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Amanda Detmer's acting career began in New York City where she received her Master of Fine Arts from NYU. Following graduation Detmer went straight to the stage, working at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis where she starred in productions of Amadeus and The Importance of Being Earnest. She has since become a familiar face onscreen. On television, she most recently starred as Brenda Hayden in the ABC comedy Man Up and enjoyed a recurring arc on Necessary Roughness. Other television credits include a series lead on ABC's What About Brian and a recurring role on Private Practice. Amanda has also been seen in films such as Saving Silverman, Big Fat Liar, Final Destination, and The Majestic.