Amanda Detmer biography
Date of Birth: September 27, 1971
Born in California and raised on a farm, Amanda Detmer became interested in
acting while watching her brother perform at a community theater. She took a
beginning acting class at Chico State and really liked it.
from California State College, she received her Master of Fine Arts degree
from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. During (and following) her education, she
continued her training by performing in a number of plays such as Othello,
A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Importance Of Being Earnest.
In 1995 she made her first screen appearance, playing Dannie Baldwin in the
telefilm, Stolen Innocence. Four years later, Detmer landed her first
feature film role, playing Miss Minneapolis in Drop Dead Gorgeous with
Denise Richards and Kirsten Dunst.
Following a short stint on the series
Ryan Caulfield: Year One, she made great strides with a featured role in
the ensemble of the teen thriller Final Destination, followed by a
regular role on the sitcom M.Y.O.B., in addition to taking on a
co-starring role in the college-set romantic comedy Boys And Girls.
The first year into the new millennium was a biggie for Detmer who picked up
starring roles in the three films: Saving Silverman, A Little Inside
and The Majestic, with two more starring roles the following year in Big Fat Liar and Kiss the Bride.
Although her film career has her well underway to becoming a household
name, she continues her stage career, performing in such plays as Amadeus.
Amanda Detmer Filmography