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Amanda Detmer
Born Amanda Jeannette Detmer
September 27, 1971 (1971-09-27) (age 38)
Chico, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Bernardo Targett (2004-present) (filed for divorce)

Amanda Jeannette Detmer (born September 27, 1971 ) is an American actress who has appeared in various films and television shows.



Detmer was born and raised in Chico, California to Susan, a reading teacher, and Melvin Detmer, a singing cowboy.[1] She attended California State University, Chico for her undergraduate education; deciding to complete her Master of Fine Arts from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts before seriously embarking on a career in show business.

She made her onscreen debut in 1995 with the television movie Stolen Innocence, and her big screen debut playing Miss Minneapolis in the beauty pageant-set comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous. She has also made notable film appearances in Final Destination as Terry Chaney, "Boys and Girls", Saving Silverman, The Majestic and Big Fat Liar. In television, she also appeared in the 2006 made-for-TV movie Proof of Lies and the ABC dramas What About Brian (as Deena) and Private Practice (as Morgan).


Year Title Role
2000 Final Destination Terry Chaney
2001 Saving Silverman Sandy Perkins
2002 Big Fat Liar Monty Kirkham
2003 Final Destination 2 Terry Chaney (cameo)


Year Title Role Other notes
1995 Stolen Innocence Dannie Baldwin
1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One Casey Episodes: "Pilot", "Po-Piggity and Other Racial Slurs"
To Serve and Protect Tyler Harris-Carr
2000 M.Y.O.B. Lisa Overbeck Episodes: "Bad Seed", "Boys in the Band"
2003 Picking Up & Dropping Off Jane
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Wendy Stack Episode: "The Fugitive"
All Grown Up
2006-2007 What About Brian Deena Greco
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tammy Mills Episode: "Lonelyville "
2009 Medium Sarah Episode: "All in the Family"
Private Practice Morgan Gellman Episodes: "Finishing", "What Women Want", "Do the Right Thing", "Yours, Mine & Ours", "Right Here, Right Now"


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