Bianca Amato

Bianca Amato
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Bianca Amato as Amanda in the Huntington Theatre Company production of Private Lives (2012)
BornCape Town, South Africa
EducationUniversity of Cape Town
Years active1998-present


Bianca Amato is a South African actress known on her behalf work in American theatre, like a prolific audiobook performer and on her behalf portrayal of Philippa De Villiers in the initial cast from the South African soap opera Isidingo.


Amato was an associate of the initial cast from the long term South African cleaning soap opera Isidingo, portraying Philippa De Villiers from 1998 to 2001. The part, a "feisty youthful Englishwoman who was simply romantically associated with a dark mine supervisor", continues to be known as "groundbreaking and big information in post apartheid South African tv", as well as the story cited as "the 1st interracial love depicted on South African tv." Of the knowledge Amato stated, "It had been wonderful to participate the sluggish but healthy procedure that shifted people's behaviour." Her overall performance in Isidingo gained Amato an Avante for Greatest Actress within a Television Series.In 2002, Amato was granted a USA Permanent Resident Credit card as an "Alien of Outstanding Ability" in the arts and emigrated to america. After appearing within a 2002 bout of the HBO series Sex and the town, she played many leading roles using the Guthrie Movie theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota between 2003 and 2005. Since 2009 Amato provides guest starred in a number of U.S. Television series. Amato portrays Delia Alexander in the PlayStation Network series Power, which premiered on March 10, 2015.Amato appeared in the initial Broadway creation of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning trio of has The Coastline of Utopia (2006–07), aswell seeing that the 2013–14 Broadway revival of Shakespeare's Macbeth. She also understudied the assignments of Hannah Jarvis and Female Croom in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stoppard's Arcadia. Off-Broadway, Amato provides appeared in Costs Irwin's Mr. Fox: A Rumination (2004), so that as Emma in Trumpery (2007). She afterwards costarred as Calantha in The Damaged Center in 2012, and performed the leading function of Olga Knipper in Neva in 2013. Amato also starred as Amanda within a creation of Noël Coward's Personal Lives aimed by Maria Aitken, 1st shown in 2012 in the Huntington Theater Business in Boston, and once again in 2014 in the Shakespeare Theater Company's Lansburgh Theater in Washington, D. C. In 2014 she also portrayed Regan in the Theater for a fresh Audience creation of Ruler Lear in NY.Amato has narrated more than 40 audiobooks, including Philippa Gregory's whole Cousins' War group of historical books and Charles Stross' 2008 Hugo Award-nominated technology fiction book Saturn's Kids. She also voiced the 2006 gothic book The Thirteenth Story by Diane Setterfield, which got increased to No. 1 on THE BRAND NEW York Instances Best Vendor list in its second week of publication.


Year Project Function Records Ref. 1996 The Ventures of Sinbad Casendra Event: "The Community Vanishes" (Period 1) 1997 The Ventures of Sinbad Shirez Event: "Ali Rashid as well as the Thieves" (Period 2) 1998–2001 Isidingo Philippa De Villiers First ensemble 1999 Gegen den Blowing wind Jenny Event: "Sprung ins Risiko" (Period 4) 2002 Sex and the town Julia Afton Event: "Important Condition" (Period 5) 2009 THE NICE Wife Ellen Whitton Event: "Unprepared" (Period 1) 2010 Blue Bloods Cindy Perry Event: "Re-Do" (Period 1) 2013 THE BEST C Susan Rand (3) Shows: "You Can't Consider It with You", "Quality of Loss of life", "The Finale" (Period 4) 2013 Memorable Alison Sonnenland Event: "Bigtime" (Period 2) 2014 Alpha Home Senator Alice Graves (2) Shows: "The Civility Area", "Bugged" (Period 2)


Year Production Part Records Ref. 2003 Best Ladies Marlene Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 2003 Satisfaction and Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 2004 Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 2004 Mr. Fox: A Rumination Columbine/Mattie/Youthful Woman/Maffitt Signature Theater Organization (Peter Norton Space, Off-Broadway) 2005 As YOU PREFER It Rosalind Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 2006 The Need for Becoming Earnest Gwendolen Fairfax Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn, NY) 2006–07 The Coastline of Utopia (Component 1: Voyage) Miss Chamberlain Vivian Beaumont Movie theater (Broadway) 2006–07 The Coastline of Utopia (Component 2: Shipwreck) Emma Herwegh Vivian Beaumont Movie theater (Broadway) 2007 The Coastline of Utopia (Component 3: Salvage) Joanna Kinkel Vivian Beaumont Movie theater (Broadway) 2007 Trumpery Emma Atlantic Movie theater Firm (Linda Gross Movie theater, Off-Broadway) 2010 A Midsummer Night's Wish Titania/Hippolyta Pittsburgh Community Movie theater (O'Reilly Movie theater, Pittsburgh, PA) 2010 The Taming from the Shrew Katharina Chicago Shakespeare Movie theater (Courtyard Movie theater, Chicago, IL) 2012 The Broken Center Calantha Theater for a fresh Market (The Duke on 42nd Road, Off-Broadway) 2012 Personal Lives Amanda Huntington Theater Firm (Boston, MA); Elliot Norton Award; IRNE Prize nomination 2013 Neva Olga Knipper Joseph Papp Community Movie theater (Anspacher Movie theater, Off-Broadway) 2013–14 Macbeth Female Macduff Vivian Beaumont Movie theater (Broadway) 2014 Ruler Lear Regan Theater for a fresh Market (Polonsky Shakespeare Middle, Brooklyn, NY) 2014 Personal Lives Amanda Shakespeare Theater Company (Lansburgh Theater, Washington, D. C.); Emery Battis Prize 2014 Shakespeare at Fenway Beatrice/Very much Ado About Nothing at all Commonwealth Shakespeare Firm (Fenway Recreation area, Boston, MA) 2016 Stupid Fucking Parrot Emma Arkadina (The Seagull) Pearl Theater, Manhattan

