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'Judging Amy' Wedding

To television audiences, it may seem it was only yesterday the compelling drama about a Hartford judge who balances her challenging career with an involved personal life first debuted on CBS.

But "Judging Amy" is currently in its fifth season, and the series celebrates its 100th episode with Amy about to walk down the aisle again.

Amy Brenneman, who plays the title role, drops by The Early Show to discuss the new season and what audiences may expect from it.

Some Facts About Amy Brenneman

  • Born June 22, 1964, and raised in New London, Conn.
  • Her mother was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard. Her father is an environmental lawyer.
  • Brenneman also graduated from Harvard. She majored in comparative religion and formed the Cornerstone Theater Company. She toured with the company for five years, taking classic productions to small towns and encouraging locals to participate in them.
  • Moved to New York and worked as a teacher in Brooklyn.
  • Landed her first TV role in 1992 with a guest spot on "Murder, She Wrote," then did a TV movie and the CBS series "Middle Ages."
  • She was on "NYPD Blue" from the show's start in 1993 and was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Janice Licalsi.
  • Feature films soon followed, including "Heat," with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, and "Friends and Neighbors," with Ben Stiller and Jason Patrick.
  • In 1999, she had a four-episode stint playing Kelsey Grammer's new-age girlfriend Faye Moskowitz on "Frasier."
  • She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, director Brad Silberling.

FILMOGRAPHY


  • "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her"(2000)
  • "The Suburbans (1999)
  • "Judging Amy" (1999)(series)
  • "A.T.F." (1999) (TV)
  • "Frasier" (1999)
  • "The Artists' Specials: Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist" (1999) (TV)
  • "Your Friends & Neighbors" (1998)
  • "Lesser Prophets" (1997)
  • "Nevada" (1997)
  • "Duckman" (1997) (TV series - voice)
  • "Daylight" (1996)
  • "Fear" (1996)
  • "Heat" (1995)
  • "Casper" (1995)
  • "Bye Bye, Love" (1995)
  • "NYPD Blue" (1993-94) (series)
  • "Middle Ages" (1992) (series)
  • "The Pig in the Python" (1992) (TV)
  • "Murder, She Wrote" (1992) (series guest)