Amanda Crew

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Amanda Crew
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Crew at the premiere of Repeaters in September 2010
Born (1986-06-05) June 5, 1986 (age 28)
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia. Her mother is a legal secretary and her father is a telecom worker.[1] Crew attended Brookswood Secondary School in Langley. She began her acting 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. As a child, she has appeared in 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.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

In 2005, she got her big break as Tanis McTaggart on the teen drama 15/Love. She replaced Jaclyn Linetsky, who, along with co-star Vadim Schneider, were killed in a car crash. After the series ended in 2006, 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. In 2010, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she guest starred alongside Johnny Knoxville. 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.

Film[edit]

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 was released on September 16, 2011 to largely positive reviews. 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 an 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. 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. The film 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 April 24, 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, Jeremy Irons, and William Hurt. The film is set to be released on April 8, 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Crew co-runs the blog Granny Girls with her friend, actress Amber Borycki, which features their shared love of baking, cooking, and crafting.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2008 Monster Ark Joanna
2009 The Break-Up Artist Britney
2009 The Haunting in Connecticut Wendy Campbell
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Tess Carroll
2010 Repeaters Sonia Logan
2011 Charlie Zone Jan
2011 Sisters & Brothers Nikki
2012 Knife Fight Helena St. John
2012 Ferocious Leigh Parrish
2013 Crazy Kind of Love Bette Mack Also known as Long Time Gone
2013 Miss Dial Amanda
2013 Jobs Julie
2014 The Identical Helen Hemsley
2014 Bad City Izzy Fontaine
2015 The Age of Adaline TBA
2016 Race Peggy filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Life as We Know It Polly Brewer 2 episodes
2005 Smallville Sorority Girl "Recruit"
2005-2006 15/Love Tanis McTaggart Main Cast (Season 1-2)
Guest (Season 3)
2006-2008 Whistler Carrie Miller Main Cast
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"

Other[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 All That Glitters Whitney Carmichael
2013 Sexy Pool Party Herself Cameo
2014 Math Bites Herself Web series, 3 episodes

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Leo Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result
2006 Whistler Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Won
2010 Repeaters Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama Nominated
2011 Sisters & Brothers Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama Won
2012 Ferocious Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schaeffer, Kyle (2010-07-30). "Smooth sailing for gal from Langley". The Province. Archived from the original on 8 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  2. ^ Amanda Crew Maxim interview
  3. ^ "Amanda Crew Photos, Gossip, Bio & Reviews - AskMen.com UK". Uk.askmen.com. 1986-06-05. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Granny Girls". 

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