Amanda Seyfried Biography |
  • Amanda Seyfried Biography

    Born: March 12, 1985 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

    AMANDA SEYFRIED has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most captivating young leading actresses.

    Seyfried is best known for her starring role in the Universal Pictures hit film Mamma Mia! Seyfried highlighted her vocal skills as ‘Sophie’ the daughter of ‘Donna’ (Meryl Streep). The film, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, was released in July 2008 and has grossed more than $600 million internationally.

    Seyfried will next begin production in Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming film A Million Ways to Die in the West starring alongside MacFarlane and Charlize Theron.

    Seyfried most recently starred in Universal’s film adaptation of Les Miserables, in which she plays ‘Cosette.’ She starred opposite Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Tom Hooper directed the film, which was released on December 25, 2012 and has grossed over $400 million internationally.

    Seyfried will lend her voice to 20th Century Fox’s animated film Epic. Other voices in the film include Beyoncé Knowles, Christoph Waltz and Colin Farrell. The film will be released on May 24, 2013.

    Later this year, Seyfried will star in Millennium/Radius Films’ Lovelace, a drama directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film tells the true story of Linda Lovelace (Seyfried), the world’s first adult film star, who is abused by the industry and by her coercive husband, before fighting back and taking control of her life. Peter Sargsaard and Sharon Stone also star in the film which will be released in 2013.

    In 2011, Seyfried starred opposite Justin Timberlake in New Regency’s sci-fi action thriller, In Time, from writer-director Andrew Niccol. The film, distributed by Twentieth Century Fox, revolves around a society in which aging stops at the age of 25 and where time has become the currency. The film was released on October 28, 2011.

    Also in 2011, Seyfried starred in Warner Bros’ Red Riding Hood. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, the film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke.

    In 2010, Seyfried starred opposite Channing Tatum in the box office hit, Dear John, the adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks (The Notebook) bestseller. In the film, Seyfried plays a young woman who meets and falls in love with a soldier (Channing Tatum) while he’s on leave. Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) directed from a script by Jamie Linden. Dear John grossed more than $100 million worldwide and is the highest opening film to date for Sony Screen Gems.   

    Also in 2010, Seyfried also starred in the Summit film, Letters to Juliet, in which she plays a young American who travels to Verona, Italy to answer letters people write to the fictional Juliet of Romeo and Juliet fame. The film is directed by Gary Winick (Bride Wars, 13 Going On 30) and also stars Vanessa Redgrave, and Gael Garcia Bernal.

    Also in 2010, Seyfried starred in Chloe, an Atom Egoyan-directed thriller where she shares the screen with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson. Seyfried plays an escort (‘Chloe’) hired by a successful doctor (Moore) to test her husband’s fidelity.

    In 2009, Seyfried starred in the Fox Film Jennifer’s Body. In the film written by Diablo Cody (Juno), Seyfried plays ‘Needy,’ the best friend of ‘Jennifer,’ (Megan Fox) a possessed cheerleader who begins killing boys in a small town.

    On the TV front, Seyfried received critical praise for her starring role in HBO’s Golden Globe® nominated drama, “Big Love.”

    A Pennsylvania native, Seyfried started her career by modeling at the age of 11. She soon turned to acting and landed her first contract role in 2000 as Lucy Montgomery on “As the World Turns.” In 2002, “All My Children” signed her to the contract role of Joni Stafford.

    Her big break, though, was in 2004’s Mean Girls, the Lorne Michaels/Tina Fey/Paramount where she co-starred with Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. Together they won the “Best On-Screen Team” Award at the MTV Movie Awards.

    In 2005, Seyfried starred in the Sundance Film Festival favorite Nine Lives. Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the film also starred Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Robin Wright Penn and Dakota Fanning.

    In 2006, she appeared in Alpha Dog, directed by Nick Cassavetes, and starring Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone, Emile Hirsch, and Bruce Willis. She followed this with American Gun, starring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, and Marcia Gay Harden.
    Amanda currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.

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