Amanda Rosewater
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Amanda Rosewater in season 1
Season(s) 1, 2
Portrayed by Julie Benz
First appearance Pilot
Latest appearance Past Is Prologue
Episode count 11
Status Alive
Species Human
Nickname(s) Mandy
Born 2011 (age 34/35)
New York, United States
Occupation Acting mayor of Defiance (2046 - present)
Assistant to Nicolette Riordon (formerly)
Janitor at the Darby Building (formerly)
Residence Defiance, North America
Parents Unnamed mother
Unnamed father
Sibling(s) Kenya Rosewater
Significant other(s) Connor Lang (formerly)

Amanda Rosewater is a main character in the first and second[1] seasons. She is portrayed by Julie Benz, and makes her debut in the series premiere.

Amanda is a female Human, and the Mayor of Defiance. She is the sister of Kenya Rosewater. Previously the assistant of former mayor Nicolette Riordon, she was chosen by Nicky to finish her term when she resigned from the job.



Amanda Rosewater is the Mayor of Defiance. Every day, she uses her political wits to give this struggling town a chance for survival. Born in New York in 2011, Amanda shouldered a great responsibility at an early age, serving as a stand-in parent for her sister when their mother and father died during the Pale Wars.[2]

Adrift in a post-war world, Amanda eventually heard of a town where humans and Votans were attempting to coexist. She traveled to Defiance and accepted a job cleaning the mayor’s office. Despite these humble beginnings, she so impressed then-Mayor Nicolette Riordon that, upon her retirement, Nicky appointed Amanda to finish out her term. Now, Amanda is determined to maintain peace in the community, an ambitious task in this deadly new world.[2]


Season 1 appearances
Pilot Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go The Devil in the Dark A Well Respected Man The Serpent's Egg Brothers in Arms
Goodbye Blue Sky I Just Wasn't Made for These Times If I Ever Leave This World Alive The Bride Wore Black Past Is Prologue Everything Is Broken


Every photo of Amanda Rosewater on this wiki can be seen here.

Family treeEdit

Unnamed mother
Amanda Rosewater
(b. 2011)
Kenya Rosewater


  1. Acquanetta Ferguson (June 28, 2013). "Syfy to bring Defiance, Helix, Being Human & Warehouse 13 to 'Comic-Con 2013'.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Amanda Rosewater | Defiance". Retrieved July 1, 2013.