Amanda Dieli

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MFA Screenwriting Student

Professional Links & Recent Works

Amanda Dieli is a writer, actor, and comedian who spent the last fifteen years in New York. In 2022, her PEN15 spec "Catwoman" was a finalist at Scriptapalooza, and a second-round selection at Austin Film Festival. Amanda created, wrote, and produced her first short series, 18 Grand: A Personal Space Odyssey, which had its world premiere at NYC Web Fest in 2018 where it took the top prize of Best Web Series, later appearing in several other festivals in 2019. She performed in The Public Theatre's Under the Radar festival in 2015 in The Orpheus Variations, a piece she also co-wrote with The Deconstructive Theatre Project. Amanda is a veteran sketch and improv performer of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York (2014-2019). And, most notably, in 2012 Amanda had a scene with Sigourney Weaver in a pilot and they only cut one of her two lines in post. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA.

Amanda is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in TV writing. She has also studied screenwriting at Columbia University. Amanda has a BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California.

Outside of writing, Amanda enjoys a lot of things, but she likes dancing in her kitchen while cooking, Halloween novelty music, and Chicago-style hot dogs the most.