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Amanda Setton Biography – Background, Family & Acting Journey

Amanda Setton Biography
amanda setton biography

Amanda Setton is a talented actress best known for her work in projects such as Gossip Girl, One Life to LIve, General Hospital and others. Along with her on screen career, she has also found success on stage. Moreover, Setton has also worked on many other popular movies and TV series.

Well, thanks to her work in many movies and television series over the years, Amanda has become a known name in the industry. Many of her fans are interested to know more about her life. So, in this biography we will take a look at Setton’s background, family, acting journey, and more.

Where Is Amanda Setton From?

The General Hospital star was born on December 16, 1985 in New York City, New York, USA. Amanda Setton’s parents raised her in Great Neck, NY and first found inspiration to act. It is reported that she was the vice president of her high school’s theater club. Setton has Jewish heritage with her father being of Egyptian Jewish and Syrian Jewish descent while her mother has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Talking about her studies, Amanda joined Ithaca College in New York following her high school graduation. She majored in drama there and during her junior year studied an IES program in Barcelona, Spain.

Setton graduated in 2007 and then completed a 2-year long comprehensive Meisner technique program. She completed the program under the instruction of Eliza VanCort at The Actor’s Workshop of Itaca.

When Did Amanda Setton Start Her Professional Career?

After completing her studies, Amanda Setton made her professional acting debut in 2008. She starred in movies such as Sex and the City and What Happens in Vegas that year. She also started playing the part of Penelope Shafai in the teen drama Gossip Girl in 2008. Setton continued to play the role till 2012 and appeared in 31 episodes in total.

In between her work in Gossip Girls, Amanda had brief appearances in shows such as Mercy and Blue Bloods. Moreover, between 2009 and 2011, she also played Kimberly Andrews in the soap opera One Life to Live. She had left the show in February 2010 before returning in August 2011. Following this, Setton was cast as Shauna Dicanio on the comedy series The Mindy Project. She was a series regular from 2011 to 2012 but the character was written out of the show.

Amanda then starred in over 20 episodes of The Crazy Ones and a few episodes of Hawaii Five-O between 2013 and 2015. She also had small parts in projects such as Golden Boy, That Thing with the Cat, Black Dog, Red Dog, Beauty and the Beast, Birth of a poet and more.

Then in 2019, Amanda Setton joined the cast of the soap opera General Hospital playing the part of Brook Lynn Ashton. She took a break from playing the character in 2020 due to her pregnancy and COVID protocols. The character was temporarily played by Briana Lane before Setton rejoined the show. Since her first appearance on the show, Amanda has appeared in 233 episodes in total. She found immense fame for her work on the soap and also other projects.

Who Is Amanda Setton Married To?

Aforementioned, Amanda Setton took a break from playing the character Brook Lynn Ashton in General Hospital in 2020 due to her pregnancy. According to reports, she was expecting her third baby with her husband then. Following the birth of her baby, she returned to the show and has now continued with her career.

Well, we know that the talented actress is married and a mother of three. However, who Amanda Setton’s husband is and what her children’s names are is a big mystery. The General Hospital star has not divulge the information regarding her family, but we hope to know more about them in the coming days.