Amanda Lee Aday (born January 21, 1981) is an American actress. Born in New York City, Aday is best known for her recurring role as Dora Mae Dreifuss on the first season of the 2003–2005 HBO series Carnivàle. Aday is the daughter of actor/musician Meat Loaf and Leslie Aday and sister of singer Pearl Aday. She attended Stagedoor Manor, a summer theatre/dance camp in the Catskill Mountains in New York, from 1990 through 1996, and then graduated from the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. She then majored in theatre at the California Institute of the Arts. Amanda's film roles include Crazy in Alabama, The Mummy An' The Armadillo, South Dakota, & The Trials of Cate McCall. In addition to her work on Carnivàle, she has guest starred on the hit TV shows Boston Public, ER, Private Practice, and 'My Name Is Earl. She will appear in the upcoming films "The Shangri-La Suite" (as Gladys Presley, Elvis' mother) and "Madtown".