Who is Amanda Levy McKeehan?
Amanda Levy was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on 9 January 1971 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality as she was born to American parents, and was raised in the USA. She is perhaps only known for being the wife of TobyMac, a famous American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and an author.
Early life and education
Amanda is quite secretive when it comes to her personal life, but it’s known that she was raised by her mother Judy Levy who is a former actress, and her father Robert Levy who is a screenwriter – Amanda hasn’t shared details regarding any siblings.
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She grew up being interested in acting, but recognized that she wasn’t talented enough, and so focus on other things. Amanda became physically active, running track, playing tennis and volleyball, and was also interested in creative writing. She matriculated in 1989, and although she hasn’t talked about her further education, it is believed that Amanda attended a college and obtained her degree in 1993.
Amanda is very secretive when it comes to her career, and hasn’t talked about any jobs she might have worked, however, it’s believed that she has been a housewife since she married TobyMac, focused on raising their five children.
In 2019, Amanda co-founded the Truett Foster Foundation, which aims to help children become successful musicians.
Love life and marriage with TobyMac
Amanda and TobyMac married in 1994, in a large ceremony attended by their wide circle of friends and family. On 4 September 1998, Amanda gave birth to their son Truett who became a rapper known as TruDog and Tru, but who died on 23 October 2019 from cardiac arrest, after apparently accidentally overdosing on amphetamines and fentanyl – Truett’s death motivated Amanda to launch her foundation. In 2002, Amanda and TobyMac adopted twins Marlee and Moses straight after their birth, and on 2 November 2004, Amanda gave birth to her and TobyMac’s son Leo – their third biological child they named Judah, on 24 March 2006.
Neither TobyMac nor Amanda have talked about any other people they might have dated, and as of December 2020, Amanda is married and has three biological and two adopted children.
Hobbies and other interests
Amanda spends most of her spare time reading books – her favorite genre is history, while her favorite topics are the Second World War and the Holocaust.
She is a cat-lover, and has various pets such as cats, dogs and turtles.
Amanda is keen on travelling and has been all around the US to keep her husband company during his red carpet events. The two have also travelled for pleasure, and have been to various European countries including France and England.
She likes to watch movies based on true stories – a couple of her favorites are “Schindler’s List”, “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “The Imitation Game”.
Age, height and net worth
Amanda’s age is 49. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs). As of December 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while TobyMac’s net worth is reputedly over $10 million.
Who is TobyMac?
TobyMac was born as Kevin Michael McKeehan in Fairfax, Virginia USA, on 22 October 1964 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He is known for having had 20 songs appear on the Billboard Charts, while some people also know him as a member of the now defunct Christian trio, DC Talk.
TobyMac hasn’t talked a lot about any siblings and his parents, but it’s known that his father died in 2015 after having fought dementia for several years, and that his death inspired many of TobyMac’s new songs.
He launched his career as a musician in 1987, when he and Michael Tait created the band DC Talk. After a year they released their debut song “Christian Rhymes to a Rhythm”, and then welcomed their third member Kevin Max Smith – at the time when the band was founded, all three boys attended Liberty University. They released their debut album “DC Talk” in 1989, followed by their second album “Nu Thang” in 1990 – the boys’ third album “Free at Last” was certified platinum. Their album “Jesus Freak” came out in 1995, and became certified platinum multiple times. DC Talk’s final album, “Supernatural” came out in 1996, and five years later in 2001, they officially disbanded.
A couple of months after DC Talk ceased to exist, TobyMac launched his solo career with the release of his album “Momentum” which topped the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and won five Dove Awards, while it was also nominated for a Grammy Award. In October 2004, TobyMac’s second album came out, entitled “Welcome to Diverse City”, and climbed to #54 on the Billboard 200 Chart –the single from the album entitled “The Slam” was featured in the martial arts movie “Never Back Down”, and was heard in ads for the movies “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, “Aeon Flux” and “Transporter 2”. His new album, “Portable Sounds” came out in 2007, selling over 50,000 copies in seven days and peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200 Chart, while it topped the SoundScan Contemporary Christian Overall Chart. TobyMac’s first live album, “Alive and Transported” was released in 2008, and won him a Grammy Award and a Gospel Music Association Dove Award.
On 9 February 2010, Toby Mac’s fourth studio album entitled “Tonight” was released, peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200 Chart, while the album’s single “City on Our Knees” topped the Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart. His fifth album “Eye on It” came out on 28 August 2012, and topped the Billboard 200 Chart, the first time for a Christian album to top the chart since 1997. On 7 August 2015, TobyMac’s new album “This Is Not a Test” was released, peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and topping the Top Christian Albums Chart. His seventh and most recent album, “The Elements” was released on 12 October 2018, while TobyMac has on 8 May 2020, released his extended play (EP) “The Lost Demos”.
He is also an author, having co-written two books “Jesus Freaks: DC Talk and The Voice of the Martyrs – Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus, the Ultimate Jesus Freaks”, and “Jesus Freaks: Revolutionaries: Stories of Revolutionaries Who Changed Their World: Fearing GOD, Not Man”, together with the American singer and poet Kevin Max Smith and the former DC Talk member Michael Tait. TobyMac and Michael have also written two other books together, entitled “Under God” and “Living Under God: Discovering Your Part in God’s Plan”. TobyMac has written one book just by himself, entitled “City on Our Knees”.