Amanda Anka is best known as the wife of the award-winning American actor and filmmaker, Jason Bateman. In addition to that, she rose to the mainstream in the movie industry by playing the role of a vampire in the American horror movie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She started gaining more fame and fortune after her striking performance in the aforementioned horror movie as she went on to make appearances in other popular movies and TV shows such as Taxi, Lightbulb, Lost Highway and Cherry Falls. Find out more about her biography, husband, net worth, parents and kids below.
Amanda Anka: Biography & Age
Jason Bateman’s wife was born as Amanda Katherine Anka on 10th December 1968 in the city of New York, USA. She was brought up along with her four sisters and stepbrother in New York City. Concerning her education, there is no information available concerning her educational background as the gorgeous actress has remained tight-lipped over it.
Amanda Anka kick-started her acting career by playing a minor role in the 1991 TV show, Frankenstein: The College Years. The talented actress, however, got her breakout role in the following year when she was cast as a vampire in the American horror movie, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992). She began to garner more fame after playing the role of a vampire in the aforesaid horror movie. The film, which was written by Joss Whedon and starred Kristy Swanson, was successful. She then followed it up by appearing as Rita in the short movie, The Last Job.
The year 1994 was a busy one for the actress as she had back-to-back acting roles, playing the character of Tamara in the movie, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles and also featuring as Patti in the TV show, Renegade. In addition, her popularity reached new heights after she was cast to play the role of Barbara in the famous TV series, Beverly Hills: 90210.
In the ensuing years, Jason Bateman’s wife was seen in several mega-hit television series including, Diagnosis Murder and ER. Since the inception of her acting career, Amanda Anka’s talent has graced the screens of projects such as The Method, Lost Highway, Cherry Falls, Taxi, Ingenious, The Batman and many more.
At a certain time in her career, the elegant looking actress was involved in a controversy. She alleged that a famous hotelier named Andre Balazs groped her while she was climbing the firehouse ladder at London’s Chiltern Firehouse to attend the dinner party of her husband’s movie premiere for Horrible Bosses 2.
So far, Amanda Anka has not won any accolade in her acting career but with her great work and unique acting skills, she will definitely bag several awards in the near future.
It is not a surprise that the brilliant actress has a great passion for success. Amanda Anka has made a mark in America’s entertainment industry despite her small beginnings. Irrespective of the enormous wealth of her famous husband, the gorgeous actress has gone on to accumulate an impressive net worth for herself as her financial value is reported to be around $1 million.
With regards to Amanda Anka’s parents, her father, Paul Anka got married to her mother, Anne de Zogheb in 1963 and got divorced after 37 years of marriage in 2000. Her father was a well-known actor and musician while her mother, an Egyptian citizen by birth, was a renowned model who modeled for high-value agencies like Eileen Ford in the past. From her parents’ background, show business definitely runs in their blood. In addition, Amanda Anka is the second child of her parents and she has her four sisters namely Alexandra, Amelia, Anthea, Alicia and her half-brother Ethan Anka. Her parents’ divorce was a popular one which made headlines.
Amanda Anka’s Family – Husband And Kids
Speaking of Anka’s love life, the beauteous actress is married to Jason Bateman, a man she dated for over two years before tying the knot. Jason Bateman is a renowned American actor and filmmaker. The couple got married on 3rd July 2001 and they have two daughters, Francesca Nora Bateman born in October 2006 and Maple Sylvie Bateman born in February 2012. Presently, the two are enjoying their marital bliss together in Los Angeles, California.