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Amy Juergens
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General Information
Gender: female
Age: 19
Address: New York
Valley Glen, California (former)
Family & Friends
Family: George Juergens (father)
Anne Scott (mother)
Ashley Juergens (sister)
Robert Scott Johnson (half-brother)
John Juergens (son)
Mimsy (maternal grandmother)
Robert Scott † (maternal grandfather)
Eugene (step-grandfather)
Eva Juergens (paternal grandmother)
Tom Bowman (step-brother)
Grace Bowman (step-sister)
Kathleen Juergens (step-mother)
Victoria Smith (step-grandmother)
Relationships: Ben Boykewich (ex-fiancé)
Ricky Underwood (ex-fiancé)
Jimmy Nash (ex-boyfriend)
Friends: Adrian Lee
Grace Bowman
Madison Cooperstein
Lauren Treacy
Other Informations
Education: Former student at Ulysses S. Grant High School
Talent: French Horn
Series Information
First appearance: Falling in Love
Last appearance: Thank You and Goodbye
Portrayer: Shailene Woodley

Amelia Stephanie Eva Juergens is the daughter of George Juergens and Anne Scott. She is the older sister of Ashley Juergens and Robie Johnson. During season 1, Amy gives birth to her son, John Juergens, making her a teen mother at the age of 15.

Season 1 Edit

In Season 1, Amy is a freshman at Ulysses S. Grant High School  and is in the band.  She plays the french horn and went to band camp the summer before high school. She met Ricky Underwood there and they had sex.  Amy got pregnant and in the first episode she takes a pregnancy test, which is positive.  Her best friends are Lauren Treacy and Madison Cooperstein who are the first to know about Amy.  Amy starts to date Ben Boykewich and they fall in love very quickly.  Throughout the whole season Ben and Amy stay together even though they have some problems.  Ricky and Ben both find out about the baby after rumors start to spread.  In episode 5, What Have You Done To Me? Ben asks Amy to marry him.  Amy, Ben, and all of their friends get fake IDs and in episode 12, The Secret Wedding of the American Teenager they get fake married and have a wedding reception.  Their parents find out in episode 13 and are mad.  Amy struggles with where to go to school and doesn't want to go to Grant.  Everyone refers to the new school as slut school.  Amy decides to go back to Grant High School and Grace and the rest of her girls walk her down the hall in Back to School Special.  Amy also struggles with adoption or keeping the baby.  Amy finds out in That's Enough of That that the baby will be a boy.  Ricky sabatoges the adoption interviews with Donovan and his partner because Ricky wants to keep the baby.  Amy finally decides to keep her son with the help of Ricky, Ben, and all her friends and family.  Grace Bowman and Jack Pappas help her get a job at the church nursery.  Also the baby can stay there during school while after school Amy will work to pay it off.  In Whoomp! (There It Is) Adrian Lee Boykewich and Grace throw Amy a baby shower but on her way up to the apartment Amy goes into labor.  In One Night At Band Camp it shows the back story of band camp and what hapenned between Ricky and Amy.  Amy is in labor the whole episode  and is very cranky.  In And Unto Us, A Child Is Born Amy gives birth to her son and everyone meets the baby for the first time.  Ricky holds him and is very good with him.  Amy lets her sister, Ashley Juergens, name the baby.  Ashley decides on John Juergens which is a basic name for a complicated life.  Amy has to adjust to motherhood fast and Ricky helps out.

Season 2


In Season 2, Amy struggles to balance teenage motherhood and her high school education.  She also deals with the fact that her mother, Anne, is having a baby.  She has to attend summer school because she failed to complete some assignments due to her pregnancy. Having heard this news, Ben becomes guilty over the job in Italy he has been offered by his uncle who lives in Bologna, a city.  Amy becomes jealous and asks to go with him.  However, her parents forbid her to go because of her responsibilities at home with John. Amy and Ben eventually break up due to the fact that he wants more out of their relationship.  Amy begins to develop a relationship with Ricky that makes Ben uncomfortable, because he believes Ricky is using the baby to get closer to Amy.  Amy and Ben later break up in the halls of Grant High even though Ben asks her to talk.  She later visits Ben when he is with his Italian friend Maria, where Amy becomes jealous of her. Amy tells Ben she loves him despite her feeling jealous of Maria.  

