Amy began to pursue acting at twelve, taking classes at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and participating in what her school had to offer. At 17, she was cast in her first professional role at ART Station in Stone Mountain, GA. Though accepted to Tisch at NYU, she chose to major in Theatre at Guilford College, a small, liberal arts college in North Carolina, where she gained a social consciousness. During her junior year, she studied abroad in Moscow through the Eugene O'Neill Center at the Moscow Art Theatre and GITIS schools, taking classes in acting and directing, design, stage movement, ballet, Russian theatre history, and voice. Back in the States, her senior honors thesis was performing Masha in Chekhov's The Seagull. Upon graduating in 2000, she landed a job back in Atlanta at the Academy Theatre, where she toured for two years around the Southeast. She acted in various shows in town for the next two years.
In 2004, she attended the Stanislavski Summer School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where in addition to acting, she continued studying Russian stage movement. This led to the opportunity to return to Moscow, this time for a four-month movement intensive of her own at both the Moscow Art Theatre and Shukin Schools, studying under Andrei Droznin.
After Russia, she opted for a change of scenery in Chicago, a city she had talked about living in since college. She has worked steadily in the theatre scene ever since, and has become a member of Piccolo Theatre in Evanston, as well as performed as a pirate clown at Navy Pier.