Amanda Brugel – Starry Mag Interview

Q) What are the recent projects that you are working on?

A) The second season of “Kim’s Convenience.” It’s a comedy and I get to reprise my role as a quirky and very innocent pastor. I’ve been submerged in some pretty dark material lately, so spending the summer as a Pastor will be quite lovely.


May 10th, 2017   |   Permalink   |  

CTV's Your Morning Show Appearance

Brugel recently joined Melissa in studio to tell us a bit more about the series and why The Handmaid's Tale is so close to her heart.



May 5th, 2017   |   Permalink   |  

15 Minutes With Amanda Brugel

Amanda Brugel (ROOM, Orphan Black and Seed) will be appearing as ”Pastor Nina” in the upcoming CBC series Kim’s Convenience. The busy mom has also been cast as one of only two Canadian cast members in the highly anticipated sci-fi dramaThe Handmaid’s Tale, based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. We chatted up Brugel this week..


October 4th, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel Joins ‘The Handmaid's Tale’

Amanda Brugel (Room) has booked a recurring role opposite Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the upcoming straight-to-series drama based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.


September 28th, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel Joins ‘Kim's Convenience’

Amanda Brugel has been cast in CBC's new fall comedy Kim's Convenience,  inspired by actor and playwright Ins Choi's celebrated stage play.  Brugel will join as a Recurring character playing Pastor Nina.


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July 15th, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel Joins USA's ‘Eyewitness’

Amanda Brugel (Orphan Black) has been cast in a recurring role on USA Network’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama Eyewitness, an adaptation of the Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne. From Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak, Eyewitness explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitnesses. Catherine Hardwicke is set to direct the pilot. Brugel will play Sita, a feisty biker chick with a newborn baby and impulse-control issues. Brugel recurred on Orphan Blackand had a supporting role in Oscar-nominated Room. She’s repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Parent Management in Canada.  

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April 13th, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

Festival Files: Amanda Brugel


Amanda Brugel auditioned for the role of the cop in Room just seven days after giving birth to her second son—and nailed it. As the movie (based on Emma Donoghue’s mega bestseller) hits TIFF, the Canadian actor shares her red carpet secrets.



September 18th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

Best Actress - Black Canadian Award Nomination

*UPDATE: (June 7 2015) Amanda Brugel is the Winner of the 2015 Best Actress Black Canadian Award.

Toronto, Canada) - The 2015 Black Canadian Awards will be held on Saturday June 6th in Toronto. An event focused on showcasing several industries and empowering the community. "The Book of Negroes" by Lawrence Hill is nominated for best writer and literary work and actors like Shailyn Pierre-Dixon and Lyriq Bent who championed the TV adaptation of the book aired on BET and CBC early this year are both nominees for their extraordinary acting roles. Emmanuel Jal who worked with Reese Witherspoon in the movie 'The Good Lie' also got nominated for best actor and best African style artist for his music album, both launched last summer.

The new Toronto Police chief Mark Saunders, a recipient in 2014, will be the keynote speaker with the theme "Dream Bigger, Aim Higher", sharing on his core principles of excellence and aiming for perfection.

This ceremony will also award through a nomination and voting process, various artists and genres of music such as Best RnB Artist, Best Jazz Artist and Best Actor, just to mention a few. It will also feature a unique charity and talent scholarship focused women empowerment program called the Black Canadian Queens for the year 2015. Cpl Nathan Cirillo, a national hero, patriot and a great Canadian, will be recognized with a posthumous award.

"It's very exciting and inspiring to have all this very talented, committed and hardworking people come together in celebrating such a remarkable work, while using their accomplishments to inspire the new generation", Says Paul Ade, the executive director of the Diversity Advancement Network.

