Amanda Starr is known for a smile that lights up a room, wit that stirs up laughter within moments of an encounter and a friendly personality that makes you feel like you have known her forever. Amanda Starr is a native New Yorker from Far Rockaway, Queens. She lived in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 13 years and has newly relocated to Los Angeles to start a new chapter in her life.
Amanda Starr was the Emcee for The Bridge’s monthly open microphone event called Expression at Mayorga Coffee Factory. Amanda Starr co-hosted the Expression annual outdoor benefit concert, Expression Live for its first three years before discontinuing to pursue her graduate studies. She established relationships with local and independent leading industry artists Carolyn Malachi, Komplex, Dominion Way, Chelsea McBee, Droopy the Broke Baller, Rasheed Copeland, 2Deep The Poetess, Lyrical the Lyricist and Archie the Messenger, Beny Blaq and many others to perform at Expression’s events. She recruited more than 75 local and national artists ranging from live bands, poets, rappers, singers to instrumentalists, dancers and painters. She secured diverse artists vital for a consistently uplifting and entertaining experience. Her hosting was filled with strong delivery, witty comments and vibrant energy.
Amanda Starr completed her Master’s of Professional Studies at Georgetown University for Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Psychology. She aspires to combine her passion for the arts, entertainment and culinary delights with her education to produce and promote sophisticated, fun and creative events. In the future, she plans to host her own television show that motivates people to live their lives doing what they love.
Amanda Starr has performed her spoken word at Da Poetry Lounge, Cleo King’s Open Mic Night, Nishati Vibrations, The World Stage, Nuyorican Poets Café, Busboys and Poets, Brooklyn Moon Café, Bar Nun, Mangos, Mayorga Coffee Factory and Howard University. At Howard University, Amanda Starr was the Emcee for the Poutré club, hosting their open microphone events. She has taken Actor’s Process, Voice and Improvisation classes at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Washington, D.C.
Amanda Starr was also a member of the professional theatre arts company Living Stones Worship and Arts Ministry, Inc. She toured with Living Stones in New Jersey and the Washington, D.C. area. Amanda Starr performed African dance in the D.C. Capitol Fringe Festival for the play, “Hello. My Name is Jonah” with Living Stones. Amanda Starr believes that “each person is given something to do that shows who God is.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)