Amanda Crew belongs to the category of people whom the immortal William Shakespeare opined that they have greatness thrust upon them by the divine. At the young age of 5, she earned a part in the musical Dragon Tales where she greatly impressed, turning heads and having agents clamour to have her on their clientele list.
Amanda came from a family of people who never had contact with the world of entertainment before her emergence and has proved to the world that, acting talent doesn’t have to run in the family for one to be successful in the scene.
Amanda Crew’s Acting Talent Came To The Fore At Grade Five
Amanda Crew is the daughter of a legal secretary mother and a father who worked in the telecoms industry. Raised in her birthplace, Langley, British Colombia, the actress attended Brookswood Secondary School, where she was part of the school drama team and played pivotal roles in the dramas organized by the school. The talented Amanda would later attend American Academy of Drama Arts in New York City where she bagged a Bachelor’s Degree.
From the very first day the little Amanda took up a script when she was in grade 5 and made public her acting talent, her services have been and are being sought after by movie producers. The fact that she had made appearances in several advertisements for big brands like Coca-Cola is a testament to her prowess in front of the camera.
Her Debut Onscreen Role Was Clinched At 19
At age 19, precisely in 2005, Amanda Crew appeared in her first onscreen role in the ABC teen Drama titled Life as We Know It, acting the part of Polly Brewer. The same year, she featured in one episode of television series Smallville (based on the DC Comics character Superman) where she played the minor role of Sorority girl.
Crew featured in another series, a YTV teen drama titled 15/Love where she played the role of Tanis McTaggart, sharing the screen with actress Meaghan Rath who happens to be her close friend. The year 2006 was a significant one for the Canadian actress, after securing a part in another series Diary, she landed a major role as Carrie Miller in a CTV drama Whistler which ran from 2006 through 2008; her first Leo Award was thanks to her performance in Whistler.
Amanda Crew’s First Big Screen Role Propelled Her To Stardom
Her part as Julie Christensen in the horror film, Final Destination 3 (2006) was her debut film role; the movie was the third instalment in the Final Destination film series, as well as the fourth chronologically. It became a major box office hit with earnings of $118.9 million, and remains one of Amanda Crew’s biggest commercial success, propelling her to stardom. The famed actresses’ other 2006 credits came in the films; Meltdown: Days of Destruction, She’s the Man – a modern adaptation of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, and John Tucker Must Die as a high school student.
The year 2008 saw the actress play her first lead role, Felicia Alpine in a teen road comedy titled Sex Drive. Garnering more fame and dominance, she also starred as Marie in a romantic comedy That One Night, the film premiered on February 19, 2008, at the Omaha Film Festival.
Amanda Crew recorded more success in 2009 following her impressive role in a horror film The Haunting in Connecticut. Though the film earned over $77 million and opened in second place at the North American box after it received negative reviews from critics, it was not to be compared with the commercial success recorded by her career booster film, Final Destination 3.
Over 40 Productions And Still Counting
The Canadian entertainer played the lead as a breakup artist known as Britney in the romantic comedy The Break-Up Artist. In the comedy, she became a matchmaker after her former boyfriend set up his own breakup company just to steal her clients. 2010 saw Amanda Crew starring alongside Kim Basinger and Zac Efron in Charlie St. Cloud – the supernatural romantic drama, playing the love interest of the titular character. Though it also received negative reviews, it proved to be the actresses’ mainstream breakthrough. She has even shared photos from the drama on Instagram.
That same year, she depicted a drug addict named Sonia Logan in the crime thriller Repeaters and the movie became a nominee for nine Leo Awards, a Best Feature-Length Film inclusive. Crew’s performance in the film made her one of the Best Actress nominees.
Before being invited in 2014 to join the cast of Silicon Valley where she plays the role of Monica Hall, Amanda Crew appeared in so many other productions, including the crime thriller Charlie Zone, Sisters & Brothers which bagged six Leo Awards and Best Feature-Length Film, including Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture. Others are Suits, Knife Fight, Ferocious, Crazy Kind of Love, and Jobs.
Amanda Crew Has Earned A Plethora Of Nominations With Four Wins So Far
The list of her recognised works extends to include Motive, The Identical, Bad City, The Age of Adaline, Weepah Way for Now, Race, Poor Boy, and Chokeslam. We will not forget to include Table 19, A Crooked Somebody, Juggernaut, Freaks, Tone-Deaf, and Isabelle.
Silicon Valley for which she bagged a Golden Maple Award started airing in 2014 and still is going strong. In her captivating career, which includes featuring in so many films and television series, Amanda Crew has earned several award nominations and won at least four, including two 2016 Golden Maple Awards for her role on Silicon Valley.
How Much Her Net Worth Has Been Boosted By Her Prolific Roles
With a career that took off professionally in the year 2000, Amanda Crew has beyond doubt proven that she’s got the skills. More roles mean more money and Crew has successfully monetized her talent. She continues to rack up her filmography and at this point, has been able to amass a net worth of $2 million.
The bulk of the entertainer’s fortune is all thanks to her roles in the movies and television series; however, her gig in commercials is sure to account for something. Being someone who is still very much relevant in the acting scene, Amanda Crew’s wealth is expected to show some remarkable appreciation at the next review.
Amanda Crew Is Dustin Milligan’s Long-time Girlfriend
Amanda Crew is not yet married, though she is in a serious relationship with fellow Canadian actor, Dustin Milligan. Their long-term love affair was said to have started after the pair met on set while filming the 2010 movie Repeaters. However, it wasn’t the first film to star the two of them as Milligan also had a part in Final Destination 3.
Dustin Milligan is a stylish actor born on July 28, 1985, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. He started acting professionally in 2004 and is known for playing Ted in the TV series Schitt’s Creek. Some of his notable films are The Messengers (2007), Demonic (2015), and A Simple Favor (2018).
Crew and Milligan keep their relationship largely private which makes it rather difficult to get information on them, however, fans are rooting that they someday make it down the aisle.