Amy soon meets Jimmy, her mother's high school boyfriend's son, on a trip to visit Mimsy, her grandmother, and really likes him. However, when he doesn't return her call, Amy turns to Ricky for "kissing lessons," which her sister sees the beginning of.  Amy soon confronts Jimmy about him not calling her back and the two make up, but it is too late for everyone else. The incident with Ricky has already spread and causes Ben and Adrian to have sex for both revenge and comfort. Amy and Ricky later have an altercation when Ricky asks for more time with John, and equal custody.  This causes conflict among all the teens who each are confused on whos' side they should take.  However Amy later realizes Ricky is Johns' father and he has just as much right to him as she does.  This incident causes another conflict between them when Amy realizes the custody agreement mean Ricky will get John for his first birthday.  Amy in spite has a private birthday party for her and John in secret.  The party that Ricky was throwing for John is later rained out and after learning of Amy's deceit, Ricky decides that John should have a party with just them, and allow Amy to spend the night as friends.  Ben sees this and becomes jealous, but realizes that Ricky and Amy are John's parents so he calls Amy in order to reveal his feelings for her, and apologizes for his actions.  Amy is thrilled to hear this news, but later at the wedding party for Leo and Betty Boykewich, Amy sees Ben and Adrian leave the party together to go to his room.

Season 3Edit

At the beginning of Season 3, Ben avoids Amy due to Adrian's possible pregnancy. Ricky later visits Ben at his home and takes him to see Amy in an attempt to get them back together.  With Ricky's urging, Ben and Amy talk and decide that they would give their hopes and dreams to another after Adrian tries to tell Ben that she had a false alarm. though she didnt and was just saying that to make Ben happy. Ashley later reveals in a fight with their mom that Amy is on the pill. Something that Amy kept from the entire family. Amy is accepted into a music program in New York, but insists she can't go because of John and her remaining schoolwork. Though she gets support from her friends and family including Ricky who decides to stay at her house while shes in New York to watch John. When Amy goes away to New York, she discovers that the music program is for teen mothers. Later after words with his father, Ben goes to see amy in New York to tell her about Adrian's pregnancy. When amy hears about this she gets into her taxi crying and drives away. She is furious that Ben waited so long to tell her, and that she was the last person to know. After they break up, Ricky calls her and decides to comes down to visit her in New York. They realize that they never tried to be together since Amy was always with Ben so they talked about trying to be together. They share many special moments including a kiss. After Amy comes home she explains to Ben that she and Ricky should try to be a family for their son. Amy then persuades Ricky to ask her and john out on a date to try and make their relationship work. The last moment of the season shows Amy, Ricky and John eating dinner at Ricky's apartment sharing yet another moment.

Season 4Edit

In season four, Amy and Ricky begin to get closer while Amy and John begin to move in with Ricky in his apartment, which is above the butcher shop. Meanwhile, Ashley leaves to go on a road trip with her boyfriend Toby. Grace goes to Zimbabwe and meets a new guy named Daniel who later becomes her boyfriend. Jack and Madison break up forcing Jack to do all the senior stuff with Grace who he is still in love with. Adrian is depressed as she lost her baby and Ben wants to leave, but doesn't have the heart to do so. Adrian figures out that he wants to leave, and tries to seduce him so she can get pregnant again. Later Adrian sets her goal towards Ricky. Ricky proposes to Amy and she accepts. Afterwards, Jesse has a graduation party and everyone is invited. Adrian goes with Omar, her new boyfriend. Daniel's ex-girlfriend shows up at the party and says she wants him back. Ricky kisses Adrian one last time as per her wish and she claims she is "free" from him, after which her new boyfriend Omar breaks up with her claiming that the kiss was "totally disrespectful". The next morning outside, Grace asks Jack about Adrian's theory that a kiss might help a couple get over each other which prompts Jack to kiss her. It ends with Ricky and Amy making out in front of his car with Lauren dolefully sitting in the back seat.

