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Faryl Amadeus (born c. 1981) is an American actress and playwright.

Early life

Faryl Amadeus was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Brooklyn, New York by her adopted parents. At age 6 she was scouted in a playground and asked to audition for Fatal Attraction, for which she was chosen to be screen tested. Danced with the Joffrey Ballet and was featured in Dance Magazine in an article about young dancers. Attended LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts as a visual arts major. Received a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in the Experimental Theater Wing. Studied at RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) in London.


Originated the part of Clea in the world premier of Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky at the Goodman Theater, directed by Michael Wilson.

Also originated the role of Bill Gates in the Musical NERDS.

Cast as the original Molly in Julie Taymor's Across The Universe.

In 2005 Fancy Nancy's Funny Hour, a weekly half hour television program written, filmed, edited and starring Faryl as Fancy Nancy, premiered on MNN. A cult hit among New Yorkers F.N. began doing live appearances, including headlining at The Laugh Factory several times.

Fancy Nancy was chosen as one of Paper Magazine's "Most Beautiful People" of 2007.[1]

After seeing her in Paper magazine Adam Neustadter cast Faryl as Beth McKenzie, opposite Demetri Martin in the Fountains of Wayne video Someone to Love.[2]

Was asked to be a part of the Bloomingdales ad campaign featuring up and coming new actresses with video installations directed by Jennifer Venditti.[3]

As a playwright Faryl's work includes: Right By The River, Straight On Til Morning and is currently working on an Untitled Patti Smith Project.


  2. Adam Neustadter
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