By day, Amanda Parris is a TV and radio host. By night, she writes stories for the stage and screen. In past lives she was an educator who wrote arts-based curricula, attended numerous acting auditions, and dreamed of opening a school that Blue Ivy Carter would attend. She is the co-founder of the award-winning alternative education organization Lost Lyrics and worked with the Remix Project. She was a playwright-in-residence at Cahoots Theatre and Alameda Theatre and studied writing and acting at b current and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She is based in Toronto.