Biography

An alluring red-headed siren and a genial presence in U.S. theatrical films and television during the first decades of the new millennium, actress Amy Sloan first caught the attention of viewers when cast in the 2000 telemovie A Diva's Christmas Carol, starring Vanessa Williams as an aggressive and acid-mouthed variant on Ebenezer Scrooge. Sloan then teamed with the gifted director Euzhan Palcy (of Sugar Cane Alley and A Dry White Season fame) for a small supporting role in the gritty, sobering prison drama The Killing Yard (2001). After a spin as a reporter in the made-for-cable production No Ordinary Baby, Sloan once again demonstrated her keen instinct for picking exemplary filmmakers as collaborators, by signing on to work with acclaimed stage director Peter Masterson in the psychological thriller Lost Junction. Unfortunately, this -- like The Killing Yard -- failed to generate substantial recognition, and a supporting role in the disappointing Halle Berry/Robert Downey Jr. thriller Gothika (2003) (as an inmate) provided Sloan with only a small amount of screen time. Sloan fared better -- and received slightly higher billing -- as Sheila on television's popular Gilmore Girls and as Wendy on the short-lived 2007 series Big Shots. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi