Amy Russ

Hi, I'm Amy!

I love to inspire joy, empathy, and transformation

As an actor and producer, I think there’s nothing better than being part of a project that makes people think, broadens their perceptions, or just plain makes them laugh out loud after a bad day.

Okay, sometimes chocolate is a very close second…


Happily, I'm able to do what I love for a living!

I’ve worked on sets from groundbreaking indie films to incredible projects with NBC, CBS, 20th Century Fox, Netflix, HBO, and USA Network, to name a few.

On stage I’ve been fortunate to play juicy roles and workshop new plays and musicals at places like New Rep, Atlantic Stage, Soho Rep, New World Stages, The Belt Theatre, and tiny black box theaters all over NYC.

I’m also proud to have performed in the USO, singing for veterans and active military at Walter Reed and the Bob Hope Center.

When I'm not acting, you can find me ...

Amy Russ - Last Class Vibes

Teaching and coaching other actors at MN Acting Studio

Rewatching one of my beloved sci-fi or horror movies

Designing websites for my awesome clients at ActorWebs

Baking something yummy and sharing it with friends

Amy Russ
I bring my all to every project, and empathy is my superpower.
That's because I deeply value

⭐ Integrity
to show up authentically and to be true to my word

🎭 Creativity
to be open to new ideas, and to make things that bring joy

🦁 Courage
to take big leaps, even if it’s scary

🤗 Joy
to discover it even on a bad day

💞 Connection
to truly see another person and respect where they are on their journey

“[The] production is blessed with fine performances: Lyman and Russ give these characters real dimension and life.”
– The Boston Globe 

Being an actor is an amazing ride.

I’m always inspired by the wonderful people I get to work with and the audiences I have the privilege to entertain. I would love to see you on my journey!