• Amanda Jeannette Detmer was born in Chico, California in 197•
• She is an actress known for her roles in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The Majestic (2001), and Necessary Roughness (2011-2013).
• She has a BA degree in Theatre from California State University, Chico and an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $2.5 million.
• She has two children with her husband John Peter Crickellas and resides in Los Angeles, California.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 27, 1971
SpouseJohn Peter Crickellas (m. 2007), Bernardo Targett (m. 2004–2007)
MarkCurly blonde hair
FactReceived her Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

Who is Amanda Detmer? Where is she now?

Amanda Jeannette Detmer was born on the 27th September 1971, in Chico, California USA, of British and German ethnicity. She is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the roles of Miss Minneapolis in the comedy “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999), playing Sandra Sinclair in the romantic comedy-drama “The Majestic” (2001) and as Jeanette Fiero in the USA Network drama series “Necessary Roughness” (2011-2013). She is currently working on the upcoming film “Lady Driver”, which should be released in late 2018.

Early Life, Parents, Family

When it comes to speak about her early life, Amanda spent her childhood in Chico, where she was raised alongside older brother by her father, Melvin Lester Detmer, who worked as a singing cowboy, and her mother, Susan Thurmon Detmer, who was a teacher. Her older brother is Matthew Detmer, who is also known as an actor, recognized for winning a nomination for The Robert Prosky Award in the Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play category.

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Upon matriculation, Amanda enrolled into the University of California, Santa Cruz, but soon transferred to California State University, Chico, from which she graduated with a BA degree in Theatre in 1995. After that, she continued her education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which she earned her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. While in college, she began to perform in various plays alongside her brother, including in “Othello”, “A Streetcar Named Desire”, and “The Importance Of Being Earnest”, among others.

Career Beginnings

Amanda’s dream to become a professional actress came true in 1995, when she made her debut film appearance as Dannie Baldwin in the TV thriller film entitled “Stolen Innocence”. Her next major role came four years later, when she portrayed Miss Minneapolis in Michael Patrick Jann’s black comedy film “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999), starring next to Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards and Ellen Barkin, which was followed by her playing Sarah Parker in the comedy drama “A Little Inside” in the same year. After getting enough experience, she started winning more important roles, including as Terry Chaney in the horror “Final Destination”, and as Amy in the romantic comedy “Boys And Girls”, both in 2000. Simultaneously, Amanda also guest-starred in the TV mini-series “To Serve And Protect”, the Fox crime drama series “Ryan Caulfield: Year One” and was a regular cast member as Lisa Overbeck in the NBC comedy series “M.Y.O.B.”, all of which marked the beginning of an increase to her net worth.

Rise to Prominence and the early 2000s

At the very beginning of the next decade came Amanda’s first major role, when she featured as Sandy in the romantic comedy “Saving Silverman” (2000), alongside Jason Biggs, which was followed immediately by another major role as Sandra Sinclair in Frank Darabont’s romantic comedy-drama “The Majestic”, starring next to Jim Carrey, Bob Balaban and Martin. During the following year, she was quite busy as she starred in the role of Monty Kirkham in the comedy “Big Fat Liar”, played Jennifer Langson in the film “Last Seen”, and then Danni in the romantic comedy “Kiss The Bride”, all of which added a considerable amount to her net worth.

Other Projects in the mid-2000s

In 2003, Amanda filmed the short video “Patching Cabbage” as Rhonda, and then was chosen to portray Susan Rakoff in the short-lived NBC sitcom “A.U.S.A.”, after which she was cast as Jane in the TV film entitled “Picking Up & Dropping Off”. Her next major role came in 2004, when she featured as Carolyn McIntyre in the TV film “Weekends”, concurrently guest-starring in such TV series as “Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye”, “Miss Match” and “CSI: Miami”. In 2005, she landed the role of Lindsay Culver in the romantic comedy “Extreme Dating”, directed by Lorena David, and the role of Amy in Chris Hall’s comedy “Lucky 13”, increasing further her net worth.

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“What About Brian” and the late 2000s

Subsequently, Amanda played Amy Marlowe in the thriller “Final Move”, directed by Joey Travolta, and then starred as Amy in the drama “Jam” and portrayed Annie in the romantic comedy film “You, Me And Dupree”, all in 2006, then in 2007 she featured as Deena Greco in the ABC comedy-drama “What About Brian”, starring next to Sarah Lancaster, Barry Watson and Rosanna Arquette, which contributed a lot to her fortune. By the end of the decade, she had also appeared in the role of Olivia in the film “American Crude” (2008), featured as Kate in the 2008 film “AmericanEast”, and as Morgan Gellman in several episodes of the ABC medical drama series “Private Practice” (2009).

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The 2010s

With the beginning of the next decade, Amanda continued to line up successes, as she was chosen to play Brenda Hayden in the ABC sitcom “Man Up!” (2011-2012), and was selected to portray Jeanette Fiero in the USA Network drama series “Necessary Roughness”, aired from 2011 to 2013. Side by side, she also guest-starred in other TV titles, including “The Vampire Diaries”, “The Mentalist” and “Two And A Half Man”.

