Amanda Schull Biography
Amanda Schull was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. She is an American actress and former professional ballet dancer, famous for her role in the 2000 film Center Stage and for her recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, and Suits.
Amanda Schull Age
Schull was born on August 26, 1978, in Lulu, Hawaii, U.S. She is 44 years old as of 2023.
Amanda Schull Family
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America, to Susan the president of Ballet Hawaii and a sports journalist and her father was a mechanical engineer.
Amanda Schull Husband | Amanda Schull Spouse
Schull is married to George Wilson since May 28, 2011. Together they have one child, a son, born in February 2020.
Child | Son
She is a loving mother to their son, who was born in February 2020.
The former professional ballet dancer stands at 1.65 m tall.
Career | Acting
Schull was cast in the starring role of Jody Sawyer in the 2000 movie Center Stage. Later, she was cast as Davina Mayhan, the title character’s older sister on the hit YTV sitcom My Family and Me. She portrayed the character from the show’s third season to the last.
In May 2008 she went to Australia to film the movie adaptation of Li Cunxin’s Mao’s Last Dancer. In Mao’s Last Dancer, released in North America in 2010, Schull has a major role as Elizabeth “Liz” Mackey, the girlfriend (and later, first wife) of Li Cunxin.
Schull had a guest star role on the Fox TV show, Lie to Me (season 1, episode 4)n 2009, . She was seen in the Lifetime Movie Sorority Wars starring Lucy Hale and Courtney Thorne-Smith.
Amanda also guests starred on The CW’s One Tree Hill as Sara, the spirit and memory of the deceased wife of Clay (played by Robert Buckley), and also as Clay’s wannabe lover who bears a striking resemblance to Sara—Katie Ryan.
She guest starred in an episode of Ghost Whisperer (Greek Tragedy) in 2009, and episode 14 of Bones, in 2010. Schull had a recurring appearance as Meredith, who is Aria’s (Lucy Hale’s character) dad’s former lover, in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.
She also appeared in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. In March 2012, she appeared in a McDonald’s commercial for the Shamrock Shake and in April she guest starred in an episode of Psych. Also in 2012, she featured in an episode of “Grimm” as Lucinda, a character who resembles Cinderella, but with a twist. Since 2013, she has featured in the recurring role of Katrina Bennett in USA’s Suits.
In March 2018, she was promoted to series regular for the eighth season of Suits. In November 2013, Schull was cast as Cassandra Reilly on the television series 12 Monkeys, based on the 1995 film of the same name.
Schull’s has an estimated net worth of 5 million dollars as of 2023.
Amanda Schull Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery-thriller television series, where Schullrecurringly appeared as Meredith portraying Aria’s (Lucy Hale’s character) dad’s former lover.
The series revolves around the lives of four high school girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader.
Schull was an American former professional ballet dancer.
Amanda Schull 12 Monkeys
Amanda Schull starred in 12 Monkeys, an American television series, where she appeared in as Dr. Cassandra “Cassie” Reilly, portraying a virologist who leaves a message about the origins of the plague that scientists recover in the future.
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Published: June 8, 2018
TIBS: Now that we’re at the end of 12 Monkeys, do you mind if we look back at the beginning for just a second?
Amanda Schull: I’d love to look back at the beginning.
TIBS: How did you get this job?
Amanda Schull: The old fashioned way – by auditioning for it. And really having to prove myself through quite a few auditions for it actually. They made me prove that I was worthy of stepping into Cassie’s shoes. I had quite a few auditions and passed. Interestingly though, I was somehow kind of sort of cast before anybody else.
Although I hadn’t signed anything, I had the opportunity to read with all of the potential “Coles”, Aaron Stanford, being one of them. It was a really interesting process that probably in TV time took a lot longer than most auditions as casting processes to go. About a month of it or so.
TIBS: …being called back in, reading lines with prospective Coles, waiting on pins and needles to see if you come back for a next one?
Amanda Schull: Yeah. And also, I don’t know that I resembled what some people thought of when they were considering Cassie. So, I had to win some people over in the process.
TIBS: Was that just the residue of the imprint of the movie?
Amanda Schull: No, I don’t think so. I think that they were, from the very beginning, very understanding and accepting that the original property was going to be different from where we were going with the show. Some people have an idea of what a character looks like and maybe I just didn’t check all the boxes right away.
TIBS: Well, I’m glad it worked out for you.
Amanda Schull: You and me both.
ints along the way when you had to look at Terry (Matalas, showrunner) and say, “You want me to do what?”
