If you are an 80’s baby like me you probably remember Amanda Seales from 90s Nickelodeon series My Brother and Me. She played Melanie’s best friend Dionne. Dionne was always catastrophizing the most normal activities such as going to the mall or movies which often annoyed Melanie.
Although Seales already had some acting experience she decided to study theater at Purchase College in NY. In 2002 she appeared on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. Seales changed her name to Amanda Diva and she landed jobs as an MTV2 VJ and a Sirius Radio DJ. In 2007 when the Floacist, Natalie Stewart, left the group Floetry Seales Joined Marsha Ambrosius as part of the Floetry Remixed Tour. Seales has been featured on various TV series such as VH1’s Best Week Ever and TRU TV’s Friends of People. She has contributed to several News outlets such as CNN and the Huffington Post. You can also find Seales in comedy clubs making people laugh with her hilarious stand-up routines and to top it off she has a degree Master’s degree in African-American Studies from Columbia.
Get Your Life
Last year Seales teamed up it with the writer, actress, and TV host Issa Rae to bring us, Get Your Life, a comedic web series that focuses on Amanda’s journey from New York City to Los Angeles to revamp her acting career. As an edgy New Yorker, she must learn to adjust to the laid-back California lifestyle. Season one of Get Your Life is available in its entirety on Issa Rae’s YouTube Channel. Seales recently launched an in Indiegogo campaign and raised $26K for season 2 of her series.
Please support the multi-talented comedian, writer, actor, TV host, and producer Amanda Seales. Get Your Life by Watching the Series below!!