Recent Years

To speak further about her acting career, Amanda is also recognized for starring in the role of Tanya in the thriller “Lethal Seduction”, and being cast as Jessie Briggs in the romantic comedy-drama “The Week”, both in 2015. In the next year, she landed the role of Helen in the Fox sci-fi crime drama series “Second Chance”, after which she guest-starred in TV series “The Night Shift” and “Red Blooded”. Most recently, Amanda portrayed Elizabeth Spencer in the 2017 musical drama “Pure Country Pure Heart”, so her net worth is certainly rising. It is also announced that she will feature as Loretta in the film “Lady Driver”.

Amanda Detmer Net Worth

Her career started in 1995, and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Amanda Detmer is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $2.5 million, accumulated through her successes as a professional actress.

Personal Details

Regarding her personal life, Amanda married John Peter Crickellas in 2007, and the couple has two children, but their names have not been revealed to the public. Her first marriage was to Bernardo Targett from 2004 to 2007, when the couple divorced due to unspecified problems in their relationship. In her spare time, she enjoys making jewelry which she promotes on her Instagram account. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Speaking about her appearance, Amanda Detmer is obviously beautiful woman with curly blonde hair and blue colored eyes, and was ranked No. 17 on the Stuff Magazine’s 101 Sexiest Women list in 2001. She has an amazing body with the height of 5ft 4ins (1.63 m) and weight which is reputed to be around 120lbs (54kgs), while her vital statistics are 34-23-33.

General Info

Full NameAmanda Detmer
Date Of BirthSeptember 27, 1971
Height1.63 m
EducationNew York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia, California State University, Chico, New York University


SpouseJohn Peter Crickellas (m. 2007), Bernardo Targett (m. 2004–2007)
ParentsSusan Thurmon, Melvin Lester Detmer
SiblingsMatthew Detmer


AwardsIndependent Spirit Robert Altman Award, Young Hollywood Award for Best New Style Maker
MoviesSaving Silverman, Final Destination, Big Fat Liar, You, Me and Dupree, Kiss the Bride, The Majestic, American Crude, Boys and Girls, Extreme Dating, Picking Up & Dropping Off, A Little Inside, Final Move, Final Destination 5, Lucky 13, Jam, The Week, To Serve and Protect, For Spacious Sky
TV ShowsMan Up!, What About Brian, A.U.S.A., M.Y.O.B., Ryan Caulfield: Year One, Single with Parents

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#Marks / Signs
1Curly blonde hair


1Appearing as the "Duchess of Shrewsbury" in the play "Grand Delusions" (written by David Rock) with Xander Berkeley and Kurt Fuller at the Lost Studio in Los Angeles. [November 2007]
2Appearing at MN's Guthrie Theater as Mozart's Wife in "Amadeus" [August 2001]
3Younger sister of actor Matthew Detmer.
4Ranked #17 in Stuff's "101 Sexiest Women" (2001)
5Received her Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts




The Night Shift2016-2017TV SeriesKatherine Santiago
Second Chance2016TV SeriesHelen
The Week2015Jessie Briggs
Lethal Seduction2015Tanya Richards
Battle Creek2015TV SeriesLydia Conrad
Baby Daddy2014TV SeriesAunt Margot
Sea of Fire2014TV MovieAdine McAllister
Necessary Roughness2011-2013TV SeriesJeanette Fiero
Two and a Half Men2013TV SeriesMeghan
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesNicola Karlsen
For Spacious Sky2012ShortMeg
The Exes2012TV SeriesJill
Man Up2011-2012TV SeriesBrenda Hayden / Bridgette Hayden / Brenda
Shape2011/IVideo shortJoi
The Vampire Diaries2010TV SeriesTrudie Peterson
Private Practice2009TV SeriesMorgan Gellman
Medium2009TV SeriesSarah
American Crude2008Olivia
Psych2008TV SeriesCiaobella
Single with Parents2008TV MovieSasha
1321 Clover2007TV MovieSharon Tuttle
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2007TV SeriesTammy Mills
What About Brian2006-2007TV SeriesDeena Greco
Making It Legal2007TV Movie
Proof of Lies2006TV MovieChristine Hartley
You, Me and Dupree2006Annie
Final Move2006Amy Marlowe
Alone in a Crowd2005Short
Extreme Dating2005Lindsay Culver
Lucky 132005Amy
Weekends2004TV MovieCarolyn McIntyre
CSI: Miami2004TV SeriesMs. Mancini
Picking Up & Dropping Off2003TV MovieJane
Miss Match2003TV SeriesGabrielle Davis
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye2003TV SeriesWedding guest
A.U.S.A.2003TV SeriesSusan Rakoff
Patching Cabbage2003ShortRhonda
All Grown Up2003TV Movie
Kiss the Bride2002Danisa 'Danni' Sposato
Last Seen2002Jennifer Langson
Big Fat Liar2002Monty Kirkham
The Majestic2001Sandra Sinclair
Saving Silverman2001Sandy
M.Y.O.B.2000TV SeriesLisa Overbeck
Boys and Girls2000Amy
Final Destination2000Terry Chaney
A Little Inside1999Sarah Parker
Drop Dead Gorgeous1999Miss Minneapolis
Ryan Caulfield: Year One1999TV SeriesCasey
To Serve and Protect1999TV Mini-SeriesTyler Harris-Carr
Stolen Innocence1995TV MovieDannie Baldwin


Calling All Friends: The Story of 'What About Brian'2007Video documentary shortHerself - Actor
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentarySandra Sinclair
Comedy Central Canned Ham2001TV SeriesHerself
Later1999TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesJeanette on 'Necessary Roughness'
Final Destination 52011Terry Chaney (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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