This years honoree list is filled with newsworthy achievers like Dr Alvin Curling, Frantz Benjamin, Mohamed Salih, Elcho Stewart, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, Emily Mills, Bishop McEwan Sr., Orlando Bowen, Mary Galvan, Ricardo McRae, Ammar Kamara, Kathy Grant, Mary Galvan, Orlando Bowen and others. For the second year, the awards will be presenting 100 role models and achievers for induction into the "Wall of Role Models" with their full stories and much more. Many dignitaries are expected at this formal red carpet event on June 6th from 5pm. The Award Ceremony will be hosted by Hodan Nalayeh of Integration TV and Randall Mitchell, a Toronto based TV host and Author. There will be performances by Lisa Banton, Lorraine Scott, Leila Dey, Skibu, Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir, Sunset Service Choir, Doahl Academy, The Psalmist, Xolisa and much more. Several guests and nominees will be traveling from Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, Nigeria, South Africa, Jamaica, Trinidad, the US, UK and much more.

Some of the 2015 Nominees are Michie Mee, Divine Brown, Jay Evans, Shi Wisdom, Carlos Morgan, Fefe Dobson, Kreesha Turner, KellyLee Evans Krystle Dos Santos, Brownman Ali, Londa Larmond, Michasha Armstrong, Sean Mauricette, Elijha Hammill, Amanda Brugel, Kim Roberts, Helena-Alexis Seymour, Jay Martin, Trey Anthony, Trixx, LaToya Forever and many others. The complete list and information can be found on

The 2015 Entertainment Industry International segment is a collection of the worlds best like Canada has never seen before. And the Nominees are Gyptian (Jamaica), Skepta (UK), Mokobé (France), Benjai (Trinidad), Davido (Nigeria), Stormzy (UK), Mafikizolo (South Africa), Little Simz (UK), Chronixx (Jamaica), Sneakbo (UK), Farmer Nappy (Trinidad), Afrob (Germany), Etana (Jamaican), Edem (Ghana), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Oritse Femi (Nigeria), Teeyah (Ivory Coast) and Destra (Trinidad) the 2014 winner for International Artist.

May 28th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel; Tops Hello! Canada's Most Beautiful List

To celebrate some of Canada’s most genetically blessed celebrities, HELLO! Canada today unveiled its Most Beautiful Canadians 2014, with 40 pages of stunning photography and celebrity interviews.  Amanda Brugel tops the list alongside Ryan Gosling, Drake and Elisa Cuthbert.


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May 22nd, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Hello! Canada; Best of the Red Carpet

Amanda Brugel on Hello! Canada's "best of the red carpet list" at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.

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March 12th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

FLARE: 5 Minutes With Amanda Brugel of Seed

FLARE talks red carpet glamour preparation and what it’s like to be a part of sitcom Seed’s growing success

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March 6th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel, Rick Roberts win at ACTRA Awards

Jeremy LaLonde’s Sex After Kids could get a box office bump after Amanda Brugel earned the best female performance trophy at the ACTRA Awards in Toronto on Saturday.  Brugel, who played Vanessa in the ensemble comedy now in commercial release, shared the spotlight at The Carlu with Rick Roberts, who won best male performance for his star turn as Jack Layton in the CBC biopic Jack.

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February 24th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

The Dork Shelf - "Sex After Kids" Review

"Brugel’s storyline...benefits from some incredibly brave and lovingly self-deprecating performance that finally gives way to some great dramatic work amid the chuckles"

A great review of SEX AFTER KIDS by Andrew Parker.  Click here to read on.



February 8th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Sex After Kids’ Amanda Brugel on Marriage, Motherhood and… Er… “Scent Issues”


"I couldn’t fathom the reflection in the mirror. Not only the physical reflection, but the clothes I was wearing, and things I was saying, and songs I was singing at night. And I was happy but I was also lost." - Amanda Brugel

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February 3rd, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

"Seed" wins Eight 2014 Canadian Screen Award Nominations.

The second season of "Seed" begins on a high note, as its first season has earned eight Canadian Screen Awards nominations.  Click HERE for more info.

The Canadian Screen Awards are a hybrid that blends two former award categories: the Genie Awards for film and the Gemini Awards for television. The combined awards are produced and voted on by members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

2014 Canadian Screen Award nominations, Seed:

·         Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Program or Series – Gillian Lowrey, John Ritchie, Joseph Raso, Karen Wentzell, Mark Farrell, Paula J. Smith, Rob Bromley

·         Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series – James Genn for “Ill Conceived”

·         Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series – David Makin

·         Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series – Kimberlee McTaggart for “Birth of a Salesman”

·         Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series – Benjamin Duffield for “Zygote Problems”

·         Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series – Joseph Raso for “Ill Conceived”

·         Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role – Carrie-Lynn Neales for “Zygote Problems”

·         Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series – Laura de Carteret for “The Rhythmic Gymnastics Method / Birth of a Salesman”

January 13th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel Earns 2014 Actra Award Nomination

ACTRA Toronto is proud to announce the nominees for the 12th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto will take place at the Carlu on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Click HERE for more info.

Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Female:
Amanda Brugel - Vanessa in Sex After Kids
Tatiana Maslany - Sarah/Alison/Coz in Orphan Black, "Natural Selection"
Jennifer Podemski - Minerva in Empire of Dirt
Helen Shaver - Pearl in Down River
Meg Tilly - Lorna in Bomb Girls, "Party Line"


January 10th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel Joins “Maps To The Stars” Cast

Amanda Brugel cast in David Cronenburg's new feature film starring Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson.  Maps to the Stars is a complex look at Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture.

Maps To The Stars




July 1st, 2013   |   Permalink   |  

Inside Interview

Inside; The Guest List talks to Seed, Covert Affairs actor Amanda Brugel.


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June 26th, 2013   |   Permalink   |  

BrugsArmy Launched

Inspired by and with the assistance of her loyal fanbase, Amanda will mentor a ground-breaking charitable organization determined to raise funds and garner attention for a variety of benevolent agencies, appropriately called; BrugsArmy.  The first recipient of an official BrugsArmy event will be Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. 

MOTIVE: BrugsArmy is a non-profit, watchdog organization dedicated to raising funds through special events while promoting awareness for a variety of established charitable groups, focusing heavily on improving the lives of women and children.  With a strong national and international following, BrugsArmy is one of the cardinal volunteer organizations imagined and actively run through social media platforms. 

MISSION: To complement the service and core objectives of renowned charitable organizations; Assuring supplementary funding while supporting recognition and education within the community and beyond.  To look Hella Fine while doing it. 

MOTTO: 'Til The Wheels Fall Off...



Founder: Amanda Brugel

Holland Bloorview Chair: Shannon Beckner

Campaign Manager: Amanda Hazarie

Senior Social Media Chair: Alexandra Spada

Social Media Chair: Melissa Lopez

Social Media Chair: Danii Elizabeth







April 10th, 2013   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel lands Feature Film "The Calling"

Amanda will be featured in The Calling - a supernatural thriller about a string of gruesome murders in the sleepy town of Port Dundas which brings the innocent community face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.  Amanda plays a local cop struggling to piece together a murder scene staring Susan Sarandon and Topher Grace.


March 16th, 2013   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel latest Celebrity Model for Dare to Wear Love 2013

Amanda Brugel partners with luxury designer Izzy Camilleri for a star-studded fashion runway event like no other; DARE TO WEAR LOVE.  Event founders Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle invite 25 top Canadian fashion designers to participate. Each is given six yards of African fabric from which to produce a one-of-a-kind ensemble, and the resulting creations are modelled at the gala by supermodels, dancers, musicians, and other celebrities, as well as winners of the Dare to Wear Love Challenge. The Gala raises funds to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation in its fight to turn the tide of AIDS in Africa.



March 14th, 2013   |   Permalink   |  

Amanda Brugel publishes new website

Welcome to Amanda Brugel's official website. Here you will find all things from the world of Amanda Brugel.
February 19th, 2013   |   Permalink   |  

Sex After Kids World Premiere

Canadian Indie Rom-Com will have it's World Premiere at the 2013 Santa Barbara Film Festival!  This edgy ensemble comedy follows a variety of relationships. Newlyweds with a newborn try to align their baby’s schedule and their libidos. An aloof single mom has a brother who insists that she should get back out in the world. A lesbian couple finds they don't share the same child-rearing principles. A single dad grows tired of one-night stands. Recent empty nesters wonder if they can find the spark that brought them together. And the wife in the high-powered couple who never planned to have children is now looking to become a soccer mom. Their relationships and ideals will be put to the test with the question: is it possible to have children and a sex life—and is it even worth it?


January 5th, 2013   |   Permalink   |