Amy Huberman

Amy Huberman
Occupation Actress, author
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Brian O'Driscoll (2010–present)
Children 2

Amy Huberman is an IFTA Award winning Irish actress and writer who has acted in numerous productions since beginning her career in 2002 on RTÉ's On Homeground. Huberman is married to former Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll.

Early life

Huberman grew up in Cabinteely,[1] south Dublin. She is the middle child of three siblings and the only daughter. Her father Harold was born in London to a Polish Jewish family;[2] her mother Sandra is from County Wexford. Her parents married in 1974. Her brother, Mark Huberman, is also an actor and worked in films such as Boy Eats Girl and on The Clinic as Kieran Miller.[3]

She was educated at Loreto College, Foxrock and she took classes in the Betty Ann Norton Drama School. Following school, she attended University College Dublin (UCD) intending to become a social worker, but when she found the drama society her career took a different direction.[4][5]

Career

Huberman is best known in Ireland for her role as Daisy on RTÉ's drama series The Clinic, which aired its seventh and final season in September 2009.[6] She also starred in the BBC television series George Gently and the TV movie Showbands.[7]

Her films include Satellites & Meteorites, directed by Rick Larkin,[8] and A Film with Me in It, also starring Dylan Moran, both released in 2008.

Huberman's first novel, Hello Heartbreak (ISBN 978-1844882144), was published on 2 July 2009.[9] In 2006, she successfully sued The People newspaper for mistakenly claiming she was nude in the movie Bad Karma (2002; also known as "Hell's Gate").[10][11] The cast profile at IMDb indicates the actress with nude scenes is Zoe Paul.[12][13]

In 2010, Huberman began work on the first original scripted comedy commissioned by Comedy Central (UK), Threesome created by Tom MacRae. The series began airing on 17 October 2011. Season 2 aired in late 2012.

Filmography

Film

Film appearances
Year Film Role Notes
2002Bad KarmaJenny Pantelli
2005ShowbandsBella
2006Showbands IIBella
2007ShatteredNicole Lawlor
2008Satellites & MeteoritesLucinda
A Film with Me in ItSally
2009Legend of the BogHannah Ross
2010RewindKarenWon: IFTA for Best Actress in a Film
Three Wise WomenLiz
2011Stella DaysElaineNomination: IFTA for Best Supporting Actress in a Film
2012Chasing LeprechaunsSarah CavanaughTelevision film (Hallmark)
2013The StagRuth
2016Kill Ratio[14]Gabrielle Martin
2017ZooPost-Production

Television

Television appearances
Year TV Series Role Notes
2001–02On Home GroundDiane Collins10 episodes
2006Dream Team 80'sAnn Kavanagh1 episode
2007Inspector George GentlyCharlotte Dawson
2003–09The ClinicDaisy O'Callaghan62 episodes
Nominated: IFTA for Best Supporting Actress in Television
2010Your Bad SelfHerself6 episodes
Comedy Lab1 episode
2011–12ThreesomeAlice14 episodes
Main Role
2012Animal PracticeDorothyTV Pilot (Replaced by Joanna García before filming began[15])
2014Moone BoyMiss Tivnan1 episode
2015Silent WitnessCarol Mansfield2 episodes
2016Can't Cope, Won't Cope[14]Kate5 episodes
Cold FeetSarah Poynter4 episodes
2017-Striking Out [14]Tara Rafferty10 episodes

Personal life

Huberman married former Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll in July 2010;[16] the couple have two children, daughter Sadie and son Billy.[17][18]

References

  1. "From the southside to the dark side". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  2. "Amy and Bod's New Adventure". Irish Independent. 2 December 2012.
  3. Mark Huberman at IMDb
  4. Hurst, Greg (12 July 2009). "Profile Amy Huberman". The Times. London. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  5. Jarlath Regan (29 October 2016). "Amy Huberman". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (163 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  6. "Seventh series of RTÉ's 'The Clinic'". RTÉ. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  7. Profile at IMDb
  8. "Cannes not Brian's cup of tea but Amy proves a smash hit". Irish Independent. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
  9. "Izzy in a tizzy but author's heart not in genre", Irish Times review (7 July 2009).
  10. "All about Amy Huberman...and Brian too – includes Amy's account of The People newspaper's allegations". Sunday Independent. 5 July 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009.
  11. Bad Karma (2002) also known as Hell's Gate profile, imdb.com; accessed 2 May 2014.
  12. Zoe Paul profile, IMDb.com; accessed 2 May 2014.
  13. "Bad Karma (2002) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDB.com.
  14. 1 2 3 "Amy Huberman: 'My writing career came out of being unemployed and living in a basement flat in London'". Independent News & Media. 20 November 2016.
  15. Goldberg, Lesley (24 May 2012). "JoAnna Garcia Joins NBC's Freshman Comedy 'Animal Practice'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  16. Roisin Ingle (2 July 2010). "Irish rugby captain O'Driscoll marries". Irish Times. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  17. "Amy Huberman gives birth to baby girl". RTÉ. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  18. "It's another BOD! Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and actress Amy Huberman have welcomed a baby boy". evoke.ie. 20 November 2014.
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