Who is Amanda Fuller (Last Man Standing)? Wiki Bio
Amanda ‘Manda Panda’ Fuller was born in Sacramento, California USA, on 27 August 1984 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, probably best known for her portrayal of Kristin Baxter in the comedy series “Last Man Standing”, which has been airing since 2011, and which also stars Time Allen, Nancy Travis and Hector Elizondo. The series is about a father raising his three children while being surrounded by women more dominant than himself; it is quite popular in the US, and has won seven awards including two Primetime Emmys, and has been nominated for 10 others.
Early life and education
Amanda grew up in Sacramento alongside her older brother Jeff Fuller, who is an assistant director and film producer known for his work on movies such as “Donnie Darko” and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”. The two were raised by their father Robert S. Fuller who was a businessman, and their mother Jeanette Marie Legoullon who was a teacher working at a local high school.
Amanda attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, where she worked on her acting skills at the school’s drama club, and appeared in nearly all the plays performed there. After matriculation in 2002 she didn’t enroll at a college, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as an actress.
Roles in TV series
Amanda made her debut TV series appearance in 1993 at the age of nine, when she portrayed Lexy in a single episode of the miniseries “Tales of the City” which is closely based on the eponymous novel written by Armistead Maupin. The following years saw her guest star in single episodes of several series, such as the crime drama “Charlie Grace” in 1995, the sitcom “The Tom Show” in 1997, and the medical drama “L. A. Doctors” in 1998.
The year 1998 also saw her appear in other series such as the action crime “Walker, Texas Ranger”, the teen family drama “Party of Five”, and the period sitcom “That ‘70s Show”.
She went on to star as Megan in the episode “Tough Love” of the half-hour comedy “One World”, which starred Bryan Kirkwood and Arroyn Lloyd, and which is about six children who are living with their foster parents – the series won two awards and was nominated for two others. Amanda also appeared in the sitcom “Two of a Kind”, and the legal drama “The Practice”, while the year 2000 saw her guest star as April in a single episode of the critically acclaimed sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”. After being praised for her guest starring performances, she was invited to appear in the fantasy drama “Touched by an Angel” and legal drama “First Years”, before portraying Lindsay in the episode “Cheerleader” of the sitcom “8 Simple Rules”, and Summer Landers in the episode “Welcome Home” of the police procedural drama “The Division”.
The year 2003 saw her appear in four TV series, with two of her most notable performances being in the legal drama “Judging Amy”, and the supernatural drama “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nicholas Brendon, and which was a huge hit in the US, winning 53 awards including a Golden Globe, and being nominated for 129 others.
In 2004, Amanda played Jen Shields in the action police procedural series “NCIS”. and Leanne in the family drama “7th Heaven” while she was praised for her portrayal of Jessica Raab in the police procedural drama “Without a Trace”. She portrayed the recurring character Karyn Reynolds in the science fiction drama “Threshold” in 2005, before being invited to play Tisa in the documentary series “Independent Lens” in 2006.
The following years saw her guest star in single episodes of the police procedural and legal drama “Women’s Murder Club” in 2007, the crime drama “Life” in 2009, and the crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.
One of her most recent appearances in TV series has been in the comedy drama web series “Orange is the New Black”, in which she portrayed Madison ‘Badison’ Murphy from mid-2018 to late 2019. The series starred Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks and Taryn Manning, and is about a man who is charged with a crime allegedly committed over 10 years ago, and is sentenced to spend a year and a half in prison. The series was a huge success, winning 50 awards while it was nominated for 134 others, including six Golden Globes.
Roles in movies
Amanda made her debut film appearance in 1995 portraying Crystal Acton in the drama movie “Deadly Whispers”, while the following years saw her play supporting characters in several movies, such as the drama “The Making of a Hollywood Madam”, the romantic comedy “’Til There Was You”, and the drama “Don King: Only in America”.
In 1998, she appeared in the drama movie “Carson’s Vertical Suburbia” which didn’t gain much recognition, then portrayed Mallory in the drama film “True Story”, April in the romantic drama comedy “Whatever It Takes”, and was praised for her performance in Disney’s movie “Safety Patrol”. In 1999, she played a supporting character in the family fantasy comedy “The Incredible Genie”, which received mostly poor reviews, and portrayed Erica Passenger in the crime drama mystery film “Children of Fortune”.
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Took a break from the pump long enough to let a couple geniuses make me look like a human being again for a night out to support our @lastmanstandingfox fam and celebrate Season EIGHT!⠀
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— Amanda Fuller (@amandafuller27) January 9, 2020
Some of her roles which followed were in the dramas “Askari” and “Anatomy of a Hate Crime” in 2001, and the romantic comedy “Failures” in 2003. The following year saw her star in Alex Scchenker’s short drama movie “Death, Can I Buy You a Drink” which was much liked by its audience, and Amanda went on to appear in the romantic drama “Americanese” in 2006 and the drama “Primal Doubt” in 2007.
The year 2009 saw her play the supporting character Anna in the comedy drama “Mr. Sandman” starring Al No’mani and Scoot McNairy, about Saddam Hussein’s body-double who moves to Los Angeles from Baghdad after he loses his job. She went on to act as Erica in the revenge-thriller movie “Red White & Blue” in 2010, and for her performance was nominated for a Chainsaw Award for Best Actress.
She then portrayed Dolores in the action film “Freerunner” in 2011, and Beth in the horror movie “Creature”. In the following years, Amanda appeared in several short movies and videos, such as the family comedy “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta!”, the comedy drama “The Haun Solo Project: Addicted”, and the comedy horror “The Barista” in 2013.
Some of Amanda’s most recent roles in movies have been in the biographical drama “The Brittany Murphy Story” and the horror “Starry Eyes” both in 2014, and in the horror movie “All the Creatures Were Stirring” which starred Constance Wu, Jonathan Kite and Jocelin Donahue, about a couple watching strange Christmas stories at a local cinema.
The movie was nominated for a Rondo Statuette for Best Independent Film, and a Lizzie Award for Best Feature Film.
Love life and relationships. Is she pregnant?
Amanda met her future husband Matthew Bryan Feld sometime in the late 2000s, but they didn’t marry until the first half of 2019, in a small ceremony attended by the two’s closest friends and family. Amanda is suffering from endometriosis, which is a condition which usually means that a woman cannot become pregnant, however, Amanda was lucky and in November 2019 she gave birth to their son. The family of three is currently living at their home in Los Angeles.
Matthew hasn’t had his breakthrough role yet, while some of his most notable appearances have been in the crime drama series “Power” in 2014 which was a hit, winning 14 awards and being nominated for 16 others, the fantasy thriller drama film “Fashionista” in 2016 which starred Amanda Fuller and Ethan Embry, and the talk-show “Nick and Lindsey Morning Show” in 2018, which is still airing and has been receiving mixed reviews.
Hobbies and other interests
Amanda became interested in ballet at a very early age. and her parents enrolled her at a ballet school after she turned six. She practiced ballet for around 10 years before deciding to entirely focus on her acting career. She likes to travel and has been all around the US to shoot for her movies and TV series, while the famous actress has also been to Europe on several occasions – her dream travel destination is Rome in Italy.
Amanda is keen on tasting various cuisines, with her favorite being spicy Hungarian food, while some of her favorite everyday foods are pizza and spaghetti. She is a bit of a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least twice a week; her favorite color is purple.
Amanda has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, while some of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”, and “Just Go With It”.
Appearance and net worth
Amanda is 35 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $1 million.