Treat anything Shannon tells you with a pinch of salt. But Amanda Fahy is straight up front when she reveals she's been in Grange Hill before...

DOB: 20 April 1985

THEATRE: Ellie in THE RAGGED CHILD (George Street Theatre/NYMT); BEYOND THE MASK (Beck Theatre); Oliver (duet) in OLIVER! (Beck Theatre)

TV: THE DEMON HEADMASTER (BBC TV); Extra in GRANGE HILL (BBC TV 1999-2000); Shannon Parks in GRANGE HILL (BBC/Mersey TV 2001-2004); Nikki McGrath in THE BILL (Thames 2004); Layla in AHEAD OF THE CLASS (ITV 2005)

DETERMINED TO SUCCEED: Amanda would never have become an actress if her mum had her way. "She didn't want me to go into the business at all! I don't think she saw a nice side to it," she told a BBCi live chat.
Amanda Fahy

HOBBIES: When she's not acting Amanda likes rollerblading, athletics, ski-ing and cycling. So yes guys, she really IS fit! When she's not energising Amanda loves surfing the web - let's hope she's looking in!

...AND THE FUTURE? Amanda's keen to make it into the big soaps. "I'd like to be in EastEnders and Hollyoaks. But Coronation Street or Emmerdale too, because I'd like to try out the different accents," she told BBCi.
Source: Children's Spotlight (2000-2001 edition). Additional information from BBCi

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