Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Amanda Schull made her motion picture debut in Sony Picture's Center Stage (2000). Producers held a nationwide search before casting Schull in the starring role, which combined Schull's talent as an accomplished actress and technically skilled ballet dancer. Following Center Stage, she returned to the San Francisco Ballet for several years. Upon her return to film and television, Schull immediately booked memorable recurring roles. Feature film credits include a lead role in Mao's Last Dancer (2009), directed by Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford and featured scenes opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood.