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Amanda Detmer



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lethal Seduction
  • Tanya Richards
2015
No Score Yet AmericanEast
  • Kate
2008
No Score Yet American Crude
  • Olivia
2008
21% You, Me and Dupree
  • Annie
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
42% Big Fat Liar
  • Monty Kirkham
2002
42% The Majestic
  • Sandra
2001
18% Saving Silverman
  • Sandy Perkus
2001
No Score Yet A Little Inside
  • Sarah Parker
2001
11% Boys and Girls
  • Amy
2000
34% Final Destination
  • Terry Chaney
2000
44% Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Miss Minneapolis
1999
No Score Yet To Serve and Protect
  • Tyler Harris
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Marie Mancini
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Nicola Karlsen
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Meghan
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Ciaobella
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
  • Jill
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Lydia Conrad
Man Up
  • Brenda Hayden
22% Man Up!
2011
  • Brenda Hayden
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Morgan Morgan Bellman Morgan Gellman
No Score Yet Baby Daddy
2012-2016
  • Margot
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Sarah
30% Second Chance
2016
  • Helen Pritchard
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
  • Jeanette

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