Amanda de Cadenet
|Amanda de Cadenet|
|Born||Amanda De Cadenet
19 May 1972
Hampstead, London, England
|Occupation||Photographer, actress, television presenter|
|Spouse(s)||John Taylor (m. 1991–97) (divorced; 1 child)
Nick Valensi (m. 2006) (2 children)
De Cadenet is the daughter of Anna and racing car driver Alain de Cadenet. At age 16, she began her career as a co-presenter for The Word, a late-night Channel 4 magazine show in 1990-1995. She also co-hosted the British television show The Big Breakfast.
Her first marriage in 1991, according to de Cadenet herself, was when she was only 19, and pregnant, to Duran Duran bassist John Taylor with whom she has a daughter, Atlanta. The following year, de Cadenet moved from the U.K. to Los Angeles. The marriage lasted until 1997.
Upon arrival in L.A., de Cadenet embarked upon a short film career, appearing in Four Rooms (1995), a collaborative film by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino; Fall (1997), and Brokedown Palace (1999). Her career then turned to photography. She worked for magazines such as Spin,[not in citation given] Jane and Harper’s Bazaar, among others. In 2005, she published a book entitled Rare Birds. Her other celebrity popular culture subjects have included Drew Barrymore, Sofia Coppola, Demi Moore, Olivia Wilde, Mary J. Blige, Keanu Reeves, Beck Hansen, and the members of The Strokes.
In 2011, it was announced that de Cadenet would be the host of a new television interview series called The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, airing on the Lifetime Channel, with Demi Moore as a co-executive producer. On the show, de Cadenet has interviewed female guests such as Hillary Clinton, Lady Gaga, Portia de Rossi, Rita Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldana and Jane Fonda.
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- People 2006
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- The Conversation - Episode 2 featuring Lady Gaga, Leslie Bennetts, Portia de Rossi, Rita Wilson
- The Conversation - Episode 1 featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman, Zoe Saldana
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