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Biography

Amanda Michelle Seyfried was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on December 3, 1985. Her mother, Ann, is an occupational therapist, and her father, Jack Seyfried, is a pharmacist. She has an older sister, Jennifer Seyfried, a musician in the Philadelphia organ-driven rock band Love City. Seyfried graduated in 2003 from Allentown’s William Allen High School.
During Seyfried’s time modeling, she appeared in print ads for clothing companies including Limited Too with Leighton Meester, and was featured on three covers of the Sweet Valley High novel series. She stopped modeling when she was seventeen, and worked as a waitress in a retirement community. Seyfried took voice lessons, studied opera, and trained with a Broadway coach while still a teen. She began acting as an extra in the daytime drama television series Guiding Light. From 2000 to 2001, she portrayed the recurring character Lucy Montgomery on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. She played Joni Stafford on the ABC soap All My Children from 2002 to 2003.
In 2003, Seyfried auditioned to play the role of Regina George in Mean Girls; the role eventually went to Rachel McAdams. While she was initially considered to play the lead role of Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, the producers of the film decided that Seyfried should play Karen Smith, Regina’s dim-witted “Plastic” friend and sidekick. The film was a box-office success, earning over US$129 million in its theatrical run. Seyfried’s performance in the film earned her, along with Lohan, Lacey Chabert, 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. The role eventually went to Kristen Bell, and Seyfried portrayed Veronica’s murdered best friend, Lilly Kane. Her character was only shown in flashbacks. Seyfried appeared in 10 episodes from 2004 to 2005.
In 2005, Seyfried played the lead character, Samantha, a role written by director Rodrigo García specifically for her, in one of the nine parts of the film Nine Lives. For her performance, Seyfried, along with the film’s other female leads, won an award from the Locarno International Film Festival, for Best Actress. The same year she played supporting character, Mouse, in the independent film American Gun. In 2006, Seyfried appeared in five episodes of Wildfire as Rebecca and had a lead role as Chrissy in the short film 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, American Dad! and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Seyfried’s profile gained prominence due to her role in the highly acclaimed HBO drama television series Big Love, in which Seyfried plays Sarah Henrickson. Big Love premiered in the United States on March 12, 2006. Following Big Love Seyfried had a supporting role, as Zoe, in the 2008 horror drama film Solstice, and she co-starred alongside Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!, a romantic comedy film adaptation of the 1999 musical of the same name. Mamma Mia! was Seyfried’s first leading role. Her musical performance in Mamma Mia! was released on the film’s soundtrack, for which she recorded five songs.
In March 2008 Seyfried was cast in the comedy horror film Jennifer’s Body. In the film Seyfried was cast as Anita “Needy” Lesnicki, the title character’s best friend. She also appeared in Panic! At The Disco’s music video for, “new perspective,” a song from the movie. The film was released to theaters on September 18, 2009. The same year she was cast in the comedy-drama independent film Boogie Woogie. Seyfried starred alongside Channing Tatum in Dear John, the film adaptation of the novel of the same name, that was written by Nicholas Sparks. The film was released on February 5, 2010.
Seyfried appeared as the title character in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010. Later in 2010, Seyfried starred in the romantic-comedy film Letters to Juliet. She was named,and received an award as, the “Showest Breakthrough Female Star of The Year”. She also won the “Scared-As-S**T” category for her performance in Jennifer’s Body and was nominated for Best Female Performance for her movie Dear John, at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Seyfried played the starring role of Valerie in Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood; it was released on March 11, 2011. She also played the lead role of Sylvia Weis in Andrew Niccol’s In Time, released in October 2011. Also in 2011, Seyfried became a spokesperson and model for Cle de Peau Beaute, a Japanese line of beauty products.
Seyfried starred in the thriller Gone, released in early 2012. Later that year, She played Cosette in the film adaptation of the musical Les Misérables. In 2013, Seyfried appeared in the comedy The Big Wedding, had a voice role in the successful animated movie Epic and played Linda Lovelace in the biopic Lovelace. She appeared in the 2013 drama The End of Love. In 2013, she began modeling for Givenchy. In 2015, she starred in the comedy Ted 2, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, and played Peter Pan’s mother in the film Pan.