Amy Holland Pennell fell in love with the spotlight at the age of two when she made her theatrical debut. As a child she spent many happy hours attending play rehearsals with her mother who is a choreographer. Amyís passion for the Performing Arts intensified through her involvement in community theater and high school productions. She graduated Cum Laude from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication. The Saint Louis University College of Fine and Performing Arts honored Amy as the outstanding graduate for Performance and Academic Excellence. Her 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 had the amazing opportunity to work with Aaron Sorkin as Jackie on HBO's The Newsroom. She was thrilled to work along side Jane Fonda, Marsha Gay Harden, Chris Messina and Sam Waterston. She was honored to work the incredible Neil Patrick Harris as the role of Christy on the hit show How I Met Your Mother. She starred as Alice Bordeaux in The 20th Century Fox Film I AM and is currently recurring on Nickelodeon's Instant Mom as Trish. Amy has hosted many television shows on Fox Sports Net, Speed Channel and the CW. She had an amazing experience reprising the role of Diamond at the Wilshire Ebell with the talented Loretta Devine, Ernest Thomas, and Flex Alexander in Don B. Welch's "My Brother's Keeper." Her national commercial spots/voice-over/industrials include: Anheuser Busch, The May Company, AVON, Dr. Pepper/7-Up, and Cadbury Schweppes. She can be seen in print for: Tanqueray, Payless Shoes Source, Jimís Formal Wear, ROAR Clothing Line, Dillards, Ed Hardy, Lindyís Magazine and Player Magazine.
As Captain of the Saint Louis Rams Cheerleaders, Amy performed at Super Bowl XXXIV and was selected to represent the Rams in Honolulu, Hawaii as the Pro Bowl Cheerleader. Traveling the country as part of various USO tours, she has had the privilege of entertaining our American Troops. Amy was featured in Maxim Magazine as one of the NFLís Hottest Cheerleaders and can be seen on EA SPORTíS Madden NFL 2005. Serving as an Ambassador to the city of Saint Louis, Amy has worked closely with many charities including the Make A Wish Foundation, Childrensí Hospital, Ramís Reader Team, Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, and Dress for Success. She was honored to serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for The Race For A Cure- Spinal Chord Research Foundation.
Amy continues to support the arts in her wonderful hometown of Granite City, Illinois.