Amy Morton Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Amy Morton Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight55 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 1, 1958
Zodiac SignCapricorn
SpouseRob Milburn

Amy Morton is an American actress and director who is best known for having been cast as Sergeant Trudy Platt in the shows Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice. Amy Morton made her theatrical film debut as Ann in the romantic comedy-drama film, Straight Talk, in 1992 and her breakthrough role came as Kara Bingham after she was cast as George Clooney’s character’s sister in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film, Up in the Air, in 2009. It was directed by Jason Reitman and was named the “Best Picture of 2009” by the National Board of Review and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. She has also appeared in a number of other shows and movies such as Falling Down, Rookie of the Year, The Greatest, The Dilemma, Bluebird, Through Naked Eyes, The Equalizer, Crime Story, Kiss of a Killer, Boss, Blue Bloods, Homeland, ER, and Private Practice. Amy Morton has also done extensive theatre work which includes her roles in the productions of Clybourne Park, American Buffalo, You Can’t Take It With You, A Lie of the Mind, The Geography of Luck, Space, A Streetcar Named Desire, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Time of Your Life, Cross-Town Traffic, Love Lies Bleeding, Life and Limb, Highest Standard of Living, Dublin Carol, The Pillowman, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Awake and Sing, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, August: Osage County, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. As a director, she directed Bruce Norris’ play, titled Clybourne Park, which was performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois and had John Judd, Kristen Fitzgerald, Karen Aldridge, Cliff Chamberlain, Stephanie Childers, Brendan Marshall Rashid, and James Vincent Meredith in the cast. Moreover, Amy Morton prefers to keep her personal life away from the public domain and, hence, she is not active on social media.

Born Name

Amy Morton

Nick Name

Amy C. Morton

Amy Morton as seen while talking
Amy Morton as seen while talking (Maxwell Oliver Thornton / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Amy Morton studied in Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park. Later, she enrolled at both Triton College and Clarke University. However, she did not graduate.

Occupation

Actress, Director

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Bruce Morton (Brother)

Manager

Amy Morton is represented by Innovative Artists, Talent Agency, Santa Monica, California, United States.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Amy Morton has dated –

  1. William Petersen – It is speculated that Amy Morton went out with actor and producer, William Petersen, in the past. However, nothing much is known about their relationship.
  2. Rob Milburn – She is married to Rob Milburn who is a sound designer. As Amy prefers to keep her personal life away from the public eye, nothing much is known about the couple’s married life.
Amy Morton as seen in a selfie with Steffi Tausch in January 2019
Amy Morton as seen in a selfie with Steffi Tausch in January 2019 (Steffi Tausch / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Deep set eyes
  • Forehead bangs

Brand Endorsements

Amy Morton has not appeared in any TV commercial yet.

Amy Morton and Rondi Reed (Left) in the play 'August Osage County' by Tracy Letts and directed by Anna D. Shapiro in 2007
Amy Morton and Rondi Reed (Left) in the play ‘August Osage County’ by Tracy Letts and directed by Anna D. Shapiro in 2007 (Michael Brosilow / United States Government / Public Domain)

Best Known For

  • Appearing in a number of movies like Straight Talk (1992) as Ann, Falling Down (1993) as Mom at Back Yard, Rookie of the Year (1993) as Mary Rowengartner, 8mm (1999) as Janet Mathews, The Greatest (2009) as Lydia, Up in the Air (2009) as Kara Bingham, The Dilemma (2011) as Diane Popovich, and Bluebird (2013) as Lesley
  • Having been cast in various shows such as Crime Story (1986-1987) as Brenda Mahoney, The Equalizer (1988-1989) as Linda Wilhite /Gina Rox, Kiss of a Killer (1993) as Reba, ER (2009) as Mrs. Walters, Private Practice (2011) as Leni, Boss (2011-2012) as Catherine Walsh, Homeland (2013) as Erin Kimball, Blue Bloods (2013-2014) as Amanda Harris, Girls (2014) as Sissy, Chicago Fire (2014-2017) as Sergeant Trudy Platt, Chicago P.D. (from 2014) as Sergeant Trudy Platt, and Chicago Justice (2017) as Sergeant Trudy Platt
  • Having been nominated twice for a Tony Award for “Best Actress in a Play” for her performances in August: Osage County and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as of March 2019

First Film

Amy Morton made her first theatrical film appearance as Ann in the romantic comedy-drama film, Straight Talk, in 1992.

First TV Show

She made her first TV show appearance as a pregnant girl in the pilot episode of the mystery crime drama series, Crime Story, in 1986.

Amy Morton as seen while posing with Jesse Lee Soffer
Amy Morton as seen while posing with Jesse Lee Soffer (Chicagohalsteadfan / Instagram)

Amy Morton Facts

  1. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois.
  2. Amy Morton has worked extensively in a variety of theatre productions, which include Clybourne Park, American Buffalo, You Can’t Take It With You, A Lie of the Mind, The Geography of Luck, Space, A Streetcar Named Desire, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Time of Your Life, Cross-Town Traffic, Love Lies Bleeding, Life and Limb, Highest Standard of Living, Dublin Carol, The Pillowman, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Awake and Sing, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, August: Osage County, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and has been a member of Steppenwolf Theater‘s core group of actors since 1997.
  3. She made her Broadway debut as Nurse Ratched, opposite Gary Sinise, in the Tony Award-winning 2001 revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  4. Her breakthrough role came as Kara Bingham after she was cast as George Clooney‘s character’s sister in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film, Up in the Air, in 2009. It was directed by Jason Reitman and was named the “Best Picture of 2009” by the National Board of Review and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.
  5. In 1986, Amy Morton was cast in writer George S. Kaufman and writer Moss Hart’s play titled You Can’t Take it With You alongside actors Laurie Metcalf, Peggy Roeder, Molly Regan, and Randall Arney. It was performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
  6. In 1986, she worked in writer Bertolt Brecht’s play, titled Puntila and His Hired Man, at the Remains Theatre in Chicago, Illinois alongside the likes of Denis Arndt, Bruce Norris, Rob Hamilton, Howard Levy, and director Larry Sloan.
  7. In 2002, she was a part of writer Edna Ferber’s play, titled The Royal Family, performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois alongside actor David New.
  8. Amy Morton made her directorial debut with the Remains Theatre Ensemble.
  9. In 2004, Amy Morton was cast in Curt Columbus’ translation of Anton Chekhov’s play, titled The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tina Landau. It was performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and the cast included Yasen Peyankov, Elizabeth Rich, Chaon Cross, Francis Guinan, Ned Noyes, and Leonard Kraft.
  10. As a director, she directed Bruce Norris’ play, titled Clybourne Park, which was performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois and had John Judd, Kristen Fitzgerald, Karen Aldridge, Cliff Chamberlain, Stephanie Childers, Brendan Marshall Rashid, and James Vincent Meredith in the cast.
  11. In 1986, she won a Joseph Jefferson Award in the “Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play” category for her performance in You Can’t Take It With You.
  12. Amy Morton is not active on social media.

Featured Image by Maxwell Oliver Thornton / Instagram

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