ACTOR | WRITER | PRODUCER | LIFE COACH
I'm your light house in the storm
Sensational comes to mind when you meet Amanda DeBraux. Amanda's dynamic career as a versatile Actor shines both in television and film, landing roles in the longest-running series Law & Order: SVU, the critically acclaimed HBO series High Maintenance and leading actor in The Rest of Us (available on Amazon Prime) working alongside Laila Robins. She's not only an Actor but a Producer and Writer based in New York City. She grew up in the Boogie Down Bronx to a Puerto Rican Mother and a Black American Father. She broke barriers while attaining a bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology at the reputable John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as she was modeling and working during her time there. However, it wasn't until stepping on the set of The Good Wife as background that she discovered one of her life's purposes, collaborative storytelling. As an Artist, Amanda brings the archaic form of storytelling to the modern day with veritable grace and far-reaching talent. Wasting no time, Amanda booked independent films straight out of college; Secret Guilt (2014), directed by Chismo Oz-Lee, where she worked alongside Arturo Castro and Nelcie Souffrant, and Pushing Dreams (2013), directed by Adel L. Morales, with Victor Cruz and Luis Antonio Ramos.
In 2018, Amanda's momentum and talent excelled in the High Maintenance episode Fagin working her comedic artistry with Marcia DeBonis and partner Raymond Anthony Thomas, then sharing the screen with Ice T and Kelli Gibbish in Law & Order: SVU. Amanda soon became a beacon of light in The Rest of Us, produced by Mary Stuart Masterson, as the leading actor, Amy, which brought Mental Health Awareness to the forefront. In addition, she hosted Instagram Lives with colleagues to help guide and create a sacred space for those with mental health concerns. Which soon became one of her passions, to help people.
Parallel to her on-screen film career, Amanda has kept busy with other ventures. She served as the Producer and Director on the 72 Hours Short Film Challenge, Act Nice (2017), which premiered in NYC, First Assistant Director on Death of a Family Tree written by Melissa Sutkowski; whom she'll be collaborating with on an upcoming anthology series Untitled. Amanda is also a part of the New York Writer's Dojo group, with excellent writers who share the creative process and build brilliant stories. In addition to the light she already brings to the world, she's a certified Life Coach. As a coach she creates, she uses her platform to foster sacred space for others to thrive while living authentically, to be bold in giving rise to others' world that makes lasting and powerful changes.
Up next, you can catch Amanda in the new Showtime series Three Women, starring Shailene Woodley, DeWanda Wise, and Betty Gilpin.
Amanda currently resides in New York, enjoying the ebs' and flows of life while radiating her beatific energy in balancing her career, family, and friends with doing yoga in the park and having picnics with her two dogs, Benny Blanco from the Bronx and Sprout.
Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
Actress| Producer | Writer
Amanda's an amazing actress, producer and an even better person. We all love her so.
Creator /EP of TheThing Forward
Amanda is sunshine in your cast, Smart, funny, present, and wants to bring the very best out of her characters. She's also Infinitely interesting to watch onscreen.