Season 5Edit

In the series finale, Amy and Ricky run off to get married but don't go through with the wedding because the director of the chappel they go to is crazy. Amy lies to Ricky and her own family, as well as their friends saying they are married. Amy mentors Kathy, a pregnent freshman from Texas who gives birth to her daughter in the episode "Hedy's Happy Holidy House." She gives up her daughter to the adoptive parent, whose name is Hedy. Amy breaks off her engagement to Ricky Underwood and cancels their wedding, saying that while she loves him, she is not in love with him, nor is he in love with her, and he is only marrying her because of John. She says she wants to be madly in love when she gets married. She also chooses to go to Hudson University in New York, where Leo offered her the basement floor and Ben the top floor of a three floor apartment while she's in school. She comes back to the butcher shop with her parents several times as she debates whether or not to leave, even though she knows she will be back.

Relationships Edit

Ben BoykewichEdit

First relationship:

  • Start up: Falling In Love  (1x01)
  • Engagement: What Have You Done to Me? (1x05)
  • Underage Wedding: The Secret Wedding of the American Teenager (1x12)
    • The marriage was invalid because they used fake IDs. However, both Ben and Amy still considered themselves married.
  • End up: Loved and Lost  (2x15)
    • Reason: The stress of being a new mother was weighing on Amy and Ben was jealous of Ricky. Ben went to Italy for space and Amy was not allowed to go with him. Before he left Ben and Amy decide to go on a break to decide if they want to continue their relationship. While in Italy Ben dated Maria, an Italian girl he met while on his trip to Bologna.

Second relationship:

  • Start up: Do Over (3x01)
  • End up: New York, New York (3x07)
    • Reason: Ben told Amy that Adrian was pregnant with his baby. She was traumatised how Ben could be having a baby with Adrian.

Jimmy NashEdit

  • Start up: Just Say Me (2x16)
  • End up: Mistakes Were Made (2x20)
    • They only went on one actual date before the relationship ended.
    • Reason: Jimmy finds a condom in Amy's purse, and he's not really ready to be with her and John. 

Ricky UnderwoodEdit

First relationship:

Second relationship:

