Amanda Swisten Biography
She became a professional swimmer and broke a few records. Amanda Swisten also did well in school, as she maintained to be a consistent honor student. She and her family moved to Charlottesville, Virginia when she was fifteen, and there she attended a private school, where, because of the difficulties in adjusting to a new environment, Amanda Swisten became timid and shy. Her passion for performing was not yet realized then, for she says, arts and drama were not really encouraged in her school.
Amanda Swisten also wrote poetry while in school. She also worked in a gym and focused on making her body physically and aesthetically fit, thus she received her aerobics certification when she was 16. She attended the University of Virginia and studied drama, making her the youngest person to pursue a field in that department. Amanda Swisten also began her modeling jobs when she was at the university.
A scout approached Amanda Swisten and asked her to visit New York City and give the modeling biz a shot. She was not able to go to NYC for the test pictures, so it was her mom who made her portfolio. While in new New York, she became active in theater performances and eventually she was able to bag roles in movies such as The Girl Next Door, American Wedding, The Last Run, and Freezerburn. Amanda Swisten has also appeared on TV shows including Two and a Half Men, Quintuplets, Im With Her, and Joey, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, as well as Backstage Pass and Brutally Normal. Among her theater credits are Piedmont Theatre-Virginias adaptation of Grease, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Cocktail Party, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago.
Amanda Swisten is also an advocate of animal rights. She is an active supporter of the animal welfare group, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and has been encouraging people to develop care and concern for animals. She continues to swim during her free time, as well as doing yoga and dancing.