skip navigation
Amanda Wyss

Amanda Wyss

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

Fast Times at Ridgemont High ... Bonus Features: Commentaries; Featurettes. more info $11.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Fast Times at Ridgemont High ... Academy Award winner Sean Penn stars as the unforgettable Jeff Spicoli in the... more info $11.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Silverado ... Single disc version. more info $11.21was $14.99 Buy Now

Firefighter ... Cindy Fralick (Nancy McKeon TV's "The Facts of Life") is determined to become... more info $17.95was $20.95 Buy Now

Cheers: The Complete Fourth... The series takes place in a cozy neighborhood bar called "Cheers" which is owned... more info $10.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 24, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession:

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

1980s icon Amanda Wyss appeared in some of the best-remembered films of the decade. In 1982, she made her big screen debut in the Sean Penn stoner comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," playing sweetheart to Judge Reinhold's character. Wyss' next major role came as an ill-fated student in Wes Craven's slasher classic, "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and in 1985 she famously dumped heartthrob John Cusack in the teen comedy "Better Off Dead..." Padding her schedule with regular appearances on TV, Wyss also guest-starred on two episodes of the iconic barroom sitcom "Cheers." At the tail end of the decade, she co-starred in the acclaimed Native American road flick "Powwow Highway" before making a gradual transition to full-time TV work in the early '90s. Wyss enjoyed a seven-episode stint on "Highlander"'s first season as intrepid reporter Randi McFarland, and appeared several times on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Showcasing her diverse range, Wyss has also taken on hospital procedurals like "ER," outlandish comedies like "The Drew Carey Show," and macabre dramas like "Dexter." Wyss returned to the big screen in the mid 2000s, and garnered a supporting role in the Sean Patrick Flanery-Joe Pantoliano...

1980s icon Amanda Wyss appeared in some of the best-remembered films of the decade. In 1982, she made her big screen debut in the Sean Penn stoner comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," playing sweetheart to Judge Reinhold's character. Wyss' next major role came as an ill-fated student in Wes Craven's slasher classic, "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and in 1985 she famously dumped heartthrob John Cusack in the teen comedy "Better Off Dead..." Padding her schedule with regular appearances on TV, Wyss also guest-starred on two episodes of the iconic barroom sitcom "Cheers." At the tail end of the decade, she co-starred in the acclaimed Native American road flick "Powwow Highway" before making a gradual transition to full-time TV work in the early '90s. Wyss enjoyed a seven-episode stint on "Highlander"'s first season as intrepid reporter Randi McFarland, and appeared several times on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Showcasing her diverse range, Wyss has also taken on hospital procedurals like "ER," outlandish comedies like "The Drew Carey Show," and macabre dramas like "Dexter." Wyss returned to the big screen in the mid 2000s, and garnered a supporting role in the Sean Patrick Flanery-Joe Pantoliano actioner "Deadly Impact" in 2010.

VIEW THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Marry Me or Die (1997)
3.
 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992) Lizzie Tewksbury
4.
5.
 Black Magic Woman (1991) Diane Abbott
6.
 Shakma (1990) Tracy
7.
 Final Days, The (1989) Tricia Nixon Cox
8.
 Deadly Innocents (1989)
9.
 Powwow Highway (1989) Rabbit Layton
10.
 To Die For (1988) Celia Kett
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute