Amy Newman

Actor

Amy is an actor who believes that live storytelling has the power to connect us in a unique and profound way. Born in Gainesville, Florida Amy has lived all over, including a small island in Belize. After two years of college, she moved to Philadelphia to pursue theatre and explore a bigger city. She studied with the late George DiCenzo at the Acting Studio of Philadelphia and later earned her BA in Theater from Temple University. She continued her training by taking classes and workshops as well as performing with many companies around town. She built her resume doing small, scrappy theatre and after seven years in Philadelphia, Amy moved to Portland in 2005. She first found a home with Theatre Vertigo and worked there as an ensemble member for five years. Her final production with Theatre Vertigo earned her a Best Supporting Actress Drammy for God’s Ear in 2010. Amy has worked with many other companies in town including Portland Center Stage, defunkt theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Profile Theatre, Liminal and Third Rail Repertory Theatre. She was awarded a 2014 Best Actress Drammy for her role in Third Rail’s production of Gidion’s Knot. Outside of theatre, she’s done a few small films over the years and most recently appeared on Season 3 of Grimm. Amy is delighted to find a new home at Artists Rep where she has appeared in eight productions so far: Ann in All My Sons, Helen in Design for Living, Belle/Nora in Ah, Wilderness!, Anya in The Cherry Orchard, Becky in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol, Lynn in Red Herring, Pegeen Mike in The Playboy of the Western World, and Sylvia in Tribes. Amy lives in Kenton with her husband Josh and two cats, Rory and McDuff. When not at the theatre she’s usually in a yoga class, running in her neighborhood, hiking in the woods, or spending all her money on dining out. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Amy considers it a great privilege to be a working artist and is thrilled to be a part of the growth at Artists Rep.