Amy Louise Acker (born December 5, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the television series, "Angel," as Winifred Burkle and Illyria, and on, "Alias," as Kelly Peyton.
Amy Louise Acker (born December 5, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the television series Angel as Winifred Burkle and Illyria, and on Alias as Kelly Peyton. She is also known for her role as Dr. Claire Saunders on Dollhouse. Acker was born and raised in Dallas, to a homemaker mother and a lawyer father. She graduated Lake Highlands High School in Dallas. She subsequently earned a bachelor's degree in theater from Southern Methodist University. In her junior year of college, Acker enjoyed a short stint of modeling work for the J. Crew clothing catalog. In 1999, she was nominated for a Leon Rabin award for 'Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role' for her performance in the play Thase Raquin.
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