When she was younger Amanda was a talented ice skater.
As of 2006, Amanda lives in Lincolnshire, with her husband and children
Amanda's favourite films are Dangerous Liaisons, A Matter of life and Death and Casablanca. Her favourite books are To Kill a Mockingbird and Perfume. She also enjoys watching the television show Scrubs.
Amanda is good friends with her Holby City co-stars Tina Hobley and Patricia Potter.
Amanda enjoys listening to singer Joss Stone and the band Zero 7.
Amanda's favourite thing to do with her two sons is cooking chocolate.
Amanda enjoys dancing as that is how she started her career. When she has spare time she will often try and do a ballet class.
Amanda's first taste of fame was when she appeared in a Julie Andrews Christmas Special aged 6.
Amanda is part of a celebrity book group who review the latest novels for Eve magazine.
Amanda is able to speak some Spanish.
Amanda is good friends with television presenters Paul O'Grady and Davina McCall.
Amanda began attending the Italia Conti Stage School aged 3. She became a full-time student there at age 9.
She is married to Richard Sainsbury.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, just days after the birth of her son, Otis. Following surgery she has now made a full recovery.
Has two sons, Milo and Otis.