Amanda Jeannette Detmer (born September 27, 1971) is an American actress. She has made her big screen debut playing Miss Minneapolis in 1999 comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous, and later had a supporting role in Final Destination.
Amanda Jeannette Detmer
September 27, 1971
Chico, California, U.S.
|Education||California State University, Chico (BA)|
New York University (MFA)
(m. 2004; div. 2007)
In early 2000s, Detmer had starring roles in comedy films Boys and Girls (2000), Saving Silverman (2001), The Majestic (2001), and Kiss the Bride (2002). Later, she has had starring roles in short-lived television series include A.U.S.A. (2003), and What About Brian (2006–07).
Detmer was born in Vista, California and raised in Chico. Her mother, Susan (née Thurmon), is a teacher, and her father, Melvin Lester Detmer, is a singing cowboy. She attended California State University, Chico for her undergraduate education; deciding to complete her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before seriously embarking on a career in show business.
Detmer made her onscreen debut in 1995 with the television movie Stolen Innocence, and her big screen debut playing Miss Minneapolis in the beauty pageant-set comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). In 2000, she has appeared as Terry Chaney in the supernatural horror film Final Destination, and in the romantic comedy film Boys and Girls alongside Freddie Prinze Jr., Jason Biggs, and Claire Forlani. The following year, Detmer had major roles in comedy film Saving Silverman with Jason Biggs, and the romantic comedy-drama The Majestic directed and produced by Frank Darabont starring opposite Jim Carrey. In 2002, she had her first star-billed role in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer romantic comedy film Kiss the Bride. She also had supporting roles in films include Big Fat Liar (2002) and You, Me and Dupree (2006).
On television, Detmer was regular cast member on the two short-lived NBC sitcoms, M.Y.O.B. (2000) starring Lauren Graham, and A.U.S.A. (2003) opposite Scott Foley. From 2006 to 2007, she starred in the ABC comedy-drama What About Brian alongside Barry Watson, Sarah Lancaster and Rosanna Arquette. In 2009, she had a recurring role in the ABC medical drama Private Practice. From 2011 to 2012, she co-starred in the another ABC series, short-lived sitcom Man Up!. From 2011 to 2013, Detmer also had a recurring role in the USA Network drama series Necessary Roughness. She also guest starred on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist, and Two and a Half Men. In 2017, Detmer was cast in the untitled drama starring Reba McEntire for ABC, created by Marc Cherry.
|1999||Drop Dead Gorgeous||Miss Minneapolis|
|1999||A Little Inside||Sarah Parker|
|2000||Final Destination||Terry Chaney|
|2000||Boys and Girls||Amy|
|2001||Saving Silverman||Sandy Perkus|
|2001||The Majestic||Sandra Sinclair|
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Monty Kirkham|
|2002||Last Seen||Jennifer Langson|
|2002||Kiss the Bride||Danisa 'Danni' Sposato|
|2003||Final Destination 2||Terry Chaney||Photograph, uncredited|
|2003||Patching Cabbage||Rhonda||Short film|
|2004||Weekends||Carolyn McIntyre||TV Movie|
|2005||Alone in a Crowd||Short film|
|2005||Extreme Dating||Lindsay Culver|
|2006||Final Move||Amy Marlowe|
|2006||You, Me and Dupree||Annie|
|2011||Final Destination 5||Terry Chaney||Cameo, uncredited|
|2012||For Spacious Sky||Meg||Short film|
|2015||Lethal Seduction||Tanya Richards|
|2015||The Week||Jessie Briggs|
|2016||Baseball and the Ballerina||Sarah Parker|
|2017||Pure Country: Pure Heart||Elizabeth Spencer|
|1995||Stolen Innocence||Dannie Baldwin||TV movie|
|1999||To Serve and Protect||Tyler Harris-Carr||TV miniseries|
|1999||Ryan Caulfield: Year One||Casey||Episode: "Pilot"|
Episode: "Po-Piggity and Other Racial Slurs"
|2000||M.Y.O.B.||Lisa Overbeck||4 episodes|
|2003||All Grown Up||TV movie|
|2003||A.U.S.A.||Susan Rakoff||8 episodes|
|2003||Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye||Wedding Guest||Episode: "The Fugitive"|
|2003||Miss Match||Gabrielle Davis||Episode: "I Got You Babe"|
|2003||Picking Up & Dropping Off||Jane||TV movie|
|2004||Weekends||Carolyn McIntyre||TV movie|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Ms. Mancini||Episode: "Murder in a Flash"|
|2006||Proof of Lies||Christine Hartley||TV movie|
|2006–07||What About Brian||Deena Greco||24 episodes|
|2007||1321 Clover||Sharon Tuttle||TV movie|
|2007||Making It Legal||TV movie|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Tammy Mills||Episode: "Lonelyville"|
|2008||Single with Parents||Sasha||TV movie|
|2008||Psych||Ciaobella||Episode: "Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion"|
|2009||Medium||Sarah||Episode: "All in the Family"|
|2009||Private Practice||Morgan Gellman||5 episodes|
|2010||The Vampire Diaries||Trudie Peterson||Episode: "A Few Good Men"|
|2011||Man Up!||Brenda Hayden / Bridgette Hayden||13 episodes|
|2011–13||Necessary Roughness||Jeannette Fiero||11 episodes|
|2012||The Exes||Jill||Episode: "Sister Act"|
|2012||The Mentalist||Nicola Karlsen||Episode: "The Crimson Ticket"|
|2013||Two and a Half Men||Meghan||Episode: "My Bodacious Vidalia"|
|2014||Baby Daddy||Margot||Episode: "Send in the Clowns"|
Episode: "Play It Again, Bonnie"
|2015||Battle Creek||Lydia Conrad||Episode: "Homecoming"|
|2016||Second Chance||Helen Pritchard||8 episodes|
|2016||The Night Shift||Katherine Santiago||Episode: "Unexpected"|
|2017||Red Blooded||Randa Post|
- California birth registration showing county of birth
- "To Hollywood with love – Feature Story – Local Stories – July 26, 2001". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- "Amanda Detmer". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- "Boys and Girls". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- "Kiss the Bride". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- Andreeva, Nellie (8 February 2011). "Gretchen Egolf, Edi Gathegi, Amanda Detmer Among Latest Pilot Castings". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- "Man Up!: ABC pulls (cancelled) sitcom". 8 December 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- Petski, Denise (27 January 2017). "Amanda Detmer Joins Marc Cherry ABC Drama Pilot; 'Libby & Malcolm' Adds Cast". Retrieved 30 January 2017.