Multi-faceted and beautiful actress Amy Rutberg is best known for her recurring role as “Marci Stahl” in the Netflix/Marvel series Daredevil and The Defenders.
Marci is the very outspoken, high-powered attorney and former girlfriend of “Foggy Nelson” (Elden Henson) who takes his job at law firm Landman and Zack. Upon questioning her own company’s true integrity, Stahl decided to assist Foggy and Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) in taking down Wilson Fisk’s (aka Kingpin) crime organization and later helped them investigate the Punisher during his trial. Rutberg was brought back in season 2 of Daredevil for the auspicious honor of linking the Daredevil with a specific part of the larger Netflix/Marvel universe when her character Marci announces that she has landed a new job at Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz, Jeri Hogarth’s (Carrie-Anne Moss) firm aka the law firm in Marvel’s “Jessica Jones.”
Rutberg’s next breakout role was in NBC’s Taken, in which she plays “Anna Warren.” The series serves as a prequel to Luc Besson’s hit action film franchise of the same name that starred Liam Neeson with actor Clive Standen taking over the role of former Green Beret “Bryan Mills.” As he fights to overcome a personal tragedy which leaves him badly shaken, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, “particular set of skills.” Season 2 will bring a stronger procedural element with Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals who team up with covert operatives to embark on rescue missions around the world.
In her free time, Amy enjoys playing poker (she was formerly a professional poker player), cooking, and spending time with her family and their adorable Bichon Frise. She keeps in tip top shape by boxing with her trainer whom she met on the set of Daredevil.
Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on.
I play “Marci Stahl” in the Netflix Marvel series, Daredevil. I’m also filming a pilot for ABC produced by Vin Diesel called Get Christie Love. Lately, I’ve been dropping into The Late Show with Stephen Colbert doing comedy sketches. I also have this never-ending project of raising a three-year-old into a functional adult.
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?
Weekends are usually spent with my family. Lately we’ve been taking ski trips or seeing Broadway shows. I’ve also gotten into boxing. It’s a great stress relief. I take it pretty seriously but have a feeling my trainer is secretly laughing at my blonde rage. I also love old movies and try to catch the fathom events on a Sunday afternoon. I recently saw Hitchcock’s Vertigo on the big screen. I’ve been talking like Jimmy Stewart ever since.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
That’s the best part of living in New York City! I go out to eat all the time. I love the lounge at Gramercy Park Tavern. Excellent wine list and the best burger in the city. Whenever I’m shooting “on location” I use it as an excuse to go to the best restaurant in the neighborhood. I’ll be in Brooklyn which is only 15 minutes from my house, but it’s a great excuse for a $40 steak. My husband would probably disagree.
What types of dishes do you usually order?
Pretty sure I eat more than your average gal. Nothing is off limits. I like to over order and try lots of things. I have menu FOMA (fear of missing out). Lately I’ve had a thing for fancy Chinese food. It’s dangerous because there are never ending appetizers I NEED to try.
Do you cook?
That’s a stretch. My husband cooks. He’s great. We set up a barbeque on our small NYC terrace. He’s South African, so he is a meat and fish expert. I’m very impressed with what he can accomplish in a 10×4 space.
What types of drinks do you order when out?
I start with a specialty cocktail. I let the bartender recommend their favorite drink. Mixing is an art so I usually trust the guy or gal behind the bar to make me something they are excited about. After that, I move onto the wine list. Ideally a Barolo or a Sancerre depending on my mood. When it’s really cold I’ll order a Macallan. Last month a server at Peter Luger’s steakhouse brought me a glass without asking. Think it was a Macallan 25. He said I looked like I could use it – Insulting, yet wise!
Do you prepare drinks at home?
I’ve been known to make a margarita or two. We entertain a lot and so people are always bringing over bottles of wine.
Do you own a home bar?
In a New York City apartment, every hard surface is a bar.
What is it stocked with?
Tanqueray for when dad visits, Oban for my husband’s buddies, Don Julio for when I didn’t get the job, Patrón for when I did.
What is your favorite drink/cocktail?
Recently, I was at a great local restaurant called Midwinter Kitchen and the bartender made me a drink called “The Firefly.” It was gin, grapefruit liqueur, lime and lavender sprinkled on top. I’ve been thinking about it ever since.
Have you ever been a bartender?
No. I’m not good at multi-tasking. There would be a lot of customers complaining about drinks without mixers.