Amanda Setton is an American TV and film actress. She is best known or starring on series such as "One Life to Live," "Gossip Girl," and "The Crazy Ones."
Amanda Setton was born on December 16, 1985 in New York City, New York, but grew up in Great Neck. Of Syrian Jewish and Ashkenazi Jewish descent, it was obvious from a fairly young age that she was interested in the performing arts. By the time she was in high school, Amanda was the president of her theater club. Upon graduation, she then majored in drama at Ithaca College in New York, completing her degree in 2007. Even more impressive, during her time in college, she completed a two-year Meisner Technique program at the Actors Workshop under the instruction of Eliza VanCort.
Not surprisingly, just two months after graduating college, Amanda was signed by the Cornerstone Talent Agency.Within a year, she had landed small roles in the films "What Happens in Vegas" and "Sex and the City." The very same year, she also managed to nab her first recurring role on the TV series "Gossip Girl," playing the character of Penelope Shafai. Of course, once an opportunity to play Kimberly Andrews on the soap opera "Once Life to Live" came around the next year, she jumped ship. Interestingly enough, she returned to "Gossip Girl" in 2010, and then returned to "One Life to Live" once again in 2011.
Amanda has continued to find a home on television. In 2012, she played Shauna Dicanio for the first half of the first season of "The Mindy Project." From there, she went on to star alongside Robin Williams on the CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones" until its cancellation. Since then, she was again able to find a new home on the CBS crime drama, "Hawaii Five-0" as Dr. Mindy Shaw.