Amanda Michelle Seyfried pronounced saɪfrɪd SYE-frid; born December 3, 1985 is an American actress, singer-songwriter and former child model. She began her career as a child model when she was 11 and when she was 15 she began her career as an actress; starting off with uncredited roles and going on to have recurring roles on As the World Turns and All My Children, which expanded into her television and film career.
2004, Seyfried made her film debut in Mean Girls playing Karen Smith, the ditsiest of the so called 'Plastics'. She then went on to other films including Nine Lives 2005 Alpha Dog 2006 In 2006, she landed a lead role on HBO's popular television series Big Love. After that, Seyfried appeared as Sophie Sheridan in the 2008 musical feature film Mamma Mia!. Other recent appearances include lead roles in Jennifer's Body, Chloe, Dear John, Veronica Mars and Letters to Juliet.
* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
o 2.1 Early work
o 2.2 Big Love and beyond
* 3 Personal life
* 4 In the media
* 5 Filmography
* 6 Awards and nominations
* 7 Rankings
* 8 References
* 9 External links
Seyfried was born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1985's mother, Ann née Sande an occupational therapist, and her father, Jack, is a pharmacist has one older sister, Jennifer Seyfried, who is a musician in the Philadelphia organ-driven rock band Love Ci Seyfried graduated in 2003 from Allentown's William Allen High School
I was naturally skinny and had braces, so I wasn't a cute model. I never felt pretty but it was fun and I got a cool pay check to buy sweets with.
“Seyfried on her modeling caree
In 1995, Seyfried began her acting career at age nine, and modeling at the age of 11. During her time modeling she appeared in print ads for clothing companies including Limited Too with Leighton Meester She stopped modeling when she was seventeen. Seyfried took voice lessons, studied opera, and trained with a Broadway coach while still a teen. She began acting as an uncredited extra in the daytime drama television series Guiding Ligh 2000 until 2001, she portrayed the recurring character Lucy Montgomery on the television show As the World Turns 2002 to 2003, Seyfried played the recurring role of Joni Stafford on the American Broadcasting Company ABC show, All My Children.In 2003, Seyfried auditioned to play the mean-girl role of Regina George in the Mean Girls; the role eventually went to Rachel McAdams. While she was initially considered to play the lead role of Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, the producers of the film decided that Seyfried should play Karen Smith, Regina's dim-witted "Plastic" friend and sidekickThe film was a box-office success, earning over $129 million in its theatrical run.Seyfried's performance in the film earned her, along with Lohan and McAdams, an MTV Movie Award in the category of "Best On-Screen Team."
Seyfried auditioned to play the title character on UPN's television series Veronica MarsThe role eventually went to Kristen Bell, and Seyfried portrayed the title character's murdered best friend, Lilly Kane Her character was only shown in flashbacksThe creator, Rob Thomas felt that Seyfried's portrayal as Lilly Kane was extraordinary that he used her more times in the show than he initially planned in the first seasonSeyfried appeared in ten episodes from
In 2005, Seyfried played the lead character, Samantha, a role written by director Rodrigo Garcia specifically for her, in one of the nine parts in the film Nine Lives, comprising nine short films with different themes and an ensemble cast.]For her performance in the film, Seyfried, along with her film's other female leads, won an award from the Locarno International Film Festival, for Best Actr same year she played supporting character Mouse in the independent film, American Gun
2006 Seyfried appeared in five episodes on Wildfire as Rebecca and had lead role as Chrissy in the short film titled Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves, by writer-director Andrea Janakas. Seyfried also contributed a minor role as Julie Beckley in Alpha Dog. From 2004 to 2006, Seyfried made multiple guest appearances on television series, including House, M.D., Justice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, American Dad! and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2008, Seyfried also appeared and played a supporting role in the independent short film, Official Selection
Big Love and beyond
Seyfried at the premiere of Jennifer's Body, during Midnight Madness at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Seyfried's profile gained prominence due to her role in the highly acclaimed HBO drama television series, Big Love. The series centers on a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family, in which Seyfried plays Sarah Henrickson, Bill and Barb's first daughter who struggles with her family's polygamous faith. Big Love premiered in the United States on March 12, 2006. In December 2009, 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 film career and upcoming projects.
Following Big Love, Seyfried had a supporting role as Zoe in the 2008 horror drama film Solstice, and she co-starred alongside Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!, a romantic comedy film adaptation of the 1999 musical of the same namMamma Mia! was Seyfried's first leading role. The film was the fifth highest grossing film of 2008and, as of March 2010, is the 49th highest grossing film of all time 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 film and its soundtrack, Seyfried recorded a music video of the song, entitled "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme A Man After Midnight .
In March 2008, Seyfried was cast in the comedy horror film Jennifer's Body.In the film Seyfried was cast as Anita "Needy" Lesnicki, the title character's best friend. film, which premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and was released to theaters on September 18, 2009 received mixed reviews from critics.
A young blonde female wearing her hair in a ponytail and a silver low-cut dress waving and smiling.
Seyfried on September 10, 2009, at a screening of her film Jennifer's Body
The same year she was cast in the comedy-drama independent film "Boogie Woogie. She played Paige Prideaux, one of the lead roles in the ensemble movie. The movie was originally shown on June 26, 2009 at Edinburgh International Film Festival and was officially show in US theaters April 25, 2010
On February 22, 2009, Seyfried presented an award and performed at the 2009 Annual 81st Academy Awards ceremony. In early March 2009, director Zack Snyder had tapped Seyfried to portray the lead role Baby Doll in Sucker Punch. but Seyfried had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with her HBO drama Big Love
Seyfried co-starred alongside Channing Tatum in Dear John, the film adaptation of the novel of the same name that was written by Nicholas Sparks.The film was released on February 5, 2010, and received generally negative reviews, Seyfried has wrote and recorded "Little House", a song which appears on one of the official soundtracks of Dear John. Despite the reviews, Dear John became the first film to break up Avatar's box office reign at number one at the United States box office and grossed $80 million in the US theatrically.
