The American model, singer, and actress Amanda Seyfried entered into showbiz in 1996. At the age of 11, she began modeling and started acting at the age of 15. Following her feature film debut in the teen comedy Mean Girls (2004) and a recurring role as Lilly Kane on the UPN television series Veronica Mars (2004–2006), Seyfried rose to prominence. Seyfried received the Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her appearance in the musical Les Misérables (2012). She was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of actress Marion Davies in the biographical drama Mank (2020).
People magazine ranked Amanda Seyfried first in a 2011 article titled “25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25,” and she was also included in the magazine’s annual beauty list in 2009 and 2010. She was also featured in the 2012 article “Beautiful at Any Age.” In 2008, Seyfried was featured in Vanity Fair’s “Bright Young Hollywood” post, and in 2010, she shared the cover of the magazine with several other actresses.
Seyfried serves on the board of the NGO INARA, which provides services to refugee children who have been wounded as a result of violence.
Seyfried has appeared in a variety of critically acclaimed films, including the musical Mamma Mia! (2008), Solstice (2008), Jennifer’s Body (2009), Chloe (2009), Dear John (2010), Letters to Juliet (2010), Red Riding Hood (2011), In Time (2011), Gone (2012), Lovelace (2013), The Big Wedding (2013), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) and Ted 2 (2015), Pan (2015), Fathers and Daughters (2016) and First Reformed (2017), The Clapper (2017), Anon (2018), Gringo (2018), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), and The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019). She’s also done voice-over work in animated films including Epic (2013) and Scoob! (2020). In the 2011 film In Time, she co-starred with famous American actress and director Olivia Wilde.
Early Life of Amanda Seyfried
Her full name is Amanda Michelle Seyfried. She was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on December 3, 1985. Ann Seyfried (née Sander), her mother, is an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, her father, is a pharmacist. Seyfried’s ancestors are predominantly German, with traces of Swiss-German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and French. Seyfried graduated from William Allen High School in Allentown in 2003. Jennifer Seyfried, Seyfried’s older sister, is a member of the Philadelphia organ-driven rock band Love City. In the fall of 2003, Seyfried enrolled at Fordham University, but she dropped out after being offered the role in Mean Girls.
Early Career (1996-2005)
Seyfried modeled for clothing companies such as Limited Too with Leighton Meester and was featured on three covers of the Sweet Valley High novel series during her modeling career. When she was 17, she stopped modeling and went to work as a waitress in a retirement community. She got her start in the daytime drama television series Guiding Light as an extra. She played Lucy Montgomery, a recurring character on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, from 2000 to 2001. From 2002 to 2003, she portrayed Joni Stafford on the ABC soap All My Children. In 2003, Seyfried auditioned for the role of Regina George in Mean Girls, but Rachel McAdams was cast instead. Seyfried was originally cast in the lead role of Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, but the film’s producers decided that she should play Karen Smith, Regina’s dimwitted “Plastic” friend and sidekick. The film was a box office success, grossing more than $129 million during its run in theatres. Seyfried, along with Lohan, Lacey Chabert, and Rachel McAdams, won an MTV Movie Award for “Best On-Screen Team” for her work in the film. Seyfried auditioned for the role of Veronica Mars on the UPN television series. Kristen Bell was cast in the role, and Seyfried played Veronica’s murdered best friend Lilly Kane. Only flashbacks of her character were shown in the film. Rob Thomas, the show’s producer, thought Seyfried’s depiction of Lilly Kane was so strong that he included her in the show more than he had expected in the first season. Between 2004 and 2005, Seyfried appeared in ten episodes.
In 2005, Seyfried starred as Samantha, a role written specifically for her by director Rodrigo Garcia, in one of the nine parts of the film Nine Lives, which was made up of nine short films with different themes and an ensemble cast. Seyfried, along with the film’s other female leads, received a Locarno International Film Festival award for Best Actress for her performance. In the same year, she starred as Mouse in the independent film American Gun as a supporting character. In 2006, Seyfried played Rebecca in five episodes of Wildfire and played Chrissy in writer-director Andrea Janakas’ short film Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves. In the film Alpha Dog, Seyfried played Julie Beckley, a minor role. Seyfried made several guest appearances on television shows from 2004 to 2006, including House, Justice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and American Dad! CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Film Career; Rise to Prominence (2006-2015)
With her role in the critically acclaimed HBO drama television series Big Love, Amanda Seyfried’s profile skyrocketed. Sarah Henrickson, Bill and Barb’s first daughter, struggles with her family’s polygamous religion in the fictional fundamentalist Mormon family in which Seyfried stars. On March 12, 2006, Big Love premiered in the United States. HBO announced in December 2009 that Seyfried would return for the show’s fourth season, but that it would be her final season because she wanted to focus on her film career and upcoming projects. Following Big Love, Seyfried had a supporting role in the 2008 horror drama Solstice as Zoe and co-starred in Mamma Mia! with Meryl Streep. , a romantic comedy film based on the same-named musical from 1999. Mamma Mia! is a musical about a mother and her daughter. Seyfried’s first leading role was in this film. The film was the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008 and the 159th highest-grossing film of all time as of February 2021. In Mamma Mia!, she gives a musical performance. She recorded five songs for the film’s soundtrack, which were released on the soundtrack. Seyfried recorded a music video for the song “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Guy After Midnight)” as part of the film’s and soundtrack’s promotion.
