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Amanda Seyfried

In 1995, Seyfried began her acting career at age nine. In her hometown Allentown, Pennsylvania, she attended classes at Civic Theatre of Allentown. She signed with Image International Agency (IIA) in Allentown, 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 and two years in studying opera in which it led her to appear in the New York stage productions, the revival of Grease and A Christmas Carol. From there she began acting as an extra in the daytime drama television series Guiding Light; her role on the show was uncredited. In 2000, she portrayed Lucinda Marie "Lucy" Montgomery #2 on the television show As the World Turns. Appearing on the show as a recurring character, her role on the show lasted until 2001. After appearing in 27 episodes, Seyfried left the show as a result of creative conflicts. From 2002 to 2003, Seyfried played the recurring role of Joni Stafford on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) broadcasted show, All My Children. In 2003, Seyfried auditioned to play the mean-girl role of Regina George in the Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan; the role eventually went to Rachel McAdams, but the producers of the film selected Seyfried to play one of Regina's two dim-witted "Plastic" friends and sidekicks, Karen. The 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 Mars.[5] Although the role eventually went to Kristen Bell, 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, Seyfried played the lead character, Samantha. A role written 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 won an award from the Locarno International Film Festival, for Best Actress, which she shared with the film's other female leads. The same year she played supporting character Mouse in the critically acclaimed independent film, American Gun. In 2006 Seyfried appeared in five episodes on Wildfire as Rebecca and had lead role as Chrissy in the award winning 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 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2008, Seyfried also appeared and played a supporting role in the independent short film, Official Selection.

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Dec 3, 1985 In Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Social Life
Latest Project:
Movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 2018-07-09
Known For
Poster of Dear John
Poster of Mamma Mia!
Poster of Alpha Dog
Poster of Mean Girls
Movie The Social Life 2020
Movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sophie Sheridan 2018-07-09
Movie The Clapper Judy 2018-01-26
Movie First Reformed Mary Mensana 2018-05-18
Movie While We're Young Darby Massey 2015-04-03
Movie Ted 2 Samantha Jackson 2015-06-26
Movie Fathers and Daughters Katie Davis 2015-10-01
Movie Love the Coopers Ruby 2015-11-12
Movie Pan Mary 2015-09-24
Movie Unity Herself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Dog Food Eva 2014-05-13
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Louise 2014-05-22
Movie Lovelace Linda Lovelace 2013-08-08
Movie The End of Love Amanda 2013-03-01
Movie The Big Wedding Missy O'Connor 2013-04-25
Movie Epic Mary Katherine (M.K.) (voice) 2013-05-24
Movie Les Misérables Cosette 2012-12-18
Movie Gone Jill Conway 2012-02-23
Movie Red Riding Hood Valerie 2011-03-11
Movie A Bag of Hammers Amanda (uncredited) 2011-03-12
Movie In Time Sylvia Weis 2011-10-27
Movie Letters to Juliet Sophie Hall 2010-05-14
Movie Dear John Savannah Lynn Curtis 2010-02-04
Movie Jennifer's Body Anita "Needy" Lesnicki 2009-09-18
Movie Boogie Woogie Paige Prideaux 2009-06-17
Movie Chloe Chloe Sweeney 2009-03-25
Movie Mamma Mia! Sophie Sheridan 2008-07-02
Movie Official Selection Emily 2008-08-21
Series Duel Zoe 2007-12-17
Movie Alpha Dog Julie Beckley 2006-01-27
Series Big Love Sarah Henrickson 2006-03-12
Movie American Gun Mouse 2005-01-01
Movie Nine Lives Samantha 2005-01-24
Series Wildfire Unknown 2005-06-20
Series House Unknown 2004-11-16
Movie Mean Girls Karen Smith 2004-04-30
Series Veronica Mars Unknown 2004-09-22
Movie The Devil's Backbone Unknown 2001-04-20
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Twin Peaks Becky Burnett 1990-04-08
Movie Out of the Past Unknown 1947-11-13