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Amanda Mealing Biography

Birth Name:
Amanda Jane Mealing
Birth Place:
Dulwich, South London, England

Fast Facts

  • Was adopted by her parents
  • Trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, which she began attending as a child
  • Classmates included Patsy Kensit and Sadie Frost
  • Appeared in a Julie Andrews Christmas special at age 6
  • After having her first son, she searched for and found her biological mother, a model from New York who was in London during the 1960s
  • She also discovered that she has a sister
  • Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, shortly after giving birth to her second child
  • Supports Breast Cancer Care, a British breast-cancer charity; ran the 2012 London marathon to raise money for it
  • Is an ambassador for Save the Children, an organization that helps children in developing countries