Amanda Stepto

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Amanda Stepto

Born

7/31/1970, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Birth Name

Amanda Stepto

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Amanda played the character of Spike for five seasons on the popular CBC-TV series "Degrassi Junior High" and "Degrassi High." She was also the host of the "Degrassi Talks" program on sex. Amanda loved and still does love to play a teenage mother of Emma. She loves to…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 1990, Amanda was nominated in the category Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast for Degrassi Junior High in the Young Artist Awards.

    • In 1992, Amanda was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for her role in Degrassi Junior High in the Gemini Awards.

    • Since she is 5' 2", Amanda sometimes has to wear high shoes to appear taller on Degrassi, because her partner actor, Stefan Brogren is 6' 7" tall.

    • Amanda taught English in Japan for a year.

    • Amanda and her boyfriend currently reside in Toronto.

    • Amanda once toured across Canada promoting a book about her character Spike on Degrassi.

    • Amanda was the host of the Degrassi Talks program on sex.

    • The Love Boat was Amanda's favorite television show when she was younger.

    • Amanda appears in the video "My Baby's Got it Going On" by Pizza Mind, her boyfriend's band. He wrote the song especially for her!

    • Amanda has a large Celtic tattoo on her back.

    • The Ska band Skankin' Pickle released a song called "I'm in Love With a Girl Named Spike?" based on the lead singer Mike Park's infatuation with Amanda's Degrassi character.

    • Degrassi allowed Amanda to travel across Canada, the United States, and England. The Degrassi cast volunteered for charity work such as Animal Rights, Teen ASCEF, and The United Way. Amanda in particular was the spokesperson for Planned Parenthood in Alberta.

    • Amanda never dated any of her Degrassi co-stars in real life.

    • Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from University of Toronto.

    • Amanda is one of several actors from Degrassi Jr. High to star in all three series, including the currently airing Degrassi: The Next Generation.

    • Amanda has been spotted at Toronto Blue Jays' baseball games, once with her fellow Degrassi cast members.

  • Quotes

    • Amanda: I have no urges to explore my biological parents. I am very happy with my adoptive parents.

    • Amanda: Cathy Keenan and I ran a jewelry booth together at Lollapalooza. I used to be the Manager for a clothing store named "Shakti", it was located in Toronto's Kensington Market then moved to Guelph, Ontario; Cathy worked there too. I also worked at a furniture store called "Jalan."

    • Amanda: The cast would get paid how many lines they had in the script. There was a certain wage for the principal actors, a certain wage for extras, and a certain wage if you only had one line. It was not enough money to buy a house or anything, but when you are a teenager, $100 seems like a million dollars. It was nice to afford small luxuries like clothes and records.

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