Amanda Bearse

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Place: Winter Park, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City under the famed method-acting teacher Sanford Meisner.
  • Studied directing at both the American Film Institute and the University of Southern California. 
  • Professional screen acting debut came in 1982 on All My Children.
  • Directed more than 30 episodes of the Fox sitcom Married...With Children, while also appearing on-screen as the Bundy's next-door neighbor Marcy D'Arcy for the show's entire 11-season run.
  • After publicly revealing her sexuality in a 1993 magazine interview, she was regarded as one of the first openly gay actors appearing on prime-time television in the U.S.
  • A vocal advocate for LGBT rights, she began serving as an Ambassador for the Federation of Gay Games prior to the seventh quadrennial Gay Games held in Chicago in 2006.

Relationships

  • Carrie Schenkman — Wife
  • Sandra Bernhard — Ex-significant Other
  • Dell Pearce — Ex-significant Other
  • Zoe — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Place: Winter Park, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director