A Little About Me...

Welcome to my corner of the digital world! I'm Amanda, a passionate performer and go-getter who's been on a whirlwind journey in the entertainment industry. Born just outside of Pittsburgh, my story is one of dreams pursued and obstacles conquered.

I took my first steps into the spotlight at the tender age of 5, diving headfirst into the world of acting. From commercials to TV shows and movies, Pittsburgh was my initial stage where I honed my craft. Furthermore, my love for movement led me to exploring the realms of dance in the genres of jazz, tap, ballet, and commercial hip-hop.

My academic pursuits took me to Point Park University, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio and TV Broadcasting. But college wasn't just about hitting the books for me; it was a chance to create and innovate. During my time at Point Park, I founded the dance team "Impulse," a group that brought rhythm and energy to stages across the region.

In 2012, I made the bold decision to chase my dreams across the country to the city of angels—Los Angeles. The move opened doors to incredible opportunities. From dancing on award shows to performing in live shows, and acting in TV shows and movies, I embraced every chance to express myself in the diverse landscape of entertainment.

Life took an even more exciting turn in LA when I welcomed two beautiful baby girls into the world. Balancing the demands of motherhood with a thriving career was challenging, but it reinforced my belief in the power of determination and resilience.

When the world hit pause in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I made the decision to bring my family back to Pittsburgh, where the support of family and the familiar surroundings became essential. Now, back in the Steel City, I've seamlessly blended back into the industry. Whether I'm in front of the camera, lighting up the screen, or behind the scenes as a production coordinator, every day is a new adventure.

My life motto is simple but powerful: "Don't make plans, make it happen." It's a reminder that dreams are realized through action, determination, and a sprinkle of passion. Join me on this journey as I continue to create, inspire, and make things happen in the ever-evolving world of entertainment.

Education, Training & Special Skills

Point Park University

Radio and Television Broadcasting, B.A.
Scene Study | Anthony Marino, Tim Brady
Cold Reading | Jill Wadsworth
Jazz, Tap Dance | Renata Marino, MaryAnn Black
Ballet | Gerard Holt, Ismet Mouhedin
Voice | Betsy Lawrence, Sharon Schiller