Amanda Fuller is an American actress most known for her work in the ABC/Fox sitcom, Last Man Standing and for playing Madison "Badison" Murphy in the Netflix original series, Orange Is the New Black.
Born on August 27, 1984, in Sacramento, California, Fuller was eight years old when she made her first on-screen appearance in the 1993 TV miniseries, Tales of the City.
She has come a long way since then and has starred in numerous movies and television shows.
Here are seven facts about Amanda Fuller:
7. Stars in the ABC/Fox Sitcom, Last Man Standing
Fuller has starred in the ABC/Fox sitcom, Last Man Standing, since 2012. She was a replacement of actress Alexandra Krosney, in the role of Kristin Beth Baxter: the eldest Baxter daughter and a single teenage mother, after Krosney's exit after the first season.
The series stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, the head of the Baxter household and a conservative husband, father, and grandfather.
Nancy Travis plays Vanessa Baxter, the matriarch of the Baxter household; with Molly McCook and Kaitlyn Dever playing the remaining two children Baxter children, Amanda Elaine "Mandy" Baxter and Eve Baxter, respectively. Other cast members include Christoph Sanders, Molly Ephraim, Jordan Masterson, Jonathan Adams, and Krista Marie Yu, among others.
The series is in its eighth season that premiered on January 2, 2020.
6. Mother to Son with Husband, Matthew Bryan Feld
Fuller is married to actor Matthew Bryan Feld. Feld is an actor known for his roles in the movie Fashionista and the TV series, Power.
In July 2019, Fuller revealed via People Magazine that she was pregnant with her first child at age 35.
In November 2019, she gave birth to a son. She broke the news via her Instagram with the caption that read:
“Happiest one week of life to my new hero-my son…and my new body. We had a baby!"
She has not yet disclosed the name of the baby boy.
5. Complications with Pregnancy due to Endometriosis
The pregnancy came as a surprise to Fuller as she had been battling chronic illness and was diagnosed with endometriosis that the doctors told her would make it "nearly impossible" for her to bear children.
She revealed as much when she first broke the news of her pregnancy via People Magazine:
“After battling chronic illness and endometriosis my whole life and being told for years it would be nearly impossible to get pregnant, my love and I are expecting a little miracle baby. We are shocked, terrified and elated — and just pray we can be our best selves in bringing our little angel into this world.”
Endometriosis is a reproductive condition that causes the tissue lining on the uterus to grow outside of it, causing infertility and chronic pelvic pain.
4. Recurring Appearance in Orange Is the New Black
Fuller had a recurring appearance in the final two seasons of the Netflix comedy-crime-drama series, Orange Is the New Black.
She played Madison "Badison" Murphy from 2018 to 2019 in a star-studded cast that consisted of actors like Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew, Jason Biggs, Michael Harney, and Danielle Brooks, among others.
The series remains a favorite among critics and fans, alike, and as of 2020, holds the title of the most-watched Netflix series in history.
3. Television Guest Appearances in Bones, CSI, Grey's Anatomy, and Scandal
Fuller has also made guest appearances in many television comedies and dramas.
Most notably, she had a handful of appearances throughout 2012 as Dr. Morgan Peterson in the medical drama series, Grey's Anatomy.
She also played Eve in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2003.
She has also made guest appearances in TV series like NCIS in 2004, Bones in 2006, and Rizzoli & Isles in 2011.
2. Movie Roles in 'Til There Was You and Askari
On the big screens, Fuller is perhaps most well known for playing 13-year-old Debbie in the 1997 romantic-comedy movie, 'Til There Was You, the adult version of whom was played by Jennifer Aniston.
She also played Emma Crawshay in the 2001 drama movie, Askari, opposite the Academy Award-winning actress, Marlee Matlin.
Her other movie appearances include roles in Americanese, Red White & Blue, Free Runner, Creature, and Cheap Thrills.
1. Has an Estimated Net Worth of $5 Million
While the actual figures have yet to be disclosed, word around town is that her net worth could be as high as $5 million. She made her first on-screen appearance in 1993, when she was only 8, in the TV miniseries, Tales of the City.
She went on to make guest appearances in shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Practice, NCIS, Bones, and CSI before replacing Alexandra Krosney, in the role of Kristin Beth Baxter, in the ABC/Fox sitcom, Last Man Standing.
She has been part of the main cast ever since and has even directed one episode of the sitcom.
She also made recurring appearances as Madison "Badison" Murphy in the final two seasons of the Netflix crime-comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black.