Amanda Crew

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Amanda Crew
Amanda Crew at the premiere of Repeaters in September 2010
Born (1986-06-05) June 5, 1986 (age 29)
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality Canadian
Education Brookswood Secondary School
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Amanda Crew (born June 5, 1986)[1] is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her lead roles as Felicia Alpine in Sex Drive, Tess Carroll in Charlie St. Cloud, and Carrie Miller on the television series Whistler. Following her debut in Final Destination 3, she had supporting roles in the feature-length films She's the Man, The Haunting in Connecticut, The Identical, and The Age of Adaline. She also made guest appearances in shows such as Life as We Know It, Smallville, Suits, and Motive. As of 2015, she portrays Monica on the television series Silicon Valley.

Early life[edit]

Amanda Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia.[1] Her mother is a legal secretary and her father is a telecom worker.[2] 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.[3][4]



In 2005, at age 19, Crew made her acting debut as Polly Brewer on 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. She replaced Jaclyn Linetsky, who was killed in a car crash in 2003 while on her way to the set of the series.[citation needed] From 2006 to 2008, Crew played Carrie Miller on the CTV drama Whistler. Her role on the show earned her the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.[citation needed]

She made her movie 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 was a no-dialogue role in the romantic teen comedy John Tucker Must Die, credited as "Hallway girl". She made a minor appearance as Kia in the romantic teen comedy She's the Man.

Amanda Crew in 2009

Crew played her first lead role in the 2008 teen road comedy Sex Drive, portraying Felicia Alpine, a high school senior who goes on a road trip. 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 as Wendy in the supernatural horror film The Haunting in Connecticut, released in 2009. That same year, she starred as Britney in the romantic comedy The Break-Up Artist.


Crew starred in the 2010 supernatural romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud, playing a young woman who plans to sail solo around the world. The film was released to negative reviews.

Crew starred as Whitney Carmichael in Funny or Die's All That Glitters, and starred in the crime thriller Repeaters (2010) 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 was nominated for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for her performance, losing to April Telek for Amazon Falls.

She starred in the 2011 crime thriller Charlie Zone as Jan, a heroin addict.[5] Also that year, she starred in the family drama Sisters & Brothers (2011) 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 starred in the 2013 thriller Ferocious as Leigh Parrish, a small-town girl turned famous actress.[6] The same year, she starred in the 2013 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.


Since 2014, Crew has starred as Monica 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 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 2015 crime comedy Bad City.[7] She starred as Kikki Jones in the 2015 epic fantasy romance The Age of Adaline. 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.[8]

Crew is to play Peggy in the biographical sports drama Race, set to be released on February 19, 2016.[citation needed] Crew was cast in the comedy-drama Table 19 in an unspecified role.[citation needed]. In late 2015, she was filming the romantic sports comedy Chokeslam in Regina, Saskatchewan.[9] The film will be released on October 10, 2016.

Personal life[edit]

She co-runs the blog Granny Girls with her friend, actress Amber Borycki, which features baking, cooking, crafting, and traveling.[10] Actresses Meaghan Rath and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have appeared frequently on their blog.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Final Destination 3 Julie Christensen Film debut
2006 Meltdown: Days of Destruction Kimberly
2006 She's the Man Kia
2006 John Tucker Must Die Hallway girl Cameo
2008 That One Night Marie
2008 Monster Ark Joanna
2008 Sex Drive Felicia Alpine
2009 The Haunting in Connecticut Wendy Filmed in 2007
2009 The Break-Up Artist Britney
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Tess Carroll
2010 Repeaters Sonia Logan
2011 Sisters & Brothers Nikki Also writer
2011 Charlie Zone Jan
2012 Ferocious Leigh Parrish
2012 Knife Fight Helena St. John
2013 Jobs Julie
2013 Miss Dial Amanda
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 Race Peggy post-production
2016 Poor Boy Charlene Rox post-production
2016 Table 19 TBA post-production
2016 Chokeslam Sheena "Machina" Halliday filming


Year Title Role Notes
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 Diary Herself
2006–2008 Whistler Carrie Miller Series regular
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 Series regular
2015 Last Call with Carson Daly Herself
2015 The Home and Family Show Herself


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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Maple Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Silicon Valley Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcasted in the US Won

Leo Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
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


  1. ^ a b "Amanda Crew". Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Amanda Crew Maxim interview
  4. ^ "Amanda Crew Photos, Gossip, Bio & Reviews - UK". 1986-06-05. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  5. ^ Nayman, Adam (1 March 2013). "'Charlie Zone': Down and out in a very scummy-looking Halifax". The Globe and Mail (Canada). Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Kirkland, Brucer (7 March 2013). "It may be Ferocious, but it's not good". Toronto Sun (Postmedia Network). Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bad City commercial theatre premiere features a Q&A attended by directorCarl Bessai, writers/stars Dustin Milligan and Aaron Brooks, and actress Amanda Crew May 16, at Rio Theatre". May 13, 2015. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ Davis, Edward (June 15, 2015). "L.A. Film Festival Exclusive: Family Tension Explodes In Clip From 'Weepah Way For Now' With Aly And AJ Michalka". Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ Fuller, Cam (September 15, 2015). "Wrestling rom-com shoots in Sask". The StarPhoenix. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Granny Girls". 

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