Amanda Wyss

Amanda Wyss

Highest Rated: 95% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Lowest Rated: 50% Badland (2019)

Birthday: Nov 24, 1960

Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, California, USA

1980s icon Amanda Wyss appeared in some of the best-remembered films of the decade. In 1982, she made her big screen debut in the Sean Penn stoner comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," playing sweetheart to Judge Reinhold's character. Wyss' next major role came as an ill-fated student in Wes Craven's slasher classic, "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and in 1985 she famously dumped heartthrob John Cusack in the teen comedy "Better Off Dead..." Padding her schedule with regular appearances on TV, Wyss also guest-starred on two episodes of the iconic barroom sitcom "Cheers." At the tail end of the decade, she co-starred in the acclaimed Native American road flick "Powwow Highway" before making a gradual transition to full-time TV work in the early '90s. Wyss enjoyed a seven-episode stint on "Highlander"'s first season as intrepid reporter Randi McFarland, and appeared several times on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Showcasing her diverse range, Wyss has also taken on hospital procedurals like "ER," outlandish comedies like "The Drew Carey Show," and macabre dramas like "Dexter." Wyss returned to the big screen in the mid 2000s, and garnered a supporting role in the Sean Patrick Flanery-Joe Pantoliano actioner "Deadly Impact" in 2010.

Highest rated movies

A Nightmare on Elm Street Fast Times at Ridgemont High Silverado
Better Off Dead
Badland

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Resonator: Miskatonic U Professor McMichaels (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 15% Hunter's Moon Bernice Delaney (Character) - 2020
50% 45% Badland Alice Hollenbeck (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triggered Gloria Fielding (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 60% Big Legend Dr. Wheeler (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Capture Terry (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 41% The Sandman Dr. Amanda Elliott (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 11% The Hatred Beth Crossan (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Id Meridith Lane (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 24% Deadly Impact Julie Mulligan (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 12% The Graves Darlene (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 41% Strategic Command Michelle Harding (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry Me or Die Nora Dawkins (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 13% Digital Man Lt. Fredericks (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 52% Bloodfist IV: Die Trying Shannon (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 29% Son of Darkness: To Die For II Cellia (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkered Flag Chris Baird Trehearn (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 60% Black Magic Woman Diane Abbott (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 41% Shakma Tracy (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 75% The Final Days Tricia Nixon Cox (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Steel Jerri (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 56% To Die For Celia Kett (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Powwow Highway Rabbit Layton (Character) $71.2K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Innocence Andy/Angela (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something in Common Laura Grant (Character) - 1986
77% 80% Silverado Phoebe (Character) - 1985
77% 87% Better Off Dead Beth Truss (Character) $10.3M 1985
95% 84% A Nightmare on Elm Street Tina Grey (Character) $57.3M 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother's Secret Life Tobi Jensen (Character) - 1984
78% 80% Fast Times at Ridgemont High Lisa (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 60% This House Possessed Holly (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 43% All Rise Caroline Halliwell (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 82% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Donna Marks (Guest Star) 2001 2011
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1998 2002
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 84% ER Mrs. Adams (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% 83% NYPD Blue Ellen Lewis (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Suzanne Elsinger (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
87% 93% Cheers Beth (Guest Star) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otherworld Unknown (Guest Star) 1985