Amanda Marcheschi Biography
Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, USA
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Amanda grew up in Chicago IL and started acting professionally as a child. She studied ballet, tap and character at Jerry Barrington School of Dance starting at age two. Amanda's mother Nancy began teaching Amanda piano at age four which she continued to study until age 12. Amanda then began private voice lessons at the prestigious Merit School of Music where she also sang in the honors choir and studied clarinet.Amanda was frequently seen and heard around town performing on such stages as the Lyric Opera, Chicago Theater, Navy Pier and Wisdom Bridge as well as singing on the radio program "Let's Read!" and starring in the TV show "The Magic Door".Amanda attended Regina Dominican High School, an all girls Catholic school, where she was an avid participant of the performing arts. There Amanda starred in plays and musicals, sang in the choir, danced in the troupe, played clarinet in orchestra and even directed other students in plays. Amanda also competed in Forensics and was an active member of Youth Ministry Council and the Environmental Club.Amanda then went on to study theater at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where she earned a BFA. Fellow classmates include Courtney Reed of Broadway's "In the Heights" and "Mama Mia" and Parvesh Cheena of TV's "Outsourced". After starring in Chicago theaters in roles such as "Cinderella" (Cinderella) and "Dorothy" (Wizard of Oz), Amanda moved to New York to continue her love of acting. While in New York, Amanda got to fulfill her childhood dream of working with legendary composer Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, etc) on his new musical "Time Steps". Amanda's other New York credits include "Kiss Me Kate" (Lois/Bianca), "Ray Noir: Beach Detective" (Samantha Ray) and "Titanic" (Kate McGowan).After appearing in numerous regional theater shows Amanda was happy to return to her hometown of Chicago where she has continued to perform on stage and screen. As of November 2010, Amanda lives on Chicago's north side and is a proud aunt to Annabelle Mary and godmother to Hannah Mary.
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