Birthplace: London, England
Amanda Pays (born 6 June 1959) is an English actress.Pays was born in London, England, the daughter of Jan (née Miller), an actress, and Howard Pays, a talent agent and former actor. She is the niece of former child actress Mandy Miller, after whom she is named. Her first marriage, from 1984 to 1987, was to Peter Kohn, the son of producer John Kohn, who later went on to be the production manager for Pirates of the Caribbean. Following her divorce, Pays married American actor Corbin Bernsen on 19 November 1988, with whom she has four sons. Her mother-in-law was long-time The Young and the Restless actress Jeanne Cooper.
Pays made her film debut in Oxford Blues (1984) and she played a French nun, Sister Nicole, in Off Limits (1988 film) with Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines and Fred Ward. She is known for her roles as Theora Jones in the film and television series Max Headroom and as Christina "Tina" McGee in The Flash. Pays also had a guest role as Phoebe Green in the episode "Fire" (1993) of The X-Files, in the episode "Cindy Plumb" (2006) of Nip/Tuck and in the episode "Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion" (2008) of Psych, opposite husband Corbin Bernsen.
She also appeared in some early 1980s music videos, including those for "Love Shadow" by Fashion, and "Smooth Operator" by Sade.
Pays is an interior designer and hosts Fine Living Network's Breathing Room.
She made her debut in the dual role of Carla Martin and Christa Bruckner in the 1984 cable film The Cold Room, played Sarah in the 1985 miniseries AD (known as Anno Domini in some releases) and narrated the 1988 documentary Computer Dreams. She also appeared in the low-budget 1980s horror film The Kindred and 1989s Leviathan.
In 2014, Pays was cast in another The Flash series to play a reimagined version of the character she played in the 1990 series of the same name.
|1984||Oxford Blues||Lady Victoria Wingate|
|1986||The Frog Prince|
|1987||The Kindred||Melissa Leftridge|
|1989||Leviathan||Elizabeth "Willie" Williams|
|1991||A Grande Arte||Mariet|
|1995||Solitaire for 2||Katie Burrough|
|2016||My Mistress||Vera Clemens|
|1984||The Cold Room||Carla Martin/Christa Bruckner|
|1985||Thirteen at Dinner||Geraldine Marsh|
|1985||Dempsey and Makepeace||Tiffany Grace||1 episode|
|1985||Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill||Vivienne|
|1984||Minder on the Orient Express||Nikki South||1 episode|
|1986||Max Headroom||Theora Jones|
|1987-1988||Max Headroom||Theora Jones|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Alexandra Greer||1 episode|
|1990||Parker Kane||Sarah Taylor|
|1990-1991||The Flash||Christina "Tina" McGee||some episodes edited into films and released on videocassette as|
|1991||Dead on the Money||Jennifer Ashford|
|1993||Age of Treason||Helena|
|1993||Sade - Life Promise Pride Love||Gangster's Girlfriend (segment "Smooth Operator")|
|1993||The X-Files||Phoebe Green||Episode: "Fire"|
|1994||I Know My Son is Alive||Katherine Elshant|
|1997||Hollywood Confidential||Joan Travers|
|1996-1998||Thief Takers||Anna Dryden|
|1999||Vengeance Unlimited||Gail Dawson||1 episode|
|1999||7th Heaven||Emily Grant||1 episode|
|1999||It's Like, You Know...||Angela Blendal||1 episode|
|1999||Martial Law||Dr. Broderick||1 episode|
|1999||Any Day Now||Helen||1 episode|
|2002||The Santa Trap||Doris Spivak|
|2006||Nip/Tuck||Interior Designer||1 episode|
|2008||Psych||Susan B||1 episode|
|2014-present||The Flash||Dr. Christina "Tina" McGee||5 Episodes|