Chrishell Stause joined the cast of All My Children in the role of Amanda Dillon in April 2005. Stause was born and raised Draffenville, Kentucky (population: 1,000). She attended Murray State University where she received her B.A. in Theatre. At Murray State, she played Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Mina in Dracula, Poopay in Communicating Doors, and Isabella in Androcles and the Lion.