Amanda Doherty is an actor, artist, and activist from Derry City, Ireland.
A former model, who has walked runways internationally alongside shooting editorials featured by Vogue, she has been reviewed as both "an actor of tremendous depth, subtlety, and animal physicality" and "one of Ireland's foremost young actors". Trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, and Lucid Body House, New York, and has worked for stage and screen for several years supplementing her vocational training with further academic study via Queen's University, Belfast, and Harvard Divinity School.
Amanda's own original work includes, amongst others, 'Inheritance'- a Festival Award winner at the 2015 Stockholm Fringe Festival following it's off-Broadway run at Theatre Row, New York. Premiered in Derry City, 'Inheritance' examines and challenges inter-generational PTSD in post-conflict Northern Ireland. The work was a final nominee for the Digital Culture Award at the Digital Awards of Northern Ireland, a nominee for Backstage Magazine's Audience Award in the U.S.A. and winner of the Festival Spirit Award at the Stockholm Fringe, 2015, proudly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland, and the Irish Ambassador of Sweden. She additionally took home the Aduience Choice Award at Stockholm Fringe as co-creator of SharkTank, a satire which focused on the mental health crisis of Northern Ireland.
Additional original work includes 'Hear Much//Say Little', a 60 minute play based on the life of Margaret Bullen, whose life was spent inside a Dublin based Magdalene Laundry. This work, created with Margaret's daughters, started life while representing Ireland at the Biennial of Emerging Artists, Bucharest, and has since been staged in an award nominated tour of Scandanavia.
In 2017, she created Poppi + Gonzo- a neorealist short film to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK Abortion Act, choosing to magnify focus specifically on the unique challenges faced by homeless women in Ireland. Nominated for the Northern Exposure Award for Emerging Filmmakers following the work's screening at the Disappear Here Film Festival, additional screenings have included the 2017 Think Left conference and the Womens International Film & Arts Festival in New York City to mark International Womens Day 2018.