Amanda J. Pays
6 June 1959
Pays was born in London, England, the daughter of Jan (née Miller), an actress, and Howard Pays, a former actor. She is the niece of former child actress Mandy Miller, after whom she is named. Her first marriage, from 1984 to 1987, was to Peter Kohn, the son of producer John Kohn, who later went on to be the production manager for Pirates of the Caribbean, and Barbara Jaffe, the daughter of agent-producer Sam Jaffe. Following her divorce, Pays married American actor Corbin Bernsen on 19 November 1988, with whom she has four sons. Her mother-in-law was long-time The Young and the Restless actress Jeanne Cooper.
Pays made her film debut in Oxford Blues (1984) and she played a French nun, Sister Nicole, in Off Limits (1988 film) with Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines and Fred Ward. Pays also had a guest role as Phoebe Green in the episode "Fire" (1993) of The X-Files, in the episode "Cindy Plumb" (2006) of Nip/Tuck and in the episode "Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion" (2008) of Psych, opposite husband Corbin Bernsen.
She made her debut in the dual role of Carla Martin and Christa Bruckner in the 1984 cable film The Cold Room, played Sarah in the 1985 miniseries AD (known as Anno Domini in some releases) and narrated the 1988 documentary Computer Dreams. She also appeared in the low-budget 1987 horror film The Kindred and 1989's Leviathan.
|1984||Oxford Blues||Lady Victoria Wingate|
|1986||The Frog Prince|
|1987||The Kindred||Melissa Leftridge|
|1989||Leviathan||Elizabeth "Willie" Williams|
|1991||A Grande Arte||Mariet|
|1995||Solitaire for 2||Katie Burrough|
|2020||Mary for Mayor||Olivia|
|1984||The Cold Room||Carla Martin/Christa Bruckner|
|1985||Thirteen at Dinner||Geraldine Marsh|
|1985||Dempsey and Makepeace||Tiffany Grace||1 episode|
|1985||Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill||Vivienne|
|1984||Minder on the Orient Express||Nikki South||Television film|
|1985||Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future||Theora Jones||Television film|
|1987–1988||Max Headroom||Theora Jones|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Alexandra Greer||1 episode|
|1990||Parker Kane||Sarah Taylor|
|1990–1991||The Flash||Christina "Tina" McGee||Some episodes were edited into films and released on videocassette as
|1991||Dead on the Money||Jennifer Ashford|
|1993||Age of Treason||Helena|
|1993||Sade – Life Promise Pride Love||Gangster's Girlfriend (segment "Smooth Operator")|
|1993||The X-Files||Phoebe Green||Episode: "Fire"|
|1994||I Know My Son is Alive||Katherine Elshant|
|1997||Hollywood Confidential||Joan Travers|
|1996–1998||Thief Takers||Anna Dryden|
|1999||Vengeance Unlimited||Gail Dawson||Episode: “Vendetta”|
|1999||7th Heaven||Emily Grant||Episode: “Sometimes That's Just the Way It Is”|
|1999||It's Like, You Know...||Angela Blendal||1 episode|
|1999||Martial Law||Dr. Broderick||1 episode|
|1999||Any Day Now||Helen||1 episode|
|2002||The Santa Trap||Doris Spivak|
|2006||Nip/Tuck||Interior Designer||1 episode|
|2008||Psych||Susan B||1 episode|
|2014–2016||The Flash||Dr. Christina "Tina" McGee||5 Episodes|
|1996||Privateer 2: The Darkening||Assassin #3|
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