Amy Usherwood is a 2007 NIDA acting graduate. She began performing at the of 7, competing in singing competitions and performing in stage plays. When she was 17 she won the Best Director, Most Promising Actress and Most Outstanding Production awards at the Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival in Wellington; for a performance of an extract from Othello. This gained her the opportunity to travel to London’s Globe Theatre & Stratford-Upon-Avon to do workshops and a performance on the Globe Theatre stage. In 2008 she played the lead role in the world premiere of Marcel Dorney’s Theives Like Us, for the Merrigong Theatre Company. She has toured high schools across Australia performing with Shakespeare On Trial. Amy played the role of Hermione in Wellington’s Shakespeare in the park’s production of a Winter’s Tale , in 2010. Her screen credits include the role of Amber in Southern Star’s Out of the Blue, Emma Franklin in Shortland Street (20012-2014), Louise Hillary in TVNZ’s upcoming Hillary and Helpdesk in feature film Eternity, for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award at the 2013 New Zealand Film Awards. Amy is a proud member of MEAA.