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writer , Actress , web video blogger

Amanda Congdon, American actress, web video blogger, writer. Named one of Top 25 Web Celebs, Forbes magazine, 2006.

Background

Congdon, Amanda was born on August 4, 1981 in New York City.

Education

Graduate magna cum laude, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2004. Additional education, King's College, London, England. Additional education, University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Career

She began her on-screen career as the first anchor of the online daily news show, Rocketboom, which she hosted and produced until 23 June 2006. Congdon began as Rocketboom's anchor with the show's 26 October 2004 debut. The show went from an initial 700 viewers in 2004 to 70,000 viewers in the first ten months.

BusinessWeek labeled it "the most popular site of its kind on the Net". More viewers visited Rocketboom after an 11 June 2006 interview with Congdon on CNN. Rocketboom's audience continued to increase, going from 100,000 vlog viewers at the end of 2005 to 300,000 by the spring of 2006. Congdon sometimes went on the road.

One episode showed her dancing in various locations throughout St. Petersburg, Russia. Departure from Rocketboom\r\nOn 5 July 2006, Congdon released a video statement on her blog, announcing her departure from the show. Andrew Baron, majority stakeholder of Rocketboom, stated she was leaving the show to "pursue opportunities ... in Hollywood" and Joanne Colan stepped in as Congdon's replacement.

Congdon claims that she was fired. Congdon's first endeavor after Rocketboom was AmandaAcrossAmerica.com, a blog based on Congdon's travels through America in a hybrid vehicle. The journey took a circuitous route with stops in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, D.C., Missouri, Wisconsin, Arizona and California.

The restaurant serves vegan food for lunch daily, upon which Congdon initially planned to create a website series.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Weblog Amanda UnBoomed, 2006, amandacongdon (Web site), starringamandacongdon (Web site), weekly news blog ABCNews. Com/Amanda, co-star Computer Society of India, Las Vegas, special guest Attack of the Show!, season regular The Restaurant, Season 2, guest appearance The Chris Rock Show, Hey Ya, My Coolest Years, co-host Jean Carlo Cooking Show, Northstar Music video, host (videoblog) Amanda Across America, lead performer (theatre) Independence, Manhattan Theatre Source, Waafrica, Red Room Theatre, Manhattan.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Writing, videoblogging, sketching, improv, bungee-jumping, hula hooping, horseback riding, swimming, volleyball, skiing, rollerskating, kayaking, soccer, hiking.