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Amanda Aday was born on January 21, 1981.  She is the daughter of singer/actor Meat Loaf and Leslie Aday.  Amanda embraced acting at a young age.  She began attending Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in 1990 and continued there for six years. She graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy, a boarding school dedicated to educating young artists. Amanda furthered her education as a theatre major at California Institute of the Arts, where she performed in plays such as the one-woman show "The Twirler" by Jane Martin.
 
Amanda started appearing on screen in the mid to late '90's, first in 1995's To Catch A Yeti (she was uncredited), then in the made for TV movie "To Hell and Back", and Crazy In Alabama in 1999. She also gave a moving performance on the TV show Boston Public as Carrie Jenkins, a student bullied about her weight by one of her teachers, in 2002. 
 
Amanda's first breakthrough came in 2003 when she secured the role of Dora Mae Dreifuss in the HBO series Carnivāle.  Her performance opened the eyes of fans everywhere to her amazing talent, and her character, though short-lived, was deeply loved by fans of the show.  In 2004, she played the role of Bevers in the indie film  The Mummy An' the Armadillo. In 2006, she starred opposite Paris Hilton in National Lampoon's Pledge This! as Maxine Picker.
 
Since her time on Carnivāle, Amanda has guested on the hit TV shows E.R. (2008), My Name is Earl (2008), Private Practice (2011), and Rizzoli & Isles (2011). Most recently, she signed on to the film Escort Service (2013) and finished shooting the film the Trials of Cate McCall with Kate Beckinsale. She hopes to realize her first leading role, Bebe Williams, in the independent film Day After The Revolution.