Who is Amanda de Cadenet?


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Amanda de Cadenet is a British former actress, author and photographer. She notably appeared in two early '90s British television shows before relocating to the United States. After being cast in three films, she left the industry to focus on a photography career, with her work appearing in numerous periodicals.

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Amanda de Cadenet was born May 19, 1972 in England to Anna and Alain de Cadenet, a former race car driver and television presenter with numerous networks. She began her performing career at 18 years old, co-presenting "The Word" from 1990 to 1995 as well as co-hosting "The Big Breakfast." De Cadenet married Duran Duran bassist John Taylor in 1991 and gave birth to a daughter, Atlanta.

The couple relocated to Los Angeles in 1992, ultimately divorcing in 1997. From 1995 to 1999, de Cadenet appeared in three movies: "Four Rooms," "Fall" and "Brokedown Palace." She abandoned a fledgling film career to pursue photography, working for magazines such as "Spin," "Harper's Bazaar" and "Jane."

Amanda de Cadenet later met and married The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi in 2006. They had fraternal twin children later that year, Ella and Silvan. She began hosting "The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet," a Lifetime Channel television show, in 2011.

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