Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information
- Apart from being an American actress, businesswoman, spiritual healer, and language channeler, Amanda Shepherd is also a former model.
- As an actress, Amanda is well-known for her most-popular role, ‘Emily Binx’, in Hocus Pocus (1993), and The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash (2018).
Personal Life and Family Background
- Born to her loving father, Michael Allen Sheperd, Amanda grew up in Malibu, California. She was close to her grandparents, Dick and Jane Shepherd, as per her Instagram.
- Amanda also posts many photos with her brother Ryan Shepherd and her mother.
Early Life and Education :
- Amanda was exposed to Disney’s wonderful world while playing her famous role as Emily Binx in Hocus Pocus. She learned a great deal from seasoned actors in the industry.
- After graduating from a local high school in Malibu, Amanda studied law. She soon quit and moved on to other pursuits in the real estate business.
- Apart from high school graduation, Amanda is also Cal BRE certified with an Identifier Credential numbered, ID 01892775.
Career : Profession, Salary & Net Worth
- As seen on a television show, Million Dollar Listing, as a Malibu native, Amanda Shepherd grew up a child actress. She appeared in Disney productions and TV shows, as well as over 80 national commercials.
- Amanda soon changed her career path. working as a real estate agent for Pritchett-Rapf Realtors from January 2000 to June 2016. She thus followed in the footsteps of her father, Michael Shepherd, who also worked as a real estate agent.
Trivia and Interesting Facts :
- According to her IMDB profile, Amanda decided to leave the showbiz at 23 years old as she got interested in other pursuits. She also informed fans that she is into music and has a band, HeHe HaHa, with heavily distorted guitars and a bluesy vibe.
- According to a Cosmopolitan interview in October 2015, Amanda revealed that she had hundreds of commercial credits under her acting belt. She was almost cast in the 1995 vampire film, Interview with a Vampire, instead of Kirsten Dunst.
- As per Yahoo Movies (October 12, 2020), Amanda recounted her audition with the famous director, Kenny Ortega, on the Disney studios lot renowned for its tame squirrels. Amanda also showed appreciation for Kenny, who selected her after just one audition.
- Amanda Shepherd often shows her gratitude on social media to her fellow well-known Hocus Pocus actors, Kathy Nahimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Bette Midler once gave Amanda a signed headshot photo that said, Aloha Amanda!
- According to Screen Rant (2015), working on Hocus Pocus affected Amanda a lot. As a result, she has been working hard to learn about Shamanism to become a green witch. She has been fascinated by the plant spirit medicine that originates from wise women’s tradition.
- According to a Hollywood report, Amanda Shepherd was the center of a weird internet mix-up. For many years, many fans believed Jodie Amy Rivera to be Emily Binx. Jodie is a famous YouTube celebrity name, Venetian Princess. Cosmopolitan cleared finally cleared up the confusion in an exclusive interview with both Amanda and Jodie.
- According to her official real estate website, Amanda is a successful businesswoman. She has sold well over 50 million USD in Luxury Estates. She has been a top Producer in Malibu’s Prudential California Realty area. She is also a member of the President’s Circle.
- Being a healer, Amanda’s Instagram is full of spiritual posts. She is also a big admirer of American singer-songwriter Marilyn Manson.