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Short Info

SpouseKenneth Alan Williams
FactDuring her childhood, Pietz originally trained for ballet, but decided not to make this a career after finding out how much money she'd make.


Introduction

Small town people can still do great things and become famous. This happened to Amy Pietz, a woman who was raised in a simple family, and who went on to become a star in some of the most popular TV sitcoms – most notably in “The Office” in which she played Donna. Who is Amy Pietz really? And what is her life story?

Early life and Education

Amy Pietz was born on 6 March 1969, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. Nothing is known about her biological parents, but she was adopted by a nurse called Nancy Pietz and a truck driver, Arnold Pietz. It isn’t known whether or not she has any siblings, adopted or biological.

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During her childhood, she trained in ballet and was preparing to make dancing her profession, but because of low pay she shifted her career focus in another direction. She matriculated from The Milwaukee High School of Arts, and then moved to Chicago, Illinois US, to enroll at DePaul University. She graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from The Theatre School. She then returned to Milwaukee, and briefly studied opera at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

Career

Pietz made her acting debut playing guest roles in TV series, including the famous science fiction series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” that aired from 1987 until 1994.

She also had small roles in the 1993 film “Rudy” and Christmas family comedy “Jingle All the Way”. She became a regular cast member in “Muscle”, a short-lived The WB series from 1995. The role that brought her into the spotlight was the NBC series that aired from 1995 until 1999, “Caroline in the City”, portraying Annie Spadaro. For this performance, she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 1999. During the next year, Pietz’s landed her first starring role in the NBC series “Cursed”, in which she acted next to Steven Weber, but which was canceled after the first season.

The next year, she performed in the theatre, in the musical entitled “The Boswell Sisters”, in which she portrayed Martha Boswell, the youngest of the trio of sisters in the famous harmony singing group. In 2004, Pietz landed the a starring role in the ABC series “Rodney”, in which she played the crazy sister of Jennifer Aspen, through until 2006. She portrayed mother in “Aliens in America”, The CW’s series that aired from 2007 to 2008, and other starring roles she had in the following years were in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Ally McBeal”, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Desperate Housewives”, “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Two and a Half Men”.

Her most famous role was that of Donna, “Sid and Dexter” manager, in the NBC comedy sitcom “The Office” that she landed in 2010, and kept for that entire season.

Pietz started 2011 as Meredith King, Chloe King’s mother, in the ABC drama series entitled “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”. In 2016 she landed the role of Deirdre Hackmeyer, boss of the main character, in The CW drama series under the title “No Tomorrow”. That same year, she co-starred in the fourth season of “Maron”, Marc Maron’s IFC series, as Natalie, a rehab patient.

Amy Pietz

The next year, she had the guest role of Adrienne in the TV series “You’re the Worst”, and also a recurring role in the first season of “Hit the Road”, in which she portrayed Meg Swallow.

In 2019, she appeared in the comedy short “Anything for you, Abby”, and made a brief appearance in the series “Conversations in L.A.” as Mrs. Shannon Pierce in the episode “The Department of Justice”. Pietz portrayed Meredith in three episodes of “Animal Kingdom”, and could be seen in an episode of “The Flash” as Debbie Dibny. She was Janice in three episodes of “Modern Family”, then landed a guest appearance in the “Bones” drama series, starring Emily Deschanel.

Pietz played Betty in the 2020 comedy drama film “Hooking Up”. She will also appear in the TV series currently being filmed, called “Big Shot”, in which she is said to portray the character of Caren Korn.

Personal Life

Pietz was adopted, and hasn’t disclosed anything about her biological parents. When she was 23, she gave birth to a son she named Benjamin, whom she gave up for adoption several weeks later, but she never explained the reasons behind this decision. She briefly volunteered as a birthing coach, otherwise known as doula, after she was inspired by people who helped her birth her first son.

Her first husband was Kenneth Alan Williams, actor who is best known for his appearances in TV series “V.I.P.” and “ER”. The couple married in 1997, but divorced in 2006 – they didn’t have children.

On 17th January 2010, Pietz married Frank Stier – the couple has two children whose names have been kept private. Pietz is rather active on social media. As of March 2020, she has Twitter and Instagram accounts, on which she lets her fans see what is happening behind closed door. She usually posts pictures of her cat and her friends.

Net Worth

Pietz has a successful career on television and film, and although she hasn’t disclosed her exact salary, her net worth is estimated at around  $12 million, accumulated from her acting career since  the early ‘90s.

Physical characteristics

Pietz is a slim brunette with hazel eyes; she’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs around 114lbs (52kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-23-32. Her bra size is 32B. She is easily recognized by her pointy chin and wide smile. She always looks her best at public events, which shows that she takes good care of her appearance.

