Amy Lamé was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and moved to London in 1992. Working at London’s first out and proud lesbian and gay cafe-bar. Lamé quickly became prominent on London’s alternative scene. She has a distinctive look, a chubby glamour-puss with trademark fly-away black-rimmed spectacles and an ironic take on the 1950s American housewife style.
She became a British citizen in early 2007, and in March 2009 Lamé had a civil partnership with her British partner Jenny. She is currently Mayoress of London Borough of Camden alongside Mayor Johnathan Simpson.
She is often to be seen on both the stage and screen, and is a writer also.
Your favourite virtue? generosity
Your favourite qualities in a man? A little bit of gayness, regardless of sexualtiy
Your favourite qualities in a woman?
Brains, tits and ass
Your main characteristic?
What draws you most to your friends?
A devilish twinkle in the eye and a penchant for nice wine
Given the opportunity what would you most like to change?
Who would you most like to take out for dinner?
Your idea of happiness?
Living an extraordinary life every day
What is your favourite way of spending the day?
Lounging in bed and being fed cupcakes and champagne by Hot Gossip
Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?
Hildegarde of Bingen
Where would you most like to live?
London is definitely the place for me!
Who is your favourite author?
Who is your favourite poet?
Your favourite heroes in fiction?
Pinkie Brown, Brighton Rock
Charlie, played by Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets
Your favourite heroines in fiction?
Becky Sharp and Amelia Smedley from Vanity Fair…I think there’s a little bit of Becky and Amelia in all of us!
Ann Miller as Bianca in Kiss Me Kate
And Wonder Woman, of course.
Your favourite painters? (ARTISTS)
Modigliani, Martin Boyce, Huntley Muir, Ester Partegas, Terry O’Neill, Steph Burnley, Linder Sterling
Who is your favourite composer?
Chopin, Morrissey/Marr, George Harrison
What is your favourite Film?
Hairspray (the original version) and Raging Bull
Your favourite food?
Your favourite drink?
Champagne, or any quality fizzy substitute
Who do you most admire?
What is your present state of mind?
Alert, if slightly occupied by thoughts of cheese
For what fault have you most toleration?
Your favourite motto?
You gotta do whatcha gotta do – Jack Lamé (my dad)