about amanda pereira
Amanda Pereira is an actor, writer, comedian and podcaster based in Toronto, Canada. She has studied acting, comedy and improv in Toronto and Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program and has performed live comedy in affiliation with Bad Dog Theatre, the Upright Citizen's Brigade, and The Assembly Improv.
On Stage, Amanda co-starred in Alumnae Theatre’s production of Save the Date at the InspiraTO Festival, which won her the People’s Choice Award and an encore performance at Toronto’s Gay Play Day Festival.
She performs improv regularly around the city, and is a cast member of Bad Dog Theatre’s People Watching show and Comedy Bar’s monthly BurnUp show.
On screen, Amanda starred in both the comedy-horror short Typecast which premiered at the Bloody Mary Film Festival, and in the comedy short Celibatour, which had a shared premiere at the London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival and the Lancaster International Short Film Festival. The psychological thriller that she co-wrote and starred in Jouska came in second at the Hamilton 24 Hour Film Festival.
Amanda is a co-creator and star of the comedy series Beck and Call, and is currently developing the scripted series Branded alongside Shaftsbury Entertainment.
Amanda is also an award-winning podcaster and hosts the show Liquid Courage, where she interviews creative folks who work in the arts while drinking some "liquid courage" (aka her guest's favourite beverage!) to ask all the questions she's been dying to ask!