Amanda Anka is an American actress who became famous through her marriage to veteran actor/director Jason Bateman. Amanda’s husband is a dead comic actor who has played the lead role of ‘Michael Bluth’ in the FOX and Netflix sitcom Arrested Development since 2003.
Although she may not have had the career power of her superstar husband, Amanda has also carved out her own niche in the industry. She also has other things in her family and more.
Who is Amanda Anka and how old is she?
The actress was born as Amanda Katherine Anka in New York City on December 10, 1968. She is an American citizen with Lebanese and Egyptian roots. Although Amanda Anka has a rich family background, we were not able to record details of her educational history.
The brunette has basically been a film and television actress over the years. She started out as an actress in the 1992 movie Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which should not be confused with the supernatural television series of the same name by The WB/UPN, which was broadcast between 1997 and 2003. Two years later she played the role of Tamara in the Michael Baker film Cityscapes from 1994: Los Angeles. She also played the role of Patti in the syndicated TV series Renegade, which aired between 1992 and 1997. In 2000 she played the role of Mina in the Geoffery Wright movie Cherry Falls. She also had a role in the action-comedy Taxi in 2004 and several other projects.
Amanda Anka was in the news in 2014 when she accused the famous hotelier Andre Balazs of touching her inappropriately. The incident occurred at Chiltern Fire Station in London, where they attended a dinner party to celebrate the premiere of Horrible Bosses 2, her husband’s film. According to Amanda Anka, Balazs slipped his hand under her skirt and touched her crotch as she was walking up the fire station ladder on her way up, which was constructed so that the participants had an aerial view of London. It was reported at the time that Amanda initially hesitated to climb the ladder but later changed her mind at Balazs’ insistence.
Amanda Anka has not been seen in a film role lately, but instead, she has been concentrating more on her family life.
Amanda Anka’s career has not been consistent over the years, making it difficult to track her income history and calculate (or even estimate) her wealth. Therefore, the figures for her net wealth are not verified for the time being. However, while we are still digging for these figures, her husband Jason Bateman is said to be worth up to $30 million in 2019.
Spouse & Children
In her private life, Amanda Anka married actor Jason Kent Bateman on July 3, 2001, after they had been dating for two years. The husband, born in 1969, has an acting career dating back to 1981 and has seen him in up to 80 roles in television and film. He has also won numerous awards, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe. So far they have two daughters together, Francesca Nora Bateman, born on October 28, 2006, and Maple Sylvie Bateman, born on February 10, 2012.
Amanda Anka’s parents, siblings
In her native family, Amanda Anka is the daughter of the veteran Canadian-American musician and actor Paul Anka. Amanda’s father, who was included in the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2005, is known for his old school songs such as Diana (1957) and Lonely Boy (1959). Born in 1941 to Canadian-Lebanese parents, Paul Anka became an American citizen in 1990.
Anka’s mother is Anne de Zogheb, who was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1942. She married Amanda’s father in 1963, divorced him in 2000, and died in 2017. In addition to Amanda, Anne had four other daughters, Paul Anka and Alexandra, Alicia, Anthea, and Amelia. Amanda’s older sister Alexandra is also an actress who is known for her role in the adventure comedy Troop Beverly Hills, which was released in 1989. Amanda’s younger sister Anthea is also famous. She is a writer and blogger known for co-writing the screenplay for the 2016 action thriller Alleycats and the 2017 romantic drama Battlecreek.