Amelia Kinkade (born December 31, 1963) is an actress, animal communicator and self-proclaimed "pet psychic." She was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the niece of Emmy Award-winning actress Rue McClanahan.
Her credits include television appearances on The Other Half, The James Van Praagh Show, VH1's Where Are They Now, London Tonight, The View, Extra, and The Jenny Jones Show.
Her lectures, classes and book discussions have taken her to numerous places around the world, including South Africa, Thailand and the United Kingdom. In 2002, she was invited to Buckingham Palace to work with the household cavalry of Queen Elizabeth II and to “whisper” with the hunting horses of Prince Charles.
Kinkade's first book, Straight From the Horse's Mouth - How to Talk to Animals and Get Answers was published by Crown Books in 2001. Her second book, The Language of Miracles - A Celebrated Psychic Teaches You to Talk to Animals was published by New World Library in 2006. Kinkade was also featured in Top 100 Psychics in America.
Kinkade graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan with a major in modern dance.
After moving to Los Angeles, she undertook a career as a professional jazz dancer and choreographer. As a lead dancer, she performed with Smoky Robinson, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, and a multitude of Motown Stars in the TV series The Motown Review. She was a featured dancer in Breakin' 2, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Body Rock, and Fast Forward, among others. Amelia toured with Donna Summer and appeared in rock videos by the Stray Cats, Cher, The Scorpions, Yarborough and Peoples, and Sheena Easton.
As an actress, she has performed in numerous television series and films, mostly in bit parts. Her most prominent role is as the villainess Angela Franklin in the horror series Night of the Demons and its sequels.