|Born||Amanda Grace Sudano
August 11, 1982
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Residence||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Parent(s)||Donna Summer (mother)
Bruce Sudano (father)
|Relatives||Brooklyn Sudano (sister)|
|Genres||Folk, soul, blues, pop|
|Associated acts||Alive N Kickin', Johnnyswim|
Amanda Grace Sudano-Ramirez (born August 11, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and model. She is a member of the musical duo Johnnyswim. She is the daughter of singer Donna Summer and composer Bruce Sudano. She is the younger sister of actress Brooklyn Sudano.
Early life and family
Sudano spent the early part of her childhood in Thousand Oaks, California. In 1995 when she was 13, her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she attended high school at Christ Presbyterian Academy and college at Vanderbilt University.
Sudano is the maternal cousin of music producer Omega Red.
Sudano is the niece of Fr. Glenn Sudano, CFR, a Roman Catholic priest and founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in New York City.
Sudano is a model with the Bella Agency in New York.
In 2005, Sudano met songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Abner Ramirez in Nashville. They struck up a friendship and formed the band Johnnyswim. The duo perform covers of eclectic songs like Edith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose" and Britney Spears's "Till The World Ends".
Johnnyswim released their first self-titled EP in 2008. This was followed by Bonsoir and Good News in 2011, Home in 2012, "Diamonds" in 2014 and "Georgica Pond" in 2016.
In 2009, Sudano married her Johnnyswim bandmate Abner Ramirez in Florida. Her father, Bruce Sudano, paid tribute to her in the song "The Amazing Amanda Grace" on his award-winning record Life and the Romantic. Footage from her wedding was featured in the video for another track from the same record "It's Her Wedding Day", which was actually written about her sister Brooklyn's marriage two years earlier.
She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, California and gave birth to a son, Joaquin in February 2015.
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