Born in the year 1958 on 9th August in Winter Park situated in Florida in the United States of America, Amanda Bearse spent most of the early days of her childhood in Atlanta situated in Georgia, United States of America. There is no detail available about her childhood days or how she spent the early days of her life. The details about her parents and their names are also not disclosed. There is also no news about the fact that whether her parents have more children or not and does she have any siblings or not.

She enrolled as a student at the Winter Park High School which is situated in her hometown and graduated from there in 1976. After graduating from High School, she decided to complete her education from Rollins College. She studied there for some time but left the college in favor of joining the Birmingham Southern College which is situated in Birmingham in Alabama in the United States of America. She then went on to complete her associated degree in arts from the Young Harris College.

There are not many details available about how she got interested in acting and direction and what inspired her to choose a career in this field, but her interest was started at a very young age. She shifted to New York and joined the American Film Institute to study directing. She also learned acting at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in the New York City. She started her career by playing the character of Amanda Cousins on the television show All My Children in 1982.

She got the big break of his career in 1987 when she was chosen to play the role of Marcy D’Arcy on the television show Married..with Children. She received immense popularity and appreciation for her role in the show. She went on to appear on a number of television shows which include Hotel as Jean Haywood in 1986, Likely Suspects in 1992, Out There 2 as the host in 1994, Nikki as Marcy Rhoades in 2001, Here! Family in 2005, Drop Dead Diva as judge Jodi Corliss in 2011 and Anger Management as Rita in 2013.

She started her movie career with the movie titled First Affair where she was seen as portraying the character of Karen in 1983. She received a lot of popularity for her role in the horror movie Fright Night where she played the character of Amy Peterson in 1985. She has also done some other films which include Protocol as a soap opera actor in 1984, Fraternity Vacation as Nicole Ferret in 1985, Goodness of Love as Cathy in 1988, Here Comes the Munsters as Mrs. Pearl in 1995, Give or Take an Inch as Charlotte in 2003 and Totally Baked as Mrs. President in 2007.

Talking about her personal life, she came out as a lesbian in 1993 and doesn’t have a husband. She is married to Carrie Schenken and they have adopted a girl named Zoe. There is no news about any other children.