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Amanda Crew Bio
Amanda Crew (born June 5, 1986) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her lead roles as Felicia Alpine in Sex Drive, Tess Carroll in Charlie St. Cloud, and Carrie Miller on the television series Whistler. Following her film debut in Final Destination 3, she had supporting roles in the feature-length films She’s the Man, The Haunting in Connecticut, The Age of Adaline, and Race. She also made guest appearances in shows such as Life as We Know It, Suits, and Motive, and a cameo in Smallville.
In 2005, at age 19, Crew made her acting debut as Polly Brewer on the ABC teen drama Life as We Know It. She made a cameo appearance in an episode of Smallville, a television series based on the DC Comics character Superman. From 2005 to 2006, she played Tanis McTaggart on the YTV teen drama 15/Love with Meaghan Rath. From 2006 to 2008, Crew played Carrie Miller on the CTV drama Whistler, co-starring with David Paetkau.
She made her motion picture debut in the 2006 supernatural horror film Final Destination 3, the third installment in the Final Destination film series and the fourth chronologically. That same year, she starred as Kimberly in the made for television post-apocalyptic film Meltdown: Days of Destruction with Casper Van Dien.
Her next film was a non-dialogue cameo in the romantic teen comedy John Tucker Must Die, starring opposite Brittany Snow and Jenny McCarthy. Despite being a critical flop, the film was a sleeper hit at the box office, landing at #3 in the U.S. and #1 in Australia. She starred with Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum in the romantic teen comedy She’s the Man as Kia.
In her first lead role, Crew starred alongside Seth Green in the 2008 teen road comedy Sex Drive, portraying Felicia Alpine, a high school senior who goes on a road trip with two of her friends. Also that year, she starred as Marie in the romantic comedy That One Night, and as Joanna in the made for television science-fiction film Monster Ark.
She had a supporting role with Martin Donovan and Kyle Gallner in the supernatural horror film The Haunting in Connecticut as Wendy. That same year, she starred as Britney in the romantic comedy The Break-Up Artist.
Crew starred with Zac Efron and Kim Basinger in the 2010 supernatural romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud, playing a young woman who plans to sail solo around the world. The film was released to negative reviews. Crew later starred with Dakota Johnson in Funny or Die‘s All That Glitters.
Crew starred in the crime thriller Repeaters (2010) as Sonia Logan, a drug addict who becomes trapped in a time loop. The film received negative reviews from critics. Despite this, the film was nominated for nine Leo Awards, including Best Feature Length Film, losing to Gunless. Crew herself received a nomination for her performance. Crew made a guest appearance on the legal drama Suits, playing an expert hacker who has stolen money from her father’s company.
She starred in the 2011 crime thriller Charlie Zone as a heroin addicted single mother. She later starred in the family drama Sisters & Brothers (2011) as Nikki, an aspiring actress who comes into conflict with her older half-sister. The film won six Leo Awards, including Best Feature Length Film, and Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for Crew’s performance.
She earned her fourth Leo nomination after starring alongside Kim Coates in the 2012 thriller Ferocious as Leigh Parrish, a small-town girl turned famous actress. In 2013, she appeared alongside Virginia Madsen in the romantic comedy drama Crazy Kind of Love as Bette Mack, a woman who begins a sexual relationship with the youngest son of a dysfunctional family.
Crew starred with Rob Lowe and Jamie Chung in the political thriller Knife Fight, which was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and released worldwide in 2013. She later had a supporting role with James Woods and J. K. Simmons in the critically panned biopic Jobs (2013). She plays a college student who has a one-night stand with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher.
Since 2014, Crew has starred as Monica in Mike Judge‘s HBO sitcom Silicon Valley. She guest starred on the CTV police procedural drama Motive as Robin Keaton, a young mother who becomes engaged to the man responsible for the murder of her son’s father. She later appeared with Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd in the Christian musical drama The Identical (2014). She plays Helen Hemsley, a Great Depression-era woman from Alabama. It fared poorly both critically and commercially. Crew was a recurring cast member on the web series Math Bites, and later appeared in the video The Slap.
She starred as Izzy Fontaine in the 2015 crime comedy Bad City, which was nominated for Best Feature Length Drama at the Leo Awards, along with nine other nominations. She starred with Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn in the 2015 epic fantasy romance The Age of Adaline, playing the daughter of Harrison Ford‘s character. Crew starred as Alice in the independent comedy-drama Weepah Way for Now, which was screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2015.
Crew starred with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons in the biographical sports drama Race, where she played the role of Peggy. The film was well received by critics following its release on February 19, 2016. She played prostitute Charlene Rox in the western drama Poor Boy, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2016.
In late 2015, she was filming the upcoming romantic sports comedy Chokeslam after being cast as the ill-tempered professional wrestler Sheena. The film will be released on October 10, 2016. Crew was cast alongside Anna Kendrick and Lisa Kudrow in the comedy-drama Table 19 in an unspecified role. The film is set to be released on January 20, 2017.