Amanda Walsh

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Amanda Walsh
Born (1981-10-03) October 3, 1981 (age 40)
Years active1994–present
Websitewww.amandawalsh.net

Amanda Walsh (born October 3, 1981) is a Canadian actress, writer, and former VJ for the Canadian television station MuchMusic.

Early life[edit]

Walsh was born in Rigaud, Quebec.[1] She went to Hudson High School, in Hudson, Quebec.

Career[edit]

Walsh started her acting career "acting" out of border-crossing scenarios at the Canada Customs college in her hometown of Rigaud. Walsh began working as a professional actor at age 12. She has dabbled in sketches and stand-up comedy, with numerous TV appearances. She won a gold medal win at the 2000 Improv Games in Quebec as a member of the "8 People" troupe. An honours graduate from John Abbott College, Creative Arts program (in Ste. Anne de Bellevue), she maintains an interest in TV production and music, and at 16 co-produced a documentary on the swing revival. Between acting jobs, open mic nights doing stand-up, creating video comedies with her friends, and learning to play the fiddle, she held a part-time job as a waitress in Hudson, Quebec.

She co-starred in the straight-to-video film WarGames: The Dead Code (2008). She was also in an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark?

MuchMusic[edit]

Walsh was "discovered" by a MuchMusic producer while waiting tables in Hudson, Quebec. He encouraged her to send a video and apply for the job. She got it and became the youngest VJ in MuchMusic history at the age of nineteen. She has hosted or co-hosted many programmes including Much Top Tens, Electric Circus, MuchOnDemand, Fandemonium and others. She left MuchMusic in 2004 to pursue an acting career.

2000s work[edit]

Walsh has since made appearances on shows such as Smallville, and the night time soap opera Train 48. In 2005, she starred opposite David Boreanaz in the movie These Girls, based on the play by Vivienne Laxdale. That movie was shown at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. She had a small role in the movie "Stardom (2000)" playing an overenthusiastic VJ on a parody of the Canadian music channel MuchMusic.

After moving to Los Angeles, Walsh got a starring role in the ABC mid-season replacement Sons and Daughters, which premiered March 7, 2006 on ABC.[2] The show was canceled in late-April after ten aired episodes.

Walsh appeared on an episode of Veronica Mars and also had a minor role in the film Disturbia. She portrayed Katie in the original pilot for the sitcom The Big Bang Theory, but was replaced by Kaley Cuoco (as Penny) in the second pilot. In 2007, she had a role in the ABC movie Full of It as Vikki Sanders. In 2008, Walsh had a role in the Internet series The Remnants with Ze Frank. She can be seen in the 2009 comedy film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.[3] In 2010, she appeared in ABC Family's Beauty and the Briefcase playing Hilary Duff's best friend Joanne. In 2011, Walsh appeared in an episode of the Showcase series Single White Spenny as well as a minor appearance on the ABC crime drama Castle. She made a brief appearance as Natalie Haverstraw in an episode of Grimm entitled Of Mouse and Man in 2012.[4] She has also appeared in season 10, episode 5 of Two and a Half Men as Dawn,[5] in season 10, episode 3 of NCIS as Ellen Roberts, and in season 1, episode 12 of The Mob Doctor[6] as Chloe. In 2014–15, she appeared in 10 episodes of Lost Girl as Elizabeth Helm/Zee. In 2017, she appeared in the second season of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency in the central role of Suzie Boreton.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Return of Tommy Tricker Lead
2000 Stardom
2005 These Girls Glory Lorraine
2007 Full of It Vicki Sanders
Disturbia Minnie Tyco
Sex and Death 101 Stewardess Kathleen
2008 Man Maid Chloe Flaminghawk
WarGames: The Dead Code Annie D'Mateo Direct-to-video
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Denice the Bridesmaid
2011 The Master Cleanse Kelly Short film
2012 The Guilt Trip Lisa Uncredited
2014 Mercy Charlotte
2022 Doula Gracie

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1994-1996 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Girl / Susan Henderson 2 episodes
1997-1998 My Hometown Kelly-Anne 4 episodes
2001 Within These Walls Arielle TV movie
2002-2003 Electric Circus Host
2004 Smallville Mandy the Cheerleader Season 4, episode 4: "Devoted"
2005 Ed's Night Party Writer - 4 episodes
2006 The Big Bang Theory Katie Unaired pilot
Veronica Mars Meryl Season 3, episode 7: "Of Vice and Men"
2006-2007 Sons & Daughters Jenna Halbert 11 episodes
2008 October Road Lucy Fisher Season 2, episode 9: "We Lived Like Giants"
2010 Beauty & the Briefcase Joanne TV movie
2011 Single White Spenny Megan Episode 3: "Monkey Love"
Castle Lulu, Jack's Producer Season 4, episode 6: "Demons"
Danni Lowinski Danni Lowinski Unaired American pilot for The CW
2012 Grimm Natalie Havershaw Season 1, episode 9: "Of Mouse and Man"
NCIS Ellen Roberts Season 10, episode 3: Phoenix
Two and a Half Men Dawn Season 10, episode 5: "That's Not What They Call It in Amsterdam"
Rebounding Taryn TV movie
Comedy Bar Ingrid 2 episodes
2013 The Mob Doctor Chloe Episode 12: "Resurrection"
2014-2015 Lost Girl Zee / Elizabeth Helm 9 episodes
2015 WTF America Erica TV movie
2015-2016 These People Marilyn TV shorts
Writer - 1 episode
Schitt's Creek Writer - 1 episode
Story editor - 26 episodes
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Real Estate Agent Season 9, episode 4: "Running with the Bulls"
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Suzie Boreton 10 episodes
2018 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia Writer - 1 episode
2019 Into the Dark Gwen Rake Season 1, episode 6: Treehouse
2022 Sloppy Jones Executive producer - 5 episodes
2023 Pretty Hard Cases Ro Wells 2 episodes


References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Lost Girl' season five guest stars revealed - HELLO! CANADA".
  2. ^ "Zap2it - TV news - ABC Sets Premiere for 'Sons & Daughters'". Retrieved May 15, 2019.[dead link]
  3. ^ "News - Entertainment, Music, Movies, Celebrity". MTV News. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  4. ^ ""Grimm" of Mouse and Man (TV Episode 2012)".
  5. ^ "Listings | TheFutonCritic.com - The Web's Best Television Resource". www.thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Mob Doctor | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 15, 2019.

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