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Amber Barretto

Personal information
Birth dateJanuary 19, 1978(age 38)
Place of birthMiami Beach, Florida
OccupationActress
Years active1986 to present

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Amber Barretto (born January 19, 1978) is an American actress.

Barretto was born in Miami Beach, Florida. Her father is from Peru and met her mother while in California. She grew up in Michigan and New York. She was discovered while competing in the "Little Miss Michigan" pageant where one of the judges owned an agency, and her family later moved to New York City.

She auditioned for Hang Time on tape in New York, when Peter Engel, the executive producer of the show, saw the tape and flew her out to Los Angeles. She found out that day that she got the part of "Kristy Ford". After being hired for the show Hang Time, she had four days to go back to New York, get all her stuff and go back to L.A. and find a place to live.

She is best known for her role in the 1989 film Little Monsters, in which she played Kiersten. She also had minor roles in American Dreams and The O.C..

On June 28, 2007 it was announced that Barretto was engaged to marry Gregory Laks of Beachwood (Cleveland), Ohio. Laks is now president of Abode Mortgage Services in Beverly Hills, California.




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