A bit about Amandla
Since I can remember I have always loved television and films. I had pursued acting on-and-off until my second year in college. That year I decided to give all of me to acting. After graduating from Cal State Long Beach, Theatre Performance: Acting Emphasis BA '14 and then right after UC Irvine Acting MFA '17; I am constantly trying to find ways to prepare myself and get better and have fun doing it.
Recent Work & News
Portfolio of recent work
Always more on the way
OnGame with Amandla Bearden
Yo check out my podcast OnGame with Amandla Bearden. A podcast about finding the truth no matter how vulnerable, unappealing, or uncomfortable. Failure is in your future. Let's work. Come get you some game.
Lincoln 2020 presented by Hollywood Fringe Festival June 2019
A Real Success
I had a great time with this united and committed group of people. I played Hunter Haynes the History professor with the crispy braids. Thank you writer/producer Holiday Kinard and director Colleen Labella for the opportunity to get better.
Thank you Hollywood Fringe:
Extended Acting Reel
It's always about improving and getting better. Here is a brief and general overview of how I have been getting better and working to add tools to my tool belt and staying ready so I don't have to get ready.
U/5 Dutch-The Young & the Restless
A record producer helping a friend out.
A girlfriend sadly waves bye to her boyfriend as she reluctantly travels for work.
Credit Karma (National)
A merman discussing the credit karma app with some friends
AltaMed-Free To Be Campaign-Locker Room
A short video on being sexually safe and aware.
A Hell of a Day-Zotfest Short Film
Ash (Amandla Bearden) has a hell of a day as he tries to make a deal with Satan to get his life back.
'17 MFA Drama-UC Irvine
August 2014-June 2017
Graduated with my MFA in drama at UC Irvine. A lot of tools gained and gathered. Always working for that next job. Also gained some great experience in both teaching acting classes and in devising and putting up my own work. Here is a performance of my portion of a class project. Enjoy!
'14 BA with emphasis on performance-Cal State Long Beach
January 2012-June 2014
Graduated with my BA in drama performance. Gained a philosophy of being open to learn as much as possible and that mastery and improvement is a life process. A lifestyle. And yes it says Christopher but now, I go by Amandla.