Amanda Crew

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Amanda Crew
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Crew at the New York premiere of The Age of Adaline in April 2015
Born (1986-06-05) June 5, 1986 (age 30)
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 film debut in Final Destination 3, she had supporting roles in the feature-length films She's the Man, The Haunting in Connecticut, The Age of Adaline, and Race. She also made guest appearances in shows such as Life as We Know It, Suits, and Motive, and a cameo in Smallville.

As of 2014, she portrays Monica on the HBO sitcom 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. 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[3]

Career[edit]

2005–2009[edit]

Amanda Crew in 2009

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 non-dialogue part in the romantic teen comedy John Tucker Must Die.[citation needed] 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 2008 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 as Wendy. That same year, she starred as Britney in the romantic comedy The Break-Up Artist.

2010–2013[edit]

Crew starred with Zac Efron and Kim Basinger 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 later starred with Dakota Johnson in Funny or Die's All That Glitters.

Amanda Crew at the premiere of Repeaters in September 2010

Crew 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 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 2011 crime thriller Charlie Zone as a heroin addicted single mother.[4] She later 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 earned her fourth Leo nomination after starring alongside Kim Coates in the 2012 thriller Ferocious as Leigh Parrish, a small-town girl turned famous actress.[5] 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.

2014–present[edit]

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 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 2015 crime comedy Bad City, which was nominated for Best Feature Length Drama at the Leo Awards, along with nine other nominations.[6] She starred with Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn in the 2015 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.[7]

Crew starred with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons in the biographical sports drama Race, where she played the role of Peggy. 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 filming the upcoming romantic sports comedy Chokeslam after being cast as the ill-tempered professional wrestler Sheena.[8] The film will be released on October 10, 2016.

Crew was cast alongside Anna Kendrick and Lisa Kudrow in the comedy-drama Table 19 in an unspecified role. The film is set to be released on January 20, 2017. She is to play Amelia in the upcoming crime film Juggernaut.

Personal life[edit]

She co-runs the blog Granny Girls with her friend, actress Amber Borycki, which features baking, cooking, crafting, and traveling.[9] Actresses Meaghan Rath and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have appeared frequently on their blog.[citation needed] Since 2010, Crew has been dating Dustin Milligan.[10] The two first co-starred together in Repeaters, followed by Sisters & Brothers, Ferocious, and Bad City.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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
2008 That One Night Marie
2008 Monster Ark Joanna
2008 Sex Drive Felicia Alpine Main Role
2009 The Haunting in Connecticut Wendy
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[citation needed] Janesca "Jan"
2012 Ferocious[citation needed] 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[citation needed] Alice
2016 Race Peggy
2016 Poor Boy Charlene Rox
2016 Chokeslam[citation needed] Sheena post-production
2017 Table 19 TBA completed
TBA Juggernaut[citation needed] Amelia post-production
Also known as Wrecking Ball[citation needed]

Television[edit]

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 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
2016 Conan Herself 2 episodes

Other[edit]

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 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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amanda Crew". TVGuide.com. 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". UK.AskMen.com. 1986-06-05. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "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". Canada.com. May 13, 2015. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ 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". Indiewire.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Granny Girls". 
  10. ^ "Dustin Milligan | Biography and Filmography | 1985". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2015-10-22. 

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