Agnes Bruckner (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress. She began acting on television in the late 1990s and has since appeared in 7 films, including 2006's The Woods, Blue Car, and Murder By Numbers.
* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
* 3 Personal life
* 4 Filmography
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Bruckner was born in Hollywood, California to a Hungarian father and a Russian mother who have since divorced; her paternal grandfather was German. Her parents met in Hungary and immigrated to the U.S. in 1984 through a refugee camp in Italy. She has two sisters and a brother.
Bruckner speaks some Russian and is fluent in Hungarian, having grown up speaking the language. She has been involved in dance, ballet, and tap since the age of five and initially wanted to pursue a career as a dancer. At the age of eight, Bruckner worked as a child model at the suggestion of her mother, and also appeared in a beauty pageant. Bruckner grew up in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California and then lived in Portland, Oregon from age five to 10. She returned with her family to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, moving to Burbank, California.
Bruckner began her career at age 11. She appeared in commercials, a few television pilots, and on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 1999. At the age of 15, Bruckner got her first lead role in the independent film Blue Car (2002), in which she played a high school student involved in an affair with her teacher, played by David Strathairn. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that Bruckner "negotiates this difficult script with complete conviction." Bruckner received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "Best Female Lead" for the role.
In the 2000s, other minor roles in television and film followed, including roles in The Glass House (2001), and the thriller Murder by Numbers (2002) starring Sandra Bullock. Bruckner has appeared in episodes of the television series 24 and Alias. She starred in the horror films Venom (2005) and The Woods (2006). Also in 2006, she appeared in the drama Peaceful Warrior, opposite Scott Mechlowicz and received a ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow Award, and played the lead role in Dreamland.
In 2007, Bruckner appeared in the horror/romance film, Blood and Chocolate. Upcoming film roles include: Say Hello to Stan Talmadge (2008), Kill Theory (2008), and Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2009).
Bruckner enjoys hip hop and R&B, as well as The Killers and The Fray. Bruckner has stated that she does not participate in "the Hollywood part of Hollywood", and travels or lives at home with her family during her free time.
Year Title Role
2002 Home Room Cathy
2002 Murder By Numbers Lisa Mills
2003 Blue Car Megan Denning
Rick Eve O'Lette
2004 Stateside Sue "of the Dubervilles" Dubois
2005 Venom Eden
2006 The Woods Heather
Peaceful Warrior Susie
2007 Blood and Chocolate Vivian
2008 Kill Theory Jennifer
Say Hello to Stan Talmadge
2009 Vacancy 2: The First Cut Jessica
Private Practice Heather