Olivia Cooke as Amanda
Olivia Cooke was born in Manchester, in the North of England. Upon graduating from the Oldham Theatre School, she landed a key role in Blackout, a BBC miniseries directed by Tom Green, in which she starred alongside Christopher Eccleston, Dervla Kirwan, and Lyndsey Marshal. She then took the lead role in another BBC miniseries, the 1940s-set The Secret of Crickley Hall, directed by Joe Ahearne.
Cooke was most recently seen in the adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s novel The Limehouse Golem, opposite Bill Nighy and Douglas Booth and the independent dramatic film Katie Says Goodbye, alongside Jim Belushi, Mireille Enos, Christopher Abbott, and Mary Steenburgen. Both films premiered at Toronto Film Festival in 2016.
Cooke’s upcoming film projects include Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, which releases on March 30, 2018.
She was just cast in Dan Fogelman’s upcoming movie Life Itself opposite Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde.
Cooke was last seen in Me & Earl & The Dying Girl alongside Connie Britton and Nick Offerman, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. This film, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, is based on the best-selling book about a teenage filmmaker who befriends a classmate with cancer. Cooke’s additional feature film credits include Universal’s hit horror film Ouija, Lionsgate’s thriller The Quiet Ones, and Focus Features’ The Signal opposite Laurence Fishburne and Brenton Thwaites.
She is currently in production for Amazon’s new series “Vanity Fair,” which is an adaption of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Cooke also starred alongside Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga in the acclaimed A&E television series “Bates Motel.”