Who is Amanda Crew?
Canadian actress Amanda Catherine Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, on 5 June 1986, meaning that her zodiac sign’s Gemini. She’s had roles in over 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for playing Wendy in the 2009 mystery horror movie “The Haunting in Connecticut”, directed by Peter Cornwell, and which starred Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan and Elias Koteas. It follows a family who’ve been forced to move to another home because of their son’s health, and have learned that the house is haunted; the film won one of its three award nominations.
Education and early life
Amanda was raised in Langley by her mother Debbie Crew who was a secretary, and father Ian Crew who was a telecommunications worker; her parents were both supportive of her dream to become a famous actress.
Amanda was 11 when cast to star in her school’s production of the musical “Dragon Tales”, and was spotted by a talent agent who signed her to an agency, which led to Amanda appearing in many local commercials. She attended a local high school from which she matriculated in 2004, and Amanda then moved to New York City and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, while simultaneously acting in movies and TV series; she graduated with an Associate’s degree in 2006.
Roles in TV series
Amanda’s debut TV series role was playing Sorority Girl in the 2005 episode “Recruit” of the action adventure “Smallville”, and she could then have been seen playing the lead character Carrie Miller in all the 26 episodes of the thriller “Whistler”. It was created by Patrick Banister and John Barbisan, also starred Jesse Moss and Adam J. Harrington, and follows the death of snowboarding legend Beck McKaye, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances not long after he’d won gold at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics; the series won two of its 14 award nominations.
In 2011, Amanda appeared in the episode “Identity Crisis” of the comedy “Suits”, and was then cast to make guest appearances in the comedy “Math Bites”, the crime mystery “Motive” and the action science fiction thriller “Lifeline”.
From 2014 through 2019, she starred as Monica Hall in the critically acclaimed comedy “Silicon Valley”, which Mike Judge and John Altschuler created, and which also starred Josh Brener, T. J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch. It follows engineer Richard Hendricks who’s trying to launch his own company Pied Piper, and the series won 17 of its 116 award nominations.
Amanda’s since had only a single TV series role: she played Ms. Perry-Geller in the 2021 episode “Action Adventure” of the comedy “Mr. Corman”.
Roles in movies
Amanda’s debut film role was playing Julie Christensen in the 2006 horror thriller “Final Destination 3”, which was nominated for six awards, and the same year saw her appear in the action science fiction thriller “Meltdown: Days of Destruction”, the romantic sports comedy “She’s the Man” and the romantic comedy “John Tucker Must Die”.
In 2008, Amanda played the lead character Felicia in the popular romantic comedy “Sex Drive”, which Sean Anders wrote and directed, and which also starred Clark Duke and Josh Zuckerman. It follows a high school senior who’s driving across the country with his friends to meet a girl whom he only knows from a social media network.
Amanda’s following notable performance was portraying Helena St. John in the 2012 drama “Knife Fight”, written and directed by Bill Guttentag, and which starred Rob Lowe, Jamie Chung and Julie Bowen. It follows the life of a political strategist who’s become fed up with his work. Amanda could then have been seen appearing in the biographical drama “Jobs” and the romantic comedy “Crazy Kind of Love” both in 2013, and the 2015 romantic fantasy “The Age of Adaline”.
The year 2018 saw her play Mom in the mystery science fiction “Freaks”, written and directed by Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, and which starred Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern and Grace Park. It tells the story of a girl who’s just learned about the existence of a mysterious and dangerous new world – the film won nine of its 24 award nominations.
Some of Amanda’s most recent film roles have been in the 2019 short crime drama “American Murderer”, and in 2020 the short comedy “Thanks Nurses” and the crime thriller “Most Wanted”; she’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Some Other Woman” and “There’s Something Wrong with the Children”.
— Nathalia Ferraz (@natgirl_91) December 2, 2014
Amanda received special thanks for the 2010 short documentary film “Charlie St. Cloud: On Location with Zac Efron”, the 2010 short film “See You on the Other Side”, and the 2012 short science fiction fantasy movie “M. E. D.”.
She wrote the 2011 comedy movie “Sisters & Brothers”, produced the 2017 short film “Rhett George: Butterfly”, and the 2019 music video “Aly & AJ: Star Maps”.
Amanda’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Front Row Flynn”, “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” and “Firecracker Department”.
Awards and nominations
Amanda’s won four of her eight award nominations: she won a 2007 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series, for “Whistler”, a 2012 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama for “Sisters & Brothers”, and two Golden Maple Awards in 2015 and 2016, both for her performance in “Silicon Valley.
Love life and boyfriend
Amanda prefers not to speak about her love life in public, but it’s widely known that she’s been in a long-term relationship with Canadian actor Dustin Wallace Milligan since October 2010.
Dustin was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, on 28 July 1985, and his acting debut was playing Rapper in the 2004 romantic comedy movie “Perfect Romance”. He’s since appeared in over 60 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for playing Ted Mullens in 43 episodes of the comedy “Schitt’s Creek”, which aired from 2015 to 2020 and won 124 of its 288 award nominations. Dustin’s won two awards, both for his performance in the 2014 crime mystery thriller movie “Primary” (lead role).
Amanda hasn’t spoken about her former boyfriends, and is in a relationship with Dustin Wallace Milligan as of January 2023; she hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
The “Nylon Magazine” featured Amanda on their list of 55 most beautiful faces, published in May 2010.
She likes to be pushed out of her comfort zone when acting, wanting to try out different things and meet new people.
Amanda’s followed by close to 130,000 people on Instagram, and has uploaded nearly 50 pictures and videos. She’s revealed on Instagram that she’s an amateur photographer, and has asked her fans for their opinion regarding some of her pictures.
She featured her pet dog Darryl in some of her Instagram pictures; she adopted Darryl from a rescue center in 2017, and it died on 6 October 2021.
Amanda works out at the gym four times a week.
Her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman, and some of her favorite movies include “August: Osage County”, “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “The Iron Lady”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Amanda’s age is 36. Her hair and eyes are brown, she’s 5ft 9ins (1.77m) tall and weighs about 150lbs (67kgs).
Amanda’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of January 2023.