Amanda Schull: No, for the most part, it was looking at Terry and being like, “Yes! Please give me more.” I can’t think of another show with so many opportunities for every single character. All of the different emotional storylines for literally every single character.
Not just the core five or six of us, but also other guest characters had incredible arcs as well. If anything, I was constantly flattered that he had the faith in me to do the things that he wrote and thought of. So it wasn’t, “You want me to do what?” It was, “You think I can do what? Thank you. I will do my best to honor your vision.”
TIBS: Can you tell me all the time when you might have filmed something early on that made zero sense contextually to the episode that paid off later in a season or two?
Amanda Schull: The scene with two Coles at the start of season three. Cassie comes in and says, “You told him there was hope.” We didn’t shoot the rest of that scene or the context for that until season 4, so months and months later. Terry’s pretty good at explaining some of it. Enough of it that we got it.
Something that came together in editing was the dream sequences. For instance, I think it’s season two when the blood is raining down onto Cassie’s face and the Pallid Man and Olivia. At one point, Cassie’s walking through a field, holding the hand of a small child, who turns out to be the Witness… That I didn’t necessarily know what all of it meant and how it was going to be put together and used going forward.
TIBS: Yeah, that Red Forest stuff is kind of weird.
Amanda Schull: Yeah, it is kind of weird with the house being built and falling apart, and built and falling apart. Because you don’t get to see any of that. It’s done later with visual effects and so we don’t always know what it’s going to turn into.
TIBS: Cassie, as a character has evolved from season to season. In season one, she was pretty wide-eyed and new to the whole time travel thing as, as you would be, right?
Amanda Schull: Right.
d her inner bad-ass.
Amanda Schull: And her outer badass, too.
TIBS: Yeah, I’ll agree with that.
Amanda Schull: [Laughs]
TIBS: But in season three, she became the mother and that really put a different framework to where she needed to focus her badassery. Going into season four, can you characterize the Cassie we can expect to see?
Amanda Schull: Well, she’s the combination of all of those things and then she’s also the side effects of all of those things. She has a lot of scar tissue built up from seasons past.
TIBS: She’s been through a lot.
Amanda Schull: She’s been through a lot and she carries those burdens with her in every single mission going forward. Sometimes her empathy gets the better of her and other times she reacts violently, where it’s sort of unexpected.
She lives with all of those experiences every single day of her life. But you also have to think about all the things that happened to her, and all of the things that people have done to her as well.
That’s something sometimes that’s frustrating with this show – when people cast judgment on any of the characters going forward, every single one of these characters has their reason for behaving the way that they’re behaving.
None of them are reacting out of left field, every single person has had these built up traumas that have led them to behave, how they’re behaving at that moment. Everyone’s a sum of all their parts.
Amanda Schull: [Laughs]
TIBS: They built a really good story around the whole, “will they or won’t they” dynamic that I feel didn’t overstay its welcome.
Amanda Schull: Right.
TIBS: Season three shows you coming together to try and save Athan. Can you say how their relationship will change in season four?
Amanda Schull: I don’t want to give away too many things. They’re a team going forward, but teams don’t always agree on how to go forward.
They are very much in love, but with that passion also comes intense disagreements on how to proceed. They are also comfortable with allowing one another to proceed the way they need to proceed. “Do what you need to do” kind of a thing.
TIBS: It’s a very powerful stage to reach.
Amanda Schull: Yes. Yes, it is. And I think they understand that they need to do that because of their past, because of everything that’s happened. Otherwise, they won’t be able to be a team going forward.
There will always be intense resentment if they don’t allow each other what they need to do because who’s to say what mission will be the mission that figures out how to stop all of the mess created by the army of the 12 monkeys? So, in a certain sense, it’s also negligent to not allow somebody to pursue a particular lead because that might be the lead.
TIBS: Last year I was on one of the conferences calls that SyFy put together, so I’ve heard you and Aaron interact just a little bit off camera. For a couple of that really works on screen, it was really interesting to hear that it sounded a lot like a brother and sister, kind of teasing each other. Is it kinda like that?
Amanda Schull: [laughs] Yeah, it’s funny. We do have very much have a sibling dynamic. I think we only had one scene in season four, hopefully, that came across as steamy, and it’s comfortable doing that kind of thing with him because I am comfortable with him.
But yeah, 99 percent of our dynamic is making fun of each other and teasing one another and singing and dancing and showing each other animal videos on youtube and having more fun than anybody would think Cassie and Cole have to try to save the world.