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Danielle Nicole Bisutti (born October 1, 1976)[1] 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 Bisutti
Danielle Nicole Bisutti

(1976-10-01) October 1, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationActress, singer-songwriter, writer, producer
Years active2000–present

Acting careerEdit

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.[2]

Singing careerEdit

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,[3][4] 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,[5] 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.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Bisutti was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Diana (née Ferrare) and Richard Bisutti.[7] Her father was a set decorator in both film and television for 20 years. Her maternal aunt is model Cristina Ferrare.[7] Bisutti is of Italian descent.[7] 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.



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Automatic Morgan Black
Survivor: Los Angeles the Ultimate Parody Taylor Short film
2004 Tropix Corrine Findlay
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


Year Title Role Notes
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:
"Smallest Park"
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"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 God of War The Witch in the Woods / Freya Nominated - BAFTA Award for Performer


  1. ^ " - People Summary". Retrieved 7 October 2018.
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  3. ^ "Los Angeles Music Awards at". Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Music Awards History". Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
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  6. ^ "Danielle Bisutti - Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "♫ Danielle Bisutti: The B-Sides - Danielle Bisutti. Listen @cdbaby". Retrieved 7 October 2018.

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