Originally from Montana, Amanda caught the performing bug at a young age, singing her first solo at age 4. Being the pastor's daughter, Amanda sang solos at church whenever she wanted...so every Sunday.
She loves musical theater and has starred in such roles as Mother in Ragtime, Susan in Company, Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, Fantine in Les Miserables, Edith in Pirates of Penzance, and Damon in Acis and Galatea, as well as performing at Carnegie Hall in a John Rutter debut.
Now in Los Angeles, Amanda is a SAG/AFTRA actress appearing in commercials and film. Her film Followed Home played the festival circuit and can be found on Amazon, and Prayers in the Dark is in development- more to come! Amanda was nominated for Best Actress at International Television Festival for her role of Caitlyn Ashmore in the series Appleseed Elementary which received the Merit Award at Indiefest. Watch full episodes on Amanda's youtube channel.
If you care, when Amanda has free time she loves to read, she is a fair golfer, and she's been a professional Christmas caroler--she loves Christmas to a borderline unhealthy level. She is also a Universal Tour Guide for the Studio Tour and the VIP Experience Tour. Check back often to see what's new with Amanda!
SEPTEMBER: Soooo.....it's sort of surreal, but I just shot a co-star for American Housewife yesterday!! What?! Another, I know. I can only be grateful that for the time I feel like I'm doing what I truly want to be doing. I'm so incredibly excited to see the episode, it's such a fun show!
AUGUST: I booked and shot a co-star on Crazy-Ex Girlfriend!! I LOVE this show and it was actually on my vision board to book this exact show! It's such a good show and anyone who loves Musical Theater (aka most my friends HA!) loves this show. I'm so happy and grateful for this opportunity and can't wait to see what happens next!
MARCH: Lovely to be so busy that you forget to update your progress, right?! Quick recap-- I'm Susan in COMPANY at the Morgan-Wixson directed by the incomparable Kristin Towers-Rowles! Glowing reviews after our first weekend:
I appeared in the NBCUniversal guide Film Festival, and our submission To Love won the Audience Favorite Award!
NOVEMBER: Where has the time gone?! I know you can all relate, in one blink of an eye 2016 is almost gone. I've just started my run as Mother in RAGTIME. This may be my favorite role I've ever done, and it's certainly one of the most culturally relevant shows I've ever been a part of. Through December 4th at the Simi Valley Cultural Center. I've also signed with Danita Florence at Salt Talent for the Southeast and am very happy so far!! This begins my favorite time of year where the holidays put a magical glow on everything, and anything is possible. We'll see what the next 8 weeks brings!
JULY: I had a photoshoot in May that was amazing a fun! I found a hidden talent of holding exceptionally still while being turned on a wheel:) I'm going to the Hollywood Bowl for the first time! And I'll be going to the Goldie Awards where I'm nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS for my portrayal of Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins at the Santa Clarita Regional Theater!!
APRIL: How on earth did 1/4 of the year fly by!? Busy loving LA, traveling to Dallas for a photoshoot, and auditioning. New headshots by Jeremy David, very happy with these-- Keep you updated on what's to come!!
NOVEMBER: I am so grateful for everything in my life-- What a wonderful year it's been! I had an awesome Thanksgiving and signed with a new Theatrical Agent, JVC Talent Agency!!
OCTOBER: WOWZERS!! This has been the most successful month of my entire career...unfortunately, I've signed a ton of NDA's so I can't say anything. But I can tell you that I've signed with a new commercial agency, Sovereign Talent Group!! I'm so excited to be working with them!
AUGUST: Cast in COME FLY WITH ME a Sammy Cahn review!! Such a fun show and will be at the Lounge theater in Hollywood August 22nd! MARY POPPINS mid-August, and has this been an extraordinary production- can't wait to work with them again!
MAY/JUNE: Would you believe? I'm in rehearsals for ANOTHER MARY POPPINS!! Reprising my role as Mrs. Winifred Banks with Canyon Theater Guild. We'll be performing at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center!!
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