Amanda was born in Tulse Hill in South London, grew up in the West Midlands and then moved to Hackney, where she still lives today. Her mum is Jamaican/Cuban, and her father is a Geordie. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and whilst there performed in Stratford upon Avon, Fucecchio and Milan. Amanda made her Globe debut last year in The Tempest and Gabriel. She is a jazz and blues singer-songwriter who performed at Ronnie Scott’s Bar in London.