Amanda Wyss

Amanda Wyss

Amanda Wyss (born 24 November 1960) is an American actress.

In 2006, she played Rita's Social Worker on Showtime’s series DEXTER.


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Her film credits include roles in Assassin's Fury (2019); Triggered (2019); Big Legend (2018); The Capture (2017); The Sandman (2017); The Hatred (2017); The Id (2015); Deadly Impact (2010); The Graves (2009); Fallacy (2004); Marry Me or Die (1998); Strategic Command (1997); Digital Man (1995, uncredited); Desert Steel (1994); Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992, Video); Checkered Flag (1991); Black Magic Woman (1991); Son of Darkness: To Die for II (1991); Shakma (1990); Deadly Innocents (1989); Powwow Highway (1989); To Die For (1988); Flag (1986); Better Off Dead... (1985); Silverado (1985); A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984); Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); and Force: Five (1981).

TV Movies

Her TV movies include Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992); The Final Days (1989); Independence (1987); Something in Common (1986); Firefighter (1986); No Earthly Reason (1984); My Mother's Secret Life (1984); Lone Star (1983); A Killer in the Family (1983); The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (1983); Cass Malloy (1982); The Other Victim (1981); and This House Possessed (1981).


Her shorts include Rest Stop (2019); There's One Inside the House (2018); It Happened Again Last Night (2017); The Watcher of Park Avenue (2017); Thing in the Dark (2016); 360 Degrees of Hell (2016); Oct 23rd (2016); Bella! Bella! Bella! (2002); and Tupperware Party (1997).


Her TV credits include appearances on Murder in the First; Mac and Abby; Major Crimes; The Division; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Cold Case; The Division; JAG; The Drew Carey Show; Judging Amy; The Agency; Diagnosis Murder; Any Day Now; Profiler; Charmed (uncredited); ER; High Incident; NYPD Blue; The Marshal; Walker, Texas Ranger; Murder, She Wrote; University Hospital; Silk Stalkings; Highlander; Quantum Leap; Cagney & Lacey; My Two Dads; The New Adventures of Beans Baxter; Cheers; St. Elsewhere; Glitter; Otherworld; The Powers of Matthew Star; Star of the Family; Teachers Only; Jessica Novak; ABC Afterschool Specials; Buck Rogers in the 25th Century; The Righteous Apples; and When the Whistle Blows.

Personal Life

She was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California.


  • Freddy Krueger's very first murder victim in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the first of the series.
  • She has occasionally been credited as Mandy Wyss.
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