General Info

Full NameAmy Pietz
Height1.65 m
ProfessionActor, Film producer
EducationDePaul University, Milwaukee High School of the Arts
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseKenneth Alan Williams
ChildrenBenjamin
ParentsArnold Pietz, Nancy Pietz

Accomplishments

NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
MoviesHalfway, The Pact II, Stalked at 17, Prom, Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer, You, The Whole Ten Yards, DysEnchanted, Every 9 Seconds, Rudy, Reunion
TV ShowsNo Tomorrow, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Aliens in America, Rodney, Cursed, Caroline in the City, Muscle

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Good friends with her Caroline in the City (1995) co-star, Lea Thompson.
2Graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from DePaul University's Theatre School.
3Was the 2007 Queen Azalea of the Wilmington, North Carolina Azalea Festival.
4During her childhood, Pietz originally trained for ballet, but decided not to make this a career after finding out how much money she'd make.
5Is adopted herself and when young had a son who was adopted by others.
6Attended Milwaukee High School of the Arts.
7Performed in musicals, plays, and won awards acting in high school forensics in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
8Lived in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Tomorrow2016-2017TV SeriesDeirdre Hackmeyer / Deirdre
Halfway2016/IBeth
Maron2016TV SeriesNatalie
The Magicians2016TV SeriesThe Lamia / Hannah
The Year of Spectacular Men2016Bitchy Casting Director
Devious Maids2015TV SeriesSusie
Stalked by My Neighbor2015TV MovieAndrea Allen
Backstrom2015TV SeriesChristina Rose
How to Get Away with Murder2014TV SeriesSharon Remini
The Pact II2014Maggie Abbot
Two and a Half Men2014TV SeriesAngie
Autumn Leaves2013ShortAutumn
Dexter2013TV SeriesDr. Cooper
Zephyr Springs2013Dawn
The Mentalist2013TV SeriesJoanna Lyle
Audrey2012TV SeriesJulie
Stalked at 172012TV MovieKaren Curson
Necessary Roughness2012TV SeriesCorinne Walsh
The Nine Lives of Chloe King2011TV SeriesMeredith King
Prom2011Corey's Mom
The Paul Reiser Show2011TV SeriesBetsy
Private Practice2011TV SeriesIsabelle
The Office2010TV SeriesDonna
Desperate Housewives2010TV SeriesMadeline
American Dad!2010TV SeriesAlly / Elaine
Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer2010Officer Annie
Nip/Tuck2010TV SeriesAllison Krieger
Medium2009TV SeriesNancy Covington
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesWendy
Hawthorne2009TV SeriesGretchen Breyer
You2009/ISam
Trust Me2009TV SeriesDiane
Bones2009TV SeriesEllen Clark
Reunion2009/IISadie
The Closer2009TV SeriesDana Crawford
Ghost Whisperer2008TV SeriesLisa Keller
Burn Notice2008TV SeriesJeannie Anderson
Rodney2004-2008TV SeriesCharlie
Aliens in America2007-2008TV SeriesFranny Franny Tolchuck
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2005TV SeriesZoe Dunlop
I'm with Her2004TV SeriesSamantha
The Whole Ten Yards2004Waitress (as Amy Peitz)
Marty and Sven2004ShortActress
DysEnchanted2004ShortClara
The Division2004TV SeriesJo Miller
All About the Andersons2004TV SeriesMrs. Sandore
Newton2003TV MovieAlice Pryor
ER2003TV SeriesPregnant HIV+ Woman
The Drew Carey Show2003TV SeriesElaine
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesRebecca McCormick
Ally McBeal2002TV SeriesBonnie Boone
The Weber Show2000-2001TV SeriesMelissa Taylor
Jell-Ohh Lady2001Short
Caroline in the City1995-2000TV SeriesAnnie Spadaro
Conrad Bloom1998TV SeriesBonnie
Every 9 Seconds1997TV MovieCarrie
All Lies End in Murder1997TV MovieTerri Paxton
Jingle All the Way1996Liza Tisch
Muscle1995TV SeriesBronwyn Jones
Star Trek: The Next Generation1994TV SeriesLt. Rhodes
Missing Persons1993TV SeriesLucy Stansfield
Rudy1993Melinda
Highlander1992TV SeriesReporter

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aliens in America2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Caroline in the City1995-1999TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tehuacan Project2007Short executive producer
Jell-Ohh Lady2001Short executive producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Squares1998TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryNarrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHerself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesCaroline in the City (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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