8 Simple Rules
Starting out as a dancer, Amy Davidson turned her interest to acting and is widely known for her portrayal of Kerry Hennessy, the younger and nerdy, but sarcastic teenage daughter to John Ritter and Katey Sagal's characters, in the ABC hit sitcom, "8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002-2005).
Davidson was also a recurring in "So Little Time" (as Cammie Morton; 2001-2002), and has guest starred in such TV shows as "Judging Amy," "Strong Medicine," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "CSI: NY."
On the big screen, the 5' actress could be seen co-starring with Darrell Hammond, Judd Nelson, Dave Foley, Steve Burns, and Jason Mewes in the indie "Netherbeast Incorporated" (2007). Next, she will appear in the upcoming films "Goyband," a comedy by Christopher Grimm in which she will team up with Adam Pascal and Natasha Lyonne, and "Drop Point," a thriller by Nick Lyon in which she will act opposite Sunny Mabrey (attached).
Childhood and Family:
On September 15, 1979, Amy Davidson was born in Phoenix, Arizona, where she attended Shadow Mountain High School, Phoenix, Arizona. As a young child, her parents enrolled her in dance classes, and she quickly developed her skills in ballet, hip hop, pointe, and modern dancing with the award-winning dance production company, Dance Motion, where she captivated audiences at national dance competitions and their annual productions.
After venturing in acting, Amy, who once was a judge on MTV's “Little Talent Show,” continues to keep her spirit of dance alive by attending classes at Cardio Barre, a workout studio where exercisers can experience an aerobic class done at a ballet barre. She also enjoys a variety of activities that keep her physically fit, including running, weight training, hiking, boxing, and skiing, as well as enjoys visiting Disneyworld and shopping. Additionally, she is active in the National Exchange Club, a service organization dedicated to making a difference in communities and youth through a variety of positive programs.
Amy's best friend is her "8 Simple rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" co-star Kaley Cuoco, who played her older sister in the show (Amy is actually six years older than Cuoco in real life). She currently resides in Los Angeles where's she recently purchased a new home.
"My latest project has been fixing up my new place. Although I'm anxious to settle in, it's kind of nice doing a little at a time." Amy Davidson.
So Little Time
Introduced to an agent during her senior year in high school, Amy Davidson immediately began doing commercial works and working on her craft with acting coach Gene Fowler. With his encouragement, Davidson decided to move to Hollywood, where she continued to sharpen her skills various acting coaches so she could learn different unique acting style from them.
Not long afterwards, the aspiring actress landed a recurring role, as Cammie Morton (2001-2002), in the Fox Family sitcom starring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, "So Little Time." She followed it up with her most popular role to date, as Kerry Hennessy, the younger and nerdy, but sarcastic teenage daughter to John Ritter and Katey Sagal's characters, in the ABC hit sitcom, "8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002-2005).
Meanwhile, Davidson was spotted as a guest in a July 2003 episode of "The New Tom Green Show" and provided her voice in a March 2005 episode of Disney Channel's animated series "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers," in which “8 Simple Rules” co-star Kaley Cuoco did the voice of Brandy. She also starred as the adventurous 19-year-old college dropout granddaughter of Betty White's lead character in the Hallmark Channel's Original TV movie "Annie's Point" (2005).
2006 saw Davidson played two different characters in two episodes of Fox critically-acclaimed sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle" and in an episode of Lifetime medical drama "Strong Medicine." She then appeared as a guest in an April 2007 episode of CBS cop/crime drama "CSI: NY" and made her official big screen debbut in director Dean Ronalds' independent film with a quirky twist on the vampire tale set in modern day corporate America, "Netherbeast Incorporated" (2007), in which she co-starred with Darrell Hammond, Judd Nelson, Dave Foley, Steve Burns, and Jason Mewes.
Davidson is currently working on her upcoming film projects, "Goyband," a comedy by Christopher Grimm in which she will team up with Adam Pascal and Natasha Lyonne, playing the hotel owner's persuasive daughter who has harbored a huge crush on Bobby (Pascal) since childhood, and "Drop Point," a thriller by Nick Lyon in which she will act opposite Sunny Mabrey (attached).
She will also return to the small screen, portraying young runaway Helen "Hel" Remus in the haunting crime/drama miniseries "The Capture of the Green River Killer," alongside Thomas Cavanagh and Michelle Harrison.