Amanda is an actor, writer, director & long-time member of The Open Fist. She studied Theatre & Creative Writing for the Media at Northwestern, where she was awarded a certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre. Amanda also holds a Certificate in Directing from The Royal Court and is a graduate of iO, iO West & The Second City’s Conservatory program. Some of Amanda’s favorite stage credits include Debate And Switch, Second City This Week, Stage Door (LA Weekly “Best Actress” nominee), Room Service (LA Weekly “Best Actress” nominee), A Wolf Inside The Fence, The Normal Child (“Best of Fringe” finalist), The Gary Plays, Blue Night in the Heart of the West (director), Autobahn (director) and The :nv:s:ble Play (director). Amanda’s film/tv credits include Scare Tactics (recurring), Alien Abduction, Hung Jury and Held (writer/director). In addition to Held, Amanda also wrote the screenplay STRAY (2nd place winner in the Slamdance and Skyline Screenwriting competitions) and the stage-play Goose-Stepping with Bound Feet.