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Facts about Amanda Seyfried
Biography for Amanda SeyfriedAmanda Michelle Seyfried (pronounced /ˈsaɪfrɪd/ SYE-frid; born dec. 3, 1985 (28 years ago)) is an American actress, singer-songwriter and former child model. She began her career as a child model when she was eleven and when she was fifteen she began her career as an actress; starting off with an uncredited role and going on to have a recurring role on a TV series, which expanded into her having a very successful TV career.
In 2004 (9 years ago), Seyfried made her movie debut in Mean Girls playing a large role. She then went on to other movies including Nine Lives (2005, 8 years ago) and Alpha Dog (2007, 6 years ago). In 2008 (5 years ago), after landing a lead role on a popular TV series (Big Love in 2006 (7 years ago)) Seyfried appeared as Sophie Sheridan in the musical feature movie Mamma Mia!. Other recent notable appearances include lead roles in Jennifer's Body and Chloe in 2009 (4 years ago), and one of the two lead roles in Dear John the following year. She currently has three movies in production.
Early yearsSeyfried was born Amanda Michelle Seyfried in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States on dec. 3, 1985 (28 years ago). Seyfried's mother, Ann (née Sander), was an occupational therapist, and her father, Jack Seyfried, was a pharmacist. Seyfried has one older sister; Jennifer Seyfried, who is a musician in the Philadelphia organ-driven rock band Love City. Amanda graduated in 2003 (10 years ago) from Allentown's William Allen High School.
CareerIn 1995 (18 years ago), Seyfried began her acting career at the age of eleven. In Allentown, she took classes at Civic Theatre of Allentown, and eventually signed with image (wallpaper) International Agency (IIA) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she lived at the time, before switching over to work at Bethlehem's Pro Model Agency and eventually signing with Wilhelmina agency in New York City, New York. Seyfried's modeling career ended when she was seventeen. During her modeling career she appeared in print ads for clothing companies; including Limited Too with Leighton Meester.
While modeling, Seyfried took voice lessons from eleven to seventeen. She trained with a Broadway voice coach for nearly five years. From there she began acting as an extra in the daytime drama TV series Guiding Light; her role on the show was uncredited. In 2000 (13 years ago), she originated the role of Lucinda Marie "Lucy" Montgomery #2 on the TV show As the World Turns; appearing on the show as a recurring character, her role on the show lasted until 2001 (12 years ago). After appearing in twenty-seven episodes, Seyfried left the show as a result of creative conflicts. From 2002 (11 years ago) to 2003 (10 years ago), Seyfried played the recurring role of Joni Stafford on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) broadcasted show, All My Children.
In 2003 (10 years ago), Seyfried auditioned to play the mean-girl role of Regina George in the Mean Girls; the role eventually went to Rachel McAdams, but the producers of the movie picked Seyfried to play one of Regina's two dim-witted "plastic" friends and sidekicks, Karen. The film, in which Seyfried co-starred alongside McAdams and Lindsay Lohan, centered on Cady trying to 'take down' the "plastics" at her high school. Mean Girls was a block-buster box-office success, making over $129 million in its theatrical run. Seyfried's performance in the movie earned her, along with Lohan and McAdams, an MTV Movie Award in the category of "Best On-Screen Team." Mean Girls was Seyfried's feature movie debut.
Continuing her TV career in 2004 (9 years ago), Seyfried auditioned to play the title character on UPN's popular TV show Veronica Mars. Although the role eventually went to Kristen Bell (95 walls), Seyfried portrayed the title character's murdered best friend, Lilly Kane. Although her character was only shown in flashbacks, Lily was vital part of the first season's plot and made Seyfried one of the show's 'familiar faces'. Seyfried appeared in ten episodes from 2004–2005. In 2005 (8 years ago), she played the lead character, Samantha, a role written specifically for Seyfried, in one of the nine parts in the movie Nine Lives, comprised of nine short movies with different themes and an ensemble cast. For her performance in the film, Seyfried won an award from the Locarno International movie Festival, for Best Actress, which she shared with the film's other female leads. The same year she played supporting character Mouse in American Gun. In 2006 (7 years ago) Seyfried appeared in five episodes on Wildfire as Rebecca and had lead role as Chrissy in Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves as well as a minor role as Julie Beckley in Alpha Dog. From 2004 (9 years ago) to 2006 (7 years ago), Seyfried made multiple guest appearances on TV series, including House, M.D., Justice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Seyfried's break-through role was in the HBO TV series Big Love, which centers on a fictional fundamentalist Mormon, where Seyfried plays Sarah, Bill and Barb's first daughter who is struggling with her family's polygamous faith. Big Love premiered in the United States on Mar. 12, 2006 (7 years ago) and HBO confirmed that the show was renewed for a fourth season – which was filmed in Aug. 2009 (4 years ago), and premiered on Jan. 10, 2010 (3 years ago). As of Mar. 2010 (3 years ago), Seyfried has appeared in all thirty-five episodes of the show's three seasons. In dec. 2009 (4 years ago), HBO confirmed that Seyfried would return for the show's fourth season, but that it would be her last, as Seyfried wished to focus on her movie career and up-coming projects.