In March 2008, Seyfried co-starred with Megan Fox in the comedy horror film Jennifer’s Body as Fox’s character’s best friend, Anita “Needy” Lesnicki. Critics gave the film mixed reviews after it debuted at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theatres on September 18, 2009. She was cast in the comedy-drama indie film Boogie Woogie the same year. Paige Oppenheimer, one of the main characters in the ensemble film, was played by her. The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 26, 2009, and was released in US theatres on April 25, 2010. Seyfried performed and received an award at the 81st Academy Awards on February 22, 2009. Director Zack Snyder had cast Seyfried in the lead role of Baby Doll in Sucker Punch in early March 2009, but she had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Big Love.
In Dear John, Seyfried appeared opposite Channing Tatum in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name. On February 5, 2010, the film was released to mostly negative reviews. Seyfried wrote and recorded “Little Home,” which appears on one of Dear John’s soundtracks. “Seyfried gives the character and her relationship all she’s got,” Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter said, “but she can’t do all the heavy lifting. The romance is too one-sided, and honestly, you can’t blame her for steering her life through another channel.” Despite mixed reviews, Dear John became the first film to dethrone Avatar from the top spot at the box office in the United States, grossing $80 million in theatres and $115 million worldwide.
Later that year, Seyfried starred in Letters to Juliet, a romantic comedy based on the book by Lise and Ceil Friedman that received mixed reviews but was a box office success, grossing $80 million worldwide. She was dubbed “Showest Breakthrough Female Star of the Year” and won an award for it. She was also nominated for Best Female Performance for her film Dear John at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, where she won the “Scared-As-S**T” category for her performance in Jennifer’s Body. She was also named to Forbes’ “17 Stars To Watch” list in 2010, and she earned three Teen Choice Award nominations for her film Dear John, including Choice Movie Actress Drama and Choice Movie Chemistry with her co-star Channing Tatum. For Letters to Juliet, Seyfried was also nominated for Choice Movie Actress Romantic Comedy.
On March 11, 2011, Seyfried starred as Valerie in Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, which received largely negative reviews but grossed $90 million worldwide on a $42 million budget. She also starred as Sylvia Weis in Andrew Niccol’s In Time, in which she reunited with her Alpha Dog co-star Justin Timberlake. The film received mixed reviews but grossed over $172 million worldwide. In early 2012, Seyfried appeared in the thriller Gone. She starred as Cosette in the film adaptation of the musical Les Misérables later that year. Critics praised the film and her performance, and it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and grossed $440 million worldwide.
In 2013, Seyfried starred in the comedy The Big Wedding, voiced Linda Lovelace in the biopic Lovelace, and had a voice role in the famous animated film Epic. Seyfried received critical acclaim for her role in the latter film. She starred in the film The End of Love in 2013. She was also cast as Ann Burden in the dramatization of Robert O’Brien’s post-apocalyptic novel Z for Zachariah, but production was pushed back, and she was replaced by Margot Robbie. She became the face of Givenchy in 2013. In 2015, she appeared alongside Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane in the comedy Ted 2, and in the film Pan, she played Peter Pan’s mother.
Further Success of Amanda Seyfried (2016-Present)
In 2018, she co-starred with Clive Owen in the Netflix original film Anon as Anon, a futuristic visual hacker, and reprised her role as Sophie Sheridan in the Mamma Mia! Sequel Here We Go Again. Seyfried starred as Eve in The Art of Racing in the Rain, a comedy-drama based on the bestselling novel of the same name, which was released in 2019. In the film Scoob! in 2020, Seyfried played the voice of Daphne Blake. She also appeared alongside Kevin Bacon in David Koepp’s psychological thriller You Should Have Left. She also won critical acclaim in 2020 for her portrayal of actress Marion Davies in David Fincher’s Mank, which gained her Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
She will next appear as Julie Davis in A Mouthful of Air, which is in the post-production phase and its release date will be announced soon.
Amazing Facts about Amanda Seyfried
- Amanda Seyfried entered showbiz at the age of 11 and made her film debut at the age of 15.
- “Sigh-Frid” is the proper pronunciation of her last name.
- Three of Francine Pascal’s books feature her on the cover.
- Owing to her acting obligations, she missed 70 days of school during her senior year of high school.
- For two years, she studied classical opera and for nearly five years, she studied voice with a Broadway voice teacher.
- She would have preferred to research meteorology if she hadn’t decided to pursue acting. She admits to being enthralled by the weather.
- Dancing, singing, drawing, and tennis are among her unique skills and interests.
- Amanda Seyfried can knit stylish hats and baby booties in addition to singing, dancing, and acting. And she seldom makes masterpieces with a small knitting machine. And as she walks her dog, she knits. Knitting is a kind of therapy for her. The actress claims to be obsessive-compulsive who is compelled to multitask on a daily basis.
- After meeting on the set of Mamma Mia!, she began dating Dominic Cooper. (in 2008) (October 2007-May 2010).
- She was unable to play Babydoll in Sucker Punch (2011) due to her commitment to her HBO series Big Love (2006).
Best Movies of Amanda Seyfried
|2009||Jennifer’s Body||Anita ‘Needy’ Lesnicky|
|2015||Ted 2||Samantha Jackson|
|2010||Letters to Juliet||Sophie|
|2010||Dear John||Savannah Lynn Curtis|
|2015||Fathers and Daughters||Katie|
|2014||A Million Ways to Die in the West||Louise|