• Amanda Schull is an American actress and former professional ballet dancer born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA in 1978.
• She is best known for her role as Dr. Cassandra Railly in the series "12 Monkeys" (2015-2018).
• She has appeared in more than 40 movies and TV series.
• She is married to George Wilson and they have a son together.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.

Who is Amanda Schull?

American actress and former professional ballet dancer Amanda Schull, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, on 26 August 1978, so her zodiac sign’s Virgo. She’s appeared in more than 40 movies and TV series, perhaps known best for portraying the lead character Dr. Cassandra Railly in all the 47 episodes of the mystery adventure “12 Monkeys”, which Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett created, and which also starred Noah Bean and Aaron Stanford. It follows a time traveler who’s trying to find the source of a deadly plague which will eventually kill nearly all humans – the series aired from 2015 through 2018, and won four of its 14 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Amanda was raised in Honolulu alongside two siblings, by their mother Susan Schull who’s the president of Ballet Hawaii, and father whose name and profession haven’t been disclosed.

Amanda studied at Punahou School, and began taking ballet lessons at a quite an early age, studying under Jon Landovsky at Hawaii State Ballet. She matriculated from Punahou in 1995, aged 17, and then enrolled at Indiana University on a scholarship, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1999, and then focusing on making her way up in the film industry.

Roles in movies

Amanda’s debut film appearance was playing the main character Jody in the 2000 romantic musical “Center Stage”, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and which also starred Ethan Stiefel and Sacha Radetsky. It follows 12 teenagers as they’re attending the American Ballet Academy – the movie won an American Choreography Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film.

A couple of Amanda’s following roles were in the 2007 comedy “Women on Top”, the 2009 biographical musical “Mao’s Last Dancer” and the 2009 comedy “Sorority Wars”. The year 2011 saw her play Anita Colby in the romantic biographical drama “J. Edgar”, directed by Clint Eastwood, and which starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts. It follows J. Edgar Hoover who was the head of the FBI for 50 years, and is now reflecting back on his personal life and career; the movie won five of its 22 award nominations.

Amanda could then have been seen playing supporting characters in the 2012 thriller “Imaginary Friend”, and in 2013 the mystery thriller “Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer” and the drama “The Arrangement”.

She played one of the main characters Abbie in the 2016 action thriller “I Am Wrath”, directed by Chuck Russell, and which also starred John Travolta and Christopher Meloni; it follows Stanley Hill who wants to find and torture those responsible for his wife’s death.

Amanda’s three most recent movie roles have been in the 2020 romantic family drama “Project Christmas Wish”, the 2021 romantic mystery “One Summer”, and the 2022 romantic comedy “Marry Go Round”.

Roles in TV series

Amanda’s debut TV series role was playing Aileen in the 2008 episode “Five Little Words” of the drama “The Cleaner”, and the remainder of the decade saw her appear in an episode of the crime mystery “Cold Case”, the fantasy drama “Ghost Whisperer” and the crime mystery “Lie to Me”.

From 2010 through 2013, she played Meredith Sorenson in seven episodes of the popular romantic mystery “Pretty Little Liars”, which I. Marlene King created, and which starred Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Troian Bellisario. It follows four friends who are looking for their missing friend, while simultaneously trying to discover the identity of the person who’s threatening to reveal their darkest secrets; the series aired from 2010 through 2017 and won 45 of its 91 award nominations.

Amanda could then have been seen guest starring in an episode of the comedy “Suburgatory”, the comedy “HelLa”, and the crime mystery “Murder in the First”.

From 2013 through 2019, she starred as Katrina Bennett in the comedy “Suits”, which Aaron Korsch created, and which also starred Meghan (now) Duchess of Sussex, Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht. It follows genius college dropout Mike Ross, who’s been involved in a bad drug deal, and has now begun working for one of the best attorney in New York City; the series aired from 2011 through 2019 and won one of its 10 award nominations.

Amanda’s three most recent TV series roles have been in the 2022 episode “Pledge of Allegiance” of the crime action “NCIS”, two episodes of the 2022 action crime adventure “The Recruit”, and the 2023 episode “New Hotness” of the action thriller “9-1-1: Lone Star”.

Other credits

Amanda was featured in the 2000 documentary video “The Making of ‘Center Stage’”.

She’s recently made a guest appearance in talk-shows “Celebrity Page”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Home & Family”.

Love life and husband

Amanda hasn’t shared many details about her non-celebrity husband George Wilson, but has revealed that they met while she was shooting for the 2009 movie “Mao’s Last Dancer” in Australia.

Amanda and George exchanged vows on 28 May 2011, in front of their many friends and family members, and on 25 February 2020, she gave birth to their son George Paterson Wilson VI; Amanda has featured their son in many of her Instagram pictures and videos, but she and George still prefer to keep him away from the media’s attention.

She hasn’t mentioned other men whom she’s dated, she’s married to George Wilson as of January 2023, and they have a son together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Amanda was a member of the San Francisco Ballet until 12 April 2006, when she chose to retire from ballet, and focus on acting.

She’s followed by more than 400,000 people on Instagram, and has posted nearly 1,000 pictures and videos onto the social media network; she’s used her popularity to urge people to vote in the presidential elections.

Amanda enjoys spending her spare time in nature.

She’s a lover of animals, and horses are her favorites.

Amanda’s favorite actresses are Angelina Jolie and Emma Stone, and some of her favorite movies include “Maleficent”, “Those Who Wish Me Dead”, and “Eternals”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Amanda’s age is 44. She has blue eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs about 120lbs (56kgs).

Amanda’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million as of January 2023.


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