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Danielle Nicole Bisutti (born October 1, 1976) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Amanda Cantwell on the Nickelodeon television series True Jackson, VP. Bisutti is also the niece of OWN Network's Big Bowl of Love star Cristina Ferrare.
Danielle Nicole Bisutti
October 1, 1976
|Occupation||Actress, singer-songwriter, writer, producer|
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bisutti attended California State University, Fullerton, where she received a BA in Acting and Musical Theatre. While attending CSUF, she was nominated several times for Best Actress in the Irene Ryan Competition and took the runner-up position at The Lincoln Center Theatre in New York City. Michael Butler noticed Bisutti’s talent when he saw her performing the role of Sheila in a California production of Hair and brought the cast to Chicago to perform at the Democratic National Convention along with a five-week run at The New Athenaeum Theatre. Bisutti’s other theatre credits include Reno Sweeny in Anything Goes, Maggie in Boy's Life, Yelena in Uncle Vanya, Victoria/Jane in Noël Coward’s Tonight at 8.30, Fastranda in Pippin, and Ophelia in Hamlet.
Bisutti has made her mark in television over the years, recurring on Last Man Standing, Parks & Recreation, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Raising the Bar and The O.C., while also appearing on NCIS, Criminal Minds, Castle, Hot in Cleveland, 90210, Private Practice, Body of Proof, Bones, Cold Case, Two and a Half Men and Boston Legal, to name a few. However, she may best known for her starring role as the uptight yet lovable fashion diva Amanda Cantwell opposite Keke Palmer on the hit Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP from 2008–2011.
While working in television, Bisutti has also made time for film projects, some of her credits are Lionsgate’s Venice Underground (Eric Mabius), First Look Home Entertainment’s The Neighbor (Matthew Modine), and Lionsgate’s No Greater Love. Bisutti recently co-produced the webseries Hollywood Girl and recurred on the series as Pasha Maneer. She also recently secured a leading role in Harland Williams's post-apocalyptic sci-fi webseries The Australian, which was released in late November 2013.
In 2018, Bisutti provided the voice and motion capture for the Witch of the Woods, who is later revealed to be the goddess Freya in God of War. She received praise for her work and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Performance in a Video Game at the 15th British Academy Games Awards but lost to her co-star Jeremy Davies.
Bisutti spends time as a songwriter. Songs originally written by her, such as "Venice Underground", "April Moon", and "In the Presence of", have been used in independent feature films. At the 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards, she won the award for "Best Female Singer-Songwriter". Also at this ceremony, her song "Glimmer" was nominated for "AAA Album of the Year," and her song "In Passing" received the Unanimous Choice Recipient Award for "Independent AC Single of the Year". In September 2004, Bisutti performed at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, where "In Passing" was selected for the TVIFF's "Top Musical Artist Compilation CD" and Music Connection Magazine featured Bisutti in its 2004 "Hot 100 Unsigned Artists" list.
Bisutti was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Diana (née Ferrare) and Richard Bisutti. Her father was a set decorator in both film and television for 20 years. Her maternal aunt is model Cristina Ferrare. Bisutti is of Italian descent. In high school, she explored several opportunities to idealize her devotion for the entertainment business. She was involved in theatre, choir, dance, speech and debate, as well as athletic activities.
|Survivor: Los Angeles the Ultimate Parody||Taylor||Short film|
|Seeing Iris||Iris Jones||Short film|
|2005||Venice Underground||Wexler's Secretary|
|Downsizing||Beatrix Schnabel||Short film|
|2007||The Neighbor||Floria Riamondi|
|2008||Three Minutes in Heaven||Joy||Short film|
|Get Smart||Airline Passenger|
|The Caretaker||Jessica||Short film|
|2009||No Greater Love||Heather Stroud|
|2013||Curse of Chucky||Barb Pierce|
|Back in the Day||Annette Taylor|
|Insidious: Chapter 2||Michelle Crane|
|2000||Strip Mall||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2001||Dharma & Greg||Joy||Episode: "Dharma Does Dallas"|
|2003||Miss Match||Missy||Episode: "Miss Communication"|
|Platonically Incorrect||Waitress||TV film|
|Andy Richter Controls the Universe||Office Lady||Episodes: "Final Fantasy", "Duh Dog"|
|Less than Perfect||Sales Lady||Episode: "High Maintenance"|
|Charlie Lawrence||Denise||Episode: "If It's Not One Thing It's Your Mother"|
|Charmed||The Lady of the Lake||Episode: "Sword and the City"|
|2004||Boston Legal||Roberta Sloane||Episode: "Truth Be Told"|
|2004–05||The O.C.||Joan||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2006||Twenty Good Years||Courtney||Episode: "John's Old Lady"|
|Courting Alex||Veronica||Episode: "The Fix-Up"|
|Two and a Half Men||Vicki||Episode: "Corey's Been Dead for an Hour"|
|2007||Shark||Francis Chambers||Episode: "Blind Trust"|
|Cold Case||Mrs. Valentine (1953)||Episode: "Devil Music"|
|2007–08||Without a Trace||Terri Long||Episodes: "The Beginning", "4G", "Deja Vu"|
|2008||Wizards of Waverly Place||Mona Lisa||Episode: "Art Museum Piece"|
|Raising the Bar||Emma Troutman||Episode: "Shop Till You Drop"|
|2008–11||True Jackson, VP||Amanda Cantwell||Series regular; 56 episodes|
|2009||Raising the Bar||Emma Troutman||Episodes: "Hair Apparent", "Trout Fishing"|
|2010||Bones||Marlowe Becker||Episode: "The Mastodon in the Room"|
|2011||Hollywood Girl||Pascha Maneer||Episodes: "Code Red Carpet", "Limp of Shame"|
|Body of Proof||Vicki Hemington||Episode: "Love Thy Neighbor"|
|Private Practice||Lynn||Episode: "Deal with It"|
|CSI: Miami||Gabrielle Wade||Episode: "Dead Ringer"|
|2011–12||Parks and Recreation||Prof. Linda Lonegan||2 episodes: |
|2012||90210||Connie||Episode: "No Good Deed"|
|Hot in Cleveland||Verena||Episode: "I'm with the Band"|
|Last Man Standing||Michelle||Episodes: "Odd Couple Out", "Adrenaline"|
|CSI: Miami||Gabrielle Wade||Episodes: "Rest in Pieces", "Law & Disorder"|
|Castle||Claire Panchard||Episode: "The Limey"|
|Leverage||Wendy Baran||Episode: "The Gimme a K Street Job"|
|Criminal Minds||Debra Acklin||Episode: "Through the Looking Glass"|
|NCIS||SSSA Ashley Winter||Episode: "You Better Watch Out"|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Theresa Shea||Episode: "Dead Air"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Liz Langer||Episode: "Hard Bargain"|
|Anger Management||Kristy||Episode: "Charlie Dates a Teacher"|
|2015||I Didn't Do It||Mrs. Clegg||Guest role|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Atty. Sarah Taylor||Episode: "Blame It On Rio"|
|2016||Dr. Ken||Denise||Episode: "Ken at the Concert"|
|2018||Nanny Killer||Ms. Grey||TV film|
|2019||Dwight in Shining Armor||Witch Hexela||TV series-Episode:"Lotions and potions"& "Winnie the Wyvern"|
|2018||God of War||The Witch in the Woods / Freya||Nominated - BAFTA Award for Performer|
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