Who is Amanda Schull?
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Amanda Schull is the daughter of Susan Schull, the president of Ballet Hawaii. She trained at Hawaii State Ballet. In addition, she attended Indiana University with a ballet scholarship.
Schull is married to George Wilson. They have a child together.
In 2000, Schull was cast as Jody Sawyer. This was the leading role, and she got it while still an apprentice with the San Francisco Ballet. She would remain with the ballet as a main member until 2006 when she retired.
In 2008, she filmed Mao’s Last Dancer in Australia. The film was released in 2010, and Schull played Elizabeth Mackey, one of the central characters.
In 2009, the actress had a guest role in Lie to Me and appeared in Sorority Wars. She would also guest star in One Tree Hill, playing Sara, the spirit of Clay’s deceased wife, and his new romantic interest Katie Ryan, who is very similar to Sara.
The same year, Amanda Schull appeared in Ghost Whisperer. The next year, she would appear in Bones.
Schull would also get a recurring role on the popular series Pretty Little Liars as Meredith, a former lover of one of the main characters’ fathers. She was in Hawaii Five-0.
In 2012, she had a role in a McDonald’s commercial and had a guest role in Psych. In 2012, she would also appear in Grimm. The next year, she had a small role in Nikita. Other notable series roles include Castle, Two and a Half Men, The Mentalist, Vegas, Suburgatory, and others.
Since 2013, Schull was cast in a recurring role in the popular series about lawyers, Suits. She would be a recurring member of the cast until 2018, when she was promoted to regular in the eighth season. Suits is a hit legal drama that follows Mike Ross, a fake lawyer who talks his way into a position in a buffet, alongside all other people involved. Other cast members seen in Suits include Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres, Meghan Markle, Wendell Pierce, Dulé Hill, Katherine Heigl, David Costabile and DB Woodside. Schull plays Katrina Amanda Bennett. She is an associate hired by Harvey who moves to other firms but returns to become a partner eventually. Suits was a huge hit spanning numerous seasons and even two international remakes. However, the show continues with some cast changes, such as the departure of Meghan Markle.
Before becoming an actress, Schull performed with the Ballet Hawaii and Hawaii State Ballet. She was also part of the corps of the San Francisco Ballet. Her career as a professional ballerina took place between 1999 and 2006.
Getting cast as Jody Sawyer was described as a dream come true for Schull. She never imagined she would be in the starring role of a feature film.
She met her husband, George Wilson on the set of Mao’s Last Dancer.
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