Amanda Potts is a member of New Directions, and is a freshman in Season 1. She is portrayed by Miranda Cosgrove.


Amanda is a shy new girl in town from New York, and realizes that McKinley is far worse than her old school. After being terrorized on a daily basis, she becomes depressed and joins the Skanks.


"New Year, New Directions"- Amanda arrives in Lima on the first day of school. She is terrorized on a daily basis by older students and becomes depressed. She decides to audition for New Directions with the song "Rolling in the Deep". At the end of the episode, we see her enter a tatoo/piercing parlor.


"New Year, New Directions"