AMANDA DE CADENET
A little bit about me…..
I do a lot of things. Likely too many . I make TV and online shows. I write, produce, direct, take care of my kids, I am a fashion and portrait photographer, I run Girlgaze and don’t get enough sleep.
I began my career at the age of fifteen as the host of two of the UK’s most successful television shows. What can I say? I started young and, quite frankly, needed a job once I got out of the juvenile detention home that I spent some time in.
I hosted TV until I had my first daughter, when I was 19 years old, and left London for a normal life in LA. For the next 15 years, I lived behind the camera as a photographer, and am the youngest woman to shoot a Vogue magazine cover. I published my first photography book Rare Birds in 2010, and have photographed many of the most influential and interesting figures in popular culture.
After 15 years, I returned to television in Spring 2012 with a prime time interview series I created and produced with Demi Moore for Lifetime Television, called The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet. The concept for the show grew out of my own journey, and utilizing my ability to capture the essence of women through our universal language of shared experiences and solutions. In addition to reaching a television audience in 18 countries, The Conversation lives online as an active community and website.
I live in LA with my kids and my hubby and continually try to make media that challenges perceptions of women. In 2016, I aired my #DreamInterview with Secretary Clinton on Lifetime and www.theconversation.tv and I launched my company #Girlgaze, a foundation and digital media company dedicated to highlighting and funding female Gen Z photographers and directors.