Amanda Detmer

Amanda Detmer

Highest Rated: 46% Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

Lowest Rated: 11% Boys and Girls (2000)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1971

Birthplace: Not Available

The adorably spunky Amanda Detmer had everyone going when she took on teen roles, bright-eyed and genuine, in films like Boys and Girls and Final Destination. Indeed, the actress in real life was substantially older than the young women she portrayed onscreen, although her convincingly youthful performances aided her looks in deceiving viewers about her age. Born on September 27, 1971, in Chico, CA, Detmer's academic career was established long before her successful list of film credits. After attending California State University as an undergraduate, she earned her master's degree at N.Y.U. in fine arts. While her acting debut occurred with the television movie Stolen Innocence in 1995, she decided to complete her M.F.A. before seriously embarking on a career in show business. In 1999, she re-entered the dramatic scene with a role in the TV miniseries To Serve and Protect. She also gained exposure and television experience on the series MYOB and Ryan Caulfield: Year One. Finding an asset in her youthfulness, she then appeared in two teen films, despite being in her late twenties, in 2000: Boys and Girls -- a romantic comedy starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, and Jason Biggs -- and the thriller Final Destination. Upon gaining attention in Hollywood, she was often found in warm and lighthearted roles, if not in outright comedy, as appropriate for the sweet charm her presence evokes onscreen. She starred as a would-be nun, longed for by the character played by Jason Biggs in Saving Silverman (2001), also featuring Jack Black. In The Majestic (also 2001), she portrays the woman Jim Carrey leaves behind when stricken with amnesia. In addition to smaller roles in 2002's Kiss the Bride and Big Fat Liar, she would star in a comedy by Lorena David entitled Extreme Dating. An action-packed romantic adventure, the film also starred Devon Sawa. Though Extreme Dating may have thrown a little something original in the romantic comedy mix by offering a little more gunplay and adrenaline than the typical chick flick, few of Detmer's efforts in the following years would prove adventurous or original enough to really break the mold or merit mentioning. A key role on the small-screen relationship drama What About Brian offered the actress a bit more to chew on in 2006, and later that same year Detmer could be seen in the Owen Wilson houseguest-from-Hell comedy You, Me, and Dupree. Over the coming years, Detmer would appear in a number of other projects, including the series What About Brian, Private Practice, Man Up, and Necessary Roughness.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Lethal Seduction Tanya Richards 2015
No Score Yet AmericanEast Kate 2008
No Score Yet American Crude Olivia 2008
20% You, Me and Dupree Annie $75.7M 2006
No Score Yet Jam Amy 2006
No Score Yet Final Move Amy Marlowe 2006
No Score Yet Lucky 13 Amy 2004
No Score Yet Extreme Dating Lindsay Culver 2004
No Score Yet Picking Up & Dropping Off Jane 2003
33% Kiss the Bride Danni Sposato 2002
44% Big Fat Liar Monty Kirkham $47.9M 2002
42% The Majestic Sandra 2001
18% Saving Silverman Sandy Perkus $19M 2001
No Score Yet A Little Inside Sarah Parker 2001
11% Boys and Girls Amy 2000
34% Final Destination Terry Chaney 2000
46% Drop Dead Gorgeous Miss Minneapolis 1999
No Score Yet To Serve and Protect Tyler Harris 1999


67% Family Reunion
Haven Sheeks 2020
84% Empire
Tracy Kingsley Tracy 2019
30% Second Chance
Helen Pritchard 2016
96% Battle Creek
Lydia Conrad 2015
No Score Yet Baby Daddy
Margot 2014
63% Two and a Half Men
Meghan 2013
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
Jeanette 2013
No Score Yet The Exes
Jill 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
Nicola Karlsen 2012
No Score Yet Man Up
Brenda Hayden 2011
21% Man Up!
Brenda Hayden 2011
No Score Yet Medium
Sarah 2009
51% Private Practice
Morgan Morgan Bellman Morgan Gellman 2009
89% Psych
Ciaobella 2008
No Score Yet What About Brian
Deena Greco 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
Marie Mancini 2004
91% Miss Match
Gabrielle 2003
54% M.Y.O.B.
Lisa Overbach 2000


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