Who is the Nissan runaway bride actress? Rogue commercial splits opinion

Bruno Cooke July 5, 2021
Who is the Nissan runaway bride actress? Rogue commercial splits opinion

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The latest commercial for the Nissan Rogue, featuring a runaway bride favouring a car deal, stars actress Amanda Booth. What else has she been in, and why haven’t audiences warmed to the ad?

Who is the Nissan runaway bride actress?

Born 1986 on an army base in New York, Amanda Booth is an American model and actress. Her oeuvre to date comprises, among other things, 13 commercials.

Before featuring as Nissan Rogue’s runaway bride, Amanda Booth advertised Colgate, Corona, Clean & Clear spot treatment gel, and Bud Light.

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She also has several TV series and movies to her name, according to IMDB. Her credits include episodes of Maron (in which she played Nicole), Community (Danielle) and Hot In Cleveland (another Nicole). 

Booth appeared in three episodes of The Bold And The Beautiful, which ran from 2009 to 2011.

Is she married in real life?

Outside the world of the Nissan Rogue commercial, actress Amanda Booth recently celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary.

Addressing her husband Mike Quinones, with whom she shares a son called Micah, she wrote: “The amount of words allowed in one post could never do justice for all that we have made it through”.

In 2016, Cosmopolitan published a piece written by Booth about the process of giving birth to a baby with Down’s syndrome. In the piece, Booth describes and reflects on the adaptations she and her husband have had to make as a result.

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Model Amanda Booth carries with her son Micah Quinones while talking to the media after arriving for the 2016 Global Down Syndrome Foundation “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” fashion show at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 2016. A night of advocacy, and empowerment, the event is the single largest fundraiser benefitting people with Down syndrome in the world, having raised over $12 million to date. / AFP / Jason Connolly (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)

How Amanda Booth uses Instagram to tell her story

Booth uses Instagram to reach out to others raising young children with special needs, and to tell her story.

One post states: “There’s a lot of antiquated information about Down’s Syndrome out there, and people need to know the truth… I’m trying to do is make people aware, give them a hand to walk with, a shoulder to borrow, and clear eyes to see the possibilities of this life.”

Since she started publishing parts of her family’s story on social media, the trio have featured together in several campaigns. For example, they have advertised such brands as River Island, Tommy Hilfiger and Amazon Fashion.

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Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images for Global Down Syndrome Foundation

How have audiences reacted to Booth as the Nissan runaway bride actress?

Booth follows in the footsteps of Brie Larson, whom Nissan enlisted for its 2020 Rogue campaign.

While YouTube commenters are hardly a representative sample, you can see some of their posts here.

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Why not watch the advert (above) and make your own mind up?

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Bruno Cooke has been a freelance journalist since 2019, primarily with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus, and has written for HITC, Groundviews and the Sheffield University newspaper – he earned his MA in Global Journalism there in 2021. He’s the Spoken Word Poetry Editor for The Friday Poem, and self-published his debut novel Reveries in 2019, which his mum called both a “fine read” and “excellent Christmas present”. Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes, among other things: bicycle touring, black and white Japanese films, pub quizzes, fermentation and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will set off with his partner on a round-the-world cycle.