Amanda Clayton

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Amanda Clayton
BornOctober 1981 (1981-10) (age 38)
Years active2006–present

Amanda Clayton is an American actress best known for her role as Alex Montgomery in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera, If Loving You Is Wrong.

Life and career[edit]

Clayton was born in Johnston, Rhode Island. She studied at the University of Rhode Island and later moved to New York City to attend New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in 2005.[1] She made her film debut in 2006, playing a supporting role in the independent film December Ends. In 2012, Clayton landed the supporting role of Sarah Carter in the Disney adventure film John Carter.[1][2][3] She later went to appear in guest starring roles on The Mentalist and Rizzoli & Isles.

In 2014, Clayton was cast as one of leads alongside Edwina Findley, Heather Hemmens, Zulay Henao, and April Parker Jones in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera If Loving You Is Wrong.[2][4] Later that year, she was cast opposite Miles Teller and Katey Sagal in the biographical drama film Bleed For This about boxer, Vinny Pazienza.[5] In addition to Bleed For This, Clayton is the female lead in two additional feature-length films set for release in 2016, the comedy, The Bet and the drama, Bad Frank. In 2017, she played the leading role in the Lifetime Movie Cradle Swapping,[6] and the following year in Mommy's Little Angel.

In 2018, Clayton was cast in the Showtime drama series, City on a Hill.[7]



Year Film Role Notes
2006 December Ends Nicole
2006 Goomar Goomar Short film
2010 Two Years Short film Short film
2012 John Carter Sarah Carter
2012 Little Red Elephant Riley Short film
2016 The Bet Amanda Morrison
2016 Bleed for This Doreen Pazienza
2017 Bad Frank Gina Pierce IndieFEST Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — World Music & Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated — International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, Milan for Best Actress in a Feature Film
2017 Cradle Swapping Alicia
2018 Mommy's Little Angel Nikki Bilson Television film
2018 Dirty Dead Con Men Lori Also producer


Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Mentalist Kelly Burbage Episode: "Red Dawn"
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Valentina Smith Episode: "Over/Under"
2013 Victorious Tilda Episode: "The Slap Fight"
2014 The Soul Man Sandi Episode: "Back in the Day"
2014–present If Loving You Is Wrong Alex Montgomery Series regular
2015 Constantine Renee Episode: "Quid Pro Quo"
2016 Major Crimes Lisa Cornell Episode: "N.S.F.W."
2016 Rosewood Jodi Carvel Episode: "Tree Toxins & Three Stories"
2017 NCIS: New Orleans Eliza West Episode: "Follow the Money"
2019 City on a Hill Cathy Ryan Series regular


  1. ^ a b "Amanda Clayton Biography". Archived from the original on 2014-12-23. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (1970-01-01). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  3. ^ "John-Carter - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  4. ^ "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry|Shadow and Act". Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  5. ^ Mike Fleming Jr (September 17, 2014). "'Sons Of Anarchy's Katey Sagal Mothers Vinny Pazienza In Fight Pic 'Bleed For This'". Deadline. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  6. ^ Rosenfeld, Laura. "Is 'Cradle Swapping' Based On A True Story? The Lifetime Movie Is Not Your Typical Switched-At-Birth Story". Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (12 December 2017). "'City On A Hill': Jill Hennessy Among Four Regulars Cast In Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's Showtime Drama Pilot". Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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