Actress Amanda Leighton From The TV Show 'The Fosters'
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The Fosters is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of fosters and biological kids being raised by two moms.
Born and raised in Fresno, California, Amanda grew up with 2 brothers in an animal loving home. She was raised with dogs, cats, geckos, turtles and rats! Her love for acting goes back to when she was a little girl sitting and watching and re-watching movies all day long and memorizing the lines. She is inspired by Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Rachel McAdams for the bold and strong choices they’ve made in their careers. She enjoys people watching and bringing other people’s mannerisms into her scenes at work. In her spare time she enjoys visiting her family and friends back home in Fresno, watching movies, reading, playing video games, and spending time with her grandparents. She was also a competitive dancer for 11 years growing up and travelled for dance competitions. She holds the cause of Breast Cancer research close to her heart as she has had several family members affected by the disease.