Amanda Prasow

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Amanda Prasow is a Canadian-American actor and filmmaker.

With classical theatre training from the University of Toronto, Amanda also studied dance theatre at Lancaster University in England.

A growing interest in grassroots volunteerism led Amanda to the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. For two years, she served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in a remote island village, where she also directed her first documentary.

She then moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where she focused on physical theatre, improv, and medical clowning as well as traditional stage work, including A.R. Gurney's Sylvia and the (less traditional) Fringe hit water ballet Sirens.

Upon moving to New York City, Amanda honed her nuanced portrayals of quirky, larger-than-life characters on Off-Off-Broadway stages (Target Margin, Articulate Theatre), studied and performed improv at The PIT and a variety of sticky basements, and began producing and writing herself into her own offbeat comedy films ("Mark and Anna's", "Bestie").

Relocating to Vancouver to focus on acting for film and television, Amanda accidentally ended up doing a surprising amount of theatre along the way, including "Arsenic and Old Lace" (Royal Canadian Theatre Company), "Democracy" (Vancouver Fringe Festival), and Speakeasy Theatre's Pull Festival. She appears on Season 3 of ABC's A Million Little Things.

Amanda returns to New York frequently with her bicoastal production company, Nakavika Films, and loves following her films to festivals around the world.

  • Area(s) of Interest: Writers; Casting; Actors
  • Current Profession: Actor. Career Coach.
  • Company/Employer: Nakavika Films
  • Work References or Credits: Agent: Candace Fulton, Kirk Talent
  • Website: http://www.amandaprasow.com