Amy Gumenick is one of those rare actresses who can effortlessly succeed at any acting challenge.
This is because Gumenick effectively uses all of the tools of her craft: Her eyes, her voice, her body language. Regardless of what character she portrays, viewers are captivated. We don’t question that she is the mother of heroic brothers Sam and Dean Winchester(Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) on The CW’s long running show Supernatural. Our hearts ache for Gumenick’s Mary who is unable to reconcile her hunter lifestyle against her desire for a normal life. Gumenick made Mary strong, yet there was a poignancy that she brought to the role that resonated with viewers.
When Arrow fans were fortunate to see this wonderful actress as Carrie Cutter/Cupid, they were riveted. Gumenick used her creative instincts to allow Cupid to rise above the label of villain. While we may not agree with Cupid’s choices, we are willing to look towards her motivations. That is because Gumenick let us realize that an unfulfilled desire for love is painful enough to fuel destructive emotions. Gumenick consistently gave mesmerizing performances.
In AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, the versatile Gumenick tackles a historical drama. As Philomena, Gumenick brings the same energy, excitement and mystique that is quickly becoming her trademark. She is a delight to watch on screen, skillfully accentuating the plot. Viewers are on the edge of their seats anticipating what Philomena will do next. Amy Gumenick never disappoints us.