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      Amy Seimetz

      Amy Seimetz

      Highest Rated: 100% Pit Stop (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 18% The Last Manhunt (2022)

      Birthday: Nov 25, 1981

      Birthplace: Florida, USA

      If there's one thing Amy Seimetz hated, it was being called an "ingénue" - or a "breakout star." A multi-talented actress with an eye for the unusual, a better term would have been "control junkie." By the time she starred in the experimental and mysterious "Upstream Color" (2013), the Florida native had spent over a decade working as an indie film jane-of-all-trades, starting with the short film "The 17th Man" (2004), where she sewed and designed costumes between takes. She directed, produced, wrote and starred in the short film "The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast" (2005), before moving up to editor and cinematographer on 2008's "We Saw Such Things." Her subtle, melancholy performance as a late-night diner waitress in "The Off Hours" (2011) drew rave reviews and led to a string of well-received roles, including her hapless daddy's girl in "You're Next" (2011). The following year saw Seimetz release her directorial debut, the SXSW-approved crime thriller "Sun Don't Shine" (2012). The metaphysical "Upstream Color" proved the perfect vehicle for the abstract-minded actress, who later switched gears with higher-profile roles in AMC's "The Killing" (AMC 2011-13; Netflix, 2014) and HBO's "Family Tree" (2013). Driven by curiosity and emotion, Amy Seimetz was always looking for more. Florida is a strange place, and Seimetz's experience growing up in a state typically associated with retirees and vacationers left an indelible mark. She migrated to California in her early twenties, where she spent time in San Francisco exploring the experimental film and theater scene. After relocating to Los Angeles she became more involved in the independent film scene, a fertile outlet for her collaborative, intellectually-driven films. She established herself in the early 2000s as an extremely hands-on filmmaker: in the noir thriller "The 17th Man" she worked as costume designer and background actor; and she turned the absurdist political short "The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast" into a directing, producing, writing and acting showcase. "We Saw Such Things," her 2008 documentary about the mermaid attractions of Weeki Wachee, FL, revealed her fascination with uniquely Floridian culture. The start of the new decade found Seimetz in Lena Dunham's breakout debut "Tiny Furniture" (2010), as well as the ensemble drama "The Myth of the American Sleepover" (2010). In 2011 she drew acclaim for her portrayal of an enigmatic diner waitress stuck on the late shift in "The Off Hours." That same year saw her appear in over a half a dozen films, including NYC indie vet Joe Swanberg's "Silver Bullets" and the horror flick "You're Next," starring director Ti West as her pretentious filmmaker boyfriend. The following year she directed, wrote and did just about everything else on her debut feature film, "Sun Don't Shine," a moody, abstract thriller set in Central Florida. After delving into the fractured psyche of Kris in the gorgeously confusing "Upstream Color," Seimetz landed on "The Killing" as a hardened single mother, and appeared on Christopher Guest's improv comedy "Family Tree" (HBO 2013). After co-starring in found-footage horror film "The Sacrament" (2014), indie comedy-drama "Lucky Them" (2014), "I Believe in Unicorns" (2014) and "The Reconstruction of William Zero" (2014), Seimetz joined forces with ilmmaker Lodge Kerrigan to write and direct the cable series "The Girlfriend Experience" (Starz 2016- ), based on the 2009 ilm by Steven Soderbergh. Seimetz also appeared on three episodes of '80set cult hit "Stranger Things" (Netflix 2016- ) during this period. After co-starring in Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenanat" (2017), Seimetz returned to TV to direct two episodes of Donald Glover's comedy-drama "Atlanta" (FX 2016- ) during its second season. She returned to the big screen to co-star in the horror reboot "Pet Sematary" (2019).

      Highest rated movies

      Pit Stop
      No Sudden Move
      Ma
      My Days of Mercy
      Lean on Pete Wild Nights With Emily
      Upstream Color
      I Believe in Unicorns

