Date of Birth: 10 April 1991, Torrance, California, USA
Birth Name : Amanda Joy Michalka
Nickname : A.J.
Height : 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Amanda was born in Torrance, California, to Carrie (Begley), a musician, and Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company. She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. She began seriously studying acting at the age of 9, landing a lead role in a church musical, "Jailhouse Rock", then later booked a national commercial on her very first audition. She has been consistently working ever since, appearing on television shows on CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC, WB and NBC. Prior to becoming an actress, Amanda worked as a professional model appearing on magazine covers, store posters and other merchandising ads for National corporations. Amanda is an accomplished musician, singer and published songwriter. She is proficient at both the piano and the guitar. She is recorded her first CD with her sister Aly (Aly Michalka) as 78violet. This CD was a compilation of their original guitar-driven songs, and was released into the mainstream market. Amanda's hobbies are dance, cooking, horseback riding, mountain biking, reading and hanging out with her puppy, Willow, and family. Her dog Saint died on June 16, 2007.
Younger sister of Aly Michalka
Her father is of German descent. Her mother has German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
She can play piano, and acoustic & electric guitar.
She and sister Alyson have three dogs, Bandit, Roadie, and Willow. Their fourth dog, Saint, passed away in early 2007 due to a brain tumor.
Her hobbies include dance, cooking, horseback riding, mountain biking, reading and hanging out with her 2 dogs
Used to be a model. She has been in ads for magazines, store posters and other merchandising for Disney, Mattel, Playmates Toys, Zutopia, and American Girl to name just a few.
Wrote the song "Something More" about her relationship with her boyfriend.
Her mother was a cheerleader for the NFL's Oakland Raiders.
Her parents are Mark and Carrie Michalka
She plays the piano, electric guitar, and acoustic guitar.
Her hobbies is dance, cooking, horseback riding, mountain biking, reading and hanging out with her dogs and family.
Is best friends with Mitchel Musso.
Her favorite artists are Aqualung, POD, Coldplay, Jack's Mannequin, Switchfoot and Heart.
Is friends with Ashley Tisdale, Sara Paxton, Zelda Williams and Christian Serratos.
Is good friends with Emma Roberts, Miley Cyrus, Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007) costars Renee Olstead and Brendan Miller.
Her favorite TV show are Dexter (2006) and The Office (2005).
Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue (May 2010).
According to her older sister Aly Michalka she had an allergy attack.
Became good friends with on-screen best friend Jamie Grace while filming Grace Unplugged in 2012.