American actress and model Amanda Swisten first attracted the attention of moviegoers as stripper Fraulein Brandi in the 2003 sequel “American Wedding,” starring Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan. She also played supporting roles in “The Last Run” (2004), “The Girl Next Door” (2004) and “Freezerburn” (2005). The New York-born performer also guested in TV series such as “Two and a Half Man,” Joey” and “Las Vegas.”
Swisten has written a regular column for “Maxim” (UK) on serial killer.
Childhood and Family:
Amanda Swisten was born on December 20, 1978, in New York City, New York. She was raised in Connecticut until age 14. Her family then relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia where she attended a small private school. She majored in drama at the University of Virginia. She also studied interior design in New York through correspondence, and graduated with a certificate in interior design.
A good athlete, Amanda began swimming at age 4, and swam in competitions on the east coast. Along the way, she broke a few records. Amanda earned an aerobics certification and personal training certificate when she was 16 years old. Around the same period, she also began modeling.
The Girl Next Door
Amanda Swisten was a competitive swimmer before pursuing a modeling career when she was a teenager. She branched out to acting at age 25 when she landed a famed supporting role in the popular comedy/romance “American Wedding” (2003), the third film in the “American Pie” series that was directed by Jesse Dylan and written by Adam Herz. She played Fraulein Brandi, one of the beautiful bachelor party strippers. In 2004, she was cast as Sage in the comedy “The Last Run,” helmed by Jonathan Segal and starring Fred Savage and Amy Adams, and delivered a memorable supporting turn as April in “The Girl Next Door,” a comedy/drama directed by Luke Greenfield and starring Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette and Paul Dano.
It was also in 2004 that Swisten broke into the small screen. She guest starred in the series “I'm with Her,” “Two and a Half Men” (as Darlene) and “Las Vegas” (as Rachel), and appeared in the pilot of “Quintuplets” (as Joella).
Swisten was cast in the Melissa Balin comedy film “Freezerburn” (2005), opposite Edoardo Ballerini, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Luca Calvani, Drena De Niro, Peter Dobson, David Faustino, Dee Freeman, Courtney Gains, Robert Hays, Rachel Hunter, among other actors. The following year, she made a guest appearance in the Fox short lived comedy series “Cracking Up,” playing Candy Briscoe.