The A-Team Characters
Amy Amanda Allen "Triple A" – Melinda Culea
Amy Allen Played By Melinda Culea
Allen was introduced to viewers in the pilot episode and became a friend of
The A-Team’s. Amy Allen came into contact with The A-Team through
a fellow journalist at the paper where she worked – The Los Angeles
She wanted to hire The A-Team to rescue a friend and colleague Al
Massey who had been doing a story in Mexico but was captured by a rebel force.
After making contact with The A-Team she travelled to Mexico to help rescue
her friend along with The A-Team. Once Al Massey was safe and the rebels locked
up she wanted to join The A-Team as she had also caught ‘The Jazz’.
Although The A-Team were reluctant to take her on she said she would write
a story on them if she couldn’t become a member.
Hannibal nicknamed Amy as “Triple A” because of her name – Amy
Amanda Allen and was soon to be at home helping out The A-Team. Amy Allen
was the token women on the show and was never meant as a main character.
Amy Allen was useful to The A-Team as she had access to a lot of material
being a journalist. This meant she was able to get accurate information that
The A-Team could use to good advantage. Amy Allen was often watch and followed
by the Military Police as she had regularly visited Murdock at the mental
hospital. As she was so closely watched at times The A-Team had to take extra
care in the Military not find more of a connection.
Amy Allen was only in The A-Team for one and a half seasons, it is unclear
if Melinda Culea was fired or walked out on the show as there are many reports
saying her lines were not enough and her wanting more time on camera. This
is true Amy Allen wasn’t at the forefront of The A-Team as it was meant
as an all bloke star cast. The story line to Amy Allen’s departure was
that she had a promotion and become foreign correspondent for The Los Angeles
Amy Allen’s replacement was Marla Heasley as the character Tawnia Baker.