Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Infobox actor

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birthname =Amanda Michelle Seyfried
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birthplace = Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Amanda Michelle Seyfried (pronounced "SIGH-Frid"; born December 3, 1985) [ Amanda Seyfried - Biography ] ] is an American actress and former child model. She is known for her roles in the feature films "Mamma Mia!", "Alpha Dog" and "Mean Girls", and in the television shows "Veronica Mars" and "Big Love".

Personal life

Seyfried was born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Ann, an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. [] [,0,6352503.story?page=1] She graduated in 2003 from Allentown's William Allen High School [Citation | title=Amanda Seyfried: From Soaps To Big Screen Stardom | newspaper=The Morning Call | pages=E.1 | year=2008 | date=July 13, 2008 | url=] and subsequently enrolled at New York City's Fordham University. As a teenager, she appeared on the cover of three Francine Pascal books.


Seyfried started her career as a model at age 11. From there she went on to acting uncredited in the daytime drama "Guiding Light". In 2000, she originated the role of Lucy Montgomery on "As the World Turns". From 2002 to 2003, she played the role of Joni Stafford on ABC's "All My Children".

In 2004, Seyfried achieved a breakthrough when she was cast as the most dimwitted of the "Plastics", Karen Smith, in the popular teen film "Mean Girls." In "Mean Girls", she initially auditioned for the role of Regina George. She became the original casting choices for both the roles of Regina George and Cady Heron.Fact|date=February 2008 She was then cast as Regina George's sidekick, and supporting lead, Karen Smith. The other roles later went to Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan respectively. In 2005, she played the lead character in one of the nine parts in the movie "Nine Lives".

Continuing her television career, Seyfried was cast in UPN's "Veronica Mars" as the title character's murdered best friend Lilly Kane. In her role as Lilly, she appeared on the show through a series of flashbacks, dreams and visions, which portrayed her as a wild, stylish, and bubbly teenage daughter of a business executive. Lilly is sometimes compared to the character of Laura Palmer of "Twin Peaks", who also was deceased murdered and appeared through various flashbacks as the plot unfolded. While appearing often during "Mars"' first season, she also appeared briefly in season 2's premiere and finale. Seyfried originally auditioned for the title role on "Veronica Mars", but lost the place to Kristen Bell and she ended up winning the role of Lilly Kane.

Seyfried has had minor guest roles on "House, M.D.", "Justice", ' and ' and as Rebecca on "Wildfire". Seyfried is also a main character, Sarah Henrickson, in the series "Big Love".

She played supporting roles in the 2007 films "Alpha Dog" and "Solstice", and had her first lead role of the bride Sophie in the film version of the musical "Mamma Mia!".

Seyfried has joined the cast of the dark horror film "Jennifer's Body" in February 2008, which filming began in March 2008, playing the title character's best friend. [ [ The Hollywood Reporter] Seyfried in 'Body' Cast] Also in 2008, she played the lead role in "Mamma Mia! The Movie". Her musical performance in that film is also available on "Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack".

Awards and nominations

* 2005 - Nominated for the 15th Gotham Awards for Best Ensemble Cast for "Nine Lives" (2005), shared with Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close, Stephen Dillane, Dakota Fanning, William Fichtner, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Holly Hunter, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Mary Kay Place, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Aidan Quinn, Miguel Sandoval, Sissy Spacek and Robin Wright Penn.
* 2005 - Won the Bronze Leopard for Best Actress at the Locarno International Film Festival for the "Nine Lives" (2005), shared with Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close, Dakota Fanning, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Holly Hunter, Molly Parker, Mary Kay Place, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Sissy Spacek, Rebecca Tilney and Robin Wright Penn (awarded to the ensemble of the actresses).
* 2005 - Won the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team at the MTV Movie Awards/2005 MTV Movie Awards for "Mean Girls" (2004), shared with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Lacey Chabert.


* "Dear John" (2009) .... Savannah Lynn Curtis (pre-production)
* "Jennifer's Body" (2009) .... Needy Lesnicky (post-production)
* "Boogie Woogie" (2008) .... Paige Prideaux (post-production)
* "The View" (1 episode, "18 July 2008", 2008) .... Herself
* "Nyhetsmorgon" (1 episode, "Filmen 'Mama Mia'/Nyheter och väder", 2008) .... Herself
* "Entertainment Tonight" (5 episodes, "12 May 2008", "25 June 2008", "30 June 2008", "1 July 2008" and "7 July 2008", 2008) .... Herself
* "Sexo en serie" (2008) (TV) .... Sarah Henrickson
* "Official Selection" (2008) .... Emily
* "Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) .... Sophie Sheridan and performer of "I Have A Dream", "Honey, Honey", "Our Last Summer", "Lay All Your Love on Me", "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", "Voulez-Vous", "Slipping Through My Fingers", "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", "When All Is Said and Done", "Mamma Mia (Reprise)", "I Have A Dream (Reprise)" and "The Name of the Game" (see also "Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack)
* "Solstice" (2008) (V) .... Zoe
* "E! True Hollywood Story" (1 episode, "Mean Girls", 2007) .... Herself
* "Justice" (1 episode, "Pretty Woman", 2006) .... Ann Diggs
* "Big Love" (29 episodes, 2006-2009) .... Sarah Henrickson
* "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" (2006) .... Chrissy
* "Veronica Mars" (11 episodes, "Pilot", "Credit Where Credit's Due", "Meet John Smith", "The Wrath of Con", "Return of the Kane", "The Girl Next Door", "Lord of the Bling", "Kanes and Abel's", "Hot Dogs", "Leave It to Beaver" and "Not Pictured", 2004-2006) .... Lilly Kane
* "" (1 episode, "Rashomama", 2006) .... Lacey
* "Wildfire" (5 episodes, "A Good Convict Is Hard to Find", "Dangerous Liaisons", "Family Matters", "Nothing Takes the Past Away Like the Future" and "Taking Off", 2006) .... Rebecca
* "Alpha Dog" (2006) .... Julie Beckley
* "American Gun" (2005) .... Mouse
* "House, M.D." (1 episode, "Detox", 2005) .... Pam
* "Nine Lives" (2005) .... Samantha
* "2005 MTV Movie Awards" (2005) (TV) .... Herself and Winner
* ' (1 episode, ', 2004) .... Tandi Wetherby aka Tandi McCain
* "" (2004) (V) .... Herself
* "Mean Girls" (2004) .... Karen Smith and performer of "Jingle Bell Rock"
* "Soap Center" (1 episode, "9 June 2003", 2003) .... Joni Stafford archive footage
* "30th Daytime Emmy Awards" (2003) (TV) .... Herself
* "18th Soap Opera Digest Awards" (2003) (TV) .... Herself
* "All My Children" (3 episodes, 2002-2003) .... Joni Stafford
* "As the World Turns" (27 episodes, 2000-2001) .... Lucinda Marie "Lucy" Montgomery #2


External links

* [ Amanda Seyfried at NNDB]
* [ Amanda Seyfried at Famous Why]

NAME=Seyfried, Amanda
SHORT DESCRIPTION=American actress and model
DATE OF BIRTH=December 3, 1985
PLACE OF BIRTH=Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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