Originally auditioned for the title role on Veronica Mars but lost the place to Kristen Bell. Instead of playing Veronica she was offered the role of Lilly, Veronica’s dead best friend. She was so popular in this role she was brought back more often than ever expected.
Amanda wanted to be an actress at age 10 after watching Baz Luhrman’s 1996 “Romeo + Juliet” with her father.
Both Amanda and her older sister Jennifer, who is a musician, have often joked about where they got their love for performing and the arts from.
When she was a teenage girl, she had a crazy crush on Leonardo DiCaprio and especially liked him in Romeo + Juliet and Titanic. “Actually, it was not a crush. It was an obsession! I was also obsessed with Richard Dean Anderson from MacGyver and Indiana Jones.”
She is 5 ft 3 in (1.61 m) tall.
Amanda hates going to movie premieres for movies that she is in.
Amanda appeared on the cover of three Francine Pascal books.