Amy Acker

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Acker in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Amy Louise Acker

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 5, 1976

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French

Amy Acker is an American actress. She is known for her roles on the series Angel, Alias, Person of Interest, and The Gifted, and in the films The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

She is married to actor James Carpinello, with whom she has two children.

Amy’s paternal grandfather was John Marshall Acker (the son of John Allen Acker and Anne Jeda/Jereda Whitaker). Amy’s grandfather John was born in Texas. Amy’s great-grandfather John was the son of Andrew Jackson Acker and Catherine Ann Jones. Anne was the daughter of William Watters Whitaker and Violetta Isabella Hildreth.

Amy’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Jean/Gene Kennedy (the daughter of Arthur Washington Kennedy and Willie Vonnie Moffett). Dorothy was born in Texas. Arthur was the son of Moses Shelby Kennedy and Elizabeth Esther Bynum. Willie was the daughter of Cyrus Alver Moffett and Lillie Viola Stewart.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Bolton Dubard Bruyere, Jr. (the son of Bolton Dubard Bruyere and Dorothy Douglas). Amy’s grandfather Bolton was born in Texas. Amy’s great-grandfather Bolton was the son of Edgar Henry Bruyere and Willie Mae Wilson. Dorothy was the daughter of Stephen A. Douglas and Ida Bowman.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Jimmie Jeff Gilliland (the daughter of Leland Brantley Gilliland and Maurine Davis). Jimmie was born in Texas. Leland was the son of James Kinebrew Gilliland and Sarah Gertrude Brantley. Maurine was the daughter of Jefferson Davis and Leola/Ola Annabelle Stockard.

Source: Obituary of Amy’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Jean/Gene (Kennedy) Acker –

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    >John Allen Acker
    Amy’s great-grandfather John was the son of Andrew Jackson Acker and Catherine Ann Jones.

    The previously mentioned Joseph Acker and Ruth Alexander were Andrew Acker’s grandparents, which is rather obvious when you look at their birth dates (Ruth would be 98 years old when John was born, except she died 10 years before that).

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