Ever since Amanda Jane Cooper saw the original cast of WICKED on Broadway, she dreamt of being on the stage. Years later, her dreams came true when she secured the role of Glinda the Good Witch.
On the National Tour, Cooper stepped onto stage after stage in Glinda’s blue ballgown and sang her heart out. From there, she found success as a film and television actress, with guest and recurring roles on Glee, Bones, and CSI.
No one knew what was really going on. Cooper struggled in secret. She wore Glinda’s bright smile on stage each night, but lived each day in a personal darkness. What haunted her? A dangerous eating disorder and a pattern of destructive self-hate.
One day, while at a wrap party in Hollywood, Amanda met a woman who offered her a way to find the peace she longed for.