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Amanda Leighton (born June 7, 1993) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Emma on The Fosters and her voice acting work as Blossom in The Powerpuff Girls (2016), Poppy in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, and Polly in Amphibia.


Leighton started her acting career at the age of 10 in her home town, and got her first agent at the age of 12 when started taking acting classes and going to auditions in Los Angeles, California. She also has 11 years of dance experience, which she used in ABC Family's Make It or Break It, where she played a gymnast named Wendy Capshaw.

Leighton's other appearances include roles on several television shows including Pretty Little Liars as Danielle, Grey's Anatomy as patient Sarah Cassidy with Treacher Collins syndrome, 90210 as Alex Scarborough, Criminal Minds as Trish Leake, and as a singing Cactus Kid in Six Feet Under. She also has appeared in commercials for Quicken Loans, Meow Mix, Comcast and Plavix. Leighton also had parts in two films: Detour as Lara short film, and as Young Alex in Divorce Invitation 2012.



Year Title Roles
2012 Divorce Invitation Young Alex
2015 The Better Half Emily Ryan
2016 The Cheerleader Murders Dee
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Six Feet Under Singing Cactus Kid Episode The Silence
2010 Criminal Minds Trish Leake Episode Risky Business
2011 Grey's Anatomy Sarah Cassidy Episode Start Me Up
2011 House Young Elena Episode You Must Remember This
2011–2012 90210 Alex Scarborough 3 episodes
2011 Pretty Little Liars Danielle 2 episodes
2012 Make It or Break It Wendy Capshaw 7 episodes
2013–2014 The Young and the Restless Raven 6 episodes
2013 Kicking It Erica Straffman Episode Jack Stands Alone
2013 Austin & Ally Bonnie Episode Beach Bums And Bling
2013 Filthy Sexy Teen$ Whitney Episode Pilot
2013 Sketchy White Girl Episode Oh Lordy 'White Girls
2014–2018 The Fosters Emma Recurring role
2014 Bones Shawna Episode The Purging of the Pundit
2015–2017 Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything Emma 2 episodes
2016 Rosewood Sophie Hornstock 2 episodes
2017 This Is Us 15 Year Old Sophie Recurring role
2018 Trolls The Beat Goes On! Poppy Main voice role
2019 Amphibia Polly Main voice role