Amanda Crew

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

Amanda Crew (born June 5, 1986) is a Canadian television and film actress. She is best known for her roles the television series 15/Love and Whistler, and in the feature-length films Final Destination 3, She's The Man, Sex Drive, The Haunting in Connecticut, and Charlie St. Cloud. She has had cameos in shows like Life as We Know It, Suits and Smallville. Most recently, she is appearing on Silicon Valley as Peter Gregory's assistant, 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 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.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Crew got her big break at age 19 for playing Tanis McTaggart on the YTV teen dramedy series 15/Love. After leaving the show in 2005, she guest starred on the television series Life as We Know It and Smallville. From 2006 to 2008, she played Carrie Miller on the CTV drama series Whistler, for which she won Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series at the Vancouver-based Leo Awards.[4] In 2014, she was cast as Monica in Mike Judge's Silicon Valley.

Film[edit]

Crew made her motion picture debut in the 2006 horror film Final Destination 3. During casting, she originally auditioned for the role of goth girl Erin Ulmer, but ended up switching roles and landed the part of the protagonist's sister, Julie Christensen, and actress Alexz Johnson was cast as Erin. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film went on to international success, grossing $19,173,094 in its opening weekend, and eventually grossing $117,719,158 worldwide,[5] making it her highest grossing film to date.[6]

Throughout 2006, Crew continued to star in several successful Hollywood productions, including a cameo in John Tucker Must Die starring alongside Brittany Snow and Ashanti, a supporting role as Kia in She's the Man alongside Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum, and her first lead role as Felicia Alpine in Sex Drive alongside Clark Duke and Seth Green. In 2009, Crew starred as Wendy Campbell in the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut alongside Virginia Madsen and Kyle Gallner. The film 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.[7]

In 2009, Crew starred opposite Zac Efron and Kim Basinger in Charlie St. Cloud, which was released on July 30, 2010.[8] Despite negative reviews, the film was modest box office success, grossing $46,090,442 worldwide. In 2013, Crew landed a supporting role as Julie in the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, starring alongside Ashton Kutcher and James Woods. In 2014, Crew reunited with Charlie St. Cloud co-star Ray Liotta and Sex Drive co-star Seth Green for the historical drama The Identical, also starring alongside Brian Geraghty and Ashley Judd. Crew later joined the cast of the epic romantic drama Adaline, where she will star alongside Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn. She is set to star in the upcoming sports drama Race, opposite Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons.

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.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
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 Break-Up Artist, TheThe Break-Up Artist Britney
2009 Haunting in Connecticut, TheThe 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 Adaline TBA Also known as The Age of Adaline
2015 Race Peggy filming
Television
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 23 episodes
2006-2008 Whistler Carrie Miller Main Cast (Season 1-2)
2011 Suits Lola Jensen "Identity Crisis"
2014-present Silicon Valley Monica Main Cast (Season 1-Present)
2014 Motive Robin Keaton "Raw Deal"
Other
Year Title Role Notes
2010 All That Glitters Whitney Carmichael
2012 Awesometown Sam Short Film
2013 Sexy Pool Party Herself Cameo

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. ^ "Amanda Crew, Contributor, AskMen.com: - ZoomInfo Business Information". Zoominfo.com. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Final Destination 3 - Box Office Data, Movie News, Cast Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  6. ^ "US Movie Box Office Chart Weekend of February 10, 2006". The Numbers. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  7. ^ "The Haunting in Connecticut - Box Office Data, Movie News, Cast Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  8. ^ Coll, Kevin (2009-07-29). "Amanda Crew Joins Zac Efron in The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud". FusedFilm.com. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Granny Girls". 

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