Amanda was born on April 4, 1983 in St. George, Utah
Amanda began her acting career in 1995 in the movie Love and Happiness. She was in Kiss and Tell the next year. In 2002 she was in Angel Blade. In 2001 she had a bit part in the TV series CSI. After that were roles in The O.C., North Shore, Reunion, K-Ville, and Friday the 13th. Currently she plays Grace Van Pelt in the TV show The Mentalist.