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Amy Holland Pennell graduated Cum Laude from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Amy was honored by the College of Fine Arts as the Outstanding Graduate for Performance and Academic Excellence. Amy was cast opposite Jane Fonda, Marsha Gay Harden, Sam Waterston, and Chris Messina, as the role of Jackie on Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom (HBO), recurred as neurotic Trish on Instant Mom (Nickelodeon), and guest starred as the Robot Receptionist on Mighty Med (Disney). Her most recent television credits include CBS’s NCIS: LA and the ABC drama SCANDAL. She can also be seen on How I Met Your Mother (CBS) with Neil Patrick Harris, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (ABC) with Danny DeVito, and Saint George (FX) with George Lopez. She starred in the Twentieth Century Fox film I Am, as well as the feature films The Importance of Doubting Tom, Game Day, and Exorcist House of Evil. Amy has shared the stage at The Wilshire Ebell Theater with Loretta Devine, Jackee Harry, Darius Mcrary, and Earnest Thomas under the direction of Donald B. Welch. Other theatrical credits include: Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Abigail in The Crucible, Marianne in Tartuffe, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and Mother Superior in Nunsense. Amy has hosted numerous television shows, entertained our U.S. Armed Forces as a captain of the NFL’s Ram’s Cheerleaders, and proudly served as Mistress of Ceremonies for The Race for the Cure-Spinal Chord Research Gala. Amy thanks God for guiding her on her journey and her family and friends for their constant love and support.
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