Amanda is a Chicago based actor working in theatre, film, and TV. Film credits: The View from Tall. TV credits: Chicago Med, and the pilot episode of NBC’s Bobby & Iza. Chicago theatre credits include Venus in Fur, Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre); Mary Page Marlowe (Steppenwolf Theatre); King Charles III (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Funnyman, White Guy on the Bus, By the Water (Northlight Theatre); Rest (Victory Gardens); Great Expectations(Strawdog), Pride and Prejudice (Lifeline). As an ensemble member of Red Tape, her credits include hamlet is dead. no gravity, Lear, The Skriker, Brand, The Love of the Nightingale and Pullman, WA. As a proud stakeholder with The Back Room Shakespeare Project, Amanda has performed in over a dozen plays including Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, and The Tempest in barrooms all over Chicago.
Amanda received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role for her performance in Haven Theatre’s Last Train to Nibroc.
She grew up on a farm in the greater Chicagoland area, received her BFA in acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and occasionally eats ice cream for breakfast.