Amanda Donohoe Bio, Age, Height, Family, Education, Career, Net worth

Amanda Donohoe

Amanda Donohoe Biography

Donohoe is an English film and television actress. She is known for her 1980s relationship with pop star Adam Ant and her later work on television — including L.A. Law and Emmerdale — and her roles in successful movies including Liar, Liar.


Donohoe was born on 29 June 1962 in London. She is 62 years old as of 2024.


Donohoe stands at a height of  5 feet 8 inches.


Donohoe has a father named  Ted Donohoe and a mother Joanna Donohoe. She has a sister Cordelia Donohoe who is older.

His father worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which made her family move a great deal, with a base in London but also living for periods overseas. After Ted Donohoe’s retirement, he joined her mother in her antiques-dealing business.

Amanda Donohoe Photo
Amanda Donohoe Photo


Donohoe attended Francis Holland School where at age 15, she met Adam Ant. While at 16, Donohoe parted away from her parent’s home and moved in with Ant in Notting Hill. In 1981, he appeared in the video clips for the songs “Antmusic” and “Stand and Deliver” by Adam and the Ants. In addition, Donohoe was offered a place at the  Royal Central School of Speech and Drama before the band began their 1981 world tour. She left Ant and went to drama college.


Donohoe after graduation came to the attention of worldwide audiences in 1986, when she was cast opposite Oliver Reed as Lucy Irvine in Nicolas Roeg’s Castaway. She followed this up with roles in two Ken Russell films The Lair of the White Worm, based on a Bram Stoker novel, and The Rainbow, based on a D.H. Lawrence novel. Another major film role for her was Liar, Liar (1997) starring Jim Carrey.

When relocated to Los Angeles, in February 1991, Donohoe took part in the first of the so-called “lesbian kiss episodes” on American television when her character C.J. Lamb on L.A. Law kissed Abbie Perkins, played by Michele Greene. She appeared in L.A. Law for two seasons. Some of her other television roles include Murder City, Bad Girls, and a guest appearance in Ally McBeal.

Donohoe undertook stage work upon return to the UK, including replacing Jerry Hall in the stage version of The Graduate. In 2009 Donohoe joined the cast of ITV soap opera Emmerdale as businesswoman Natasha Wylde, together with her on-screen husband Maxwell Caulfield.

However, on 25 July 2010, it was announced that Donohoe would be leaving Emmerdale, with her last screen date being 24 November 2010. On 18 and 19 February 2010, Donohoe was a guest panelist on Loose Women. She also lent her voice to the Activision PC video game “Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder” as Karen Gordon, a prime suspect, and ex-wife to Elk Moon’s husband, Jack.

Net Worth

Donohoe has an approximate net worth of $17 million US dollars.