Amy Aquino McCoy is an American national who was born on March 20, 1957, in Teaneck, New Jersey, under the sign of the Pisces. Amy is an actress who is arguably best known for playing Lieutenant Grace Billets, one of the main protagonists, in the criminal drama series “Bosch,” which has been broadcast since 2014 and also stars Jamie Hector and Titus Welliver. It was written by Eric Ellis Overmyer and centers on a Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective who is trying to catch a serial killer while also trying to find the killer of a 13-year-old boy. In addition to being nominated for 10 other awards, including one Primetime Emmy, the series has received seven accolades.
Childhood And Education
Amy Aquino was brought up by her mother Adele Mesiti, a hairdresser, and her father Salvatore Aquino, a gardener, in Teaneck.
While in her junior year of high school, Amy developed an interest in acting. She was also quite physically active because she played volleyball for her school’s team. Amy graduated from high school in 1975 and immediately enrolled at the esteemed Harvard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1979. However, Amy soon realized that she was more interested in acting practice than biology, so she transferred to the Yale School of Drama, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1982.
In this article, we’ll highlight some of Amy’s most noteworthy performances from her nearly 90 appearances in films and TV shows.
In 1987, Amy Aquino had her on-screen debut when she was chosen to play Bonnie, a supporting role, in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck.” The film, about a Brooklyn accountant who falls in love with her fiancé’s brother, stars Cher, Nicholas Cage, and Olympia Dukakis. It was a big hit, winning 18 accolades, including three Oscars while being nominated for 19 others.
Amy debuted as Alice Baxter in the 1988 romantic comedy “Working Girl” with Harrison Ford and Melanie Griffith. In 1990, she played Catherine in the critically underappreciated film “Descending Angel.”
In the family drama movie “Alan & Naomi,” which also starred Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, and Michael Gross, she played Ruth Silverman, one of the main characters. The story revolves around a young Jewish boy who helps a young girl become less shy after she had to watch Nazis kill her father. Amy made her acting debut in the 1995 comedy “Boys on the Side” with Whoopi Goldberg and Drew Barrymore. Seven years later, in the highly regarded film “White Oleander,” she received recognition for her performance as Miss Martinez. She portrayed Alicia in the 2004 comedy “In Good Company,” which also starred Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, and Dennis Quaid. The following year, she co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in the romantic comedy “A Lot Like Love.”
The suspense thriller “In My Sleep” from 2009, the supernatural horror “The Lazarus Effect” from 2015, and the romantic comedy “Ctrl Alt Del” from 2017 are three of Amy’s most recent film roles.
Television Show Roles
In 1991, Amy made her television debut as Linda Wagner in the Roseanne episode “Dances with Darlene.” The following year, she began playing the lead role of Phyllis Berger Silver in the drama series Brooklyn Bridge, which also starred Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, and Louis Zorich and was about a 14-year-old boy named Alan Silver and his family. Brooklyn Bridge won 13 awards, including a Golden Globe, and was nominated for 26 others.
A Quality Television Award for Best Recurring Player was given to Amy for her portrayal of Dr. Joanna “Joey” Diamond in the family drama “Picket Fences” after she had been asked to play the supporting role of Sasha Danziger in the sitcom “Madman of the People” in 1995. She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with her co-stars. She began playing the supporting role of Dr. Janet Coburn in the critically acclaimed medical drama “ER” in 1996. In the years that followed, she made an appearance in one or two episodes of numerous series, including “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Becker,” another sitcom, and the teen comedy “Freaks and Geeks.”
She portrayed Dr. Toni Pavone in ten episodes of the drama “Felicity” in 2000, and in “Crossing Jordan” in 2001, she played Detective Lois Carver in a supporting role. In 2002 and 2003, respectively, Amy was invited to appear as a guest star on the widely watched comedies “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” She had brief appearances in several programs in the years that followed, including the criminal comedy “Castle” in 2010, the comic detective mystery “Monk,” and the soap opera “Desperate Housewives” in 2007.
In three of Amy’s more recent TV roles, she played The Funny Girl Producer in two episodes of the musical comedy “Glee” in 2013, Donna Gilchrist in nine episodes of the Canadian supernatural horror comedy “Being Human,” and Dana Marino in one episode of the web comedy “Grace and Frankie” in 2020.
In 1992, Amy and her best friend were in a café when Drew McCoy, a financial advisor and film producer (who had only made one film, the short “The Confessional” in 2009), walked by. Amy’s friend knew Drew, and she introduced the two.
After three years of dating, they were united in marriage on May 27, 1995, in a small gathering with just a few of their closest relatives and friends. It appears that Amy and Drew have decided against having children in favor of concentrating on their jobs. Before meeting Drew, Amy may have dated other men, but she hasn’t mentioned any of them.
The two are engaged in home renovations and currently reside in a 1915 Pagoda-style bungalow in Hollywood that they have renovated.
Amy and Drew McCoy are married as of September 2020; they don’t have any kids.
Activities And Other Passions
Since she was seven years old, Amy’s main hobby has been gardening. She used to spend countless hours with her father in his garden, learning about plants and how to care for them.
Amy is an activist who has served as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) officer for more than 20 years. She assisted in the merger of SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and was later chosen to serve as the co-secretary treasurer of SAG-AFTRA. Amy has served as the mayor of the historical Preservation Overlay Zone Board and has assisted in preserving the Sunset Square area.
She is a fierce advocate for the protection of endangered species and is a passionate animal lover.
Amy enjoys watching movies and TV shows in her free time, usually late at night. Some of her favorite actors and actresses include Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Meryl Streep, while some of her favorite films include “Taxi Driver,” the “Godfather” trilogy, and “Kramer vs. Kramer.”
Body Structure And Net Worth
63 years old is Amy. She stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters) tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has long brown hair and brown eyes (60kgs).
Amy’s net worth was calculated to be over $1.7 million as of September 2020.