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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried has quickly become one of today's busiest actresses. Later this year, she stars with Justin Timberlake, Olivia Wilde and Cillian Murphy in Now, a sci-fi action thriller from writer/director Andrew Niccol that revolves around a society where time is literally money. She next begins production on the thriller Gone, in which she stars under the direction of Heitor Dhalia.

She is also well known for her multi-faceted performance, showcasing both her acting and singing skills, in the international blockbuster Mamma Mia! directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Seyfried starred with Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan in the musical, which was released in Summer 2008 and went on to gross more than $600 million globally.

In 2010, Seyfried starred in three very different films, most recently including Gary Winick's romantic comedy Letters to Juliet, with Vanessa Redgrave and Gael Garcia Bernal. She also starred opposite Channing Tatum in the romantic drama Dear John, based on the Nicholas Sparks bestseller and directed by Lasse Hallström; and Chloe, an Atom Egoyan-directed thriller in which she co-starred with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson.

On the small-screen front, Seyfried currently stars in HBO's award-winning drama series Big Love, earning praise for her role as a young woman struggling with her parents' polygamist lifestyle.

A native of Pennsylvania, Seyfried began her career in modeling at age 11. In her teens, she first gained attention in daytime television, with contract roles on the series As the World Turns and All My Children.

Her major break came in 2004 when she made her feature film debut in the smash hit Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters from a screenplay by Tina Fey. Together with her co-stars, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, Seyfried won an MTV Movie Award for Best Onscreen Team. The following year, Seyfried starred in the acclaimed independent film Nine Lives, which premiered to applause at the Sundance Film Festival and won a number of international festival awards. Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the film also starred Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Robin Wright and Dakota Fanning.

Seyfried's additional film credits include Nick Cassavetes' fact-based drama Alpha Dog, starring Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake; the ensemble drama American Gun, with Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, and Marcia Gay Harden; and the horror thriller Jennifer's Body, in which she starred with Megan Fox.


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Amanda Seyfried Facts

OccupationActress, Model
BirthdayDecember 3, 1985 (31)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceAllentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 3½" (1m61)  How tall is Amanda Seyfried compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Ted 2
Love The Coopers
Dear John
Les Miserables
Alpha Dog
Epic
Fathers & Daughters
Letters To Juliet
Pan
A Million Ways to Die in the West
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