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Amanda Stephen is a Canadian-born African American actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Zora's Roots (2008). She portrays Alison Abdullah in Orange Is the New Black.

Early Life[]

Stephen was born in Montreal, Canada. She graduated from UCF (University of Central Florida) in 2008.

Career[]

Amanda Stephen is New York based actor originally from Quebec, Canada. She moved to Florida when she was 11 and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Theatrical Performance and a B.A. in Interpersonal/Organizational Communications. After college she joined B Street Theatre's Graduate Internship Company and later moved to New York City where she worked on Off-Broadway, regional & national commercials and numerous industrials. Amanda landed the role of Alison Abdullah on Netflix's original series "Orange is the New Black" in spring 2015 and appear on seasons 4 & 5.

The founder and producing director of MIRROR/FIRE Productions, Asia Kate Dillon is part of the artistic resistance. They are creator, curator, and director of US, a storytelling and talkback series at New York’s Dixon Place, which “puts a magnifying glass to racism in the United States using original and found text, audio, and video footage to drive the #BlackLivesMatter conversation forward.”[3] Dillon's collaborative project features fellow Orange Is the New Black cast members Amanda Stephen and Miriam Morales.

Personal Life[]

She has at least one child with a husband.

Trivia[]

  • Amanda Stephen has Dual Citizenship in Canada and the U.S.
  • Her favorite color is Fuchsia.

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