TriviaEdit

  • Amy's favorite food is pot roast, and Anne (her mom) makes it the night she comes home from band camp. ("Falling in Love")
  • Ashley claimed Amy never met a scarf she didn't like. (The Secret Diary of Ashley Juergens)
  • In middle school Amy always got good grades and earned an award for perfect attendance. (The Secret Diary of Ashley Juergens)
  • As of the first season, Amy liked Madison more than Lauren. (The Secret Diary of Ashley Juergens)
  • Amy Juergens is 5'8.
  • Grace and Adrian threw her a baby shower
  • In the beginning of her pregnancy, Amy throws up when on a date with Ben at a carnival. (Ben had no idea at the time she pregnant).
  • Amy is very shy and reserved in Season 1 and is shown to have a "band geek" persona.
  • Amy went into labor when she was about to go up to her baby shower
  • Amy and Ricky had completely un-protected sex.
  • Amy went on the pill in Season 2, just to be safe in case anything ever happens again.
  • In the beginning of Season 2, when she found out her mom (Anne) was pregnant, she repeatedly said stuff to her mom like: "You cant be pregnant! that's impossible!" or "You cant be having a baby! you're too old!" when in fact Anne was in the age range of around 30 - 37. She was absolutely in shock, most likely because she just had HER baby at 15 years old.
  • Amy originally joined band because she had a crush on an unnamed boy, according to The Secret Diary of the American Teenager. While in The Secret Life of the American Tenager, Amy says it was to over come her fear of "the wolf" in the song "Peter and the Wolf" And to please her mother.
  • She had her first kiss, lost her virginity, and became pregnant to Ricky Underwood.
  • It is revealed in the last episode of season one in Amy's flashback that Amy almost didn't have sex with Ricky/get pregnant with his baby that night at band camp, as it was getting "late" and it was awkward for her as it was her first romantic experience.
  • Amy is two years older than Ashley.
  • Amy has said many times that she hates Ricky.
  • Amy didn't give much thought on what to name John, so she let Ashley name him.
  • Amy has revealed that her and Ashley (her younger sister) are not very close.
  • In season one episode one, after Lauren and Madison were exclaiming how cute Marc Molina (the guidance counselor) was, Amy blurts out "I had sex." not being able to hold it in anymore.
  • She said the sex was really bad, and it lasted only 10 Seconds.
  • Dated Ben Boykewich while pregnant with Ricky Underwood's child.
  • At band camp, Amy got warned but in a friendly manner to "be careful" with Ricky by another girl who knew some things about him.
  • She has never shown interest in Jack Pappas in niether a romantic way or overly friendly way.
  • Told Ben she loved him and kept her pregnancy a secret.
  • Amy refused to have sex with Ricky again until he got tested negative for HIV/AIDS.
  • Mother of John Juergens.
  • Maternal half sister of Robbie Scott Johnson and 15 years older.
  • Amy can be very selfish at times.
  • When Amy was in labor at the hospital she was acting like a brat and refused to eat the hospital burger her parents brought for her and said she would only eat from the dairy shack
  • Amy acknowledged greatly how good Grace was to her after throwing her that shower and wanted to pay her respects to Grace by going to Grace's dads funeral.
  • Ricky is the only guy Amy has slept with. 
  • Amy does not know Ricky cheated on her twice after they agreed to start a relationship in New York.
  • Proposed to Ricky Underwood in an attempt to compete with Adrian Lee and Ben Boykewich when she learns of their engagement.
  • Continued the competition with Adrian, until an incident in the hallway in the episode "Loose Lips".
  • Angered Ben Boykewich in an attempt to insult his relationship with Adrian.  He turned the tables and also insulted her relationship with Ricky Underwood.
  • Ricky convinces Amy and John to move into his apartment above the butchershop.
  • Ricky and Amy got engaged in And Circumstance (4x13).
  • In Season 5, episode "To Each Her Own", Amy picks out a wedding dress from a thrift store and her friends and family, particularly Ricky think its ugly.
  • Amy and Ricky get into a fight about her wedding dress in the episode "To Each Her Own." Ricky does not want to marry her wearing that.
  • Ricky and Amy decided at the last minute not to elope.
  • She lied to everyone about being married to Ricky.
  • Amy crosses her arms a lot
  • Amy has a tight bond with Mimsy
  • When Amy and Ricky were in a very much committed relationship towards the end of the series, Amy was very scared she was pregnant. She then got her period and was relieved, as was Ricky.
  • In Season 5, Amy's senior year of high school, she was chosen to mentor a freshman named Kathy, a pregnant freshman from Texas who gives birth to her daughter in the Christmas episode "Hedy's Happy Holiday House."
  • Amy is secretly flattered with Ben's very obvious affection towards her.
  • Ben is still in love with her. He pretended they were married, while on the trip back from New York.
  • She wants to go to school in New York even though it means she will have to leave Ricky and John behind. 
  • Her best friends are Madison and Lauren.
  • She picked a wedding day on the fourth of July to marry Ricky, and after this a rumor started circulated that the 4th of July was a gay holiday, and that she was gay.
  • Amy sided with Lauren after their best friend Madison slept with Lauren's ex boyfriend.
  • She was jealous of Ricky's childhood foster sister, Clementine.
  • Adrian Lee and her do end up being friends, even after the kiss she had with Ricky.
  • She keeps an e-diary where she admits to still wanting to be with Ben, being jealous of Adrian, and believing that Ricky and Adrian could have been happy if they'd stayed together.
  • In the Series Finale of the show she graduates from Grant High, and ends her relationship with Ricky.  She admits that she loves Ricky, but that she is not in love with him.  Ricky asks her if she still has feelings for Ben, but no answer was shown.  She later debates on whether she should leave or stay, and decides to leave Ricky and John to follow her dreams in New York. 
  • It is possible that she still has feelings for Ben Boykewich, who confessed his love to her at the end of the series. 
  • Amy supports her finances when she goes to New York because she agreed not to marry Ricky. 

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