Seyfried presented an award in the 2010 Annual 82nd Academy Awards ceremony.
Seyfried appeared as the title character in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010. Chloe originally premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009. In the film, Seyfried's character is a woman who is hired to test a husband because his wife feels that she cannot trust his fidelity The film was in limited release, but grossed $3 million in the US theatrically and became one of the higher-grossing specialty films in the US in 2010.Her performance in the film also received favorable reviews from critics. Before Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group bought the rights of the film for United States release, the film received nominations in 2009's Film Festivals. Award nominations include: London Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival under the category of Film Presented.
Later in 2010, Seyfried starred in the romantic-comedy film Letters to Juliet, based on the book by Lise and Ceil Friedman. In 2010, Seyfried received an award and was named "Showest Breakthrough Female Star of The Year".She also won the "Scared-As-S**T" category for her performance in Jennifer's Body and was nominated for Best Female Performance for her movie Dear John, at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Also in 2010, she was included in Forbes's "The 17 Stars To Watch" list received 3 nominations in the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress Drama and Choice Movie Chemistry with her co-star Channing Tatum for their movie Dear John'. Seyfried was also nominated for Choice Movie Actress Romantic Comedy for Letters to Juliet.
In late January 2009, she became attached to appear in Myriad Pictures' adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy A Woman of No ImportanThe film is set to be released in 2011. However, 2010 reports indicate that the film might not happen due to lack of financing.Although it was confirmed in 2009 that she would appear in the movie Albert Nobbs, it was reported in late 2010 that Mia Wasikowska is replacing Amanda Seyfried with unspecified reason
Seyfried will play the lead role of Valerie in Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood. The movie is set for release on March 11, 2011Late 2010, Seyfried was considered to play as Daisy Buchanan in the upcoming movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby, but the role went to Carey Mulligan
Seyfried attending the premiere of Chloe, 2009
Seyfried's first serious boyfriend was her All My Children co-star Micah AlbertAfter their relationship ended, she briefly dated her Alpha Dog co-star Emile Hirsch 2005, Seyfried began a relationship with actor and musician Jesse Marchant; their relationship ended in 2008. In 2009 she started dating her Mamma Mia! co-star Dominic Cooper, but as of May 2010 they are reportedly "on a break" in their relationship.The media began speculating that Seyfried is dating actor Ryan Phillippe after the pair were photographed together at Kate Hudson's Halloween party on October 30, 2010.Seyfried and Phillippe have since been photographed together by the paparazzi several times, but they have not commented on the rumoured relationship. It has been confirmed in January 2011 that Amanda is dating Ryan Phillippe
In the media
Seyfried was ranked six times in six consecutive years on the list of "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World". First was in 2005 where she ranked32, 2006 ranked23, 2007 ranked 46, 2008 ranke65, 2009 ranked 5, and 2010 rankedSeyfried was also ranked thrice in the Moviefone's "25 Under 25: Hollywood's Hottest Young Stars". In 2008, she was placed 5, 23 in 2009 and8 in 2010 And in 2010, she ranked 3 on the Saturday Night Magazine's Top 20 Rising Stars Under 30and at the17 spot in the British Glamour magazine "30 Hottest and Sexiest Stars Under 30".In 2009, People Magazine ranked Seyfried in the Most Beautiful 2009 – Beautiful at Every AgeGlamour magazine's April 2010 issue dubbed Seyfried as The Most Down-To-Earth and ranked 3 in the "50 Most Glamorous Women of 2010". Seyfried once again made the list of People Magazine's Most Beautiful 2010 with no make-up on and also appeared twice in the cover and article of Vanity Fair. First was the VF's Young Hollywood's New Wave in the year 2008and the recent controversial Vanity Fair cover and article VF's A New Decade, A New HollywoodMoreover, LoveFilm ranked Seyfried at 5 spot on their 2010 edition of Top Ten Actresses Under 30
Films Year Film Notes
2004 Mean Girls Karen Smith Film Debut
2005 Nine Lives Samantha Main Role
2005 American Gun Mouse Supporting Role
2006 Alpha Dog Julie Beckley Supporting Role
2008 Solstice Zoe Straight-to-DVD
2008 Mamma Mia! Sophie Sheridan Main Role
2009 Boogie Woogie Paige Prideaux Main Role
2009 Jennifer's Body Anita "Needy" Lesnicki Main Role
2010 Dear John Savannah Lynn Curtis Main Role
2010 Chloe Chloe Sweeney Main Role
2010 Letters to Juliet Sophie Main Role
2010 A Bag of Hammers Amanda Post-production
2011 Red Riding Hood Valerie Main Role
2011 Now Sylvia Weis Filming
2012 The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League TBA TBA
Television Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
2001 As the World Turns Lucinda Marie "Lucy" Montgomery#2 Recurring role (27 episodes)
2003 All My Children Joni Stafford Recurring role 3 episodes
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tandi McCain Episode: "Outcry"
2006 Veronica Mars Lilly Kane Recurring role 11 episodes
2005 House M.D. Pam Episode: "Detox"
2006 Justice Ann Juliette Diggs Episode: "Pretty Woman"
2006 Wildfire Rebecca Episodes: "A Good Convict Is Hard to Find"
"Nothing Takes the Past Away Like the Future"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lacey Finn Episode: "Rashomama"
present Big Love Sarah Henrickson Lead role 53 episodes
2008 American Dad! Amy Episode: "Escape from Pearl Bailey Awards and nominations
Year Result Awardamanda seyfried