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Cindy Busby : Amanda

Cindy Busby has been making waves in Hollywood both on the big and small screens. Growing up in Montreal, Canada, Busby always dreamed of becoming an actress. From the time she was a child, she loved performing for an audience and throughout her elementary school and high school years, she devoted herself to every theater school production. Upon graduating from high school, Busby was accepted into the Professional Theater Program at Dawson College in Montreal and was admitted from amongst hundreds of applicants. The rigorous three-year training allowed Busby to demonstrate her professionalism, hard work, and devotion and she earned an award of academic excellence while there.

Busby notes her first passion in the business was theater and she honed her acting skills on the stage while in school. In 2005, she crossed into television and film and was given her first lead in the story of the Canadian medical hero Norman Bethune in the television series “Bethune,” which filmed in rural China for two and a half months and attracted several million viewers. In 2006, Busby played a supporting lead in the Lifetime original film “A Life Interrupted” opposite Lea Thompson and also landed a series regular role on the series “Heartland.” Cast as Ashley Stanton, a rich, self-righteous, competitive horseback rider, the series took off and has been nominated for several Gemini Awards as well as winning a Director’s Guild of Canada prize, all while becoming one of the most popular shows on Canadian television as well as syndicated in over 81 countries around the world.

Throughout 2008 and 2009, Busby continued having success booking roles, first landing the lead antagonist in the film “Picture This” alongside Ashley Tisdale, Shenae Grimes, and Kevin Pollack and appearing on the smash hit CW series “The Vampire Diaries.” In 2011, she appeared on the big screen in Fox 2000 Pictures’ “The Big Year,” in which she was seen opposite Hollywood heavy hitters such as Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

In 2012, Cindy was busy filming guest starring roles on the CW shows “Supernatural,” “The LA Complex” and “The Secret Circle.” She was also seen as a lead in the SyFy movie of the week, “Mega Cyclone” and, more recently, was seen in “12 Rounds: Reloaded,” as the wife of WWE wrestler Randy Orton, in “The Wedding Chapel” playing a young Shelley Long and in “Lucky in Love” opposite Jessica Szhor.

Last year, Cindy was seen Guest Starring on USA’s “Rush,” TNT’s “Proof” and recurred on Hallmark Channel’s “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove.” Up next, she stars in the independent films “The Circle” and “40 Below and Falling” and as the lead in “A Puppy for Christmas.” She also starred in Hallmark Channel's "Unleashing Mr. Darcy" opposite Ryan Paevey.

In her down time, Busby loves to watch movies, read, wine & dine, cook, shop and take yoga classes. She currently resides in Vancouver.