SPOILER) Amy Acker appears on tonight's season finale of "Human Target". Amy Acker officially joins the already impressive list of guest stars to appear during the show's freshman run. The broadcast starts at 8pm EST on Fox.

April 06 2010

(SPOILER) One big clue about Joss Whedon's 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Not as spoilery as SCI FI Wire would lead you to believe. But the good news is that, according to Amy Acker, the cut is finished.

April 05 2010

(SPOILER) A First Look at Happy Town! This is the first 15 minutes of the Pilot. Looks awesome.

April 04 2010

(SPOILER) Wondercon Recap: Happy Town Pilot, Amy Acker's new series. They showed the pilot for the series, before the panel.

March 17 2010

(SPOILER) Amy Acker is pivotal. Human Target star Mark Valley discusses Amy Acker's character along with the show itself. Light spoilers peppered throughout so take care.

March 15 2010

Juliet Landau interviews Amy Acker. Amy discusses the diversity of working on a show like Angel and more.

March 10 2010

(SPOILER) Amy Acker to guest on "Human Target". Former Dollhouse star Amy Acker will appear in the season finale of the FOX show "Human Target".

February 04 2010

Happy Town gets a premiere date. Amy Acker's Happy Town gets a premiere date: Wednesday April 28, 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

January 13 2010

(SPOILER) Amy Acker spills some beans about the next Dollhouse episode. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Er, headline. More at The TV Addict.

December 05 2009

Happy birthday, Amy Acker! She turns thirty-three today.

November 12 2009

Amy Acker Starring in 'Cabin in the Woods' Confirmed. While it has been rumoured for a while, Fran Kranz just let it slip on his Twitter page that Amy Acker will indeed make an appearance in Cabin in the Woods.

October 09 2009

SciFi Wire charts science fiction's hot/plausible scientists. Amy Acker makes the list for her work in the Dollhouse. Twice.

August 11 2009

Want to look like Amy Acker's character in Dollhouse? Well now you can courtesy of That Costume Girl.

May 24 2009

Amy Acker to enter the Cabin in the Woods? IMDB has Amy listed as a "rumoured" cast member. More...

May 21 2009

(SPOILER) Televisionary reviews Happy Town. A negative (and spoilery) review of the pilot that laments Amy Acker's lack of anything much to do. More...

May 20 2009

(SPOILER) Is Amy Acker in Dollhouse next season? Joss is desperate to have her according to Ausiello (spoilers for other shows as well).
(SPOILER) Trailer for Morena Baccarin's and Alan Tudyk's new series "V". There is also a trailer for Amy Acker's "Happy Town" here . More...
(SPOILER) Eliza Dushku on whether Amy Acker will return to Dollhouse.'s Mega Buzz also answers the question if the lower budget for Season 2 will lead to cuts on the staff. As ever, there's also spoilers for other shows.

February 25 2009

Amy Acker Joins the Cast of Happy Town. THR says of the pilot, "In "Happy Town," a small-town murder mystery, Acker will play the wife of the lead, cop Tommy Conroy (Geoff Stults)."

February 11 2009

Countdown to Dollhouse continues with Dr. Claire Saunders. The LA Times interviews Amy Acker about her role in Dollhouse (spoilerish for previous issues of Angel: After The Fall). Two days! More...

January 20 2009

Total Sci Fi interview with Amy Acker. Dollhouse, her new movie "21 and a Wake Up" and the Angel comic books all get discussed. And the trailer for Amy's movie can be found on YouTube.

January 15 2009

(SPOILER) Stuff We Like interview with Amy Acker - part 2. "This time we talk about her career after her breakout role as Fred in Angel all the way to Dollhouse."

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