This pretty blonde born in Contra Costa County, however, raised in Chico is a very vibrant and versatile actress. Born to a teacher mother and a cowboy father went to California State University, Chico to pursue graduation. She then completed her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Tisch School of the Arts before realizing that her career lies in show business. In 1998 summer she worked theaters throughout Minneapolis and auditioned for the role in the drama Last Seen, she successfully got that role. During those times,
Detmer easily landed teen roles, possessing vibrant looks and youth charm.In 1999, the actress made her big screen debut acting as Miss Minneapolis in the beauty pageant-set comedy sitcom Drop Dead Gorgeous. In the same year, she appeared in NBC sitcom To Serve and Protect, where she played Tyler Harris-Carr. It was followed by the role of Casey in Ryan Caulfield:
Year One, the criminal drama sitcom telecasted on Fox. The year 2000 was very significant in Amanda’s career.
Not only did she get to play Terry, gullible girlfriend of football player Carter Kerr Smith in the thriller movie, Final Destination. Her character didn’t survive long in the movie. However, her profile got a major boost with what limited resources she got to display. She also featured in romantic comic flick Boys and Girls, portraying the role of Amy, Jennifer’s best friend. She also appeared in 4 episodes of the comedy sitcom M.Y.O.B. as Lisa Overbeck.
In 2001, she teamed up with Biggs, playing Sandy Perkus, his love interest in comedy movie Saving Silverman. In the same year, she featured in the role of Sandra Sinclair in the drama movie The Majestic alongside
Jim Carrey playing his ex-girlfriend.In 2002, she auditioned for and got a part in the teen-targeted comedy film Big Fat Liar which also featured
Amanda Bynes. She followed it up with another role in the movie Last Seen as Jennifer Langson.
Towards the end of the year, she worked in the lead role, in romantic dramaKiss the Bride. In the year 2006, she played Anne in the comic movie You, Me and Dupree alongside big stars like
Owen Wilson and
Kate Hudson. She married actor John Peter Crickellas in the year 2007. Previously she was married to Bernardo Targett.