Amanda Kloots (born March 19, 1982)[1] is an American television personality, dancer, actress, and fitness instructor. Since 2021, she has been a co-host of the daytime talk show The Talk.

Amanda Kloots
Born (1982-03-19) March 19, 1982 (age 41)
Other namesAmanda Kloots-Larsen
Occupations
  • Television personality
  • dancer
  • fitness instructor
Spouses
(divorced)
(m. 2017; died 2020)
Children1
Websiteamandakloots.com

Early life edit

Kloots is the second youngest of five children.[2] She attended GlenOak High School in Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio.[3]

Career edit

Kloots performed as part of the ensemble in several musicals on Broadway, including Good Vibrations, Follies, Young Frankenstein, and Bullets Over Broadway.[4][5][6] She is a former member of the dance company the Rockettes.[7]

In 2020, Kloots launched a digital fitness brand, which includes exercise videos taught by her.[8][9] That same year, she served as a guest co-host on the CBS daytime talk show The Talk.[10] Kloots joined The Talk as a permanent co-host in January 2021.[11] She released a memoir, co-authored with her sister, titled Live Your Life, in June 2021.[12] Later that year, she participated as one of the celebrities competing on season 30 of the competition series Dancing with the Stars, ultimately placing fourth.[13]

Personal life edit

Kloots was married to actor David Larsen for six years.[14] She was later married to actor Nick Cordero from 2017 until his death in 2020; the two met while working on Bullets Over Broadway.[15] She received attention for documenting Cordero's struggle and death from COVID-19-related complications on Instagram.[16][17] The couple had a son born 10 June 2019 via C-section.[18] Kloots lives in Los Angeles.[4]

Kloots endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 United States presidential election.[19]

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021–present The Talk Herself / co-host Talk show [11]
2021 Dancing with the Stars Herself / Contestant Season 30 [13]
2023 The Bold and the Beautiful Lucy Guest star: February 21 and 22, 2024 [20]

Theatre credits edit

Year Title Role Venue Ref.
2014 Bullets Over Broadway Ensemble (credited as Amanda Kloots-Larsen) St. James Theatre [5]
2011 Follies Ensemble Marquis Theatre [5]
2008 Young Frankenstein Ensemble (replacement) Lyric Theatre [5]
2005 Good Vibrations Bikini Girl/Ensemble Eugene O'Neill Theatre [5]

References edit

  1. ^ Fortini, Amanda (June 10, 2021). "How Amanda Kloots Faced Modern Grief". Elle. Archived from the original on June 10, 2021. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  2. ^ Onofri, Adrienne (September 5, 2011). "GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Amanda Kloots-Larsen of 'Follies'". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  3. ^ Collins, Glenn (September 22, 2015). "Joshua Jay and Anna Kloots: A Magician Marries His Assistant". The New York Times. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Paulson, Michael (September 22, 2020). "'He Never Quit': Nick Cordero's Widow on Grief, God and Perseverance". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 22, 2020. Kloots, who is 38
  5. ^ a b c d e Rooney, David (April 10, 2014). "Bullets Over Broadway: Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  6. ^ "Amanda Kloots-Larsen". Playbill. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  7. ^ Chung, Gabrielle (August 19, 2020). "Amanda Kloots' 'Rockette Sisters' Visit Her Home in 'First Weekend Alone' Since Nick Cordero's Death". People. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Nied, Jennifer (September 30, 2020). "Amanda Kloots' Husband Died Of COVID-19 At Age 41. Here's How She's Staying Strong". Women's Health. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  9. ^ McNeal, Stephenie (April 7, 2020). "This Fitness Influencer's Husband Is In The ICU Battling The Coronavirus. Here's How Instagram Is Helping Her Cope". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  10. ^ Curran, Sarah (November 6, 2020). "'The Talk' Guest-Host Amanda Kloots Gets Tearful On Anniversary Of Husband Nick Cordero's Passing". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Henderson, Cydney (May 7, 2021). "Amanda Kloots' son Elvis makes TV debut in sweet Mother's Day surprise". USA Today. Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  12. ^ Puhak, Janine (June 15, 2021). "Amanda Kloots Says Friend Jennifer Love Hewitt Dreamed Her Book Gave Nick Cordero 'Closure'". People. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  13. ^ a b Blackwelder, Carson; Stone, Megan (November 23, 2021). "'Dancing With the Stars' winner 2021: Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach win season 30". ABC News. Archived from the original on November 24, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  14. ^ Finn, Natalie (July 7, 2020). "Inside Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots' Heartwarming, Heartbreaking Love Story". E! News. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 5, 2020. When she joined the cast of 'Bullets', she was recently divorced following a six-year marriage to actor David Larsen...
  15. ^ Russian, Ale (July 6, 2020). "Inside Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots' Amazing Love Story as He Dies at 41: 'My Heart Is Broken'". People. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  16. ^ Mauch, Ally (December 1, 2020). "Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth Announced as New Co-Hosts on The Talk". People. Archived from the original on December 1, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020. Kloots, a former Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette turned entrepreneur and fitness instructor, was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year while documenting her husband Nick Cordero's battle with COVID-19.
  17. ^ Haney, Stephanie (December 2, 2020). "Canton native Amanda Kloots to join CBS's 'The Talk' as permanent co-host beginning in January". Cleveland, Ohio: WKYC. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Kloots, mother to their 1-year-old son Elvis Eduardo Cordero, famously chronicled her late husband and Hamilton star's experience with coronavirus on social media, helping shed light on the impact it can have on younger people.
  18. ^ Fierberg, Ruthie (June 11, 2019). "Broadway's Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots Welcome First Child". Playbill. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  19. ^ Madani, Doha (July 6, 2020). "Amanda Kloots, widow of Nick Cordero, calls Trump's Covid-19 comments 'disgraceful'". NBC News. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  20. ^ Lewis, Eroll (February 18, 2024). "'The Talk' Co-Host Amanda Kloots On Making Her Soap Opera Acting Debut on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved February 20, 2024.

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Preceded by The Talk co-host
2021-present
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