|Born||October 24, 1976
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Years active||2001 – present|
Amy Allen (born October 24, 1976) is an American actress and film crew member who is best known for portraying the character Aayla Secura in the Star Wars films. She worked behind the scenes on many different movies, including A.I. Artificial Intelligence, before she acted in Star Wars.
A production assistant with Industrial Light & Magic at the time Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was being filmed, Allen was selected to portray Aayla Secura. The character was a last-minute addition to the Episode II script; she had been created for a licensed Star Wars comic book by Dark Horse Comics and was added to the film after Lucas saw a cover illustration of the character. Allen had previously been cast as an extra in the DVD release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace as a Twi'lek as well.
She reprised her role as Aayla Secura in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Her character is killed by clone troopers as part of the purge of Jedi.
Allen graduated from San Francisco State University. Prior to being cast in the Star Wars films, she was employed behind the camera on the set of several other films. She first worked for Lucasfilm during a break from filming Gangs of New York.
Allen frequently makes appearances at conventions, including C2 and C3, SDCC 2005. At Celebration II, she participated in a panel discussion of "Women Who Kick."