About the Author

Amanda Parris


Amanda Parris is a writer, TV host, and producer. She is the creator and showrunner of the comedy series Revenge of the Black Best Friend. It won the 2023 Canadian Screen Award for Best Web Program or Series, Fiction. Her theatre play Other Side of the Game was awarded the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama and her short play The Death News won the 2022 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing, Web Program or Series. Last year, Amanda received the inaugural Changemaker Award from the Canadian Screen Awards and earlier this year she was awarded the ACTRA Sandi Ross Award for her efforts to call out systemic racism in the Canadian media community.