Selected audiobooks

Year Title Writer Records Ref. 2004 The Queen's Fool Philippa Gregory Book originally imprinted in 2003 2006 Hearing for Lions Gloria Whelan AudioFile Earphones Honor, Audie Award; Book originally imprinted in 2005 2006 The Boleyn Inheritance Philippa Gregory Abridged (2006) and unabridged (2011) variations 2007 The Thirteenth Story Diane Setterfield Book originally imprinted in 2006 2008 The Additional Queen Philippa Gregory Abridged edition 2009 Saturn's Kids Charles Stross Book originally imprinted in 2008 2009 The White colored Queen Philippa Gregory Abridged edition 2009 Her Fearful Symmetry Audrey Niffenegger 2009 THE TRICK Diaries of Charlotte Brontë Syrie Wayne AudioFile Earphones Honor, Audie Honor 2010 The Crimson Queen Philippa Gregory AudioFile Earphones Honor 2010 Dracula in Like Karen Essex AudioFile Earphones Honor 2011 THE GIRL from the Streams Philippa Gregory AudioFile Earphones Honor 2011 THE LADIES from the Cousins' Battle Philippa Gregory David Baldwin Michael Jones nonfiction 2011 Cocktail Hour Beneath the Tree of Forgetfulness Alexandra Fuller 2012 The Kingmaker's Girl Philippa Gregory AudioFile Earphones Honor 2013 The White colored Princess Philippa Gregory AudioFile Earphones Honor 2014 The King's Curse Philippa Gregory AudioFile Earphones Honor 2015 The Taming from the Queen Philippa Gregory AudioFile Earphones Prize 2016 Three Sisters, Three Queens Philippa Gregory


Charles Isherwood of THE BRAND NEW York Moments wrote in his overview of 2012's The Broken Center that "Amato exudes imperial grandeur seeing that Calantha", and Andy Propst of TheaterMania noted that "viewers will also end up intrigued by Amato's warmly imperious switch seeing that the Spartan princess." In 2013 Isherwood known as the ensemble of Neva "terrifically great", noting Amato to become "captivating through the opening occasions" and composing that she "handles to create Olga's self-dramatizing histrionics absurdly funny, but also tinged with genuine pathos." In 2012 The Boston World known as Amato and her costar Adam Waterston "nearly perfect" within their jobs as Amanda and Elyot in Personal Lives, praising their "design, dexterity, subtlety, and sizzling chemistry." The review continued to state that "Amato slashes a regal, soignée body — she can wring fun out of an individual phrase, like 'inveterate' — but she actually is also competent at physical humor." called Amato and Waterston "an unparalleled set" in 2014, adding that "Amato is both grit and glamour, portraying a personality that's brusque on her behalf period, but immense fun to view." Ben Brantley of THE BRAND NEW York Times known as Amato's 2014 efficiency in Ruler Lear "outstanding", as well as the Brooklyn Daily Eagle known as her Regan "icily appealing". Joe Dziemianowicz of the brand new York Daily Information wrote from the efficiency that "as second-born Regan, Bianca Amato's clipped and exasperated talk and body gestures suggest a female who's up to her eyeballs in middle-child disregard. She's Jan Brady in period clothing." AwardsAmato won the Vita Prize for Ideal Newcomer at under Milk Wood as well as the Fleur du Cover Theater Award for Ideal Supporting Celebrity for Greek, both performed on the Baxter Theater in Cape City, South Africa. Her portrayal of Philippa De Villiers on Isidingo gained her an Avante for Greatest Actress within a Tv Series and a Duku Duku Award for South Africa's Many Popular Celebrity. She later earned the Superstar Tribune Award for greatest efficiency of 2004 for playing Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion on the Guthrie Movie theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her efficiency in Personal Lives gained her an Elliot Norton Award for Excellent Celebrity in 2013, as well as the Shakespeare Theater Company's Emery Battis Award in 2014. Amato was also nominated to get a 2013 Best Celebrity IRNE Prize for Personal Lives.Amato has received 9 AudioFile Earphones Honours and two Audie Honours on her behalf audiobook performances.

Personal life

Amato was created in Cape City, South Africa. The child of "politically energetic parents", she "was raised keenly alert to the 'deep, deep problems' of apartheid", so that as a teenager was an associate of the left-wing organization known as Pupils Consciousness and Actions Group. Amato graduated from your University or college of Cape City.