Amanda Whiteley is a New York based actor, photographer and reliably charming conversationalist.
She grew up in New Jersey where she attended the performing arts high school, Bergen County Academies. After that, she obtained a BA in Theatre from Middlebury College (Class of 2019) and continued conversatory training with RADA, MFI and NYU Stonestreet.
Post-grad, she began her work as a newborn photographer for Bella Baby Photography. (Yes that's a job!) It involves photographing babies and their families at NYU Langone Hospital and working to capture their first moments together. It gives her a healthy perspective on her own life every day.
The pandemic, despite all of the challenges, allowed Amanda to lean even deeper into her love of classical theatre. She started the podcast Coaching Shakespeare with cohost Victoria Pero and producer Marissa Ferrara. The podcast is aimed at giving new actors tools for tackling classical texts so they can enjoy the benefits of the bard with less trepidation. She also began her collaborations with Rogue Ensemble, a company founded in an effort to bring socially distanced classical theatre to New Yorkers which has since evolved with the lifting restrictions (yay). Stay tuned for her production of Romeo and Juliet with Rogue this summer.
As a whole, Amanda believes in centering play and curiosity at the heart of her projects. She acts, directs, freelances, dances (you name it) in an effort to bring herself and those around her closer to freedom.