Clara Mamet

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Clara Mamet
Born (1994-09-29) September 29, 1994 (age 24)
OccupationActress, musician
Parent(s)David Mamet
Rebecca Pidgeon
RelativesZosia Mamet (half-sister)

Clara Mamet (born September 29, 1994)[1] is an American actress and musician best known for her role as Amber Weaver in the ABC television comedy The Neighbors.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mamet was born in Randolph, Vermont, the daughter of playwright David Mamet and actress Rebecca Pidgeon, and is the half-sister of actress Zosia Mamet.[3] She has a brother, Noah.[4] Her father was born to a Jewish family and her mother converted to Judaism.[5]

Career[edit]

Mamet became legally emancipated at 15 so she could leave high school at 16 to pursue her career to become a playwright and actress.[6][3] She started auditioning for acting parts when she was 14, but "nobody had ever hired me before. So I thought I'd hire myself" by writing roles.[7] Mamet wrote, directed and starred in her first film, Two-Bit Waltz (2014), a semi-autobiographical movie with William H. Macy, her mother Rebecca Pidgeon, and Jared Gilman.[8] Mamet has also written plays, Paris and The Solvit Kids, the latter co-written with Jack Quaid[7]

Mamet and her half-sister Zosia sing as a duo called The Cabin Sisters. They did an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a music video.[9] In September 2015, it was revealed Mamet had been cast in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Spartan Billy's Daughter
2010 The Marquee The Girl Short film
2010 Inside the Actor's Workshop The Paint Girl Short film
2010 Our Valley The Girl
2013 Night Moves Activist Filmmaker
2014 Two-Bit Waltz Maude
2014 Spirit Blossom Sandalwood Short film
2016 Wiener-Dog Lina
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Maranda
2016 Satanic Elise
2017 Sloan Hearts Neckface Sloan
2018 Benjamin Amber

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Unit C.J Weiss 1 episode
2012–2014 The Neighbors Amber Weaver 44 episodes
2013 Phil Spector Back to Mono Girl Television film
2015 Wacko Smacko April 1 episode
2016–2017 Son of Zorn Layla 5 episodes

Works or publications[edit]

  • Mamet, Clara. Paris. New York: Samuel French, 2012. ISBN 978-0-573-70068-2 [11]
  • Mamet, Clara, and Jack Quaid. The Solvit Kids. New York: Samuel French, 2012. ISBN 978-0-573-70087-3[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clara Mamet Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (March 14, 2014). "Actors Who Know Cute Is Not Enough". New York Times. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ a b Lewis, Casey (March 2013). "Clara Mamet on Her Alien Sitcom, Film Aspirations, and Famous Family". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Zollo, Paul (March 20, 2014). "From Shadows Into the Sun With Rebecca Pidgeon". American Songwriter. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-29. Retrieved 2016-05-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (September 10, 2012). "Clara Mamet makes her way in the family biz". Jewish Journal. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ a b Johnson, Reed (April 20, 2012). "Two new Mamet plays — Clara Mamet, that is". L.A. Times. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ Marshall, JoJo (March 21, 2014). "Clara Mamet on her movie, having aliens for 'Neighbors' and her famous last name". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  9. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (June 6, 2013). "Zosia and Clara Mamet's Kickstarter meets little support". Salon. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ Ford, Rebecca (September 15, 2015). "'Neighbors' Sequel Casts Two More Sorority Girls (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "Paris". Samuel French. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "Solvit Kids, The". Samuel French. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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