Name: Amy Harrison
Portrayed By: Emma Bell
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Occupation: College Student
First Appearance: Season 1, Episode 1 “Days Gone Bye
- Season 1, Episode 4 “Vatos”
- Season 1, Episode 5 “Wildfire” – appears as walker
- Season 3, Episode 6 “Hounded” – appears as hallucinatory voice heard by Rick Grimes
“She’s my sister, you son of a bitch!”
Amy Harrison, Season 1 Episode 2 “Guts”
Amy Harrison is twenty-four-year-old old sister of Andrea Harrison, who is twelve years her senior. The age difference caused them to have disagreements and feel more distanced from one another. When Amy was younger, Andrea had left for college and neglected to visit her little sister often. Amy resided in Atlanta, Georgia in a dorm room once she, herself, was attending college. She and her sister were headed back to college from a road trip when the outbreak began; stranded, they were rescued by Dale Horvath.
In Season 1 Episode 1 “Days Gone Bye,” Amy makes attempts to respond to the voice over the radio (Rick Grimes). However, the transmission does not go through, despite her efforts. When the Atlanta survivor group receives a distress call from T-Dog in Season 1 Episode 2 “Guts,” Amy pleads with the group to go help the, as her sister is on that supply run. However, Shane denies the request due to the fact it is likely too late. Frustrated, Amy explains how Andrea and the others volunteered to get supplies for everyone else.
In Season 1 Episode 2 “Guts,” Andrea remarks that Amy is “a kid in some ways,” as she still enjoys fantasy creatures, like dragons, unicorns, and particularly mermaids.
The things that Amy misses most from before the outbreak are her computer and texting.
Amy is the only recurring character to have received a promotional poster for Season One. On it, she can be seen wielding a baseball bat as her weapon of choice; however, she is never seen using it in the show.
She is the first female character to be killed on-screen in the show.
In the comic series, Amy was only a couple of years younger than her sister, whereas in the show, it is twelve years difference. Another comic/TV difference is that in the comic, she was killed before reanimation, while she was killed by Andrea after reanimation in the show.
In the 2013 video game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, a man named Terry Harrison mentions to Daryl Dixon that he is looking for his two daughters, Amy and Andrea. While it has not been officially confirmed by Robert Kirkman, many fans consider it to be The Walking Dead canon (though it could be just an Easter Egg).
- Season 1 Episode 1 “Days Gone Bye”
- Season 1 Episode 2 “Guts”
- Season 1 Episode 3 “Tell It to the Frogs”
- Season 1 Episode 4 “Vatos”
- Season 1 Episode 5 “Wildfire” (as walker)
- Season 2 Episode 2 “Bloodletting” (mentioned)
- Season 2 Episode 6 “Secrets” (mentioned)
- Season 2 Episode 7 “Pretty Much Dead Already” (mentioned)
- Season 3 Episode 3 “Walk With Me” (mentioned)
- Season 3 Episode 4 “Killer Within” (mentioned)
- Season 3 Episode 5 “Say the Word” (voice)
- Season 3 Episode 6 “Hounded” (voice)