Born in New York in 2011, Amanda shouldered a great responsibility at an early age, serving as a stand-in parent for her sister when their mother and father died during the Pale Wars.
Adrift in the post-war world, Amanda eventually heard of a town where humans and Votans were attempting to coexist. With her sister in tow, she travelled to Defiance and accepted a job cleaning the mayor’s office. Despite these humble beginnings, she so impressed then-Mayor Nicolette Riordon that, upon her retirement, Nicky appointed Amanda to finish out her term. While she was the Mayor of Defiance, she used her political wits to give the struggling town a chance for survival. Although she is no longer mayor, Amanda is determined to bring justice to the community, an ambitious task in this deadly new world.
About Julie Benz
With a chameleon-like ability to transform from a bubbly blonde to a tortured brunette, actress Julie Benz won a Golden Satellite Award for her role as beloved Rita Bennett on Showtime’s award-winning series Dexter.
Benz recurred on the CBS medical drama A Gifted Man, and also starred in the TNT movie Ricochet. She also appeared on ABC’s No Ordinary Family, followed by a stint on Desperate Housewives. Throughout her career, Benz has starred in an array of cult classics including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Roswell, as well as the Steven Spielberg-produced alien abduction miniseries Taken.
On the big screen, she starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in 2008’s Rambo, as the vengeful, blue-collar wife of a murdered cop in The Punisher: War Zone, and as one of Jigsaw’s victims in the fifth chapter of the popular Saw franchise.
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