Crew at the premiere of Repeaters in September 2010
June 5, 1986 |
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Amanda Crew (born June 5, 1986) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles in the television series 15/Love and Whistler, and in the feature-length films Final Destination 3, Sex Drive, The Haunting in Connecticut, Charlie St. Cloud, and Crazy Kind of Love. She made appearances in shows such as Life as We Know It, Suits and Motive. She is currently a main cast member on Silicon Valley as Monica.
Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia. Her mother is a legal secretary and her father is a telecom worker. Crew attended Brookswood Secondary School in Langley. She began her acting career when she was cast in the musical Dragon Tales during her fourth grade in elementary school. Three agents contacted her, and she has been acting ever since. She did a Coca-Cola commercial and acted in stage plays like Stalling, Cordstons Courts, and Langley, the Musical. Crew attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Crew got her big break at age 19 for playing Tanis McTaggart on the teen drama 15/Love. After leaving the show in 2005, she guest starred on another teen drama, Life as We Know It, as Polly Brewer. She also made a cameo in an episode of Smallville, a television drama based on the DC Comics character, Superman. From 2006 to 2008, she played Carrie Miller on the CTV drama Whistler, for which she won Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series at the Leo Awards. In 2011, she guest starred on the legal drama Suits as Lola Jensen. In 2014, she was cast as Monica in Mike Judge's Silicon Valley. That same year, she guest starred on the crime drama Motive as Robin Keaton.
She made her motion picture debut in the 2006 horror film Final Destination 3, starring opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, and Alexz Johnson. During casting, she originally auditioned for the role of Erin Ulmer, but ended up switching roles and landed the part of Julie Christensen, while Johnson was cast as Erin. The film was released on February 10, 2006, and despite mixed reviews from critics, the film went on to international success, grossing $19,173,094 in its opening weekend, and eventually grossed $117,719,158 worldwide. She also starred as Kimberly in the television film Meltdown: Days of Destruction with Casper Van Dien. Also in 2006, she made a cameo in the teen comedy John Tucker Must Die, starring alongside Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley, and Jenny McCarthy. The film was released on July 28, 2006 to negative reviews, however, it was a surprise box office hit, opening at #3 and number #1 at the U.S. and Australian box offices, respectively, and ultimately grossing $68,824,526 worldwide.
That same year, she starred as Kia in She's the Man, alongside Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, David Cross, and Jessica Lucas. The film was released on March 17, 2006 to mixed reviews, nonetheless, it was successful commercially, grossing $57,194,667 at the box office. In 2008, she landed her first lead role as Felicia Alpine in the comedy Sex Drive, starring alongside Clark Duke, Seth Green, James Marsden, Katrina Bowden, and Michael Cudlitz. The film was released on October 17, 2008 to mixed reviews from critics, and it nearly failed at the box office, grossing $18,755,936. She also appeared in the romantic comedies That One Night as Marie, and The Break-Up Artist as Britney. Also in 2008, she starred as Joanna in the television film Monster Ark. In 2009, she starred as Wendy Campbell in the supernatural horror film The Haunting in Connecticut alongside Virginia Madsen and Kyle Gallner. It was released on March 23, 2009 to negative reviews, however, it opened at #2 at the box office and ultimately grossed $55,325,526 in the United States and Canada alone, and went on to make $72,742,856 worldwide.
In 2010, she starred opposite Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, and Ray Liotta in the romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud as Tess Carroll. The film was released on July 30, 2010, and despite negative reviews, the film was modest box office success, grossing $46,090,442 worldwide. That same year, she starred as Sonia Logan in the crime thriller Repeaters with Dustin Milligan. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2010, and received negative reviews from critics. In 2011, she starred as Jan in the crime thriller Charlie Zone. The film received largely positive reviews and her performance was widely praised. That same year, she reunited with Repeaters co-star Dustin Milligan in the family drama Sisters & Brothers, also starring alongside Cory Monteith and Gabrielle Miller. In 2012, she starred as Helena St. John in the political thriller Knife Fight, featuring a large ensemble cast that starred Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen, and Eric McCormack. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2012, and was released worldwide on January 25.
In 2013 she reunited with Dustin Milligan for a second time in the thriller Ferocious, starring opposite Kim Coates, Katie Boland, and Michael Eklund. That same year, She made a cameo as Julie in the Steve Jobs biographical drama Jobs, starring alongside Ashton Kutcher, J.K. Simmons, and James Woods. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2013, and was released worldwide on August 16, and despite negative reviews, the film was a commercial success, grossing $35,931,410 at the box office. She also starred as Amanda in the romantic comedy Miss Dial, starring alongside Gabrielle Union, and was released on February 16, 2013. Also in 2013, she reunited with The Haunting in Connecticut co-star Virginia Madsen in the romantic comedy drama Crazy Kind of Love, starring opposite Graham Rogers, Zach Gilford, Aly Michalka, and Eva Longoria. The film was released on July 9, 2013 and grossed $21,234,567, making the film a commercial success.
In 2014, she reunited with Charlie St. Cloud co-star Ray Liotta and Sex Drive co-star Seth Green in the historical drama The Identical, also starring alongside Brian Geraghty, Ashley Judd, and Joe Pantoliano. The film premiered at the Nashville Film Festival on April 17, 2014, and was released worldwide on September 5. The film was universally panned by critics and was a box office bomb, grossing only $2,576,495. That same year, she joined the cast of the upcoming epic romantic drama The Age of Adaline, where she will star alongside Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn, and is set to be released on January 23, 2015. She is to reunite with Dustin Milligan once again in the crime comedy Bad City, starring alongside Reece Thompson. She is also set to star in the upcoming sports drama Race, with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons.
|2006||Final Destination 3||Julie Christensen||Film debut|
|2006||She's the Man||Kia|
|2006||John Tucker Must Die||Hallway Girl||Cameo|
|2006||Meltdown: Days of Destruction||Kimberly|
|2008||That One Night||Marie|
|2008||Sex Drive||Felicia Alpine|
|2009||The Break-Up Artist||Britney|
|2009||The Haunting in Connecticut||Wendy Campbell|
|2010||Charlie St. Cloud||Tess Carroll|
|2011||Sisters & Brothers||Nikki|
|2012||Knife Fight||Helena St. John|
|2013||Crazy Kind of Love||Bette Mack||Also known as Long Time Gone|
|2014||The Identical||Helen Hemsley|
|2014||Bad City||Izzy Fontaine|
|2015||The Age of Adaline||TBA|
|2005||Life as We Know It||Polly Brewer||2 episodes|
|2005-2006||15/Love||Tanis McTaggart||23 episodes|
|2006-2008||Whistler||Carrie Miller||Main Cast (Season 1-2)|
|2010||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Herself|
|2011||Suits||Lola Jensen||"Identity Crisis"|
|2014-present||Silicon Valley||Monica||Main Cast (Season 1-Present)|
|2014||Motive||Robin Keaton||"Raw Deal"|
|2010||All That Glitters||Whitney Carmichael|
|2013||Sexy Pool Party||Herself||Cameo|
|2014||Math Bites||Herself||Web series, 3 episodes|
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- Amanda Crew Maxim interview
- "Amanda Crew Photos, Gossip, Bio & Reviews - AskMen.com UK". Uk.askmen.com. 1986-06-05. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
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