Amanda Barker is an award winning actor, director, writer and producer from New Brunswick. With a degree in English and Drama from New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University, Amanda travelled the globe before landing in Toronto to become MLB’s only female mascot “Diamond” for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2023, Amanda rose to fame as Lizzie in Eli Roth’s record breaking film “Thanksgiving” and will be featured in Lily Singh’s upcoming feature “Doin It” as well as the Barry Jenkin’s feature “Flint Strong”. Amanda currently plays the flighty “Mrs. Pressburger” on the CBC family series Overlord and the Underwoods and is known for her guest and co- starring roles in various series and films including: The Most Dangerous Game (CBS), The Mayor of Kingstown (Paramount+), Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake (CBC/ PBS), Ginny and Georgia, Paper Year (Netflix), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), American Gods (Amazon/Starz), Designated Survivor (ABC), Odd Squad (PBS), Will You Marry Me This Christmas (Super Channel), Bajillionaires, Star Falls (NBC/The Family Channel), Dino Dana (Nickelodeon), The Case for Christmas (Hallmark) as well as several projects with Highball.TV including Six Days to Die, St. Mary, and Strangers in a Room and independent projects with Wango Films including 88 and Relax, I’m from the Future. You can also see her in the queer series A Gay Victorian Affair, for which she won a 2019 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Actress. She has been featured in over 50 commercials in the US and Canada. A Second City Alumnae in Toronto and Chicago, Amanda has performed in theatres across The United States and Canada from off Broadway to the Just For Laughs Festival. Her performance in SPANK! A 50 Shades of Grey Parody (Mills Entertainment) earned her 3 Broadway World awards for “Best Actress” in Toronto, Nashville, and Denver. Amanda’s voice is well known to Canadian households; as co-host for 5 years on Sirius XM/Funny 820’s Humble and Fred Morning Show and as a contributor for CBC’s The Current. She has also narrated five audiobooks for ECW press; most recently Crow, a novel set in Cape Breton. Alongside her podcasting partner Marco, she is a regular host and contributor to 5 podcasts with over a million downloads; including The Insomnia Project. As a playwright, she has written plays and musicals that have toured North America including Little Black Dress, Spank Harder!, Release the Stars: The Ballad of Randy and Evi Quaid, and Clotheswap. She is a contributor to Chatelaine, Food and Drink and Toronto Life magazines and co-authored the Christmas Special “Home for the Holidays with Jann Arden”. Her scripts have been featured in American Theatre Magazine, the Association for Theatre in Higher Learning's Annual Conference, the American Society for Theatre Research Conference and the Canadian Association for Theatre Research Conference. She and her writing partner Dale Boyer are a recipient of several Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council Theatre Creator’s Reserve Grants and were the Artists in Residence for the Festival Players of Prince Edward County. They are currently developing their groundbreaking theatre piece Clotheswap into a feature length film. She currently works with companies around the globe in their coaching, development, and change management training programs and as a Session Director for Canada’s largest commercial casting house where she has helped cast over 2,000 commercials.
For Production Enquiries
Amanda Barker - Writing Agent - Michael Petrasek, The Talent House