Crew at the premiere of Repeaters in September 2010
June 5, 1986 |
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Education||Brookswood Secondary School|
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 The Age of Adaline. 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.
Amanda Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia. Her mother is a legal secretary and her father is a telecom worker. She began 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. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She cites Sandra Bullock, Jim Carrey, and Robin Williams as several of her favorite actors and Alanis Morissette as her idol.
2005–2009: Early work
In 2005, at age 19, she made her acting debut on the teen drama Life as We Know It as Polly Brewer. She made a cameo in an episode of Smallville, a television drama based on the DC Comics character Superman. From 2005 to 2006, she played Tanis McTaggart on the teen drama 15/Love, with Meaghan Rath. From 2006 to 2008, she played Carrie Miller on the teen drama Whistler. Her role on the show earned her the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.
She made her motion picture debut in the supernatural horror film Final Destination 3, with 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 to mixed reviews from critics. That same year, she starred as Kimberly in the television film Meltdown: Days of Destruction with Casper Van Dien.
She made a cameo in the teen comedy John Tucker Must Die, which starred 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. She starred as Kia in She's the Man, with Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas, and David Cross. The film was released on March 17, 2006 to mixed reviews.
She landed her first lead role as Felicia Alpine in the ensemble comedy Sex Drive, which starred Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Seth Green, James Marsden, Katrina Bowden, Michael Cudlitz, and David Koechner. The film was released on October 17, 2008 to mixed reviews from critics. That same year, she starred as Marie in the romantic comedy That One Night, and as Joanna in the television film Monster Ark. In early 2009, she auditioned for the role of Nancy Holbrook in the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, but lost the role to Rooney Mara.
She starred as Wendy Campbell in the supernatural horror film The Haunting in Connecticut with Virginia Madsen and Kyle Gallner. The film was released on March 23, 2009 to negative reviews, however, it opened at #2 at the box office. That same year, she starred as Britney in the romantic comedy The Break-Up Artist, starring opposite Serinda Swan. When the thriller Breaking the Girls was still in pre-production, she and Adrianne Palicki were originally cast in the lead female roles, but due to a troubled production process, they both dropped out from the project.
2010–2013: Breakthrough success
She starred opposite Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta, Donal Logue, and Dave Franco in the romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud as Tess Carroll. It is based on the novel The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood. The film was released on July 30, 2010, and despite negative reviews, the film was modest box office success. She made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she and Johnny Knoxville guest starred.
Later that year, she starred as Sonia Logan in the crime thriller Repeaters with Dustin Milligan, Richard de Klerk, and Alexia Fast. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2010, and received negative reviews from critics. Despite this, her performance earned her a nomination for the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama, she lost to April Telek for Amazon Falls. She starred as Whitney Carmichael in Funny or Die's All That Glitters with Dakota Johnson.
She starred as Jan in the crime thriller Charlie Zone, which was released on September 16, 2011. She reunited with Repeaters co-star Dustin Milligan in the family drama Sisters & Brothers, which also starred Cory Monteith and Gabrielle Miller. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2011. Her performance earned her a second Leo Award win, this time for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama.
Earlier that year, she guest starred on the legal drama Suits as Lola Jensen. She starred as Helena St. John in the political thriller Knife Fight, featuring an A-list ensemble cast that starred Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen, Eric McCormack, and Jennifer Morrison. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2012. She made a cameo in the viral video Sexy Pool Party with Nathan Fillion.
Her performance in the 2012 thriller Ferocious, which starred Kim Coates, Katie Boland, Dustin Milligan and Michael Eklund, earned her a Leo Award nomination for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama, she lost to Jennifer Copping for Becoming Redwood. She made a cameo as Julie in the Steve Jobs biographical drama Jobs, starring opposite Ashton Kutcher, Lukas Haas, J. K. Simmons, James Woods, and Lesley Ann Warren. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2013, and was released worldwide on August 16 to negative reviews.
Tricia Helfer and herself were to appear in the science-fiction horror film Stranded, but for unknown reasons, they no longer pursued the project. She made a cameo in the romantic comedy Miss Dial, which featured Beth Grant and Gabrielle Union. The film was released on February 16, 2013. In addition to starring with Aly Michalka and Eva Longoria, she reunited with The Haunting in Connecticut co-star Virginia Madsen in the romantic comedy drama Crazy Kind of Love, a film based on the 1995 novel Angel Angel by April Stevens. The film was released on July 9, 2013.
2014–present: Subsequent roles
Since 2014, she stars as Monica in Mike Judge's sitcom Silicon Valley, starring opposite Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Martin Starr, and Kumail Nanjiani. Silicon Valley has received widespread acclaim, and her performance earned her a Golden Maple Award nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcasted in the U.S., and the series itself was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Earlier that year, she guest starred on the crime drama Motive as Robin Keaton.
She reunited with Charlie St. Cloud co-star Ray Liotta and Sex Drive co-star Seth Green in the musical 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. She was a recurring cast member on the web Math Bites, which was hosted by Danica McKellar. She and Dustin Milligan reunited in the viral video The Slap with Chloe Dykstra, Elizabeth Gillies, Haley Joel Osment, and Jessica Stroup.
She reunited with Dustin Milligan once again in the crime comedy Bad City, with Reece Thompson. The film premiered at the Whistler Film Festival on December 9, 2014. Her performance earned a Leo nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture. She starred as Kikki Jones in the epic fantasy romance The Age of Adaline, with Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, and Ellen Burstyn. The film was released on April 24, 2015 to mixed reviews.
She is set to appear in the upcoming sports drama Race, with Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, and Carice van Houten. The film is set to be released on April 8, 2016. In 2015, she was cast in the upcoming comedy-drama Table 19 in an unspecified role. The film is to star Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Wyatt Russell, Craig Robinson, and June Squibb. Later that year, she guest starred on an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly with Teresa Palmer, and on The Home and Family Show with Jackson Galaxy.
|2006||Final Destination 3||Julie Christensen||Film debut|
|2006||John Tucker Must Die||Hallway Girl||Cameo|
|2006||Meltdown: Days of Destruction||Kimberly|
|2006||She's the Man||Kia|
|2008||Sex Drive||Felicia Alpine|
|2008||That One Night||Marie|
|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||Bad City||Crystal Ball / Izzy Fontaine|
|2014||The Identical||Helen Hemsley|
|2015||The Age of Adaline||Kikki Jones|
|2005||Life as We Know It||Polly Brewer||2 episodes|
|2005||Smallville||Sorority Girl||Episode: "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 / Mildred Wisnewski||Episode: "Identity Crisis"|
|2014||Motive||Robin Keaton||Episode: "Raw Deal"|
|2014–present||Silicon Valley||Monica||Main Cast (Season 1-Present)|
|2015||Last Call with Carson Daly||Herself|
|2015||The Home and Family Show||Herself|
|2010||All That Glitters||Whitney Carmichael|
|2013||Sexy Pool Party||Herself||Cameo|
|2014||Math Bites||Various||Web series, 3 episodes|
Awards and Nominations
Golden Maple Awards
|2015||Silicon Valley||Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcasted in the U.S.||Pending|
|2007||Whistler||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series||Won|
|2011||Repeaters||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||Nominated|
|2012||Sisters & Brothers||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||Won|
|2013||Ferocious||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama||Nominated|
|2015||Bad City||Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture||Pending|
- 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.
- Amanda Crew Maxim interview
- "Amanda Crew Photos, Gossip, Bio & Reviews - AskMen.com UK". Uk.askmen.com. 1986-06-05. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
- "Granny Girls".
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