Following the success of Big Love, Seyfried had a supporting role as Zoe in the 2008 (5 years ago) horror drama movie Solstice. That year, Seyfried also co-starred alongside Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!, a romantic comedy movie adaptation of the 1999 (14 years ago) musical of the same name. Mamma Mia! was Seyfried's first leading role as Sophie. With worldwide revenue of $609 million – compared to its $52 million budget, the movie was the fifth highest grossing movie of 2008 (5 years ago) and, as of Mar. 2010 (3 years ago), is the 49th highest grossing movie of all time. Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe commented that "what Seyfried lacks in emotional range is compensated for in luminousness". Her musical performance in Mamma Mia! was released on the film's soundtrack, for which she recorded five songs. As part of promotion for both the movie and its soundtrack, Seyfried recorded a music video of the song, entitled "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)". On Feb. 22, 2009 (4 years ago), Seyfried presented an award and performed alongside her boyfriend, Dominic Cooper, and actors Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron along with musicians Beyoncé Knowles (38 walls) and Vanessa Hudgens (27 walls) at the 2009 (4 years ago) Annual 81st Academy Awards ceremony. In Mar. 2008 (5 years ago), Seyfried signed on to co-star alongside Megan Fox (273 walls) and Adam Brody in the black comedy horror movie Jennifer's Body, written by Diablo Cody. In the movie Seyfried was cast as Anita "Needy" Lesnicki, the title character's best friend. The film, which premiered at the 2009 (4 years ago) Toronto International movie Festival and was released to theaters on sep. 18, 2009 (4 years ago), received mixed reviews from critics. In early Mar. 2009 (4 years ago), director Zack Snyder had tapped Seyfried to portray the lead role, "Baby Doll" in Sucker Punch. Seyfried was due to co-star alongside Vannessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish and Jena Malone; though, within the same month, she had to drop out of the movie due to scheduling conflicts with Big Love. Emily Browning was later cast in the role.
Seyfried co-starred alongside Channing Tatum in the movie adaptation of the novel of the same name that was written by Nicholas Sparks, entitled Dear John. The movie was released on Feb. 5, 2010 (3 years ago). Seyfried has written and recorded a song titled "Little House", one of the official soundtracks of Dear John. Melissa Anderson of LA Weekly praised Seyfired and Tatum's on screen chemistry. Next, Seyfried appeared as the title character in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony pictures (wallpaper) Classics on Mar. 26, 2010 (3 years ago). Chloe, in which Seyfried co-starred alongside Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, had originally premiered at the Toronto movie Festival in sep. 2009 (4 years ago). In the film, Seyfried played Chloe, a woman who was hired to 'test' a husband because his wife feels that she cannot trust his fidelity; negative consequences ensue after the beginning of the arrangement.
In sep. 2009 (4 years ago), Seyfried became attached to Marmaduke, a movie based on a popular comic strip and co-starring George Lopez and Fergie (19 walls). The movie will be a mix of live action and CG-animated creatures. Seyfried was cast as the voice of "Mazie". The movie was filmed in mid 2009 (4 years ago) and is scheduled for release on Jun. 4, 2010 (3 years ago). Seyfried is also set to appear in the movie Letters to Juliet, a movie adaptation of the book by Lise and Ceil Friedman. The movie centers on a couple (Seyfried and García) who discover a letter written to Juliet Capulet. The movie is set to be released on May 7, 2010 (3 years ago). In late Jan. 2009 (4 years ago), Seyfried became attached to appear in Myriad Pictures' adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy "A Woman of No Importance". The film, in which Seyfried co-stars alongside Annette Bening and Sean Bean, is set to be released in 2011 (2 years ago). Seyfried will play the love interest to the womanizer Lord Illingworth at an "awfully posh upper-class party at the family's pile in the English countryside."
Personal lifeIn 2006 (7 years ago), Seyfried began a relationship with actor and musician Jesse Marchant; the relationship ended after two years in 2008 (5 years ago). In 2008 (5 years ago), Seyfried began dating her Mamma Mia! co-star, Dominic Cooper. In 2008 (5 years ago), Seyfried was ranked #65 on the list of "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World" and was also placed #5 in Moviefone's "25 Under 25: Hollywood's Hottest Young Stars". The following year the British Glamour.com (of Glamour magazine) ranked Seyfried at the #17 spot as one of the "30 Hottest and Sexiest Stars Under 30". In 2009 (4 years ago), People Magazine ranked Seyfried #4 in the Most Beautiful 2009 (4 years ago) - Beautiful at Every Age.
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