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Overview (3)

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameAmy Christine Paffrath
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Amy Paffrath has a reputation for running full speed ahead with every project she works on. In fact, her mother Mary gave birth to her just nine minutes after arriving at the hospital. Not one to sit around and wait for opportunities, the young actress is quickly making a name for herself in the entertainment business.

She was born in St. Louis by parents Mark and Mary Paffrath. She has six siblings: Christy, Mark, Steven, Stacey, Matt and Brittany.

With modest means, the Paffrath pack learned to find inexpensive ways to entertain themselves. The energetic Paffraths put on plays and newscasts at family parties. To help her children creatively channel their energy, Amy's mom enrolled her in ballet, tap and jazz class when she was just 3-years-old. Young Amy loved to perform and was always excited to learn new steps. At 9, she entered gymnastics and won many awards and medals in competitions. In elementary school, Amy experimented with theatre and enlisted the help of her friends to put on plays.

At St. Thomas-Aquinas Mercy High School in Florissant Mo, Amy first discovered her interest in TV. She began working in the media department both in front of the camera, on AM in the am, and behind the scenes, producing and editing. Amy signed with Toni's International Models in 1997. The agency helped her to book many local jobs, including runway shows and print ads for catalogs.

Amy's interest in television, combined with her curiosity for people and places, made broadcasting a great fit. Amy's new agent, Kevin Long at The Edge Agency, steered her in the right direction and continued to get her jobs through college. As a University of Missouri Tiger cheerleader, Amy was featured in the Athlon, an athletic magazine. She also worked as a reporter and anchor for KOMU-TV and Emcee at Déjà vu Comedy Club. In the summer of 2004, Amy was ecstatic to learn she had landed two internships in LA: one at Entertainment Tonight (1981) and one at KNBC. She worked closely with Mark Steines, Mary Hart, Jann Carl and Bob Goen and grew enormously from the experience. Again, she wanted to stay in LA and start her career but with just one year left, she once again returned to Missouri. In 2005, Amy graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.

In early 2006, Amy made her long-awaited leap from St. Louis to Los Angeles. From the moment she set foot in the City of Angels, Amy's career has been thriving. Immediately, she landed hosting gigs on two shows, "Created by U" and "In the Mix", both on Direct-TV (2006-2007). She completed 4 movies in 2006, Dinner at Eight (2007), Moonlight on Ivy (2006), Fly Kidz (2006) and Hauntsville (2016), of which she was the lead. In 2007, she landed gigs as the voice of channel 101 on Direct-TV, the host of Broadcaster News at www.broadcaster.com/thenews and the star of Paramore's #1 video on TRL "Misery Business".

She is managed by Scott Karp and Erik Heintz at Insomnia Media Group.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Amy Paffrath was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. A natural performer, she channeled her energy into gymnastics and put on newscasts for her family. As one of 7 kids, Amy had to find ways to stand out, and did so by producing and performing plays at school. The young starlet always had a curious nature and decided to pursue a career in journalism. While attending the world renown University of Missouri School of Journalism, Amy completed an internship at Entertainment Tonight in Los Angeles alongside TV veterans Mark Steines and Mary Hart under the leadership of Executive Producer and fellow Mizzou alumni, Linda Bell Blue. After earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2005, she made her long anticipated move to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams. Her Midwestern magnetism helped her to immediately land two on-air reporting jobs at Direct TV for In the Mix and Created by You. The ambitious actress-reporter also nabbed roles in film, commercials and music videos, including Paramore's number one hit "Misery Business." In early 2007 she hosted her very own pop culture news show, Broadcaster News on broadcaster.com, which aired daily and racked up more than 300 episodes. Since then, Amy's career has grown exponentially. She has served as the longtime host of E! News Now, a red carpet correspondent for TV Guide's Hollywood 411, series regular on MSN's The Big Debate, and guest host on both G4's Attack of the Show and Fuel TV's The Daily Habit. She spent 2011 and early 2012 recapping the best moments from your favorite shows with Last Night on TV, daily on MSN.com. But it was a little show called Jersey Shore that really put Amy on the map. She held court with the guidos and guidettes of Seaside Heights as the host of MTV's Jersey Shore: After Hours and Reunion specials. Amy once again found herself in the middle of a pop culture phenomenon when she landed the hosting role on VH1's widely popular, Dating Naked. She'll return for season 2 of the hit dating show in 2015. For now, she can be found on Hollywood Today Live on Fox, as well as the hottest red carpets as a correspondent for Yahoo! Movies. She is a budding stand up comic and frequently performs her act in famous LA comedy clubs. Amy is also a regular at Improv Olympics in Top Story! Weekly, a sketch comedy show skewering the latest news and pop culture. She is making a name for herself as a sitcom star, appearing in 5 guest-starring roles last year alone. Amy's most recent credits include the CBS pilot Oh F***, its You!," directed by James Burrows, as well as appearances on Hot in Cleveland, Sullivan & Son, and 2 Broke Girls. In addition, Amy is the spokesmodel for Sibu Beauty and plays "Mayday Amy" in the wildly popular Amazon Kindle Fire commercial campaign. When she's not on set, she can be found volunteering, writing, going on romantic dates with her husband Drew Seeley, or hiking the Hollywood hills with their dog Astro.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amy Paffrath

Spouse (1)

Drew Seeley (28 April 2013 - present)

Trivia (5)

Roommate is writer Jan Epstein Schwaid.
Grandfather, Herman Paffrath, is also an actor.
Has 6 siblings.
Has a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri.

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