Amy Morton stars in "Boss" on Starz as State Senator Catherine Walsh, who has been defeated in her bid for Governor three times, but is now determined win.

Amy Morton is an accomplished actor, director and member of the internationally known Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Raised in Oak Park, Illinois (hometown of notables Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright), Morton moved to Chicago in order to study acting with David Mamet, William H. Macy and Steven Schachter at St. Nicholas Theatre. She began her professional career as a member of the Remains Theatre Ensemble in the mid-1980s. A member of the ensemble for fifteen years, Morton combined her theater work with acting in films and television. She starred in "Rookie of the Year," opposite Gary Busey, and had recurring roles in Michael Mann's "Crime Story" for NBC, as well as CBS's "The Equalizer." She also appeared in Ron Howard's "Backdraft" before appearing in Joel Schumacher's film "Falling Down," starring Michael Douglas.

After spending a few years in Los Angeles, Morton returned to Chicago, where she began working with Steppenwolf. Her Broadway debut was with the company's production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," which garnered a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. She recreated her role of Nurse Ratched for London audiences at the Barbican Theatre, then returned home to direct Steppenwolf's critically acclaimed hit "Glengarry Glen Ross." She spent the next eight years acting with her theater company, along with directing not only at Steppenwolf, but at regional theater companies throughout the U.S. She reteamed with her friend and Remains Theatre Ensemble alum William Petersen when she directed him at Trinity Rep in 2007 in Conor McPherson's "Dublin Carol."

In 2008, Morton again took to the stage at Steppenwolf in the world premiere of Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "August: Osage County" in a role that brought her huge acclaim and another trip to Broadway. Not only did the play smash box office records, but its success brought multiple awards, including a Tony nomination for Morton for her work as Best Actress in a Play. She then toured with the show to London's National Theatre. While in New York, Morton shot the independent film "The Greatest," starring Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan. The film had its world premiere at Sundance and was released by Senator Entertainment. More recently, Morton was seen in Ron Howard's "The Dilemma," starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, and Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," starring George Clooney.

Morton is married to composer and sound designer Rob Milburn. They reside in Chicago.


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Birthplace: Oak Park, IL
Current Residence: Chicago, IL

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