Amanda Holden is an author, actress, television presenter, and media personality who lives in Los Angeles. Since its first broadcast in 2007, Britain’s Got Talent has been a recurring talent show on ITV, with her serving as a judge.
Amanda Holden Biography, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
It was in Portsmouth, Hampshire in the United Kingdom, that Amanda Louise Holden was born. Her parents are Frank Holden, who is her father, and Judith Holden, who is her mother. Both of them are of British ancestry. As a child, she grew up in Bishop Waltham, which is a town in South Hampshire.
There was a time when Amanda was a member of the Little Theatre Company. Later on, she transferred to Swanmore Secondary School, where she attended for two years. During her time at school, she participated in theater performances that were sponsored by the school. She moved to Bournemouth during her adolescence in order to pursue her education at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Bournemouth, from which she graduated in 2005.
Amanda Holden’s Profession & Career
In 1994, Holden began his acting career as a child actor. She began her career with the soap opera EastEnders, which was the beginning of her career. She played the role of Petra in the Jonathan Creek television series in 1998, and she appeared in the 1997 film We Know Where You Live. During her time on Kiss Me, Kate, she played the role of Kate.
She played Mel, a recurring character on the show from 1998 until the year 2000. There were several films in which she appeared, including Wild at Heart, Big Top, Virtual Sexuality, One Chance, and The Grimley’s, Hearts and Bones, to name a few. In 1991, Holden made his television debut as a contestant on Blind Date, a game show that was aired on the ABC network.
In addition to these roles, Amanda also appeared in a number of episodes of BBC and ITV shows, including Superstar, The Door, I’ve Got Something To Tell You, The Sun Military Awards, This Morning and Give a Pet a Home. Her other shows include Alan Carr’s Happy Hour, Graham Norton’s The Graham Norton Show, Magic Numbers, The Paul O’Grady Show, and Up Late with Rylan, among others.
There are several stage productions in which she has starred, including Shrek, the musical in which she played the role of Princess Fiona in the musical. She won the award for best actress in a musical for her performance in that play.
Amanda Holden’s Husband, Marriage & Relationship
There was a time in her life when she was married to Les Dennis, an English comedian. Despite the fact that they married in 1995, they divorced five years later due to a rumour that Holden had an affair with actor Neil Morrissey. In 2002, they legally divorced each other. Her interest in Chris Hughes was sparked by him.
In addition to producing and performing music, Hughes is also a music producer from England. One of his most famous songs is Tears for Tears’ Songs from the Big Chair, which he composed for the band Tears for Tears.
Hollie Hughes is the name that the couple gave to their daughter when she was born. Their wedding took place at Babington House in Somerset on December 10, 2008, a few days after they got engaged. It was in 2010 that Amanda suffered a miscarriage.
Their second child, Alexa Hughes, was born in 2012 despite the medical complications that had resulted from their first birth. There has been a happy marriage between the couple for many years.
Amanda Holden’s Salary and Net Worth
According to the latest estimates, her net worth as of July 2022 is estimated to be around $8 million. There has been an agreement between her and Heart FM Breakfast for a four million dollar contract.
During the first season of the show, she received a salary of $1.5 million. It has been reported that she earns around $800,000 a year from the ITV show and that she has been set to film 12 more series of the show.