Amanda Ives is an American/Canadian actress based in Los Angeles, who was raised in Canada. A graduate of the prestigious University of Toronto’s joint theater and acting program with Sheridan College, Amanda also studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. She is a classically trained singer and pianist.
In Toronto, Amanda worked in film, theater and TV, expanding her range as an actress. She was a featured soloist in the world premiere of JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA!, directed by Richard Ouzounian. Amanda also made her Directorial debut with the short documentary, TRUE SPIRIT: THE STORY OF THE HOLIDAY HELPERS.
In 2012, Amanda decided to make the move to LA with a strong foundation, credits to her name, dual citizenship and her car. Her first booking came after just two months in tinsel town, in the musical SOMETHING OF SILVER, Directed by Tony-nominee Tony Tanner.
Since then she has booked leads and supporting roles in independent films, television, and theater. One of Amanda’s favorite roles was American Women’s Rights Activist Susan B. Anthony in the play THE JOURNEY OF TRUTH. Always a student of the craft, Amanda has trained at many of Los Angeles’ most prestigious studios.
In 2016, she partnered up with fellow actress Sarah Goer to form their own production company, AmandaSarahFilm, and began creating the feature THREE ROADS, which Amanda co-wrote, co-produced and stars in. Amanda has just completed post-production on the short comedic film, BREAKING BROWNIES, her first time directing for the company.
Currently you can catch Amanda in the worldwide Chobani Gimmies commercial campaign, directed by the visionary Nadia Lee Cohen. Amanda also had the pleasure of recently booking a role on the FX show BASKETS, opposite Zach Galifianakis, which will air in the summer of 2019.
Amanda credits her Canadian mother for her independent and courageous nature, and her American father for her sense of humor.
* Proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
Actress Director Singer
“Having had the pleasure of collaborating with Amanda, I can attest that her inventiveness, fearlessness and pure talent are matched by her professionalism.”
— Director Doug Hawley, Director of short film CURSED WORLD PROBLEMS, multi-award winning short film