Amy Aquino

  • Birth Place: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Began acting in junior high school, at which time she also became involved in student government.
  • After graduating from Harvard with a degree in biology, decided to pursue acting and worked the night shift at a law firm in New York City in order to fund her dream.
  • Was rejected from Yale University's School of Drama twice before being accepted.
  • First professional acting job was in The Girl in the Freudian Slip at the Old Log Theater in Minneapolis.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1989 as Susan in The Heidi Chronicles.
  • Elected Secretary Treasurer of the Screen Actors Guild in 2009.
  • In 2010, played the role of Joanne in a stage production of Secrets of the Trade in New York.
  • Was a speaker at the Harvard in Hollywood 2011 symposium titled The Social Impact of Art, Media, and Entertainment.


  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Drew McCoy — Husband
  • Salvatore Aquino — Father
  • Adele Aquino — Mother


  • Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Biology, 1979); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA in Acting, 1986)