Amy Rider (born 1985) is a Japanese-American actress and film director. She has played roles in several films including Katrina, Mega Shark vs. Kolossus, and Broken Links. She appeared in the television series 24: Conspiracy and Veronica Mars and had a reoccurring role as Alice Valko in the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Early lifeRider was born in Tokyo, Japan. The majority of Rider's schooling was in Japan; by her estimation, her family moved within the country about 11 different times.
CareerRider states that she fell into acting because she was looking for an easy "A" so she took a drama class. Rider ended up being cast as the lead in the school play It was the first thing that made her think that acting might be something that I could really put her focus into. Amy Rider's debut was in Head Cases in 2005. Her career would continue with the television series 24: Conspiracy, and she would make a cameo in Without a Trace. Rider's first film debut was After Midnight: Life Behind Bars in 2006. Amy would later make an appearance in Veronica Mars in 2006 followed up by the film Kissing Cousins in 2008, and Privileged in 2010.
In 2008 Rider had her break through performance playing Alice Valko in the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Rider was a common recurring character throughout the entire series until it had its finale in 2013. During this time she also had film roles in The Monogamy Experiment and in Mega Shark vs. Kolossus. In 2016 she was cast in the film Broken Links.