Birth Date: September 27, 1971
Birth Place: Chico, California, USA
Education: Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
Fact: Amanda was called "froggy" and "frog eye" by boys in her class.
Amanda Detmer Biography
A petite blonde actress with pixiesh features and a high energy presence, California native Amanda Detmer made her debut in the TV-movie "Stolen Innocence" (CBS) in 1995. A local girl (the project was lensed in her native Chico), Detmer impressed with a featured role in the telepic, but resumed her education, earning her BA and later her MFA in theater.
In 1998 she spent a summer on stage in Minneapolis and that same year lensed a starring role in the mystical independent drama "Last Seen". Although she had by now completed her graduate degree at New York University and was in her late twenties, Detmer easily adapted to teen roles, possessing youthful looks and bubbly charm.
1999 saw the actress make her big screen debut playing Miss Minneapolis in the Minnesota beauty pageant-set comedy "Drop Dead Gorgeous". Television work in the NBC miniseries "To Serve and Protect" (NBC) and the very short-lived series "Ryan Caulfield: Year One" (Fox) put her among fictional police that same year.
Detmer made greater strides in 2000, with a featured role in the ensemble of the teen thriller "Final Destination". Playing Terry, the agreeable girlfriend of thickheaded jock Carter (Kerr Smith) offered her increased visibility and the chance to suffer what may be the most genuinely startling demise in the contemporary spate of teen scream films. While her character would no doubt stay down, Detmer saw her profile continue to rise that year, starring as an understanding and upbeat teacher with a regular role on Don Roos' edgy comedy "M.Y.O.B." (NBC) and taking on a co-starring role alongside hot tickets Claire Forlani, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jason Biggs in Robert Iscove's college-set romantic comedy "Boys and Girls."
In 2001, she again teamed up with "Boys and Girls" co-star Jason Biggs in "Saving Silverman," and played Sarah Parker in "A Little Inside." And to finish off the year, she will be starring in "The Majestic" with Jim Carrey.
Amanda Detmer Filmography
Trace Evidence (2006) (TV) .... Christine Hartley
You, Me and Dupree (2006) .... Annie
"What About Brian" .... Deena Greco
Jam (2006/I) .... Amy
Final Move (2006) .... Amy Marlowe
Alone in a Crowd (2005)
Lucky 13 (2005/I) .... Amy
American Crude (2005) .... Olivia
Portrait (2004/I) .... Esther
- Murder in a Flash (2004) TV Episode .... Ms. Mancini
Extreme Dating (2004) .... Lindsay Culver
Weekends (2004) (TV) .... Carolyn McIntyre
Picking Up and Dropping Off (2003) (TV) .... Jane
- I Got You Babe (2003) TV Episode .... Gabrielle
"Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye"
- The Fugitive (2003) TV Episode .... Wendy Stack
Patching Cabbage (2003) .... Rhonda
"A.U.S.A." (2003) TV Series .... Susan Rakoff
All Grown Up (2003) (TV)
Kiss the Bride (2002) .... Danisa 'Danni' Sposato
Last Seen (2002) .... Jennifer Langson
Big Fat Liar (2002) .... Monty Kirkham
... aka Lügen haben kurze Beine (Germany)
"HBO First Look"
- The Majestic (2001) TV Episode .... Sandra Sinclair
The Majestic (2001) .... Sandra Sinclair
Saving Silverman (2001) .... Sandy Perkus
... aka Evil Woman (Australia) (Europe: English title) (UK) (USA: working title)
Boys and Girls (2000) .... Amy
"M.Y.O.B." (2000) TV Series .... Lisa Overbeck
Final Destination (2000) .... Terry Chaney
"Ryan Caulfield: Year One" (1999) TV Series .... Casey
A Little Inside (1999) .... Sarah Parker
... aka Me and Dad (Australia: Pay-TV title) (USA: TV title)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) .... Miss Minneapolis
... aka Gnadenlos schön (Germany)
"To Serve and Protect" (1999) (mini) TV Series .... Tyler Harris-Carr
... aka Family Shield (USA)
Stolen Innocence (1995) (TV) .... Dannie Baldwin