Amanda Swift was born in London in 1959. She read Modern Languages at Oxford University, but spent most of her time acting in plays. She worked as an actress for many years, including stints at the Polka Children's Theatre in Wimbledon and in TV commercials. She then worked as a writer for radio and TV. Most recently she has worked on the TV series MY PARENTS ARE ALIENS and 24SEVEN. She is now a team writer on the new SCLUB JUNIOR TV show. She lives in South-East London with her partner, two sons and several frogs.