Amanda Seyfried Biography

Amanda Seyfried is an American actress and singer-songwriter. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her life.

Amanda Seyfried
Quick Facts

Birthday: December 3, 1985

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Born in: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Thomas Sadoski (m. 2017)

U.S. State: Pennsylvania

City: Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress known for her roles in movies like ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Jennifer's Body’ which fetched her several awards and nominations. Beginning her career as a model when she was just 11, she eventually branched out into acting as well when she was a teenager. Starting with minor roles in TV series, she made her big screen debut as Karen Smith in the teen comedy ‘Mean Girls.’ This role brought her mainstream fame and established her as an upcoming actress to reckon with. She is also well-known for her portrayal of the title character’s murdered best friend, Lilly Kane in the TV series ‘Veronica Mars.’ Though renowned for her beauty and sex appeal, Amanda refuses to be typecast as just another pretty face. The talented and ambitious young actress loves to challenge herself by taking up varied roles that force her to move out of her comfort zone and provide her the chance to develop her acting skills. She has done comedies, horrors, dramas, erotic thrillers, and romantic movies among other genres, and has never failed to impress the audience with her impeccable performances. In addition to being an actress, she is also a singer and has contributed a few songs to the soundtracks of some of the movies she has starred in.

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Amanda Seyfried
Childhood & Early Life
  • Amanda Seyfried was born on December 3, 1985 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Ann (nee Sander) and Jack Seyfried. Her mother is an occupational therapist while her father is a pharmacist. She has one older sister, Jennifer.
  • She went to William Allen High School. She began her modelling and acting career while still in school. She was just 11 when she became a model and was soon working for the clothing brand ‘The ‘Limited Too.’ Also interested in acting and singing, she began studying opera with a voice coach.
  • Amanda bagged her first acting gig at the age of 15 and appeared as Lucinda Marie “Lucy” Montgomery on the soap opera ‘As the World Turns’ (2000).
  • Due to her modelling and acting assignments, she often had to miss classes at school. Despite her busy schedule, she managed to graduate from high school in 2003.
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Career
  • Amanda Seyfried stopped modelling as a teenager to focus on her acting career. After playing a few minor roles in some TV series, she was cast as Karen Smith, a dim-witted but pretty girl, in the teen movie ‘Mean Girls’ (2004). The film was a box office hit and made Amanda a well-known face.
  • The ambitious young actress then auditioned to play the title character in the TV series ‘Veronica Mars.’ Though she didn’t get the role, she was eventually cast as the title character’s murdered best friend, ‘Lilly Kane.’ She played this role in ten episodes from 2004-05.
  • Around this time, she also ventured into cinema and played supporting roles in movies like ‘Mean Girls’ (2004), ‘Nine Lives’ (2005), and ‘American Guns’ (2007). In 2006, she also appeared in five episodes of the TV series ‘Wildfire.’
  • With her acting career on a roll, she appeared in numerous films in the late 2000s. Among her major film projects were ‘Mamma Mia!’ in 2008 in which she played the character of Sophie, and ‘Jennifer's Body’ in 2009 in which she played Anita.
  • In 2010, she acted in the romantic drama-war film ‘Dear John’ which was an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' 2006 novel of the same name. The film proved to be a commercial hit even though it received negative reviews from critics.
  • Amanda Seyfried is also a talented singer and has contributed vocals to the soundtracks of several films, such as ‘Mamma Mia!’ and ‘Dear John.’
  • The 2010s began on a positive note for the young actress and she remained busy with many interesting projects. In 2011, she appeared in the movie ‘In Time’ as Sylvia Weis and portrayed Cossette in ‘Les Misérables’ in 2012. In 2013, she played important roles in ‘The Big Wedding’ and ‘Lovelace.’
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  • She was a part of the ensemble cast that appeared in the western comedy film ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ that also starred Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Liam Neeson. The film was a moderate success.
  • She co-starred with Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane in the 2015 comedy film ‘Ted 2,’ in which she played Samantha Jackson, a lawyer addicted to marijuana. Even though the film was panned by critics, the audience loved it and it became a huge commercial success, grossing more than $216 million at the box office.
  • She co-starred with Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane in the 2015 comedy film ‘Ted 2,’ in which she played Samantha Jackson, a lawyer addicted to marijuana. Even though the film was panned by critics, the audience loved it and it became a huge commercial success, grossing more than $216 million at the box office.
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Major Works
  • Amanda Seyfried’s portrayal of Samantha in the drama film ‘Nine Lives’ earned her much appreciation. It was one of the actress’s initial movie appearances and she won a few awards for playing a distraught teenager who is torn between her non-communicative parents.
  • She played Cossette, the illegitimate daughter of a prostitute, in the drama film ‘Les Misérables.’ Her poignant portrayal of the emotionally troubled girl struck a chord with the audience. The film proved to be a major commercial as well as critical hit.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2005, she won the Locarno International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for ‘Nine Lives.’
  • In 2010, Amanda Seyfried won the ShoWest Breakthrough Female Star of the Year. The same year, she received the MTV Movie Awards for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance for her role in ‘Jennifer’s Body.’
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Personal Life
  • Amanda Seyfried dated actor Justin Long from 2013 to 2015. After the couple broke up, she began a relationship with actor Thomas Sadoski in early 2016. The couple got engaged in September 2016 and got married in a private ceremony in March 2017; Amanda was pregnant at that time. Shortly after, she gave birth to a daughter.
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Net Worth
  • She has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
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1. Les Misérables (2012)

  (Drama, Musical, Romance)

2. Mamma Mia! (2008)

  (Musical, Comedy, Family, Romance)


3. Letters to Juliet (2010)

  (Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Romance)

4. Mean Girls (2004)

  (Comedy)



5. Fathers & Daughters (2015)

  (Drama)

6. Dear John (2010)

  (Drama, War, Romance)




7. In Time (2011)

  (Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi)

8. Chloe (2009)

  (Romance, Drama, Thriller, Mystery)





Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
2010 Best Scared-As-S**t Performance Jennifer's Body (2009)
2005 Best On-Screen Team Mean Girls (2004)

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