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Amanda Peterson Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

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Amanda Peterson net worth:
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Amanda Peterson Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Born Phyllis Amanda Peterson in Greeley, Colorado on 8 July 1971, Amanda was best known by her fans for her role in the movie ‘Can’t Buy Me Love,’ in which she starred as Cindy Mancini. After many years of success in the show business, she died in July 2015 at the age of 43.

What was the net worth of Amanda Peterson by the time of her death? Amanda is estimated by sources to have had a net worth of $50,000, most of which she acquired in the acting business, starring in a number of movies, TV series and stage productions.

Amanda Peterson Net Worth $50,000

Amanda Peterson was born to Sylvia Peterson and Dr James Peterson as the youngest daughter in a family of three: Rev. Jim Peterson and Ann Marie Peterson. She started her acting career as a child, at the age of seven convincing her mother to let her be cast and make her debut in a stage production of “The Sound of Music” in the University of Northern Colorado. and.at the age of eight she starred in ‘Annie,’ before getting a role in the TV series ‘Boone’ in 1983, but came to international stardom after starring in the film ‘Can’t Buy Me Love,’ in which she worked alongside Patrick Dempsey.

By the time she started her professional career, Amanda had already obtained the status of teen idol, subsequently appearing on many teen magazine covers such as ‘Teen Beat’ and ‘Tiger Beat.’ In 1981, she landed an important role in TV series such as ‘Silver Spoons’ and ‘Father Murphy.’ She played alongside Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix in ‘Explorers’ in 1985. In 1986, she co-starred in a miniseries called ‘A Year in the Life’ as Sunny Sisk, which was the third highest rated in the 1986 to 1987 U.S. TV seasons, and which won her the Young Actress Award. In 1988, she co-starred in the movie ‘The Lawless Land’ and another one, ‘Listen to Me,’ in 1989. By the age of 14, she had also participated in more than 50 TV commercials, four movies and three TV series. Her last appearance on screen was a movie in 1994 called ‘Wind Runner.’ Her involvement on screen proved to be very fruitful as she was paid well to appear in TV series and movies, seeing her net worth increase in a short time.

In her personal life, Amanda Peterson first married Joseph Robert Skutvik, with whom she had two children but later divorced him in April 1999. She moved on and married David Hartley, whom she lived with until her time of death. After she retired and left the entertainment industry, Amanda returned to her home located in Greeley, Colorado, where she decided to resume her education in Middlebury College, University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University. When she was 15 years old, Amanda suffered a traumatizing rape, which her family decided to keep out of the public until after her death. On 3 July 2015, she died at her home – an autopsy concluded that she died of an apparent accidental drug overdose.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Windrunner1994Julie Moore
Jack's Place1993TV SeriesElodie Rayburn
Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories1991TV MovieAbigail Baywood
Hell Hath No Fury1991TV MovieMichelle Ferguson
Fatal Charm1990VideoValerie
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990TV SeriesBernadette Callen
Listen to Me1989Donna Lumis
Love and Betrayal1989TV MovieStephanie
A Year in the Life1987-1988TV SeriesSunny Sisk
The Lawless Land1988Diana
Can't Buy Me Love1987Cindy Mancini
Carly Mills1986TV ShortTrisha Mills
A Year in the Life1986TV Mini-SeriesSunny Sisk
Explorers1985Lori Swenson
And the Children Shall Lead1985TV MovieJenny
Boone1983-1984TV SeriesSquirt Sawyer
Best Kept Secrets1984TV MovieGretchen
Silver Spoons1982TV SeriesSally Frumbel
Annie1982Dancer (as Mandy Peterson)
Father Murphy1982TV SeriesElizabeth

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The Doctors2015TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryCindy Mancini in 'Can't Buy Me Love'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama SeriesA Year in the Life (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Motion Picture - ComedyCan't Buy Me Love (1987)
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Starring Performance by a Young Actress - Motion PictureExplorers (1985)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Supporting Actress in a Daytime or Nightime DramaBoone (1983)
1984Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a New Television SeriesBoone (1983)


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#Fact
1Her death was due to drug overdose.
2When Amanda Peterson was 15 years old she suffered a traumatizing rape by a 27 years old man, which her family chose not to disclose until after her death.
3She attended University High School in Greeley, Colorado; Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont; University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado; and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
4Acted in about 50 TV commercials by age 14.
5Out of the massive cattle call for the title role in Annie (1982), she was one of the final 10 girls being considered. She lost out to Aileen Quinn, but still got to be one of the orphans.
6She drove a white BMW in high school with the license plate PEAC2U (Peace to You).
7Daughter of Dr. James Peterson, an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose and throat specialist), and Sylvia Peterson.
8She was an active member of the Greeley Saddle Club (horses).
9Her brother was Rev. Jim Peterson (aka James H. Peterson, Jr.).
10Her sister was Ann-Marie Peterson.

#Quote
1I just love to act. I like to get away, totally play a different character, someone you can get really involved in knowing. I've gotten really involved in some characters and written down little summaries of where they live and what their families are like. You can really get into it -- especially in the movies, where you really have the time to get into your character and play her well.
2It is funny you know, you spend 12 years of your life learning about things and about life, but they never really tell you how hard life really is.


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