Name:
Amanda Detmer
Birth Date:
September 27, 1971
Birth Place:
Chico, California, USA
Nationality:
American
Famous for:
Her role as Miss Minneapolis in the beauty pageant-set comedy 'Drop Dead Gorgeous'
Profession:
actress
Education:
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (Master of Fine Arts)
BIOGRAPHY
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Boys & Girl's Amy

Background:

Amanda Detmer caught the eye of Hollywood with her small but memorable role of Amy in the romantic comedy Boys and Girls (2000, starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani and Jason Biggs). She is also remembered for playing roles in such recent films as the mystical thriller Final Destination (2000), Saving Silverman (2001, opposite Jason Biggs), The Majestic (2001, with Jim Carrey), Lucky 13 (2004), Lorena David's Extreme Dating (2004, opposite Sarah Sloboda and Devon Sawa) and Portrait (2004). Amanda adds to her resume the forthcoming American Crude (2005) and Final Move (2006).

On the small screen, Amanda gained exposure for playing a regular in "Ryan Caulfield: Year One" (1999), "M.Y.O.B." (2000) and "A.U.S.A." (2003), as well as working on such television movies as Stolen Innocence (1995), Picking Up and Dropping Off (2003) and Weekends (2004). She recently had a role on the television series "What About Brian" (2005).

Chico's Daughter

Childhood and Family:

In Chico, California, Amanda J. Detmer was born on September 27, 1971. She studied at the California Stage College and went on to attend the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Amanda decided to complete her M.F.A before pursuing a full-time acting career.

Extreme Dating

Career:

Actress Amanda Detmer became seriously involved in the entertainment industry after earning her M.F.A degree from NYU. She received her first television role as escapee Dannie Baldwin in the television movie Stolen Innocence (1995). She continued to embark on stage in 1998 when she took parts in such productions as "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Othello" and "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater.

Amanda made her return to the small screen with a role in NBC's miniseries "To Serve and Protect" (1999) and landed her feature-acting debut as Miss Minneapolis in the comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999, opposite Kirsten Dunst and Denise Richards). She also played Casey in the short-lived Fox police drama series "Ryan Caulfield: Year One" (1999).

Benefiting from her youthful look, Amanda played roles in two teen films in 2000. First, she costarred as a high school pupil saved from an aircraft crash in the mystical thriller Final Destination (2000), then played the small but memorable role of Amy in the romantic comedy Boys and Girls (2000, starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani and Jason Biggs). That same year, she was also cast as a series' regular in "M.Y.O.B." (2000).

After performances in Boys and Girls, and Final Destination, Amanda was on her way. In 2001, she won the lead of Sandy Perkus, a budding nun and Jason Biggs' fantasy girl in Saving Silverman (2001, also featuring Jack Black), portrayed Sarah Parker in A Little Inside (2001), and costarred with actor Jim Carrey in The Majestic (2001), playing amnesiac Sandra Sinclair. She had a small role in Big Fat Liar (2002) before starring as Jennifer Langston in the supernatural drama Last Seen (2002). Last Seen screened at the Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM). Amanda then received a minor role in Kiss the Bride (2002).

While busy working on television and film, Amanda also appeared on stage as Mozart's Wife in the production of "Amadeus" at MN's Guthrie Theater (2001).

The actress returned to the small screen in 2003 playing Susan Rakoff in the TV miniseries "A.U.S.A." (2003) and portrayed Jane in the television movie Picking Up and Dropping Off (2003). She also made guest appearances in such shows as "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye" (2003), "Miss Match" (2003) and "CSI: Miami"(2004). During her hectic schedule on TV, Amanda also worked for the big screen movie Patching Cabbage (2003, as Rhonda).

In 2004, Amanda went on to play a role in the made-for-television film Weekends (2004) and was seen in three more silver screen movies. She portrayed Amy in Lucky 13 (2004), starred as Lindsay Culver, opposite Sarah Sloboda and Devon Sawa, in Lorena David's Extreme Dating (2004) and as Ester in Portrait (2004). She recently was cast as Deena Greco in the TV show "What About Brian" (2005).

Moviegoers will soon catch Amanda in the upcoming American Crude (2005, as Olivia) and Final Move (2006, portrays Amy Marlowe).

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