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      Amy Seimetz ALEXANDER THE LAST, from left: Barlow Jacobs, Amy Seimetz, 2009. ©IFC Films ALEXANDER THE LAST, from left: Jess Weixler, Amy Seimetz, 2009. ©IFC Films PET SEMATARY, FROM LEFT: LUCAS LAVOIE, AMY SEIMETZ, 2019. PH: KERRY HAYES/© PARAMOUNT PET SEMATARY, FROM LEFT: AMY SEIMETZ, HUGO LAVOIE, JASON CLARKE, JETE LAURENCE, 2019. PH: KERRY HAYES/© PARAMOUNT LOVESONG, FROM LEFT, BROOKLYN DECKER, RILEY KEOUGH, AMY SEIMETZ, 2016. ©STRAND RELEASING LOVESONG, FROM LEFT, BROOKLYN DECKER, JENA MALONE, RILEY KEOUGH, AMY SEIMETZ, 2016. ©STRAND RELEASING ALIEN: COVENANT, AMY SEIMETZ (LEFT), CARMEN EJOGO (RIGHT), 2017. PH: MARK ROGERS/TM AND COPYRIGHT © TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The Girlfriend Experience, Amy Seimetz, 04/10/2016, ©STARZPR Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Nia Vardalos (L), Amy Seimetz (R), 'Rapist Anonymous', Season 15, Ep. #9, 11/20/2013, ©NBC PET SEMATARY, AMY SEIMETZ, 2019. PH: KERRY HAYES/© PARAMOUNT PET SEMATARY, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: AMY SEIMETZ, JASON CLARKE, HUGO LAVOIE, JETE LAURENCE, 2019. PH: KERRY HAYES/© PARAMOUNT PET SEMATARY, FROM LEFT: JETE LAURENCE, AMY SEIMETZ, 2019. PH: KERRY HAYES/© PARAMOUNT THE SACRAMENT, l-r: Amy Seimetz, Kentucker Audley, 2013/©Magnolia Pictures THE SACRAMENT, l-r: Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones, 2013/©Magnolia Pictures THE SACRAMENT, Amy Seimetz, 2013/©Magnolia Pictures The Killing, Amy Seimetz (L), Ryan Robbins (R), 'Reckoning', Season 3, Ep. #9, 07/21/2013, ©AMC The Killing, Amy Seimetz (L), Ryan Robbins (R), 'Eminent Domain', Season 3, Ep. #6, 06/30/2013, ©AMC The Killing, Amy Seimetz, 'Scared and Running', Season 3, Ep. #5, 06/23/2013, ©AMC The Killing, Amy Seimetz (L), Ryan Robbins (R), 'Scared and Running', Season 3, Ep. #5, 06/23/2013, ©AMC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      18% 86% The Last Manhunt Unknown (Character) - 2022
      92% 59% No Sudden Move Mary Wertz (Character) - 2021
      75% 47% Archenemy Cleo (Character) $119.4K 2020
      63% 43% The Secrets We Keep Rachel (Character) $207.9K 2020
      84% 24% She Dies Tomorrow Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2020
      57% 33% Pet Sematary Rachel Creed (Character) $54.7M 2019
      89% 56% Wild Nights With Emily Mabel (Character) $519.2K 2018
      90% No Score Yet My Days of Mercy Martha (Character) - 2017
      90% 74% Lean on Pete Lynn (Character) $1.2M 2017
      65% 55% Alien: Covenant Faris (Character) $74.2M 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien: Covenant -- Prologue: Last Supper Faris (Character) - 2017
      83% 56% Lovesong Chloe (Character) $10.5K 2016
      92% 50% Ma Misti (Character) - 2015
      84% 45% Entertainment Woman in Bar (Character) $55.5K 2015
      25% 31% The Reconstruction of William Zero Jules (Character) - 2014
      85% 54% I Believe in Unicorns Clara (Character) - 2014
      83% 71% 9 Full Moons Frankie (Character) - 2013
      64% 47% The Sacrament Caroline (Character) $9.0K 2013
      78% 57% Lucky Them Sara (Character) $32.9K 2013
      100% 52% Pit Stop Shannon (Character) - 2013
      86% 69% Upstream Color Kris (Character) $415.1K 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When We Lived in Miami Kris (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Film Editing
      - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Be Good Mary Kutzman (Character) - 2012
      92% 47% Sun Don't Shine Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2012
      78% 40% Silver Bullets Charlie (Character),
      Producer
      - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Pond Katie (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coffee & Pie October (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 35% The Off Hours Francine (Character) - 2011
      80% 60% You're Next Aimee (Character) $18.5M 2011
      64% 51% The Dish & the Spoon Emma's Friend (Character),
      Producer
      - 2011
      30% 15% Autoerotic Unknown (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost of Old Highways The Bridesmaid / The Harlot / The Choirgirl (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Matter What Laura (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jonestown Defense Chrissy (Character) - 2011
      60% 34% A Horrible Way to Die Sarah (Character) - 2010
      80% 51% The Myth of the American Sleepover Julie (Character) $39.0K 2010
      80% 54% Tiny Furniture Ashlynn (Character) $389.8K 2010
      67% 32% Bitter Feast Katherine Franks (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 71% Open Five Lynn (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incredibly Small Samantha (Character) - 2010
      73% 55% Gabi on the Roof in July Chelsea (Character) - 2009
      67% 28% Alexander the Last Hellen (Character) - 2009

      TV

      Credit
      90% 66% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Director 2024
      79% 60% Outer Range Executive Producer 2022
      73% 70% The Girlfriend Experience Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      2016-2017 2021
      66% 68% The Comey Rule Trisha Anderson (Character) 2020
      98% 84% Atlanta Director 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Junior Ellen (Character) 2017
      90% 91% Halt and Catch Fire Michelle Lattimer (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lena Olson (Guest Star) 2013
      68% 87% The Killing Danette Leeds (Character) 2013
      81% 93% Family Tree Ally Keele (Guest Star) 2013