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Amanda Leighton (born June 7, 1993) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Emma on The Fosters and the new voice actress of Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls reboot replacing Catherine Cavadini.


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 Kickin' It Erica Straffman Episode: "Jack Stands Alone"
2013 Austin & Ally Bonnie Episode: "Beach Bums & Bling"
2013 Filthy Sexy Teen$ Whitney Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Sketchy White Girl Episode: "Oh Lordy 'White Girls'"
2014–present 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 Episode: "What Now?"