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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 best known for portraying Monica Hall on the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley (2014-present). Following her film debut in Final Destination 3 (2006), she had lead roles as Felicia Alpine in Sex Drive (2008) and Tess Carroll in Charlie St. Cloud (2010), as well as Carrie Miller on the television series Whistler.
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. This led to talent-agency representation and a career as a child actor on stage. She went on to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City
In 2005, at age 19, Crew played Polly Brewer in the cast of the ABC teen drama Life as We Know It. She made a cameo appearance in an episode of Smallville, a television series based on the DC Comics character Superman. From 2005 to 2006, she played Tanis McTaggart on the YTV teen drama 15/Love with Meaghan Rath. From 2006 to 2008, Crew played Carrie Miller on the CTV drama Whistler, co-starring with David Paetkau.
She made her motion-picture debut in the 2006 supernatural horror film Final Destination 3, the third installment in the Final Destination film series and the fourth chronologically. That same year, she starred as Kimberly in the made for television post-apocalyptic film Meltdown: Days of Destruction with Casper Van Dien. Her next film role was a silent cameo in the romantic teen comedy John Tucker Must Die. She starred with Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum in the romantic teen comedy She's the Man as Kia.
In her first lead role, Crew starred alongside Seth Green in the teen road comedy Sex Drive, portraying Felicia Alpine, a high school senior who goes on a road trip with two of her friends. Also that year, she starred as Marie in the romantic comedy That One Night, and as Joanna in the made for television science-fiction film Monster Ark. She had a supporting role with Martin Donovan and Kyle Gallner in the supernatural horror film The Haunting in Connecticut. That same year, she starred as Britney in the romantic comedy The Break-Up Artist.
Crew starred with Zac Efron and Kim Basinger in the 2010 supernatural romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud, playing the love interest of the titular character. The film was released to negative reviews. Crew later starred with Dakota Johnson in Funny or Die's All That Glitters.
Crew starred in the crime thriller Repeaters as Sonia Logan, a drug addict who becomes trapped in a time loop. The film received negative reviews from critics. Despite this, the film was nominated for nine Leo Awards, including Best Feature Length Film, losing to Gunless. Crew herself received a nomination for her performance. Crew made a guest appearance on the legal drama Suits, playing an expert hacker who has stolen money from her father's company.
She starred in the crime thriller Charlie Zone as a heroin addicted single mother. She later starred in the family drama Sisters & Brothers as Nikki, an aspiring actress who comes into conflict with her older half-sister. The film won six Leo Awards, including Best Feature Length Film, and Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for Crew's performance.
She earned her fourth Leo nomination after starring alongside Kim Coates in the thriller Ferocious as Leigh Parrish, a small-town girl turned famous actress. In 2013, she appeared alongside Virginia Madsen in the romantic comedy drama Crazy Kind of Love as Bette Mack, a woman who begins a sexual relationship with the youngest son of a dysfunctional family.
Crew starred with Rob Lowe and Jamie Chung in the political thriller Knife Fight, which was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and released worldwide in 2013. She later had a supporting role with James Woods and J. K. Simmons in the critically panned biopic Jobs (2013). She plays a college student who has a one-night stand with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher.
Since 2014, Crew has starred as Monica Hall in Mike Judge's HBO sitcom Silicon Valley. She guest starred on the CTV police procedural drama Motive as Robin Keaton, a young mother who becomes engaged to the man responsible for the murder of her son's father. She later appeared with Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd in the Christian musical drama The Identical (2014). She plays Helen Hemsley, a Great Depression-era woman from Alabama. It fared poorly both critically and commercially. Crew was a recurring cast member on the web series Math Bites, and later appeared in the video The Slap.
She starred as Izzy Fontaine in the crime comedy Bad City, which was nominated for Best Feature Length Drama at the Leo Awards, along with nine other nominations. She starred with Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn in the epic fantasy romance The Age of Adaline, playing the daughter of Harrison Ford's character. Crew starred as Alice in the independent comedy-drama Weepah Way for Now, which was screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2015.
Crew starred with Jeremy Irons and William Hurt in the biographical sports drama Race, where she played the role of Peggy, the love interest of Larry Snyder, played by Jason Sudeikis. The film was well received by critics following its release on February 19, 2016. She played prostitute Charlene Rox in the western drama Poor Boy, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2016.
In late 2015, she was cast in the romantic sports comedy Chokeslam as ill-tempered professional wrestler Sheena Halliday. She was cast alongside Adam Brody in the psychological thriller The Wanting, which began filming in Toronto in September 2016.
She co-runs the blog Granny Girls with her friend, actress Amber Borycki, which features baking, cooking, crafting, and traveling. Actresses Meaghan Rath and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have appeared frequently on their blog.
|2006||Final Destination 3||Julie Christensen|
|2006||Meltdown: Days of Destruction||Kimberly|
|2006||She's the Man||Kia|
|2006||John Tucker Must Die||Hallway girl|
|2008||That One Night||Marie|
|2008||Sex Drive||Felicia Alpine|
|2009||The Haunting in Connecticut||Wendy|
|2009||The Break-Up Artist||Britney|
|2010||Charlie St. Cloud||Tess Carroll|
|2011||Sisters & Brothers||Nikki||Also writer|
|2011||Charlie Zone||Janesca "Jan"|
|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||Kikki Jones|
|2015||Weepah Way for Now||Alice|
|2016||Poor Boy||Charlene Rox|
Also known as Wrecking Ball
|TBA||A Crooked Somebody||Stacy||post-production|
|2005||Life as We Know It||Polly Brewer||2 episodes|
|2005||Smallville||Sorority girl||Episode: "Recruit"|
|2005–2006||15/Love||Tanis McTaggart||Series regular (Seasons 1-2)
Guest (Season 3)
|2006–2008||Whistler||Carrie Miller||Series regular|
|2010||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Herself|
|2011||Suits||Lola Jensen / Mildred Wisniewski||Episode: "Identity Crisis"|
|2014||Motive||Robin Keaton||Episode: "Raw Deal"|
|2014–present||Silicon Valley||Monica Hall||Series regular|
|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
Awards and nominations
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Golden Maple Awards
|2015||Silicon Valley||Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcast in the US||Won|
|2016||Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcast in the US||Nominated|
|Newcomer of the Year in a TV Series Broadcast in the US||Won|
|2007||Whistler||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series||Won|
|2011||Repeaters||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2012||Sisters & Brothers||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture||Won|
|2013||Ferocious||Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2015||Bad City||Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
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- "Granny Girls".
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